2007-05-03

Postage stamp prices go up and up



The governors of the U.S. Postal Service approved an increase in the price of a first-class stamp to 41 cents, authorized the issuance of the Forever Stamp and approved shapebased pricing. These new prices will take effect Mon., May 14. Officials delayed implementation of new prices for periodicals and requested reconsideration for some mail classes. Forever Stamp The governors approved […]

Astronomers look skyward



The Ventura County Astronomical Society will hold its monthly meeting at 7:30 p.m. Fri., May 18 in the multipurpose room of Mesa Union School, 3901 Mesa School Road, Somis. Guest speaker is David Coppedge, a systems administrator for the Cassini Mission to Saturn and Titan at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory. A member of the Cassini team since before launch in […]

Writers’ club names poetry contest winners



The Ventura County Writers Club announced the winners of its inaugural poetry contest. Unpublished poets: First place, Melissa Grossman, “8th Birthday”; second place, Danielle Brown, “Joy in the Morning”; third place, Paul Westefer, “Battles.” Honorable mentions went to Melissa Grossman, Danielle Brown and Helen Stockdale. Published poets: First place, Cathryn Adressen, “Tanka”; second place, Michael Faran, “Some Reasons I Won’t […]

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LOVEY- Bucky, 9, a male Shih Tzu, was surrendered by his owner. Bucky can be adopted from the Agoura Bucky home, ask for ID No. #A3532916. Occasionally pets have already been adopted, so please call (818) 991-0071 first or visit http://animalcontrol.co.la.ca.us.

Mother’s Day breakfast



Boy Scout Troop 127 of Agoura Hills will host its 44th annual Mother’s Day Pancake Breakfast from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Sun., May 13 at Malibou Lake Lodge, 29033 Lake Vista Drive, Agoura. Tickets are $5 for adults, $3 for senior citizens and children under 12. Door prizes will be awarded throughout the morning. For information, call Nancy Berk […]

Chorus makes first place



Channelaire Chorus earned first-place gold medals at the Sweet Adeline regional competition held recently in Bakersfield. This win, their fourth since 2001, allows the chorus to represent the region at an international competition scheduled for Honolulu, Hawaii in 2008. The singers were evaluated on sound, expression, music and showmanship. Channelaire Chorus, a registered chapter of Sweet Adelines International, was organized […]

This Home Is On A Quiet Cul-De-Sac Near Schools



This 4bedroom, 2bathroom home is on a quiet culdesac in a neighborhood near schools and trails. There are views of Mt. Boney and Potrero Valley from several rooms. The living room faces front and has smooth, vaulted ceilings with a brick fireplace. The eat-in kitchen faces the large rear yard and has slab granite counters, ceramic tile flooring, gas range […]

Thomas named Federation’s Citizen of the Year

Old Agoura resident a 'longtime giver'

Jess Thomas, an Old Agoura resident and member of the Las Virgenes Homeowners Federation, was honored as the federation’s Citizen of the Year at their 40th annual installation banquet April 20. Steve Hess, former LVHF president, presented Thomas the award for ongoing activism and leadership. Hess called Thomas the “best Las Virgenes has to offer,” and said Thomas has been […]

Enjoying first place



LOOKING GOOD- The seventh-grade AYBA Spurs celebrate making playoff champions. Front row, from left, Jimmy Nguyen, Joshua Cosmer and Richard Fasani. Back row, Coach Sunny Bhullar, Kabir Bhullar, Matthew Spector, Reza Moeinazad, Brody Fehmel and Assistant Coach Don Fehmel.

What teens need to know about credit



At 18, American teens can assume control of their legal and financial futures. Yet they need to understand that slip-ups now can affect their futures for years to come, according to Mike Sullivan, director of education for Take Charge America, a national nonprofit credit counseling agency. “Once kids turn 18, they have their first shot at establishing a positive credit […]


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