2006-05-18

The last word on local schools



When I read about the problems in the Los Angeles Unified SchooDistrict, it reminds me how fortunate we are to live in one of the besschool districts in the state. Many people forget that all of our schools rank in the top 2 percent statewide and 98 percent of our students continue on to college. I serve on the Measure […]

Mary Deschamps



Mary Deschamps, a committed real estate professional, brings an extensive real estate background to her career. Prior to obtaining her real estate license, she made a start in the real estate field in 1988, by assisting top real estate agents in the industry. As a fulltime realtor, Mary guides her clients in the most significant financial decision of their lives. […]

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The Godfather Family men don’t wear name brands. Men of modest means like myself have other priorities for their limited funds and space. Last week, my wife decided that we needed to have a garage sale and trade some of our “clutter” for cash. Project Clutter Removal’s first target was my beloved “Godfather” VHS collection. I admit, my movie collection […]

UCLA to explore memory loss



UCLA Healthcare 50 Plus will present a free lecture addressing what seniors and their adult children need to know about memory loss and Alzheimer’s disease from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Tues., May 23 in the fireside room at First United Methodist Church, 1008 11th St., Santa Monica. The speaker is Dr. Liana Apostolova, assistant professor of neurology in the David […]

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Help teenagers to fit in



Most teens feel “different” in one way or another. Parents may understand their teens, but sometimes not in a way their children want them to. Here are some things to remember that may help parents understand their teens and help them to fit in: +Remember, at this age friendships are very important. School is a teen’s home away from home […]

Reader likes Brownley in 41st



By voting for Julia Brownley for Assembly, we in the 41st District can continue the tradition of insightful leadership and legislative creativity that Shelia Keuhl and Fran Pavley have trailblazed. Julia’s commitment to public education is unflagging, both in her personal life-her children attended public, not private, schools-and in her professional life as president of the Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School […]

Irma Ramirez



Michael Schaller and Chuck Leko, owners of Century 21 Adobe Realty, welcome Irma Ramirez to Century 21 Adobe Realty, Newbury Park office. Ramirez was born and raised in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. She and her husband, Oscar, moved to the Conejo Valley in 1993. It was important for Irma to get an education and buy a house for her family. Irma […]


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