2006-04-13

Rescue team ready and waiting



TRAINING OPS-Below, Reserve Training Sgt. Dave Katz briefs Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department and fire emergency personnel during recent training exercises held on Kanan Road near the Newton Canyon parking lot. Right, Lost Hills/Malibu Search and Rescue Team personnel Scot Sand, Rocky Morton and Erik Franco use a litter and ropes to bring volunteer “victim” Melanie Pisciotta to the top […]

Sherwood hosts GOP women



Dealership wins excellence award



The Neftin Westlake Volkswagen and Volvo automotive dealerships in Thousand Oaks have received the J.D. Power and Associates Dealer of Excellence award.The award and certification program recognizes dealers who provide an outstanding customer experience during the new-vehicle sales process. The Dealer of Excellence Certification Program, now in its 10th year, is independently administered by J.D. Power and Associates. It was […]

Peppers finish second at Pot O’ Gold tourney



Positive parenting to be taught in Calabasas class



The Parent-and-Me positive parenting class is an informative playtime that aims to maximize a child’s potential. Parent and child playing together can increase a toddler’s self-confidence, attention span, problem-solving skills and vocabulary. Children can acquire the skills needed to enjoy meaningful friendships while decreasing tantrums, acting out and other frustrating behaviors. The class is scheduled on Thursdays, April 20 through […]

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The Little Wildlings Thumbelina might find suitable accommodations in the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area, if a lugsoled hiking boot doesn’t find her first. There are no neon signs blazing “Watch Your Step!” to be found along trailsides except those that warn of treacherous conditions such as a trail that’s been washed away. But the admonishment would be well […]

Diane Manson



Frances Lewis, branch manager of Coldwell Banker Promenade, recently welcomed Diane Manson to the team of sales associates. “We are excited to have this energetic 20-year real estate professional join our team of sales associates,” said Lewis. Diane brings an extensive list of real estate experience and satisfied clients with her. She has provided relocation services to many major local […]

Funding for Community Center called into question

Who foots the bill?

A recent report that the Agoura Hills/Calabasas Community Center is operating in the red has forced a debate over whether the 30,000-square-foot center on Malibu Hills Road in Calabasas should be a money-making facility, or a community service operation that the two cities will have to continue subsidizing. The Agoura Hills City Council recently called for an audit, and a […]

Chamber promotes new small business loan



Local small business owners may soon be lining up to capitalize on two assistance programs designed to offer a financial helping hand for new companies. The Agoura/Oak Park/Conejo Valley Chamber of Commerce has teamed with the Economic Development Corp (VEDC) and the United Chambers of Commerce to form an alliance that will benefit small business owners operating in areas that […]

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Resident named to marketing post Insurance agent recognized Thanh Huu Nguyen, an Agoura Hills resident, was named area coordinator as an independent distributor for Market America, a product brokerage and Internet marketing company. The company’s business model is based on providing market-driven products that are distributed directly to each customer via one-to-one marketing. Nguyen has been an independent distributor for […]


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