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Preparing Your Strongest Application Summer may not be over, but smart high school seniors who will be applying to college in a few months are already working on personal statements. At a time when competition is intense, students need to make a compelling case for admission, and that’s not something you can rush. I have never liked the term “packaging,” […]

Angela Svennefiord

Angela Svennefiord was recently commended for her performance this year by Mark Dilbeck of Dilbeck Realtors. Angelahas been a resident of Thousand Oaks since 1994 where she lives with her husband and two teenage sons. She speaks Spanish and Swedish fluently, since her parents immigrated from Colombia, South America in the 1960s and her husband, Peter, is Swedish. Her background […]

Oak Park prepares for National Night Out

Don’t be concerned if roving gangs are spotted wandering the streets of Oak Park on the night of Aug. 5. They’re not turf warriors, nor are they extras for a reshoot of Michael Jackson’s “Bad” video. On Oak Park’s third annual National Night Out, people will be turning on porch lights, walking, visiting and holding vigils to “send a message […]

McPherson speaks to United Chambers

The United Chambers of Commerce will host a breakfast featuring Calfiornia Secretary of State Bruce McPherson at 8 a.m. Tues., July 31 at Le Caf in Westlake Village. United Chambers of Commerce is an association of Chambers of commerce that serves as a catalyst and advocate for business to our local, state and federal governmental representatives. To attend the breakfast […]

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FRIENDLY-Heidi, a female German shepherd, 8, is very sweet, friendly and obeys commands. Heidi can be adopted from the Agoura Animal Shelter at 29525 Agoura Road. To take her home, ask for ID No. #A3550038. Occasionally pets have already been adopted, so call (818) 991-0071 first or visit http://animalcontrol.co.la.ca.us.

‘Tacky parents’ revisited

In your July 13 edition you published a letter titled “Tacky parents request gifts.” The correspondent wrote that her child had received a bar or bat mitzvah invitation that stated specifically that no gifts under $50 would be accepted. While it is possible that such an invitation was indeed issued, I assure you that Jewish law, common sense and good […]

The drive to save the environment

Okay, so not everybody is willing to pay the extra money for a hybrid automobile, and not everybody is keen on having a car they must “plug in” before they can drive, but if we’re going to save the planet from global warming we have to start somewhere. That usually means California. The Golden State is the second largest consumer […]

Westlake Townhome

This Westlake townhome offers 3-bedrooms, 2.5-bathrooms, and nearly 2,000 square feet of living space. The spacious living room has a Tuscan limestone fireplace, and opens onto the back patio for outdoor relaxation. The adjacent dining room also overlooks the rear patio and offers views of the greenbelt and mature trees. The front of the house features custom brick trim accenting […]