2006-02-02

Good riddance to cigarettes and other tobacco



I commend Calabasas Mayor Barry Groveman and his council colleagues for advancing the important cause former Los Angeles Councilmember Marvin Braude championed for decades. The new Calabasas ordinance that regulates smoking in public places can be a model for other municipalities that seek to protect their citizens from the health dangers of second-hand cigarette smoke. Bob Ronka Calabasas

Mei Huang



Mei Huang of Coldwell Banker’s Agoura/Oak Park office was recently recognized by the Conejo Valley Association of Realtors with the President Pin for her 15 years of continuous membership. Mei is a consistent top producer and can be reached at (818) 735-4115.

Moorpark Acorn wins Business of the Year



The Moorpark Acorn has been honored as Business of the Year by that city’s Chamber of Commerce. The Chamber presented its awards at the Moorpark Country Club last Friday night. Accepting the award for the Acorn Newspapers were owners Jim and Lisa Rule, and Steve Carlson, editor of the Moorpark Acorn. The Moorpark Acorn was honored for its community involvement […]

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THURS., FEB. 2 Dossier on Woodwork The 7 p.m. meeting of the Conejo Valley Woodworkers’ Association at Redwood Middle School, 233 W. Gainsborough Road, Thousand Oaks will feature four different work stations with lectures and demonstrations on tools and tricks of the woodworker’s trade. Visitors welcome. (805) 492-2968 Tips for Internet Use A free Internet demonstration of searching tips and […]

Westlake family has a steadfast love for the Pittsburgh Steelers

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It’s six days before the kickoff of Super Bowl XL and Max Byer’s bedroom resembles a shrine to the Pittsburgh Steelers. The 14-year-old Westlake resident and Lindero Canyon Middle School student owns Steeler jerseys, helmets, flags, clothing and footballs. He’s got a Pittsburgh watch, a Terrible Towel, a team calendar, a night light, a trash can, the Steeler screen saver […]

Nature walks to be offered



The Children’s Nature Institute will offer docent-led family nature walks in Agoura Hills and Malibu this month. There is a suggested donation of $7 per family, and the walks are designed for children from infants through age 8, along stroller-friendly trails. Trained volunteers will introduce children to skills that help them with reading, science, math and art, while learning to […]

Something phishy about e-mail



Criminals have found new and creative ways to use the Internet to obtain access to personal financial accounts, credit card numbers and other private data. The trend is frightening.   One of the most common tactics used by sophisticated identity thieves is called “phishing,” in which official-looking e-mails try to trick consumers into “updating” or “validating” their account number, Social […]

The Curtiss Team



Niki and Dionne of The Curtiss Team continue to be recognized as part of the top one percent in Coldwell Banker sales nationwide. The Curtiss Team has been a partnership for nearly 19 years and maintains a reputation for uncompromising quality service to their clients. They appreciate the loyalty of past and present clients and feel that referrals from satisfied […]

Costs mounting as Oak Park continues water tank debate



The Triunfo Sanitation District board of directors has approved a pair of studies to investigate both the feasibility and the environmental impact of burying a new water tank in Oak Park. The tank will replace the aging Conifer tank. The two studies will cost the district nearly $800,000. Boyle Engineering will handle the engineering study, while Padre Associates will write […]

Calabasas agent joins Transwestern



Transwestern Commercial Services, one of the largest privately held, full-service commercial real estate firms in the U.S., recently announced its West Coast region has recruited an established team of tenant advisory specialists headed by Calabasas resident Jonathan Larsen. The team will spearhead Transwestern’s Southern California commercial real estate efforts out of the firm’s Los Angeles office. “We are very pleased […]


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