2006-11-23

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 […]

Local cross country teams gearing up for state championships



Area cross country programs will be well represented at Saturday’s CIF State Championships in Fresno. Royal High captured the Division I boys’ championship during last weekend’s CIF-Southern Section finals at Mount San Antonio College. The Highlanders were led by Michael Cybulski (14:54), Hudson Andrews (14:27) and Jun Reichl (15:18). Cybulski and Andrews finished first and second, respectively, while Reichl was […]

Children’s Choir to sing for holidays



“Sounds of Christmas,” the Los Robles Children’s Choir’s annual holiday performance, will be at 7:30 p.m. Sat., Dec. 2 in the Fred Kavli Theatre for the Performing Arts at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, 2100 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd., Thousand Oaks. Donna Young, artistic director, will conduct 130 children ranging in age from 8 to 19 years in a […]

Stick to the plan, Agoura



The Agoura Village Specific Plan is about as “eclectic” as what was approved on the north side of the freeway-a mass of apartments and commercial development in spite of the Riverwalk project and/or recreational use that was possible there. The plan currently challenged in court allows 60 percent building coverage with 45foottall buildings, not including parking structures. The General Plan […]

The Ovdat Team



The Ovdat Team, comprised of Bev, Saul and Tami, was commended by RE/ MAX OTB Estates for achieving placement in the Top Ten for the month of October for the seven-office firm. Bev, Saul and Tami have been consistent Top Producers throughout their years in real estate and they special ize in the Agoura Hills/Oak Park and Conejo Valley areas. […]

White Oak traffic fixed



A trial traffic improvement program at White Oak Elementary in Westlake Village has increased safety and vehicle flow so much that the City Council has agreed to cover the costs of the effort. Traffic around local schools during morning and afternoon drop-off and pick-up times has long been a problem. To help address the issue, White Oak Principal Abbe Irshay […]

Conejo Singles to meet



Conejo Singles hosts meetings for single people at 8 p.m. on Thursdays at the United Methodist Church of Westlake Village, 1049 Westlake Blvd., on the corner of Hampshire Road. The group is not affiliated with the church. The meetings provide single people an opportunity to make friends and share experiences. For more information, call Jay at (805) 277-1431.

Local gardens should deer-proof plants



Deer have huge appetites and eat just about anything they can reach, according to The Green Scene, a designandbuild landscape firm in Canoga Park, which offers a list of plants that will not tempt deer to dine in the garden. For foliage try acacia, boxwood, cypress, cedar, pine, spruce, palms and heavenly bamboo. Flowering shrubs and perennials include lantana, lion’s […]

Warriors, 11-0, slip past Oxnard



CLOSE CALL-Westlake running back Cooper Shockley powers through the line of scrimmage during last weekend’s CIF-Southern Section Northern Division playoff contest against Oxnard. The Warriors led 28-0 early in the second quarter, but had to fend off a late Oxnard rally for a 31-28 victory. WHS plays at San Luis Obispo Friday night in the second round. Game time is […]


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