Beware: One man’s trash is another’s treasure

Officials are urging residents to use extra caution when disposing of holiday trash. Waste Management, the company responsible for trash disposal in Los Angeles and Ventura counties, wants residents to be proactive with their recycling and cautious when throwing away items that contain personal information. Identity thieves know January is a month filled with prime pickings. This time of the […]

Leukemia group supports training

Team in Training is an endurance sports training program of the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. It helps participants prepare to run or walk a full or half marathon, cycle a 100-mile ride or complete a triathlon. The program provides personalized coaching, group training and support. Team in Training will host information meetings to provide community residents with details on the […]

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THURS., JAN. 12 Benny Goodman “Sing! Sing! Sing!” is a tribute to Benny Goodman, starring clarinet virtuoso Ken Peplowski at 8 p.m. in Smothers Theatre, on the Pepperdine University campus at 24255 Pacific Coast Hwy., Malibu. $35. (310) 506-4522 Rotary Youth Program From 7 to 8:30 a.m. at Country Harvest Restaurant, 3345 Kimber Road, Newbury Park, the Newbury Park Rotary […]

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City council admonished

If you attended the yarn that was the environmental impact meeting on Jan. 5, it was clear from the audience that most were unaware and then shocked by what they heard and witnessed. When the size of Lowe’s was shown on the screen there was a noticeable gasp. It was evident that (City Councilmember) Mark Rutherford’s mission is to turn […]

Sam Weiner

Sam Weiner,sales associate with the Coldwell Banker Westlake Village Promenadeoffice, was congratulated by manager Frances Lewis for having more than $5.9 million in listings and sales for a recent 60-day period. Weiner has consistently, since 1999, earned membership into the firm’s prestigious International President’s Club, representing a top level of sales associates across the country. Sam Weiner can be reached […]

Local actress lands role on popular WB show

Vanessa Marano, a 13-year-old resident of Woodland Hills, has been offered a recurring role on the popular WB program “The Gilmore Girls.” Marano was trained as an actor at The Stage Door Theatre in Old Agoura and is currently active with the Stage Door Children’s Theatre. Marano began acting professionally at age 7. She starred in a number of plays […]

Trimmed trees are healthy trees

Trees must be pruned sometimes to avoid interference with utility lines, buildings, or parts of the surrounding environment. Whenever pruning to reduce a tree’s size is required, homeowners should avoid the harmful practice of topping. Topping involves removing all parts of a tree above a certain height with no consideration for its structure or health. This method is not a […]

Postal Annex in Agoura Hills has the stamp of success

Robert Eftekhari of Postal Annex+ in Agoura Hills has been named one of the winners of the International Franchise Association’s (IFA) 2005 Franchisee of the Year Award. He will receive his award at the annual IFA convention in Palm Springs in February. IFA recognizes and rewards franchise members throughout the country for exceptional efforts in their system’s growth and well […]

Service dogs to help disabled

A dog is not only man’s best friend, it can be a lifesaver, too. Just ask the Sam Simon Foundation. The foundation, which was started in 2003 by writer/director/producer Sam Simon, has as its mission “saving the lives of dogs to enrich the lives of people.” It does this by training shelter dogs to become hearing dogs for deaf and […]