Oak Park sign lambasted

Oak Park residents have emailed a barrage of complaints to their Municipal Advisory Council over a new billboard monument sign proposed for the Re/Max Plaza shopping center. Located at the northeast corner of Lindero Canyon and Kanan roads, the shopping center was constructed in 1998 and contains 12 businesses. The plaza includes restaurants, retail stores and a Starbucks coffee shop. […]

Afterschool special needs program available

There has long been a need for an afterschool special needs program that provides not only supervision but also productive skills development. The Achievement Center for Exceptional Students hopes to blend a relaxed environment with a functional life skills and social skills curriculum. The center’s founder, Barbara Hofer, is a special education teacher in the Las Virgenes Unified School District […]

Horses at risk from West Nile

California’s horse owners are being urged to make sure their animals are vaccinated following the confirmation of this year’s first equine case of West Nile virus. The 3-year-old quarter horse stallion from Tulare County died on July 4, and hadn’t been vaccinated. Last year, 456 horses in California were known to have contracted the disease, and 200 of them died. […]


–Lucas Huerta, left; Bodhi Hagemann, center; and Yoni Golan, the 12-year-old partners of “Extreme Bake Sale,” complete a sale Monday to their first customer, Charles Hagemann. The cooks are all seventh-graders at Lindero Canyon Middle School. They saved their own money and baked their own cookies to be used in an all-week sale on the corner of Canwood Street and […]

Stop the war (Theirs, not ours)

Stop this carnage and call for a ceasefire. There will not be any winners when the Lebanese and Israeli conflict ends. When there is hatred on both sides and no solution in sight, it is time once and for all to pressure our administration for a ceasefire, and find a solution to the Arab and Israeli conflict which is the […]

Save Money on Cooling Costs this Summer

With gas prices at all time highs, energy costs are on consumers’ minds, and the last thing you want to do is spend more than you need to cool your home this summer. Maximize your energy savings by replacing your old room air conditioner with a new energy efficient model. Before buying a new unit, consider two important factors – […]

Home sales dipping

June sales of Conejo Valley single-family homes totaled 176 compared to 132 sold in May and 238 a year ago, according to Glen S c a l i s e , president of the Conejo Valley Association of Realtors. Median sales price for single-family homes in June was $880,769. In 2005, it was $888,554. The median price is the point […]

Advice given to help reduce stress

Prolonged stress compromises immune system and leaves body vunerable to disease

A leading researcher and authority on stress, Hans Selye, MD, defines stress as the rate of wear and tear on the body. More than 1,200 hormones are released into the blood stream during the stress response, putting excessive demands on the body. It has been well documented that prolonged stress compromises the immune system which fights off disease. The the […]

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DOUBLE DOGS-A pair of male long-haired dacshunds, Frankie, left, and Howie, both 8, romp and play. Their owners have moved and hope the dogs can be adopted together. Frankie and Howie can be adopted from the Agoura Animal Shelter at 29525 Agoura Road. To take them home, ask for ID No’s. #A3554276 and # A1682452. Occasionally pets have already been […]

Getty Center salutes children

August is children’s month at the Getty Center, featuring a special series of outdoor concerts in the central garden area at 4 and 5 p.m. on Aug. 12 and 13, 19 and 20, 26 and 27. The center is at 1200 Getty Center Drive, Los Angeles. Admission is free; parking is $7. Picnickers are welcome at the “Garden Concerts for […]