2006-11-16

Stalking case involved sordid web



After enduring months of unsettling incidents, Thousand Oaks resident Michael Stark has finally found relief. Authorities recently convicted 10 people who were alleged to have stalked the Stark family throughout 2004. Katie Smith, now 22, was said to be the primary instigator of numerous acts against Stark’s son David and his family, according to Ventura County Dep. Allan Devers, who […]

Teddy bear design contest winners will receive savings bonds



Noah’s Ark Animal Workshop has announced its inaugural Design Your Own Teddy Bear contest. Designs may be submitted to the home office in Crestwood, Ill., through Thurs., Nov. 30. Design template, entry form and more information are available at the website www.noahsarkworkshop.com or from local company representatives. The entries will be reviewed by a panel of judges. The first-place winner […]

Oak Park High baseball field gets facelift



Improvements to the Oak Park High School varsity baseball field have begun with the painting of the outfield wall and dugouts. Youths involved in the Job Corps program, supervised by painting instructor Ralph Kitchell, completed the task of painting the walls and dugout over a period of two weeks. The program is funded through the U.S. Department of Labor and […]

Ten decorating mistakes to avoid at home



Decorator and HGTV designer Karl Lohnes has a list of the most frequent decorating blunders. + Leaving windows for last. Window fashions create pleasing illusions of depth or height, and studies show the quality of natural light in a space affects moods and health. +Purchasing new furniture before measuring the room. Spend time in the room instead of using a […]

Avid pet lover has strong concerns



There is a serious problem with the free pet microchip program offered by Los Angeles County Animal Control shelters, including the Agoura shelter. The shelters are not sending the owner registration forms to Avid to input the owner data into its worldwide registry, so these pets with microchips are considered not to have “registered owners.” If the shelter picks up […]

Steve Murray, editor of RealTrends



It was recently announced that Dilbeck Realtors GMAC real estate management team, consisting of 40 managers and department heads, gathered in Temecula for the firm’s annual retreat. Steve Murray, editor of RealTrends, the trusted source of information for the residential real estate marketplace across the United States, served as this year’s facilitator. Murray brought a great deal of informative information […]


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