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Admissions Update at Selective Schools

Admissions Update at Selective Schools Getting up at 6 a.m. to drive to Orange County is not my idea of fun, but last week’s meeting with admissions officers from Stanford University, University of Pennsylvania, Duke University, Pomona College and Loyola Marymount University was worth the trip. These and other highly selective schools are flooded with impressive applicants. In 1995, the […]

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SOFT AND QUIET- Agnes, 10, a female lilac point rag doll cat, was surrendered by her owner. Agnes can be adopted from the Agoura Animal Shelter at 29525 Agoura Road. To take Agnes home, ask for ID No. A3618690. Occasionally pets have already been adopted, so please call (818) 991-0071 first or visit http:// animalcontrol.co .la.ca.us.

Sweets for your sweetheart

HEART-SHAPED WORLD- Four Seasons executive chef Sandro Gamba, right, and pastry chef Celine Plano put the finishing touches on a heart-shaped dessert they call passionately roseraspberry. The delicate dolce is part of the Valentine’s menu available through Sat., Feb. 17 at the Hampton’s restaurant in the Four Seasons Hotel in Westlake Village. Entrée choices include a smoked salmon dungeness crab […]

Maria Quiles

Maria Quiles received honors for top producer in November 2006 for Prudential California Realty’s O x n a r d / C h a n n e l Islands. She was awarded the top selling agent in the Camarillo office in October and ended the year on a successful note. Quiles has lived in Ventura County all her life, attending […]

Las Virgenes school district embraces alternative forms of education

Part II of two parts Alternative education opportunities continue to grow in the Las Virgenes Unified School District, including homeschooling, independent study and long distance learning. There’s even a “virtual school” that will allow students to mix and match classes online in order to meet their specific needs. Las Virgenes Board of Education president Terilyn Finders said alternative education fits […]

Safe Harbor West is accredited

Ventura County Safe Harbor West is now officially accredited with the National Children’s Alliance. Safe Harbor West is an interview and advocacy center for child physical assault and child and adult sexual assault victims. It provides forensic medical exams and interviews in a safe, secure, victimfriendly setting. The center also links victims and their families with support services from victim […]

Steps to prevent infections

The Department of Health and Human Services Centers for Disease Control offers these tips to help people protect themselves from germs: +Live as healthy a lifestyle as you can: Get rest, eat well and don’t let yourself get run down. +Don’t touch your face. +Sneeze on a handkerchief or tissue instead of your hand. +Send home sick employees. +Wipe off […]

Honor roll

+Meghan Dana Joss of Agoura Hills earned honor roll status for the recently completed semester at Washington and Lee University in Lexington, Va. Students must have at least a 3.75 grade point average. Joss is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Eric Joss of Agoura Hills. +Danielle M. Gaines of Calabasas, a student in the School of Communication at Northwestern […]

Disaster plan for pets

Pet owners should plan how to evacuate their animals in case of a disaster, such as fire, flood, earthquake or terrorist attack. Here are some suggestions so owners can be prepared. +Keep vehicles well maintained with never less than a half tank of gas. +Keep a batteryoperated radio with extra batteries. +Have a carrier with an ID tag attached for […]

Botanicum starts play readings

The Will Geer Theatricum Botanicum’s ongoing development series for playwrights, Botanicum Seedlings, will kick off the year with two staged readings: “Leonardo Da Vinci and the Possibility of Human Flight” by Michael Andrew Walton on Sun., Feb. 18, and Hoyt Hilsman’s “Family Values” on Sun., Feb. 25. Start time for both readings is noon. Admission is free and reservations are […]

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