2006-08-03

“A Scanner Darkly”



Directedby:Richard Linklater Starring: Keanu Reeves, Robert Downey Jr., Winona Ryder, Woody Harrelson, Rory Cochrane M AA rating:R (for sexual content, adult language, drug use) Rnningtime:101 minutes Best sited for: avant- gardists, surrealists, graphic- novelists, stoners Least sited for: those de- siring sufficient forward mo- mentum Philip K. Dick (1928-1982) is one of sci-fi film’s most prolific contributors. With at least […]

Nick Cormier



Dilbeck Realtors announces the addition of Nick Cormier to their team of real estate professionals in the Conejo Valley. “Nick’s client-first approach makes him a natural fit for our Brokerage” said Chuck Lech, manager of the Dilbeck Westlake Village office. Nick’s goal is to provide the highest level of service to his clients, whether they are first-time buyers, investors, or […]

Calabasas opens arms to exchange program



The Center for Cultural Interchange brought 20 teenagers from Spain to experience life in America while residing with families in Calabasas. The teens, who stayed for four weeks, have already headed home to Spain with dozens of stories to tell about their time in the U.S. And you never know just what those stories will entail. One of the students, […]

Vollmer is new vice president



The National Association of Catering Executives named Valerie Vollmer, the catering sales manager of the Four Seasons Hotel in Westlake Village, as the national second vice president for NACE. Vollmer is responsible for the educational content for more than 30 seminars and keynote speakers at the organization’s annual educational conference. NACE was founded in 1958 and is the oldest and […]

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Agoura Hills Approximately $75 worth of real estate signs and a flags were stolen from the center median of Lake Lindero Drive July 23. Thieves stole a Blue Tooth earpiece and a wallet containing a driver’s license and a debit card from an unlocked vehicle parked in front of a home on Woodglen Drive July 21. A locking hubcap valued […]

Watch ‘Madagascar’ in Calabasas



The city of Calabasas Community Services Department will present the summer kick off for Movies Under the Stars in conjunction with Family Skate Night from 7 to 10 p.m. Fri., Aug. 11 at de Anza Park, 3701 Lost Hills Road in Calabasas. The night will include a screening of the animated movie “Madagascar” (rated PG), music, skating, games, crafts and […]

Doesn’t it bug you when . . .



We’re fed up, had enough and don’t want to take it any more. But don’t know what to do about it, either. . .except complain. Time again for another installment of “Doesn’t it bug you when?” Ours is a mostly trouble-free community, all things considered, so don’t expect anything major here, just a few of life’s annoying little moments. Here’s […]

More summer fun ahead in Agoura Hills



The city of Agoura Hills Department of Community Services continues to accept enrollments for its summer camp program for youth ages 11 to 16. “Adventure Club” is on Mondays and Wednesdays from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Fridays from 9 a.m. to4 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays are “High Adventure Days” and cost $45. Friday’s trips cost $35. Upcoming trips […]

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, […]


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