2006-06-29

Heartbreak pays off in courtroom



Los Angeles Citizens Against Lawsuit Abuse has announced its “Loony Lawsuit” for this month.This month’s frivolity looks at how you can sue someone for anything-even a broken heart. According to a May 2006 article in the Los Angeles Times, Anne Majerik, a 60-year-old widow, was awarded $2.1 million after suing Orly Hadida, her Beverly Hills matchmaker, for failing to produce […]

OPUSD recognizes outstanding students



The Oak Park Unified School District Board of Education recently recognized fifth-grade students Michael Ebert and Eden Weisman and sixth-grader Kendra Yoshinaga for their outstanding academic achievements. Based on rigorous testing, Ebert and Weisman were invited to participate in the John Hopkins University-sponsored Center for Talented Youth program which recognizes gifted students. Seventh and eighth-graders took the SAT or ACT, […]

Agoura Hills family opens their home to ‘Simple Life’



Shari and Doug Nolan recently got a dose of reality-or was it “surreality”-when Paris Hilton and Nicole Ritchie filmed “The Simple Life” at the Nolans’ Agoura Hills home. “The Simple Life” is a hit Fox reality television show starring the rich, famous and ditzy duo of Paris and Nicole as they attempt to live life on a farm as lesbian […]

Young thespians to perform Disney classic at Pepperdine



Chamberlains’ Performing & Fine Arts Academy will present Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast” at 7 p.m. Tues. to Thurs., July 18 to 20, and again Tues. to Thurs., Aug. 15 to 17, in Smothers Theatre on the campus of Pepperdine University, Malibu. The production is based on the Academy Award-winning animated feature and includes all of the songs from the […]

Stories are a big smoke screen



First I would like to ask if this newspaper has a specific agenda. The anti-smoking articles are way overdone. A person should have the right to commit a legal act in the place they live, period. If you do not like the smell or health issues of secondhand smoke, close the window. When you start infringing on individual rights, the […]

Bob and Kathi McLean



Kathi and Bob McLean, from Re/Max Olson & Associates Inc., North Ranch office, have been commended by Broker/Owner Todd C. Olson and President Keith Myers for their sales production in May totaling more than $4.9 million. They also received accolades for achieving the “Diamond Award” for 2005. This honor places them in the top 1 percent of Re/Max sales associates […]

Steps To Selling Your Home In A Changing Market



Don’t be alarmed if you were planning to sell your home this year and have noticed more properties sitting on the market. The Southern California residential real estate market is going through an adjustment, just as the stock market did. Demand for reasonably-priced homes is still strong, and competitively priced properties are selling quickly. Home prices are increasing modestly. How […]

Westlake cheer team has good clean fun



MUD BATH-Westlake High School student Megan Fiore and her dad, Chuck, work together to clean the mud off a truck during the Westlake High School Competition Cheer Team car wash in Westlake Village on Sunday.

Two teens chosen for annual conference



Two local teens were selected to participate in the Triunfo YMCA’s Youth and Government annual Conference on National Affairs at Black Mountain in North Carolina next week. Ryan Hinds, who will be a senior at Westlake High School in the fall and Sean Richards, who is starting his junior year at Oak Park High School were among just 25 teens […]

Visit parks via free shuttles



Visiting the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area has just gotten easier-and less expensive. The Santa Monica Mountains ParkLINK shuttle service will be free through July and a special event on Sat., July 1 at Malibu Creek State Park from 10:30 a.m. to noon will kick off the program. According to Charles Taylor, a spokesperson for the National Park Service, […]


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