2006-02-09

Calabasas no smoking law begins next month

Some exceptions are allowed

The new Calabasas secondhand smoke ordinance, which would prohibit smoking in all public areas of the city including parks, sidewalks and outdoor businesses, will take effect by the middle of March, city officials said. Final passage of the ordinance is expected at the city council’s Feb. 15 meeting. At its Feb. 1 meeting the council outlined certain exceptions to the […]

The fruits of their labor are many

Local pickings help feed the homeless

Linda Malik and her 12-yearold son Noah are taking a fresh perspective on fighting hunger in the Conejo Valley. Working under the moniker Fruit for Life, the mother-son duo spend their free time picking fruit from local trees and delivering the produce to the seven homeless shelters in the area. “If you drive down any street in Oak Park or […]

Chiropractor needs volunteers for research project



Research & Clinical Science (RCS), a private-sector research firm conducting a world-wide health and wellness outcome project, announced the acceptance of Dr. Madeline Altman’s Westlake Village chiropractic office as an RCS authorized research site. Altman is recruiting volunteers for the research project. Volunteers accepted into the program will receive a free chiropractic examination and evaluation, and complete a RCS online […]

Local grads earn honors



Philip Nicholas Blanco of Oak Park achieved second honors for academic accomplishments during the fall 2005 semester at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. Robert Joseph Blanco, also of Oak Park, was named to Georgetown University’s dean’s list for academic accomplishments during the fall 2005 semester.

Difficult choice



The Lowe’s project was a most controversial issue involving a tremendous amount of pressure and a very difficult challenge for our city’s officers. The decision has been made and we stand by our council members for their role. Furthermore, we thank them for their service to our beautiful city. After all is said and done, it is not ethical to […]

Canyon racers rev up



Rockin’ the crowd



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Medicare advice Practice opens Edward Jones investment representative Jack Dvir of Agoura Hills will host a free satellite broadcast titled “The Medicare Rx Plan: What It Is and How It Works” at 5:30 p.m. Thurs., Feb. 16 at 30497 Canwood St., Ste. 102, Agoura Hills. With the May 15 deadline approaching for choosing a Medicare prescription drug plan, Edward Jones, […]

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

School gets low marks



Regarding your Jan. 5 article, “Oak Park Neighborhood School honored with Golden Bell Award,” I can only say that the fact the award was given to the Oak Park Community School reflects on the poor state of our schools statewide. I cannot speak to all the classes at the school, but nine of 16 children in my daughter’s class have […]


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