2006-08-24

Oak Park RV law back under review



The Oak Park Municipal Advisory Council wants to reconsider the community’s oversized vehicle ordinance. The original ordinance was drafted and passed in 2001 in response to the unwanted storing of RVs and other oversized vehicles in the community. “Our current ordinance just isn’t effective,” said Jay Kapitz, a council member. Vehicles that fall into the oversized category are described by […]

Advance directive eases end-of-life decisions



It’s difficult to imagine yourself in a situation in which prolonged life is meaningless and possibly painful. Should extreme measures be taken to extend a fragile life, or should the course of dying be allowed to continue peacefully? If you are unable to make a decision on your own, who should be in charge of directing your care? Such concerns […]

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Westlake High head football coach Jim Benkert is sick and tired of doing work around the house in December. Benkert would rather be at work on the FieldTurf at Warrior Stadium, where he has coached Westlake’s football team for the past 18 years. With the Warriors missing the playoffs the last two years, Benkert is itching to get back in […]

Speaker to bring message of hope



She has been called “Dr. Phil meets Mother Theresa.” She has graced the covers of major magazines, been featured in the international media, and had audiences with numerous world leaders and policy makers. Ebony magazine said of her, “You know you’re on to something . . . when the most popular woman preacher on the Black Entertainment Network is a […]

Story drags on



Now that the Calabasas antismoking ordinance has been in force for some time, I think there should be an article on its effects. Many questions come to mind: Has the ordinance been successful, is Calabasas’ air in fact cleaner? How has it been enforced? Has there been any consequences of its enforcement? Has the city lost or gained business due […]

First Time Homebuyer Seminar Is Scheduled For August



Ready to take the leap from renting to owning your first home but are confused by the process? Need help planning for home ownership? Alan Ching, senior loan officer at Troxler & Associates, may be able to help. He will conduct a free First Time Homebuyer Seminar at 7 p.m. Wed., Aug. 30 at the firm’s Calabasas office, 5023 N. […]

Author favors the bizarre



WEIRD STUFF-Children’s book author Kelly Milner Halls, who attended Westlake High School, digs deep for tales of strange creatures said to roam the earth. Her latest book, “Tales of the Cryptids, Mysterious Creatures that May or May Not Exist,” explores the science and fiction of several legendary creatures. Below, the infamous Loch Ness Monster. See page 8A for the complete, […]

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THURS., AUG. 24 Chamber Mixer The Agoura/Oak Park/Conejo Valley Chamber of Commerce hosts a mixer at 5:30 p.m. at Patioworld, 419 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd. featuring food and door prizes. FRI., AUG. 25 ‘Bell, Book and Candle’ Camarillo Community Theatre, 330 Skyway Drive, Camarillo (inside the airport) presents the romantic comedy with a witchcraft theme, “Bell, Book and Candle,” tonight […]

They’ll always have France



EUROPEAN SOCCER- The CVU Pride U-16 girls’ soccer team traveled to Marseille, France to play several games, beating teams from Nice and Monaco and tying a squad from Marseille. Players on the team are: Kristin Cameron, Zahabiya Chithiwala, Dara Deaton, Chelsea DeNova, Stephanie Elliott, Breann Elliott, Emily Geckle, Olivia Geckle, Kristen Heffernan, Annie Jackson, Kathleen Jones, Brooke Mandell, Jordann Schoonover […]

Archbishop to lead Los Angeles prayer event



The Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels will host the 2006 Los Angeles Catholic Prayer Breakfast on Tues., Sept. 19 at 555 W. Temple St., Los Angeles. The event opens with Rosary at 6:30 a.m., Mass celebrated by Cardinal Roger Michael Mahony at 7 a.m., followed by breakfast and the program from 7:45 to 8:45 a.m. Keynote speaker is […]


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