2006-11-23

Ban against marijuana dispensary is extended



The city of Agoura Hills has voted to continue the moratorium barring the operation of medical marijuana cooperatives in the city. City Council members agreed to extend the moratorium for two years, the maximum allowed for the temporary, stopgap measure. Craig Steele, Agoura Hills’ city attorney, said that although the moratorium was extended to 2008 it could be repealed at […]

Calabasas Library offers great deals at book sale



A VERY GOOD READ-Irwin Goldman gets an early start on his holiday shopping as he peruses books for sale at the Friends of the Calabasas Library book sale held at the library recently.

William Craddick receives top award



Col. Patrick Carey presented William Craddick with the Very Important Student Award before he addressed members and guests of the World Affairs Council of America, California Central Coast at the council’s Nov. 15 dinner in Agoura Hills. The award recognizes outstanding students. Craddick, a Westlake Village resident and sophomore at Trinity Pacific Christian School in Newbury Park, has participated in […]

Board looks at rise in autism



Autism and emotional disorders-the most costly segments of special education to school districts-are on the rise. California schools began counting children with autism in 1992. At that time, 1,982 students fell into the category. By last year, 34,668 students were labeled autistic. Pat Schulz, a Las Virgenes Unified School District board member and president of the Ventura County School Board […]

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"Stranger Than Fiction" Directed by: Marc Forster Cast: Will Ferrell, Emma Thompson, Dustin Hoffman, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Queen Latifah Rated: PG-13 (for brief nudity, mild adult language, mild adult situations) Running time: 142 minutes Best suited f

“Stranger Than Fiction” Directed by: Marc Forster Cast: Will Ferrell, Emma Thompson, Dustin Hoffman, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Queen Latifah Rated: PG-13 (for brief nudity, mild adult language, mild adult situations) Running time: 142 minutes Best suited for: surrealists, meta-romantics Least suited for: romcom traditionalists I am not a Will Ferrell fan. Ironically, my last column kinda dissed the man. “Elf” was […]

Final farewell



I would like to say that the Agoura Chamber will never be the same without Pat Soteras. She was a wonderful woman who ran the chamber events with pride and always a smile. She was an asset to the community as well as the Chamber. I was very surprised to find out all the hours she worked at the Chamber […]

Day of Giving



This November, Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage at the Promenade is supporting the local community by participating in the Coldwell Banker-sponsored Thanksgiving Food Drive “Day of Giving” from Nov. 1 – Nov. 21. This Thanksgiving the Promenade office will support local area residents in need with canned good donations going to MANNA. Donations are accepted at the Promenade office, 650 Westlake […]

Thanksgiving begins Christmas countdown



START OF THE HOLIDAY SEASON-Tomorrow is Thanksgiving, which means only 25 shopping days left until Christmas. The busiest day of the year at the malls will be Friday. Many nonprofit groups and service organizations are already feeling the holiday spirit. Below, an elaborate gingerbread house gives a whole new meaning to the term “home for the holidays.” The tasty display […]

Stocking stuffer tips



Here are some unique stocking stuffers for tweens to get holiday shopping off on the right foot. +Big presents in small packages. Music, media and video content players allow tweens the creativity to download their favorite songs year-round. Plus, these entertainment gadgets often come in a wide array of shapes and sizes with various accessories, such as headphones and colored […]

Tips on shipping holiday gifts



When the holidays hit, the U.S. Postal Service gets swamped. More than 20 billion cards, letters and packages are delivered between Thanksgiving and Christmas Eve. To help make sure packages arrive safely and on time, the Postal Service is offering some simple recommendations that can make a big difference in assuring mail makes it home for the holidays. When preparing […]


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