2007-08-02

Control your temper to teach kids

Adults need to model anger management

NP Have you ever noticed the time it takes to subdue someone’s temper, especially a child’s? If it takes you more than 15 seconds, that’s the amount of time you have to take three deep breaths and turn the situation around or it is going to escalate into painful exchanges and sometimes violent behavior. The most practical and effective intervention […]

Future plans

Westlake High grad Billy Miller prepares for life after the NFL

For eight years Billy Miller has been catching passes for NFL teams. Now the New Orleans Saints tight end is hoping to pass back some of his football knowledge to a younger generation. Two weeks ago, the 1995 Westlake High graduate opened up his first business, Elite Athletics, in Westlake Village. The business will serve as a training venue to […]

Cardiac Kids to hold healthy fundraiser



Cardiac Kids Have HEART will present its inaugural “Heart Healthy Taste of the Conejo” from 4 to 8 p.m., Sat., Aug. 11 at Gardens of the World, 2001 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd. in Thousand Oaks. Cardiac Kids is a Thousand Oaks-based, national nonprofit organization dedicated to (H)elping (E)ducate, (A)ssist, (R)esearch and (T)reat children and adults with congenital heart disease. At […]

Peggy Kaufman, Jill Struck, JoAnn Tattersall and Sue Djernes



The Tattersall Team of Active Real Estate continues to lead families to this wonderful community by providing clients with exceptional service. Broker/ owner JoAnn Tattersall, Peggy Kaufman, Jill Struck, and Sue Djernes have over 43 years of combined experience. Representing buyers and sellers, team work ensures that each client’s individual goals are met. Hiring a realtor who is part of […]

Triunfo board elections placed in jeopardy

Law prohibits district vote

The quest to make the Triunfo Sanitation District board of directors an all-elected body took an unexpected twist last week when it was announced that an election to choose board members by district region is not permitted under state law. Only an at-large election in which residents vote for all five seats on the board is allowed, officials said. The […]

Seasoned rock climber loves scaling his local Santa Monica Mountains



As a youngster, David Katz and his friends used to play mountain climber with garden hoses or boating ropes and hike around the Lake Sherwood area. At 47, he isn’t playing anymore. Katz, a native of Westlake Village, spent his whole life climbing the terrain of the Santa Monica Mountains. He’s traveled to climb in Alaska, Canada and much of […]

Agoura Hills seeks recreation leaders



Qualified recreation leaders are wanted for the fall at the Agoura Hills Recreation Center. Responsibilities include monitoring department sites, working community special events, assisting with adult sports leagues, office coverage and more. Candidates should have group recreational activity leadership experience, have knowledge of rules or regulations governing competitive group athletic games and be able to deal tactfully with program participants […]

Group follows path to inner peace



Elan Vital, a nonprofit organization, is sponsoring a series of meetings to introduce people to the message and work of Prem Rawat, also known by the honorary title of Maharaji. These free video presentations will take place from 4 to 5:15 p.m. Sat., Aug. 11 at the Westlake Village Library at 31200 Oak Crest Drive, and also from 7 to […]

Skateboarders to compete at X Games

Event is Friday night at Home Depot Center in Carson

A group of local skateboarders will attempt to go big in front of a raucous Home Depot Center crowd at the X Games Friday night. Of the 10 Southern California high school skaters who will be competing in an invitational best trick competition beginning at 8 p.m., seven participated in this year’s inaugural California High School Skateboard Club, founded by […]

Ojai Classic Rock Festival celebrates vinyl records



The Ojai Classic Rock Festival returns for its fifth engagement from noon to 10 p.m. Sat., Aug. 18 at Libbey Bowl in downtown Ojai. Gates will open at 11 a.m. The event features classic rock tribute bands honoring Pink Floyd (with a video/laser show), Led Zeppelin, The Grateful Dead, Jimi Hendrix, Allman Brothers and Janis Joplin. Advance priced tickets are […]