2006-07-27

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 […]

Flags are good



Regarding Larry Brown’s July 13 letter, “Annoying realtor,” every Fourth of July I get up in the morning and walk my dog and am so enlightened to see all the flags in my neighborhood waiving in the breeze in celebration of our country’s Independence Day. I look forward to this special display and it makes me feel proud. As for […]

Located On The End Of A Cul-De-Sac



This single story 4-bedroom, 2-bath home has approximately 1,660 square feet in Agoura Hills. Located on the end of a cul-desac, this home has a view of the Agoura area and backs to the open space area that is part of the Hillrise community. Vaulted ceilings and plantation shutters in the living room and dining area enhance the openness of […]

Former mayor celebrates



WEDDING BELLS-Former Agoura Hills City Manager David Carmany, left, former Mayor Jack Koenig and former Assistant City Manager Felicity Kidd celebrate at the wedding of Koenig’s son, Alan, to Anna Slatinsky on July 15 in New York. A reception for the newlyweds will be on Sun., July 30 at the Koenigs’ home in Agoura Hills.

Polo tournament benefits youth



GENEROUS SPORTSMEN-Left, Ambassador Glen Holden and his wife, Gloria, are joined by Calabasas residents Pat and George Spears at the 23rd annual Golden Mallet Invitational Polo Tournament at the Santa Barbara Polo and Racquet Club in Carpinteria. The event raised money for the Learning Center for Young Children, one of eight community services operated by the Assistance League of Southern […]

Couple gives $500,000 to CLU Early Childhood Center



Mariclare and Marvin Suomi of Beverly Hills have pledged a $500,000 gift for the construction of a new Early Childhood Center on California Lutheran University’s north campus in Thousand Oaks. The new center will replace the one that has housed the preschool for more than 30 years. A father of three young children himself, Suomi is a member of CLU’s […]

Puppet pals at The Commons



PULL MY STRINGS- Calabasas resident Arash Rohani, 6, bottom right, reaches out to touch a panda bear marionette during a performance by Rene’s Marionettes at The Commons at Calabasas last week. The performance was part of the Just 4 Kids Club for children ages 10 and under which takes place from 6 to 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays at the commun ity […]


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