Smart sprinkler system saves water, money

When Reza Pourzia went on walks around his Oak Park neighborhood, he noticed sprinklers over-watering soggy lawns and runoff streaming down the sidewalks. “I thought, ‘There must be a better way.’ I wanted to come up with an easytouse watering solution, and this was before we knew water shortage was going to be such a major issue.” The more he […]

YMCA open

Branches of the Southeast Ventura County YMCA will host a “Discover the Y” open house from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sat., Jan. 5. The free events will feature games and activities for the kids. Hosting the open houses are the Conejo Valley YMCA at 4031 N. Moorpark Road in Thousand Oaks, Miller Family YMCA at Paraiso Town Center in […]

Pet of the Week

Located On A Corner Lot And Close To Schools And Parks

This singlestory (no stairs), 2bedroom home has more than 900 square feet. It is on a corner, lower level and is near schools, parks and shopping. This could be a great starter home for a young family or a pair of singles or retirees downsizing or as an investment property. The low HOA dues provide for a community pool, spa […]

Creative students thrive on the local stage

Hebrew students explore culinary creativity

Hypertension on rise in L.A. County

'Silent killer' up 7 percent

Hypertension, the silent killer, is on the rise among Los Angeles County adults. A report issued by the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health indicates that the percentage of adults countywide who have been diagnosed with hypertension increased from 18 percent in 1997 to 25 percent in 2005. The findings are based on the results of the most recent […]

The great blue heron

Walking out the front door, my attention was caught by a deep guttural honk. Turning left, I spied enormous wings ascending over a nearby hill. The long wingstrokes slowly coursed and strained against gravity. The gray muted light of early morning made it unclear exactly what was coming towards me. I quickly reviewed my mental checklist of possible birds. No […]

Michael and Arleen Delgado

Michael and Arleen Delgado of Prudential California Realty’s Oxnard/Channel Islands office won the award for top producers for October 2007. With the year drawing to a close, it seems likely that the Delgados will again take top honors for the Oxnard/Channel Islands branch of Prudential California Realty for their production in 2007. This month’s award takes their year’s total to […]

Residents participate in Rose Parade

Nine former queens participated in Tuesday’s 119th Rose Parade in Pasadena, including Julie Myers-King of Agoura Hills, who was crowned in 1988. Myers-King grew up in Arcadia and graduated from Arcadia High School. She graduated from UCLA and now resides in Agoura Hills with her husband, Curt, and three sons- 12yearold identical twins Kevin and Steven and 8-year-old Jeffrey. Myers-King […]