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Mike Plisky of Aviara Real Estate has been recognized for his continued contributions by being named Realtor of the year. Plisky, the 2005 president of the Conejo Valley Association of Realtors, has a long list of accomplishments, in addition to community service, that have earned him this honor. He has been a member of the association since 1989 and has […]


Last week’s article about alternative fuel vehicles incorrectly stated that Tesla Motors is a British company. The electric car manufacturer is a California company in San Carlos, 15 miles south of San Francisco. The price tag of the vehicle is not $98,000. The base price for 2007 was $89,000 ($100,000 fully loaded) and $92,000 for 2008.

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+The city of Agoura Hills will offer Teen Ski and Snowboard Trips to Mountain High Ski Resort this winter. All trips depart from the Agoura Hills Recreation Center at 6 a.m. and return at 7 p.m. The trips will be Mon., Feb. 19 and Sat., March 3. The cost, $52 for ages 11 and 12 and $70 for ages 13 […]

When to consider IRA rollovers

Q: I’m leaving my employer. Should I consider an IRA rollover from my former employer’s retirement plan? A: Millions of employees will change jobs this year through career moves, layoffs or retirement. If you are one of these employees, chances are that this change has left you with a lot to think about. And one important decision you need to […]

Lions dominate All-CIF football squad

Ten from OCHS, seven from Oak Park earn Northwest Division honors

This past week the AllCIFSouthern Section Football teams were announced, and Moorpark High’s Darrell Scott led the way by being named coMVP on offense for the Northern Division. Scott shared the award with Canyon running back J.J. DiLuigi. The Moorpark running back rushed 337 times for 3,194 yards and 45 touchdowns in 2006. Three other players from Moorpark- Nick Sarrocco, […]

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We sometimes forget- we Americans who’ve been sanitized and coddled by cute Disneyesque versions of such things- that the fairy tale (from the French word feerie, meaning illusion) was originally meant as a cautionary fable, a legend or piece of folklore told to terrify children into obeying, not wandering off into trouble or danger. Even nursery rhymes- those catchy little […]

Mediterranean-Style Home

This Mediterraneanstyle home in the Oak Park Country Meadows tract is walking distance to Deerhill Park, schools and trails. The house has 3 bedrooms, 2.5 baths and an English-style garden in the back. Many upgrades include a new kitchen with maple cabinets and granite counters, and newer energy efficient windows and slider, mochacolored carpet and air conditioning. The HOA fees […]

Help the Sheriff fight reckless driving

The Sheriff’s Teenage Traffic Offender Program (STTOP) wants you to be the eyes and ears of the community. If you witness a case of reckless driving, call STTOP at (818) 880-5420. To learn more, visit www.sttop.net.

National Geographic to host photo contest

National Geographic Adventure magazine will host a “Wild Angle Photo Contest” as part of the Los Angeles Times Travel and Adventure Show Sat. and Sun., Feb. 10 and 11 at the Long Beach Convention Center. Amateur photographers are invited to submit their best adventure photos to be judged by a panel of awardwinning Adventure photographers. The grand prize will be […]

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Mary Schiffer

Mary Schiffer After Mary Schiffer retired from a long career in the corporate world, she started The Inside Edge, providing full service custom matting and framing, including wall design, framed mirrors and conservation framing. The Inside Edge is in Westlake Village and utilizes stateoftheart equipment, including a computerized mat cutting machine. Schiffer believes each piece of art is unique. Her […]