2006-03-23

Calabasas no-smoking law goes into effect



Health experts, tobacco control advocates and local politicians assembled in Calabasas last week to announce the launch of the city’s new secondhand smoke ordinance, reportedly the first of its kind in the United States. The law, which went into effect March 17, bans smoking in all outdoor public places except designated smoking areas that are at least 20 feet from […]

Students recognized for visual arts



Three Agoura High School students were recognized in the photography division of the 2006 Music Center Spotlight Awards Visual Arts competition. William Carroll, 17, William Thoren, 18, and Adam Torgerson, 17, gained recognition for their artistic photography out of 30 semifinalists in both categories. All three students claimed top prizes at a special reception held at the Bobbie Greenfield Gallery […]

Bacteria infests work stations



Teachers, bankers and accountants might want to rethink their career choices now that new research indicates their jobs are “germier” than others. Led by the University of Arizona’s Dr. Charles Gerba, researchers recently set out to compare whether some professions are more germ-laden that others. In the No. 1 spot were teachers, a finding that didn’t surprise Gerba’s researchers. “This […]

Oak Park Cyclones dominate AYBA basketball championship game



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“V for Vendetta” Directed by: James McTeigue Starring: Natalie Portman, Hugo Weaving, Stephen Rea, John Hurt, Stephen Fry MPAA Rating: R (adult language, bloodshed and violence) Running time: 131 minutes Best suited for: Anarchists Least suited for: Complacent conservatives Somewhere in the near future, the United States lies in ruin, caught in the grip of civil war. Much of the […]

Unfairly treated



I, too, feel I have been unfairly ticketed in the last few months. One time on Kanan Road just west of Thousand Oaks Boulevard and the other time on Driver Avenue by Agoura High School where I work. I have lived in this community for the last 10 years without any driving tickets. In the last few months I have […]

This North Meadows Home Is WellMaintained With A Pool And Spa



This Morrison North Meadows home is wellmaintained with 3-bedrooms, 2.5-bathrooms and pool and spa. There’s a kitchen with large center island, tile counters and lots of storage. There’s an open dining room and the living room has fireplace and built-in bookcases. There’s newer carpet, roof, water heater and furnace. The back yard is good for entertaining and includes pool, spa, […]

School Traffic Willow parking problem tackled



In their rush to drop school children off in the morning and pick them up in the afternoon, drivers sometimes forget common courtesy and common sense. The results can be dangerous. Such has been the case at Willow Elementary School in Agoura Hills, but not for long. The city recently passed a resolution to modify the parking restrictions along Laro […]

Learn to rock ‘n’ roll



Aspiring rock stars can learn how to form a rock band in Rock and Roll High I, offered on Thursdays at the Agoura Hills/Calabasas Community Center, 27040 Malibu Hills Road, Calabasas. In Rock and Roll High II, on Mondays, participants will write and record a demo in a professional recording studio and shoot a music video. Classes begin in April […]

Herbal store hosts party



The Healing Tree is a new apothecary and tea bar that will celebrate its grand opening with a tea party at 4 p.m. Sun., March 26 at 2711 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd., Thousand Oaks. The store “offers expert advice on traditional herbal medicine” from China, India, South America and America. A “calming atmosphere” surrounds the tea bar, which serves health […]


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