2004-01-08

Property donations help national parks



There are many ways Americans can help this country’s parks. One of the most productive is to donate land. For example, if you own property, you can aid in the preservation of America’s parklands by donating the property to the National Park Trust’s (NPT) Property for Parks Program. Property donated to this program will be sold and the money used […]

Crosswalk named after crossing guard



The late Robert (Bob) Larsen, who for more than a dozen years escorted children safely across the street to Round Meadow Elementary School in Calabasas, was posthumously honored during a recent school assembly. Named "Crossing Guard of the Year" before he passed away earlier in the year, school officials never had a chance to personally honor Larson. To demonstrate their […]

Deception can be the enemy of invention



Deception can be the enemy of invention Turning an idea into a product and bringing that product to market can be a thrilling and rewarding process. But the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has found that many invention promotion firms claim––falsely––that they can turn almost any idea into cash. Some invention promotion firms claim to know or have special access to […]

New Bishop appointed to the Los Angeles archdiocese by Pope John Paul II



Pope John Paul II has appointed Father Oscar A. Solis Titular Bishop of Urci and Auxiliary Bishop of Los Angeles, the Vatican announced recently. Bishop-elect Solis will become the first Filipino-American elevated to the episcopacy in the history of the U.S. Solis is presently pastor of St. Joseph Co-Cathedral in Thibodaux in the Diocese of Houma-Thibodaux, La. Born in San […]

If Words Could Talk

Power of Attorney

Power of Attorney I read that 75 percent of the world’s attorneys live in the United States and that 94 percent of the world’s lawsuits are filed in the United States but only 5 percent of the world’s population lives in the United States. There are about 1 million attorneys in the United States. There are about 1 million law […]

Calabasans to recycle household batteries



Due to the gift-giving holiday season, used batteries are likely to be found in every household. Household batteries contain heavy metals, which can be harmful to the environment. Batteries can be recycled. Recycling batteries saves natural resources, diverts heavy metals from entering local landfills, and protects the environment for future generations. Calabasas residents can drop off used household batteries at […]

Volunteers needed to help the blind and dyslexic



Recording for the Blind & Dyslexic (RFB&D) is a national nonprofit organization that records audio textbooks for students of all ages with vision, physical and learning disabilities. RFB&D uses volunteers to record the textbooks and other educational materials that help students to succeed independently, with RFB&D’s Learning Through Listening programs. They serve about 2,300 students with print disabilities in Los […]

Special education, U.S. law to be discussed



Special education, U.S. law to be discussed The Special Education Advisory Committee (SEAC) will host a meeting at 6:30 p.m. Mon., Jan. 12 in Room G9 at Oak Park High School, 899 N. Kanan Road, Oak Park. The topic will be "No Child Left Behind—What It Means for Kids in Special Education." Presenters will be director Dr. Bernard Korenstein and […]

St. Paul to host Christian concert



St. Paul Lutheran Church will present a program of contemporary Christian music during the 9 and 10:30 a.m. worship services on Sun., Jan. 11 at the church, 30600 Thousand Oaks Blvd., Agoura Hills. The music will be presented by New Dawn, sponsored by Youth Encounter. Minneapolis-based Youth Encounter is an evangelical Christian organization that sponsors eight Captive Free bands that […]

New councilman shows early initiative



New councilman shows early initiative New councilman shows early initiative John Edelston’s seat on the Agoura Hills City Council isn’t even warm yet and the new councilman is already turning up the heat in city hall. Rookie council members usually keep quiet and learn the ropes, but Edelston, similar to City Councilman Barry Groveman in Calabasas, isn’t waiting. Like Groveman—who […]


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