Triunfo board moves toward full elections

Triunfo Sanitation District Board of Directors took a major step this week toward becoming an all-elected body. Previous motions by Triunfo board members Linda Parks and Janna Orkney to have all five members of the panel be elected were defeated by the three other board members, Ron Stark, Tom Glancy and Jim Acosta. At the board’s July 16 meeting, however, […]

Sculptor’s work takes on life-size proportions

Animal designs look like the real thing

Sculptor Joe Wertheimer has moved to Agoura Hills and brought his line of lifesize animals with him. Wertheimer has been a sculptor for more than 30 years, designing and creating artwork for hotels and restaurants around the world. He sculpted 18 African animals, at life-size or larger, for The Palace Hotel and Lost City in South Africa. Closer to home […]

Local orthodontist to address conference

Dr. James Mulick, an Agoura Hills orthodontist, will speak at the international meeting of the Velocardiofacial Syndrome Education Foundation July 20 to 22 in Dallas, Texas. The syndrome is a birth defect. Its most common features are a cleft palate and heart defects. Mulick, an orthodontist at the UCLA Craniofacial Team since its formation in 1962, will discuss the orthodontic […]

Demonstration on pet therapy is scheduled

Silverado Senior LivingCalabasas will hold a three-day pet therapy demonstration, High-Tech Meets High-Touch,Mon., July 30 to Wed., Aug 1 at 25100 Calabasas Road, Calabasas. The event will spotlight Silverado’s use of pets to provide community residents a way to reduce stress, blood pressure and need for medications and to increase quality of life and longevity. For more information, visit www.silveradosenior.com.

ave the nation

I want my country back. Last week, Harriet Miers (a lawyer, former White House counsel and failed U.S. Supreme Court nominee), didn’t just refuse to answer certain questions based on executive privilege when subpoenaed by the House Judiciary Committee, but instead, acting on orders from the White House, she refused to show up, period. What do you suppose would happen […]

Judi Ross

Chuck Leko and Michael Schaller, owners of Century 21 Adobe Realty in Newbury Park, congratulate some of their associates for outstanding production in June.

Gaines runs for school board, Schulz out

Two seats are opening up at the Las Virgenes Unified School District Board of Education, but only one incumbent has filed papers for reelection. Board President Terilyn Finders is seeking her third term on the education panel, while Pat Schulz is stepping down after eight years in office. Schulz said she was ready to “take a breather” from the school […]

Enjoy movies and smoothies at the library

The Agoura Hills Library will host Movies and Smoothies as part of the teen summer reading program. The movies will be shown at 2 p.m. on Saturdays. Teens are invited to “Read the book, watch the movie, and enjoy free smoothies, popcorn and gift cards.” “Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire” will be shown July 21; “Hoot,” July 28; […]

Senior health fair coming

The sixth annual Senior Health Fair will be from 1 to 4 p.m. Sat., Aug. 4 at Agoura Hills Senior Retreat, 5217 Chesebro Road, Agoura Hills. Vendors will provide information and services for local senior citizens. Table fee for vendors is $25; all fees will be donated to the Alzheimer’s Association. For more information, call (818) 991-3544.

Keep animals safe from poison

Virtually every pet owner knows not to feed a dog chocolate or that ingesting lilies can be fatal to a cat, but there are many other hazards in a home that can be equally dangerous. As the recent pet food poisoning tragedy has demonstrated, pets can be poisoned no matter how careful an owner is with them, even if they […]