Calabasas wants apartment renters to snuff out smoke

City ordinance would be expanded

The city of Calabasas wants to expand its smoking ordinance to include apartment complexes. The first of two official readings required to amend the ordinance drew virtually no criticism from the public or members of the City Council. Calabasas’ smoking ordinance went into effect March 17, 2006, limiting people’s exposure to secondhand smoke in public areas within the city’s boundaries. […]

Tea for toys

Off on a spending spree

Presbyterian youth invited to create videos

Films should interpret the Old Testament scripture of Micah 6:8

Tapping the creative energy of potentially thousands of Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) youth in order to “connect” and “engage” the denomination around mission and ministry is the goal of a new effort of the Presbyterian Church Foundation. YMI Live (Youth Mission Initiative LIVE) is a web-based project launched by the foundation in November to create an Internet community of Presbyterian youth […]

Remodeler, bewar

Sometime in April I got a call from a construction company inquiring if I planned any construction or repair work soon. A very pleasant voice, kind of motherly, so I was inclined to hear her out: 20 percent discount if I contracted now; workers all legal, bonded and insured; will completely conform with regulations of homeowners association; take their own […]

New best friends

Poker party benefits soldiers overseas

Digital TV storage space gets bigger

TenLab, an Agoura Hills company, has designed the TenBox, a high-definition TV and multimedia storage box created to expand the capacity of DirectTV’s hi-def receivers plus DVRs. According to the company, the TenBox device increases DirecTV recording capacity by up to 660 percent- up to 1,300 hours of regular programming or up to 330 hours of highdefinition programming. Regular DVRs […]

Local spiritual center offers two classes

Seminar is based on book 'Soul To Soul'

•Dennis Merritt Jones will present “The Journey of Your Soul,” an eightweek class inspired by the book “Soul to Soul” by Gary Zukav, beginning Wed., Jan. 9 from 7 to 9:30 p.m. at the OneSpirit Center for Conscious Living, 1756 Erringer Road, Simi Valley. The class will feature discussion groups, workshops and meditation. Topics include: what is the Earth school […]

Don’t be a Scrooge when it comes to affordable housing

One of the biggest challenges facing our community in the coming year is not how many new stores and restaurants are needed in town, nor is it the preservation of open space and how to pay for it. It isn’t the traffic that consumes us day to day and it isn’t the number of new programs that we may or […]