Cheers for the local spirit teams

All three of Agoura High School’s national champion competition Spirit Teams have qualified for the upcoming national competitions. They did so at the 2002 Spirit Regional Competition held at the high school on Jan. 19. The 95-member squad along with their parents hosted this event for the United Spirit Association, which drew local and statewide teams. The qualifier enables them […]

Activities set for UMC

Pastor Rob Calderhead continues a series of messages titled "Joy for Dummies—Don’t Worry, Be Happy!" at the 9 and 10:30 a.m. worship services on Sun., Feb. 3 at United Methodist Church (UMC) of Westlake Village, 1049 Westlake Blvd., Westlake Village. Associate pastor Stephen Hansted Meadors will speak at the casual 8 a.m. service. Communion will be served and special music […]

Unhappy with his ER experience

In the old days we used to receive top service from insurance companies, doctors, nurses, specialists, etc. Now in the year 2002 the whole scene has changed. When you go to a hospital with pain or problems, the first thing that is asked is are you able to pay some way or have a responsible person that can pay. Then […]

‘COLD ENOUGH FOR YA?’—We always hated that smart aleck remark when it was 40 below

‘COLD ENOUGH FOR YA?’—We always hated that smart aleck remark when it was 40 below in Minneapolis. But it was a 15 below zero wind-chill factor (at left) when Michael, Kevin and Jessica Martin (left to right) were checking their Acorn for wintertime fashion tips in suburban Detroit, Mich. Meanwhile, Frosty, in the middle, dons a tabloid hat and reads […]

Bicycle club has a PR problem

CONFRONTATION––Parents of children who attend Westlake Elementary School, above left, argue with bicyclists, right, about proper behavior during a showdown last Saturday. More than 200 bicyclists who participate in the Simi Valley route, organized by a group from Amgen, a major employer in Thousand Oaks, use the school campus as a scheduled rest stop. Unfortunately, some of the riders have […]

Impact of Sept. 11 continues

Impact of Sept. 11 continues While nearly 70 percent of San Fernando Valley business leaders recently surveyed reported that their businesses have been impacted by the events of Sept. 11, most were optimistic about a short-term recovery. Surveys were distributed to nearly 200 Valley business leaders, with a return rate of 32 percent. The survey revealed that although businesses have […]


‘Love’ is topic this week

"Love" is the subject of this week’s Bible Lesson-Sermon at the 10 a.m. service on Sun., Feb. 3 at Christian Science Church, 305 Conejo School Road, Thousand Oaks. The keynote text is from I John 4:16. Sunday school for youth up to age 20 is also at 10 a.m. Testimony meetings are at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesdays. Childcare is provided […]

We’re pouring money into a white elephant

The Rancho compost facility, Las Virgenes Municipal Water District (LVMWD)’s proverbial white elephant, will likely need more money in 2002. A consulting firm is expected to propose that the water district spend more than $13 million to rehabilitate and expand the Rancho compost facility. This is over and above $1.1 million recently spent to rehabilitate and enlarge the biofilter, the […]

LVMWD appoints new president

Hidden Hills resident Charles Caspary has been appointed the new president of the Las Virgenes Municipal Water District (LVMWD) Board of Directors. The 50-year-old Caspary replaces Calabasas resident Vernon Padgett, who resigned abruptly on Jan. 14. Caspary will serve the remainder of Padgett’s two-year term, which expires next January. "I feel like one year is enough," said Padgett, who was […]

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