D’s and F’s: The new C’s and D’s?

Are too many local high school students getting D’s and F’s in class? Reports that a high percentage of Agoura and Calabasas high school students received substandard grades prompted the Las Virgenes Unified School District to study the potential problem and separate fact from fiction. Joe Nardo, assistant superintendent of education, presented a report to the school board recently that […]

Lindero Canyon musicians score big at Heritage Festival

Lindero Canyon Middle School musicians were recipients of several gold awards at a music contest in San Francisco in April. The event, sponsored by the national Heritage Festivals at Foothill College, drew students from schools in California, Oregon, Utah and Nevada. Groups performed for a panel of nationally recognized music judges. The Lindero bands are under the direction of Matthew […]

Clinic adds two experts

Westlake Alternative Healthcare and its founder, acupuncturist Hope Ryf, LAc, are pleased to welcome two new health experts to the clinic. Dr. Ruiquan Li, PhD, MS, is a doctor of Chinese medicine and acupuncture whose medical education includes 10 years of training in Chinese and Western medicine. Li was the first person in China ever awarded a PhD in Chinese […]

Team 8 nets AYBA championship

Mother’s love allows daughter to pursue her lofty dreams

A mother will do just about anything for her children, says Deidra Licata-Haring, an Agoura Hills mother of two. LicataHaring has two children, Courtney, 13, and Jim, 8, and despite the challenges, she’s committed to do whatever she can to make their lives better. “(The kids’) dad and I divorced three years ago and I married a man who owned […]

YMCA sports leagues not biased

I read a recent negative letter to the editor concerning the Triunfo YMCA’s girl’s basketball program. A mother was upset that her daughter wasn’t on a co-ed team. I wanted to give my positive perspective. My daughter joined the YMCA league earlier this year. There are about 18 girls who play on two allgirl teams. My daughter loves it, and […]

Joanne Nelson

Joanne Nelson, an award-winning agent with Prudential California Realty, was recently honored at the company’s annual awards banquet held on Feb. 24. As she received the Gibraltar Circle award, she joined the Top 20 in the company for 2005. She also accepted the Chairman’s Circle Gold that morning, which recognized her outstanding production achievement for last year. In addition to […]

Deputy recognized

BRAVERY-Lost Hills/ Malibu Sheriff’s Dep. Leobardo Truillo was honored for saving a fellow officer’s life. More than 400 attended L.A. City Councilman Dennis Zine’s annual “Z” awards luncheon at Woodland Hills Hilton.

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Relax, the stress reduction center in Westlake Village, anounced it has obtained the latest in massaging technology: the AquaPulse Professional Plus. The unique system allows customers to receive a full massage in as little as 15 minutes. Relax also provides other services such as hypnotherapy, Time Line Therapy and reiki. Call the officeis toll free at (866) 411-RELAX (7352) to […]