2008-01-24

When it comes to the environment, ‘green’ is clean

Friendly policies widely adopted

Green policies- guidelines geared toward reducing pollution and protecting the environment- have become increasingly popular with schools, governments and other groups. Rudy Gonzales, public affairs representative for Southern California Edison, discussed the green initiatives undertaken by his utility during a recent meeting of the Agoura Hills City Council. According to Gonzales, 17 percent of energy provided by SCE is generated […]

Learn how gifted children, adults are misdiagnosed

Giftedness can mask as ADD, Asperger's, bipolar disorder

A child identified as a “gifted” learner is a source of pride for many parents, but gifted children- and adults- sometimes risk being misdiagnosed with a range of disorders and disabilities because of their high IQ. Judy Wiener, a licensed and certified social worker and marriage and family therapist, will address issues faced by gifted students and adults at the […]

Miller’s team-first attitude makes her a favorite at Westlake

Junior driver still learning the game of water polo

Julie Miller isn’t the best player on the Westlake High girls’ water polo team, but she may be the most beloved. When Miller scored her second goal of the season during last Friday’s home match against Moorpark, her Warrior teammates went wild, and the patsontheback didn’t stop until well after Westlake’s (5-10, 3-5 in league) easy win. It didn’t matter […]

Dr. King Had the Answer: Stick With Love



Hate is a toxic energy that can wear many different masks, but behind them all dwells the same thing: fear. Have you ever carried the burden of hate? I have, and I know how hard it is to let it go, especially when it seems to be “justified” because of someone else’s act of cruelty, thoughtlessness or selfishness. Perhaps the […]

Susan Denny



For October 2007, the award for top listing agent from Prudential California Realty’s Camarillo office went to Susan Denny. Having been raised in the lovely, serene community of Oxnard, Denny has a great deal of expertise in Ventura County and is a thoroughly qualified area expert. Because she attended Oxnard schools while growing up, Denny is well-versed when guiding her […]

School is committed to the environment



Teachers, administrators, students and parents at Heschel West Day School in Agoura say green is good. Green programs are woven into every aspect of the Jewish school, including classroom projects, field trips and special assemblies. To launch the school’s commitment to the environment, students created a striking banner out of recyclable material. Children made hats out of recycled material and […]

Reaching for the top



Mannisto named to All-State first team



Westlake High senior place kicker/punter Jordan Mannisto has been selected to the All-State first team by CalHiSports.com. Mannisto averaged 41.4 yards per punt this season for the Warriors and converted 9of12 field goal attempts, including three kicks of more than 50 yards. St. Bonaventure running back Darrell Scott was the only other Ventura County football player to make the first […]

“There Will Be Blood”



Directed by: Paul Thomas Anderson Starring: Daniel Day-Lewis, Dillon Freasier, Paul Dano, Ciarán Hinds MPAA rating: R (for adult lan guage, bloodshed) Running time: 157 minutes Best suited for: drama, period piece fans, Daniel Day-Lewis fans Least suited for: story and plot lovers Loosely based on Upton Sinclair’s 1927 novel “Oil!”- the tale of an opportunistic oil tycoon and his […]

Luxury Townhomes Offered In Ventura



Chapel Lane Townhomes in Ventura feature two to four bedrooms, two to three baths and up to 2,026 square feet of interior living area. Houses include decoratorselected tile or laminate flooring, wall-to-wall carpeting and a 36 inch pre-cast gas fireplace with bi-fold glass doors. Chapel Lane is close to schools, shopping, and Ventura Harbor. For more information on these properties […]