2006-08-24

Ordinary Jobs, Extraordinary Women



We all know who they are- women we come into contact with on a regular basis who do their jobs with equal measures of skill and goodwill and thus help to make our lives easier. They do ordinary jobs extraordinarily well and get little, if any, thanks or acknowledge-ment. This column is dedicated to four such women in our community. […]

This Area Is Zoned For Horses



This house has 4-bedrooms, 5-baths on more than a half acre zoned for horses on a cul-de-sac. The house has about 4,000 square feet and is in an exclusive area. There is a separate garage/guest house with more than 1,000 square feet, vaulted ceiling, recessed lighting, custom paint and full bathroom. The main house has two master suites. One is […]

Attendance goes sky high at air show



With his 2-year-old son Austin sitting in his lap, Daric Manser sat among a number of aeronautical buffs lining Camarillo Airport’s runway early Saturday morning as aircraft of all types prepared for takeoff. Manser said he brought his son to the 26th annual Camarillo Air Show for the same reason that many of the other parents brought their children–he wanted […]

Reading to kids helps grades



Just because your child already has started school doesn’t mean you shouldn’t continue to read to him or her at home. While most of us are familiar with the benefits of reading to small children and toddlers, many are not as aware that continuing to read with young, school-age children will help them perform better in school. The National Education […]

Penthouse with a view



NICE NEST-Gil and Elaine Skopp of Calabasas have become unwitting landlords to a pair of doves who have chosen the couple’s hanging basket as a neat nesting place. Early in the season, mama dove won a “stare down” with the Skopps, making it very clear that she is not to be disturbed when she’s sitting on her eggs. So far […]

Concert salutes Mozart’s birthday



The Bright Light Chamber Players will present a series of three chamber music concerts celebrating the 250th anniversary of Mozart’s birth. The concerts are at 2:30 p.m. Sundays, Sept. 3, Oct. 1 and Nov. 5 at the Westlake Village Daniel K. Ludwig Library, 31220 W. Oak Crest Drive, Westlake Village. Refreshments will be provided by the Friends of the Westlake […]

“Snakes on a Plane”



“Snakes on a Plane” is a wickedly, deliciously, delightfully bad flick-the kind of movie that’s almost so bad it’s great. This one comes close, almost so bad that it’s pretty decent. The premise is flimsy, the setup lame, the acting pitiful and the dialogue mostly horrendous. But once a few hundred lethal, pheromonecrazed snakes are set free aboard a Boeing […]

Easy Hang Wallpapers Take the Fear Factor Out of Installation



Blank walls in need of a makeover almost always beg the question: What color to paint? But before trotting off to the paint store for color strips and tester cans, consider a new alternative: wallpaper. Because one of the oldest home dcor products – around since the 1600s has been reinvented. New technology is making wallpapers simpler to hang and […]


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