2005-08-18

Donations to schools spur local debate

Agoura and Calabasas support public education, but is it enough?

Because California ranks 45th out of 50 in state funding for public education, it’s imperative that our schools receive support from local businesses, Sandra Smyser told members of the Agoura/Oak Park/Conejo Valley Chamber of Commerce at a breakfast gathering last week. Smyser is the new superintendent of the Las Virgenes Unified School District. So far, the business community has risen […]

Just for the halibut



Human resource development



The Ventura County Chapter of the National Human Resources Association announces a professional development breakfast meeting on Wed., Aug. 24 at the Los Robles Greens Golf Course banquet facility, 299 S. Moorpark Road, Thousand Oaks. Registration will begin at 7:30 a.m. and the meeting will end at 9:30 a.m. Breakfast will be provided. The program theme will be “high performing […]

Services for United Methodist Church



Pastor Gary Alan Dickey will continue his “12 Steps to God” sermon series with “On a Wing and a Prayer” during the 8, 9 and 10:30 a.m. services on Sun, Aug. 21 at the United Methodist Church of Westlake Village, 1049 Westlake Blvd., Westlake Village. Special music will be in each service. Christian Education classes for all ages will meet […]

Ben Salem



Ben Salem is being congratulated by Syd Leibovitch, president of Paramount Rodeo Realty and Lu Duffy, branch manager of the company’s Calabasas office. Salem has over $6.8 million in listings and has sold over $2 million in listings and sales in the past 30 days alone. Salem has always shown a love for real estate beginning with his first experiences […]

Ideal Neighborhood Close to Schools and Shopping



This 3-bedroom, 1.5bath single story ranchstyle home with nearly 1,300 square feet is full of potential. Located in an ideal neighborhood, this home is close to schools and shopping. Amenities include dining area, indoor laundry room, central A/C and heat, a 2-car attached garage, plus a large front and rear yard. For more information on this home priced at $565,000, […]

Summer is winding down



Helping Boys & Girls Clubs



Docent training will teach volunteers all about nature



The Cold Creek Docents are recruiting volunteers to lead nature walks with small groups of elementary students at the UCLA Stunt Ranch Reserve in Calabasas. Six half-day training sessions will begin on Mon., Oct. 4, at the Reserve. Classes taught by resource professionals will include aspects of Santa Monica Mountains ecology, early Chumash culture, geography, the role of soil, interpretive […]

Food bank to collect donations



Food Share, Ventura County’s food bank, will launch its inaugural “Faith for Food Share” program, a countywide collection-plate offering for the hungry by congregations of all faiths, from Fri. to Sun., Sept. 16 to 18. Westlake Lutheran Church of Westlake Village is already registered to participate . The program’s purpose is to raise funds to feed more people, increase public […]


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