2006-08-10

North Ranch club receives Audubon endorsement



North Ranch Country Club in Westlake Village has received certification in environmental planning from the Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary System, an international program administered by Audubon International and designed to help landowners preserve and enhance the environmental quality of their property. The sanctuary program for golf courses provides an advisory service to help existing golf courses develop effective conservation and wildlife […]

Honor roll



+Katharine Chen of Oak Park recently graduated with a bachelor of arts degree from Dartmouth College in Hanover, N.H. Chen is the daughter of Mike Chen and Jenny Chen. She majored in Asian/Middle Eastern studies. +A total of 420 students were named to the spring semester dean’s honor list at California Lutheran University. Students qualify for this honor by maintaining […]

Pastor to continue sermon series on the church



The Rev. Gary Alan Dickey’s message will be “Love: the Inspiration Quality of the Church” at the 8, 9 and 10:30 a.m. worship services Sun., Aug. 13 at the United Methodist Church of Westlake Village, 1049 Westlake Blvd., Westlake Village. He is continuing a 10-part sermon series on “Being a Great Church for God.” Sunday School classes for all ages […]

Scan the skies and learn about telescopes



Members of the Ventura County Astronomical Society will conduct a new telescope users’ clinic at 8 p.m. Fri., Aug. 18 at the Charles Temple Observatory at Moorpark College. Members of the public who have questions about how to use a telescope are invited to attend at no charge. The following club members will be available to answer questions on special […]

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The World is a Village The untimely death of a young person makes us reevaluate our lives and our connections to each other, no matter how tenuous. Very recently we heard the horrific news that a young man we knew had been killed in a helicopter crash near the Lebanese border. Zvika Luft was the son-in-law of close friends who […]

Lynn Coates



Lynn Coates was commended by Dilbeck branch manager Chuck Lech for her production in the first half of this year. If you are looking for a knowledgeable realtor that genuinely enjoys helping people, then you should meet Lynn Coates. Her down-to-earth attitude and no pressure philosophy make her clients rave about her service. She is a skilled negotiator and really […]

Calabasas, Oak Park residents get rid of that old computer



During the past year Calabasas has collected more than 45,500 pounds of electronic waste, including 525 TVs and monitors, city officials said. Computers, television sets and other consumer electronic products that are discarded in landfills contain substances such as lead, cadmium, mercury and certain flame retardants that can be harmful to humans and the environment. To provide a safe way […]

Local middle school teachers respond to homework survey



Part II of two parts Now that a long-term study on homework has been completed in the Las Virgenes Unified School District, the board of education must sift through reams of information to determine whether rules regarding homework should be revised. Over the past two years, Assistant Superintendent of Education Joe Nardo polled students, parents and secondary school teachers on […]

Community urged to give peace a chance



A “Celebration of Peace” will be presented at 7 p.m. Thurs., Aug. 17 at the Westlake Church of Religious Science, 880 Hampshire Road, Westlake Village. The event is sponsored by the Ventura County Peace Cell to introduce the “Program for Peacemakers” developed by bestselling author Deepak Chopra. Admission is free and the public is welcome to attend. Speakers include the […]

Local alt-country band to play



The group Merle Jagger, an instrumental trio, is ready to blaze a new trail of amped-up country with a mix of bluegrass and rock for the new western millennium. At 8 p.m. Fri., Aug. 11, the band will open for Asleep at the Wheel at The Canyon, 28912 Roadside Drive, Agoura Hills. Mark Christian, a native of Southern California orange […]


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