2008-07-24

Incumbents seek return to school board



The seats of longtime incumbent Jan Iceland and recent appointee Barbara Laifman are up for election on the Oak Park School Board. Both incumbents say they will run. Iceland, who’s seeking her fifth term, was elected in 1991. She’s served longer than any of the other current members. Board Chair Cindy Vinson is in her third term; Marie Panec and […]

Bank VP earns her credential



Lynnette Coverly, vice president of marketing for Community West Bank in Westlake Village, was recently awarded the Certified Financial Marketing Professional designation from the Institute of Certified Bankers, a nonprofit organization sponsored by the American Bankers Association in Washington, D.C. Coverly recently graduated from the American Bankers Association School of Bank Marketing and Management held at Southern Methodist University in […]

Practice times



Here is the Dallas Cowboys’ training camp schedule for the next three weeks at River Ridge in Oxnard. All times are subject to change. Check www.dallascowboys.com for up-to-date information. Practices are free to attend. Parking is $10 for cars and $20 for oversized vehicles. Fri., July 25 — 2:15 to 4:30 p.m. Sat., July 26 — 8:50 to 11 a.m. […]

Wife not a fan of my habit



My wife hates my fan. It’s a little white twospeed oscillating fan that helps keep me cool at night while I sleep. My little fan also saves energy by giving the air conditioner a rest, yet my wife can’t stand the thing. But I’ m not gonna lie. I don’t use my fan just to keep cool. I’ve become addicted […]

‘Forty Carats’ at Stage Door



The Stage Door Theatre will present the romantic comedy “Forty Carats” beginning at 8 p.m. Fri., Aug. 1 at the theater, 28311 Agoura Road, Agoura Hills. The play is directed by Nance Crawford, and the script was adapted by Jay Allen from the original French play by Pierre Barillet and Jean Pierre Greedy. The story follows 40-year-old Ann Stanley’s experiences […]

Limited time to comment on Agoura Village

Environmental watchdog group Save Open Space believes the development will trample the local ecology

There’s still time for residents to submit their comments about the revised environmental impact report for the Agoura Village plan, a city official said. Residents have until Aug. 7 at 5 p.m. to express their concerns about the proposed residential and commercial development, said Allison Cook, Agoura Hills senior planner. Cook said additional biological information has been added to the […]

Local Business Briefs



Paving the way JFK Company, a Ventura Countybased contractor specializing in interlocking paver installation, opened its doors to a new 10,000-square-foot showroom and display yard in Agoura Hills. The business offers its customers a choice of numerous design possibilites using concrete and natural stone pavers. The new JFK showroom is at 28378 Roadside Drive. Call (800) 392-7283 or (805) 577-9507, […]

Westlake’s World Series team has a blast in Simi



The Shetland team from Westlake PONY Baseball was playing for more than a juice box and orange slices in its games this past weekend. Even though the majority of the players were in their first year competing in organized baseball, the squad was good enough to participate in the Simi Valley Youth World Series, a three-day tournament. “These kids are […]

Club hosts wine tasting for charity



The Westlake Women’s Club will host the third annual “Summer Wine Down” wine and food tasting from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Sun., Aug. 3 in the Lakeside Room and Wine Cellar at the Westlake Village Inn, 31943 Agoura Road, Westlake Village. Guests may taste wines, sample cuisines from Conejo Valley restaurants, hear live music, and bid on silent auction […]

Westlake pathways are lacking



We are lucky to live in a city where resources are allocated to its continued beautification; however, it seems like a misstep to repave and make the road dividers more attractive once again when we still do not have adequate sidewalks or bike paths. Where are they? Why hasn’t the city taken this need seriously? It is dangerous to walk […]


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