2006-03-09

Money matters



Critics of the increased traffic enforcement in the local area have accused the Sheriff’s Department of handing out more citations as a means of making money. The fact is, on average, only about 25 percent of the total monies received from a traffic fine goes to the issuing city, and none directly to the Sheriff’s Department. The remainder goes to […]

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THURS., MARCH 9 Fascinating Geology Conejo Gem and Mineral Club will meet 7:30 p.m. at Hillcrest Arts Center, 403 W. Hillcrest Drive, Thousand Oaks. A Pebble Pup youth workshop will precede the program featuring a slide show on a “fascinating geological topic” yet to be determined, presented by Luke Herda. Free. (805) 532-1916 Career Faire Conejo Valley Unified School District […]

Simi Valley Pioneers



Head coach: Matt La Belle (3rd season) Last season’s results: 16-12, 5-9 in league (7th in Marmonte) Biggest losses: Bryan Anderson, C; Ben Orloff, SS Notable returnees: Nick Giarraputo, 2B; Aaron Pelone, 3B; Frankie Reed, P; Nick Barnese, P/OF Impact newcomer: Jake Reed, junior, C Pitching ace: Nick Barnese Biggest bat: Nick Giarraputo Overview: The 2004 CIF Division II champion […]

Upcoming events at Madrid Theatre



The Madrid Theatre is offering a varied lineup of entertainment this month. The theater is at 21622 Sherman Way, Canoga Park and the box office may be reached at (818) 347-9938. The theater’s Center Stage Opera presents “Mozart and More” at 8 p.m. Sat., March 11 featuring Mozart arias, accompanied by the Center Stage Opera Orchestra conducted by Brian Onderdonk. […]

Argelia Vazquez



Bob Majorino, broker/ owner of Prudential California Realty, extends congratulations to four agents who were recognized for their outstanding achievements in November 2005. Argelia Vazquez took the award for top lister. Argelia holds several prestigious designations, including senior real estate specialist, accredited buyers representative and also has her broker’s license. She holds several other real-estate-related licenses and belongs to several […]

Economic forecast is bright, experts say



Fueled by low unemployment rates and high property values, the economic picture for East Ventura County looks robust heading into 2006, according to a panel of local economic and real estate experts. The reports of a bullish Conejo Valley came during the 14th annual Regional Economic Forecast breakfast hosted by the Thousand Oaks-Westlake Regional Chamber of Commerce at the Westlake […]

Westlake’s Homestore takes on new name



Westlake Village-based Homestore, Inc. (NASDAQ: HOMS) announced it will change its name to Move, Inc., a comprehensive resource for real estate listings, support tools and move-related service providers. Move, Inc. will include three components: Realtor .com, Move and Welcome Wagon, all of which provide a platform for connecting consumers with realtors, home builders, rental property owners and advertising outlets. “This […]

Royal Highlander



Head coach: Dan Maye (16th season) Last season’s results: 25-4, 11-3 in league (Marmonte champions) Biggest losses: D.J. Smith, P/1B; Phil Boscarino, SS/P; Clayton Edwards P Notable returnees: Grady Ihnat, P/OF; Kevin Harrington, P/CF; Justin Czyrklis, C/3B Impact newcomer: Tanner Peters, sophomore, P Pitching ace: Tanner Peters Biggest bats: Kevin Harrington, Justin Czyrklis Overview: After winning the league title a […]

Hyatt to host winemaker dinner



The Hyatt Westlake Plaza will host a five-course gourmet “Winemaker Dinner” at 7 p.m. Fri., March 17 at the hotel, 880 S. Westlake Blvd., Westlake Village. The cost is $99 per person. Reservations are required and may be made by calling (805) 557-4762. The wines of Kenwood Vineyards will accompany the culinary expertise of John Foerster, executive chef at the […]

Laurie Allen And Syd Leibovitch



Syd Leibovitch, owner/ broker of Paramount Rodeo Properties, and Marie Cole, manager of Paramount’s Simi Valley office, welcome real estate professional Laurie Allen to the Simi Valley office. “Laurie genuinely loves people and loves what she does, and it shows with every client she works with,” said Cole. “She has the attitude that the client is always first and foremost […]


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