2006-07-20

Longtime water district employee retires



While the operations and scientific undertakings of the Las Virgenes Municipal Water District sometimes confound the general public, Arlene Post managed to take complicated information on water issues and make them understandable to the public, even to children. Post, 58, has been the water district’s director of resource conservation and public outreach for 11 years. Post has announced her retirement, […]

Conejo Valley YMCA names new executive director



Tim O’Connor is the new Conejo Valley YMCA executive director. He replaces Steve Willmont. “After 12 years at the Conejo Valley YMCA, Steve decided to change careers,” said John Rutherford, president of the Southeast Ventura County YMCA, which oversees the Conejo YMCA. “Steve was instrumental in creating a hugely success program at the Conejo Valley YMCA. We wish him the […]

Kids can learn craft of woodworking in Calabasas



The city of Calabasas Community Services Department is offering a woodshop workshop for youth. Participants will craft a project from wood, learn to use a variety of tools and practice safety techniques. The class will meet from 1 to 3:30 p.m. Tues., Wed., and Thurs., July 25 through 27at Juan Bautista de Anza Park, 3701 Lost Hills, Calabasas. The course […]

Gardens of the World hosts summer jazz series



Gardens of the World community park will add the sound of music to its exquisite international gardens as it hosts the fourth annual program of summer jazz concerts. Concerts are from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Sundays at 2001 Thousand Oaks Blvd., Thousand Oaks, opposite the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza. Admission is free. Lawn seating is available. There is no […]

Lowe’s rebuttal



We feel compelled to clear up some misconceptions in the letter written by Kris CarrawayBowman regarding the Lowe’s big box store. Are you aware that if the initiative passes, the city will lose complete control of the development? The city will have no say in regulating hours. Lowe’s can arbitrarily tear out the oak trees, erect any type of signage […]

A French Provicinal House With Views



This custom French provicinal house with views is at the end of a private gated driveway. Inside is a gourmet kitchen with granite counters and Viking range. There’s a wood floor in the living room and beamed ceilings with floorto-ceiling stone fireplace. There’s new carpet through out. The master bedroom suite has a balcony with view. All of this is […]

Candidates sought for council



Three seats on the Oak Park Municipal Advisory Council are open for election in November. The seats belong to Ron Stark, Bonnie Biddison and Jay Kapitz. Registered voters residing in Oak Park can qualify to run for the Oak Park council. The Oak Park council meetings are on the fourth Tuesday of the month at 7 p.m. in room G-9 […]

Morgellons: Disease or delusion?



In the past, patients with psychological disorders would often be beaten for disobedience and jailed for inappropriate behavior due to the lack of understanding of their ailment. Physicians would not take the time to perform a proper examination, nor have the compassion to listen to the afflicted. The same problem has arisen with Morgellons Disease, a disorder with symptoms that […]

Honor roll



+Four Agoura Hills residents have been named to the dean’s list at Boston University for the spring semester. Students recognized include John H. Bartnicki, Maggie S. Engel, Megan J. McElfresh and David Roth. Boston University in Massachusetts is the fourth largest independent university in the U.S. +Berklee College of Music in Boston recently named Johnny Tredent of Calabasas to the […]

Photographer to discuss the night skies



Wally Pacholka will speak on “Images of Our Night Skies Over National Parks” at the next meeting of the Ventura County Astronomical Society at 7:30 p.m. Fri., July 21 in the multipurpose room at Mesa Union School, 3901 N. Mesa School Road, Somis. The public is invited and there is no cost to attend. Pacholka’s photographic images of the night […]


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