New survey suggests some employees have more work than they can handle

Workers today may have too much to do and too little time to do it, a new survey suggests. Seventy percent of executives polled said the average employee is at least somewhat overburdened. One in 10 said the workload is significantly too heavy. The survey was developed by OfficeTeam, a staffing service. The poll includes responses from 150 executives with […]

Painting planet Earth at Round Meadow

THE WORLD ON A PLAYGROUND—From left to right: Susan Whitfield, Savannah Pearlman, Miriam Reisman, Diane Garza, Karen Linden, Annetta Simpson, Jared Pearlman, Ryan Peterson and Kevyn Klein paint a "World Map" on the playground of Round Meadow Elementary School in Calabasas. Thanks to the help of the local high school artists, the elementary kids will have a bird’s eye view […]

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California’s storied past

Anne Schroeder, a fifth generation Californian, will share anecdotes and sign copies of her historical memoir, "Branches on the Conejo: Leaving the Soil after Five Generations," from 1 to 4 p.m. this Sun., April 14 at Stagecoach Inn Museum, 51 S. Ventu Park Road, Newbury Park. "Branches on the Conejo" is a compilation of agrarian history and grassroots philosophy that […]

Greater Los Angeles Vendor Fair coming soon, ‘Spirit of Optimism’ is theme

The ninth annual Greater Los Angeles Vendor Fair will be presented on Wed., April 24 at the Westin Bonaventure Hotel in downtown Los Angeles. The event will be hosted by the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California, County of Los Angeles, City of Los Angeles, and the Los Angeles Unified School District. The event’s theme is […]

Brookside Elementary School to present dinner/dance fundraiser

Brookside Elementary School to present dinner/dance fundraiser Brookside Elementary School, part of Oak Park Unified School District, will host "Brookside Goes Down Under," the annual Faculty/Parent Dinner Dance and Fundraiser, at 4 p.m. on Sun., April 21 at the Malibou Lake Mountain Clubhouse, Lake Vista Drive, Agoura. The event will include both live and silent auctions, student works-of-art and special […]

Sheriff’s blotter Agoura Hills

Sheriff’s blotter Agoura Hills The damage was estimated at $10,000 after a water tank was vandalized with graffiti in the 29600 block of Kimberly Drive between March 21 and 26. The high cost was, according to the incident report, "Due to the tank containing drinking water, environmental issues arise for repainting—thus making it very costly to repair the damage." The […]

Ahmanson plan a winner

Ahmanson plan a winner Many objections to Ahmanson Ranch ("It’s a mini-city." "It’s too big.") miss the point. Yes, at 3,000 homes, it is very big if you’re going to compare it to a project of 30 custom homes, or a neighborhood of 300 houses. But it is also very different and that’s what is so appealing about it. Ahmanson […]

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