2006-01-05

Slavin will not vote on Lowe’s

Has conflict with personal office property

Westlake Village City Councilmember Robert Slavin announced Monday he will not vote on the Lowe’s development due to a conflict of interest. The recusal comes after an independent real estate appraiser hired by the city reported that the total worth of Slavin’s $2-million Thousand Oaks office building could decrease by as much as $80,000 if the Lowe’s development is voted […]

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A winter series of events for school age children will get underway Wed., Jan. 18 and continue every Wednesday until Feb. 8 at the City of Calabasas Library. All programs start at 4 p.m. and last about an hour. On Jan. 18, theatre group Creative Playground will present “We Shall Overcome,” interactive stories and songs celebrating the life of Martin […]

Kiwanis International believes in the power of one



Can the actions of one person truly make a difference in the world? According to a recent survey on volunteerism sponsored by Kiwanis International, 86 percent of Americans say any one person can indeed make a difference. The survey results support Kiwanis International’s contention that in a year marred by numerous natural disasters, the need for hands-on community service and […]

Oak Park Neighborhood School honored with Golden Bell Award



The California School Boards Association (CBSA) awarded the Oak Park Neighborhood School with the 2005 Golden Bell Award. The award recognizes school programs throughout California that utilize outstanding methods to aid educational development and enrichment. The CBSA is a nonprofit organization that represents more than 1,000 K-12 school districts and county offices of education throughout California. Located on the campus […]

Chorale to host open auditions



The Village Voices Chorale will host open auditions beginning Sun., Jan. 15 for its spring concert. Interested men and women singers from throughout Ventura County and the San Fernando Valley should call (805) 495-2701 for additional information and an audition appointment. Choral singing experience and good sight-reading skills are a plus. The Chorale’s spring concert will be June 2 and […]

Bill Emery, Jerry Sellers Retire After More Than Half-century In Sales And Marketing At S&S



The Southern California homebuilding industry lost two veteran sales and marketing executives this month with the retirement of Bill Emery and Jerry Sellers after a total of 51 years of service with Shapell Industries Inc.’s S&S Construction Co. Emery was vice president and general sales manager for the Beverly Hills-based developer. He joined S&S in 1973 as a project salesman […]

Rishoff drops out of state Assembly race

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Louise Rishoff, former mayor and city council member of Agoura Hills, announced she is withdrawing from the 2006 California Assembly race in the 41st District. The seat is being vacated later in the year by incumbent Fran Pavley, for whom Rishoff currently works as a staff officer“It has. . .consumed every waking hour of every day of my life for […]

Law enforcement, firefighters to be honored



The Thousand Oaks Elks Lodge will host the 29th annual Law Enforcement and Firefighter Appreciation program at 6 p.m. Wed., Jan. 25. The public is cordially invited to attend. A dinner of barbecued baby back ribs and chicken will be served at 7 p.m. Awards will be presented around 8 p.m. The Thousand Oaks Elks Lodge includes Agoura Hills, Oak […]

Lecture series launches Botanic Gardens 80th anniversar



This year the Santa Barbara Botanic Garden celebrates 80 years of service to the community. Many commemorative activities are planned, beginning with an anniversary lecture series. The following three lectures are the first in the garden’s year-long program to be presented in the Blaksley Library at the Botanic Garden, 1212 Mission Canyon Road, Santa Barbara. “The Hubbard Brook Ecosystem Study: […]

Las Virgenes schools contact information



District Office Switchboard: 880-4000 Administration Dr. Sandra Smyser, Superintendent: (818) 878-5225 Dr. Donald Zimring, Deputy Superintendent: 878-5203 Joseph Nardo, Assistant Superintendent-Education: 878-5218 Dr. Stephen Hanke, Assistant Superintendent Personnel: 8785212 Ann Eklund, Director, Elementary Education: 878-5219 Jim Nielsen, Director, Secondary Education: 878-5220 Mary Schillinger, Director, Pupil Services: 878-5216


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