2006-07-27

Beatles live. . .in Agoura Hills



YOU’RE SUCH A LOVELY AUDIENCE- Right, “Yesterday-A Tribute to the Beatles” performs with all the magic and mystery of the Fab Four during a Concert in the Park at Chumash Park last Sunday. Above, last weekend’s searing heat didn’t stop Tiffany Driscoll and her sister, Candace Handt, as they displayed the fervor of yesterday.

Children learn about the Old West



YOUNG RANCHEROS-The Leonis Adobe Museum’s Li’l Rancher Roundup/feed the animals summer program kicks off with Craig Newton’s “How the West was Sung,” a look at the history of music in the American West. The summer program runs every Tuesday from 9:15 to 10:45 a.m. with tortilla making, music and livestock feeding at the living history rancho. Leonis Adobe is in […]

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School honor roll

+Phi Beta Kappa at the University of California at Santa Barbara has inducted Natalie Pollack, a resident of Agoura Hills. Founded in 1776, Phi Beta Kappa is the oldest honorary society in the country. +Kara Fein of Agoura Hills made the dean’s list at Vanderbilt University. Students at the Nashville, Tenn. school must have a 3.5 grade point average to […]

Agoura resident turns movies into mitzvah



SHARING THE WEALTH-Beth Maiman of Agoura Hills, right, spent six months collecting new and used children’s DVDs and videos to donate to the residents at Casa Pacifica, a children’s group home in Camarillo. Beth also raised enough money to purchase a new DVD/VCR player for the home. Left, Barbara Kramer, development coordinator for Casa Pacifica, gave Beth a tour of […]

Up in smoke



I noted with interest Lori Andrew’s letter of July 20 in which she was thankful for the Calabasas smoking ban while having an ice cream at The Commons. I have no quarrel with her sentiments, but I and more than a few other Calabasas residents remain unhappy with the Draconian scope of the law. It simply went way too far […]

Lisa Topor



Prudential California Realty (PCR) held its annual awards banquet at the Spanish Hills Country Club. Among the brightest stars of the day was veteran agent Lisa Topor. To say that Topor is an award winner is an understatement. She has topped the list for PCR’s Camarillo office for several years. At the awards ceremony, celebrating achievements for 2005, Topor took […]

Pavley rings in new cellphone law



Cleaning up Legislation establishing the nation’s first cellphone recycling requirement went into effect July 1. Assembly Bill 2901 by Assemblywoman Fran Pavley (D-Agoura Hills) requires any business selling cellphones to take back and recycle old phones at no cost to the consumer. An estimated 19 million Californians use a cellphone, and most of the phones have an average life span […]

Agoura Hills resident advocates employment for disabled



For the majority of students, high school graduation presents an opportunity to step out of the classroom and into the real world by pursuing advanced study or joining the work force. But for students with disabilities, those first steps can be intimidating and fraught with fear. “Many disabled students are left wondering what to do after high school,” said Mark […]

Conejo Valley Unified administrator named superintendent for Oxnard



The Oxnard Union High School District’s board of trustees has selected longtime Conejo Valley Unified School District school administrator Martha Mutz as its new assistant superintendent of educational services. Mutz, who’s served as the director of curriculum and education media for CVUSD for the past seven years, replaces Judy Warner, who retired June 30 after 33 years in education, the […]

UCLA researchers to study spirituality of college students



The Higher Education Research Institute at UCLA’s Graduate School of Education & Information Studies has announced that it will launch the second phase of a comprehensive, nationwide study of spirituality on college campuses. Called “Spirituality in Higher Education: A National Study of College Students’ Search for Meaning and Purpose,” the multi-year project will examine the trends, patterns and principles of […]


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