2003 another good year for clean air in Ventura County

Ventura County had another good year for clean air, according to the Ventura County Air Pollution Control District (APCD). Only two days exceeded the one-hour National Ambient Air Quality Standard for Ozone. "Since the early 1970s when we averaged 122 bad air days, our air quality has improved to such a degree that we’ve only experienced one or two exceedance […]


Perks for business executives not so popular in this economy

Not surprisingly, company cars and country club memberships are showing up in fewer and fewer employment offers today, a new survey shows. When asked which benefits they were least likely to offer in the current business environment, 29 percent of chief financial officers (CFOs) cited executive perks. Stock options followed, with 17 percent of the response. The survey was developed […]

Radio talk show host to discuss war on terrorism

Radio talk show host and author Dennis Prager will discuss "Defending the War—Why This Is the Most Critical War Since World War II" at 8 p.m. Mon., Jan. 12 at Hyatt Westlake Plaza Hotel, 880 S. Westlake Blvd., Westlake Village. His lecture will inaugurate the winter semester of the Conejo Jewish Academy, the Agoura Hills-based Jewish adult education institute. Prager […]

Expresses gratitude

Thank you very much to the Calabasas Shul for the privilege of receiving the Heroes of Freedom Award on Dec. 23. This honor would not have been as great without my very special students, who came out in the rain to join me as I received this honor. It was an absolute thrill of a lifetime. Hellen Keller once said, […]

Malibu Creek draft EIR under review

A Draft Environmental Impact Report (EIR) has been prepared by the California Department of Parks and Recreation for the Malibu Creek State Park preliminary general plan. The department is the lead agency, pursuant to the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), responsible for preparation of this document. The purpose is to develop a new general plan for the park. The park […]

Older adult classes offered

The ENCORE/OASIS older adult educational, cultural and wellness program at Pierce College invites seniors in the Conejo Valley to register for spring 2004 classes from noon to 2:30 p.m. Wed., Jan. 14 at the college’s Campus Center, 6201 Winnetka Ave., Woodland Hills. The program offers a broad range of classes for older adults, including fitness, art, music, literature, finance, computers, […]

Small businesses get big tax break

Small business owners who have spent a lifetime building a company and are approaching retirement or just wish to diversify should consider an underutilized provision of federal tax code that allows them to plan for succession, reward loyal employees and avoid capital gains taxes. Employee Stock Ownership Plans (or ESOPs) are typically thought to only benefit employees. In reality the […]

Conejo Jewish Academy to offer a variety of philosophical classes this winter

Conejo Jewish Academy to offer a variety of philosophical classes this winter Conejo Jewish Academy will offer a wide variety of courses on Judaic subjects during their winter semester of classes beginning this month. Courses are open to the public, with pre-registration required, by calling (818) 991-0991. The following is a sampling of some of their offerings. Unless otherwise noted, […]

Thank you, donors of books, toys

Dilbeck Realtors GMAC, on behalf of the youngsters at Hillsides, Hathaway Homes, the Sycamores and Five Acres, would like to thank each and every one of you that participated in this year’s annual "Share the Spirit Toy and Book Drive." Once again we delivered hundreds of toys to these four wonderful organizations, all of which are residential and community treatment […]