Ruf nominated for award

Local businessman Jess Ruf is one of 14 nominess for the prestigious Fernando Award, an honor given each year to the top businessperson in the San Fernando and Las Virgenes valleys. Ruf, a resident of Malibou Lake, was nominated by the Agoura/Oak Park/Conejo Valley Chamber of Commerce. Ruf’s California Do it Centers and Patioworlds were named Business of the Year […]

Deputies see Tasers as crime deterrent

The Ventura County Sheriff’s Department is slowly phasing in stun guns, adding Tasers to its arsenal of nonlethal weapons. According to sheriff’s department spokesperson Capt. Ron Nelson, Tasers are safer to use than beanbag rounds on suspects who refuse to comply with deputies’ orders. They also reduce the need for deputies to employ deadly force to subdue suspects. Since 1997, […]

Musicians take audience on audio journey

Thousand Oaks-based Gemini Sun Records announced that for the first time the record label will bring several world-class musicians on stage in concert at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza. The show, scheduled for Fri., Aug. 11 at 8 p.m., will feature multiplatinum inspirational recording artist Nicholas Gunn; composer David Arkenstone, who was nominated three times for a Grammy award; […]

Kim Gill

An award-winning real estate professional for more than a decade, Kim Gill sells Southern California’s finest real estate. She has had a highly successful career, as was evidenced at the company’s annual awards banquet. Agents, staff and management gathered at the Spanish Hills Country Club for an elegant breakfast and a celebration of Prudential California Realty’s achievements in 2005. Gill’s […]