How to dispose of tech trash safely

Consumer electronics were among the hottest holiday gifts this season. As people trade their old gadgets for new ones, consumers often wonder how to dispose of their “tech trash.” According to the Environmental Protection Agency, roughly 2 million tons of “tech trash” enter the U.S. waste stream each year. These materials are not appropriate for the trash can. Many contain […]

Lupus support group kicks off new year

The Conejo Lupus Support Group will meet at 6:30 p.m. Tues., Feb. 6 at One Baxter Way, Westlake Village. Members Joanne Chang and Robin Jesseman, featured in the recent book “Portraits of Success” by Barbara De Witt, will host the evening discussion. The meeting is free and open to those who have lupus, their family members and other supporters. For […]

Fundraiser to benefit Oak Park boy

Ryan Roschke, an Oak Park 17-year-old, needs a new kidney and his friends at Oak Park High School want to make sure he gets one. The school’s Comedy Sportz team, of which Ryan is a member, will perform at 7:15 p.m. on Fri., Jan. 26, as a benefit for him and others awaiting organ transplants. Proceeds from the evening will […]

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Agoura Hills Vandals shattered a $420 front door window at a business on Agoura Road Jan 14. Burglars shattered a window and stole furniture at the Neuvie furniture store on Roadside Drive Jan. 10 The loss was about $4,000. A backpack containing sports equipment valued at about $1,400 was stolen from a vehicle parked on Canwood Street Jan. 7 Someone […]

No place for ‘extremism’

Having read the article “All about Arabs for Israel,” Jan. 18, I am left to wonder what kind of an extremist and abusive upbringing Nonie Darwish had. If her claim about the hate indoctrination she received from her parent is true then it is good for her to have converted. There is no place for hateful people in Islam. In […]

Give All the Wood in Your Home a Like-New Glow

When Vicki Lewis decided her 15-year-old kitchen cabinets were beyond salvaging, she started pricing new cabinets and quickly discovered that replacing her cabinets would be too expensive. But she was not ready to give up. She was tired of looking at her worn, ugly cabinets. “Moisture from the coffee maker had damaged the surface of the overhead cabinet. The finish […]

Westlake singles group

Conejo Singles, a group giving single people an opportunity to socialize, meets 8 p.m. Thursdays at the Westlake Village United Methodist Church, 1049 Westlake Blvd. at the corner of Hampshire Road. The group is not affiliated with the church. For more information, call Jay Gacey at (805) 277-1431.

Post polio group to meet

The Post Polio Support Group will meet at 1:30 p.m. Sat., Feb. 3 in the Fireside Room of the United Methodist Church, 2394 Erringer Road, Simi Valley. Elizabeth Layne Mechanic will speak about attitude. For more information, call Sharon Ertel at (805) 485-9664.

Local alum makes dean’s list

Michael Rivas of Agoura Hills was named to the dean’s list for grades received during the fall semester at Harding University in Searcy, Ark. Rivas is a junior majoring in history. To be eligible for the honor, students must be taking 12 or more units and have an average scholarship level of at least 3.65.

Teacher to give seminar on ‘calmer parenting’

Noël Janis-Norton will present a seminar on “Calmer, Easier, Happier Parenting” at 7 p.m. Wed., Jan. 31 at Congregation Or Ami, 26115 Mureau Road, Ste. B, Calabasas. The presentation is sponsored by Heschel West and Congregation Or Ami. JanisNorton will offer techniques parents can use to help their children become more cooperative, confident and selfreliant. She will discuss how to […]