2008-08-14

Triunfo dispute escalating



As a candidate for the Triunfo Sanitation District (TSD) Board, I take issue with Ventura Regional Sanitation District Manager (VRSD) Mark Lawler’s Aug. 7 letter where he contends that conflicts of interest identified between the VRSD and the TSD are “erroneous” and “were discredited two years ago.” The 2006/2007 Ventura County Grand Jury investigating a complaint regarding the governance, management […]

Kristina Kline



Kristina Kline was recently awarded Prudential’s Sales Professional eCertified Designation. Broker/owner Bob Majorino and Regional Manager Dave Ward extended their congratulations to Kline, who is with Prudential California Realty’s Moorpark office. eCertified designation is awarded to sales professionals who meet extensive criteria and complete the program training. “Being eCertified means that I have the knowhow and technical confidence to serve […]

Democratic women to hear Obama delegate speak



The Democratic Women’s Council of Conejo Valley will meet for brunch from 10 a.m. to noon Sat., Aug. 16 at Mandevilla Restaurant, 951 S. Westlake Blvd., Westlake Village. Sandy Emberland, Obama delegate to the national Democratic convention, will speak and take questions. Dr. Rochelle Sechooler will continue her series on “The Emotional Side of Voting.” To make reservations, call (805) […]

Schools want to expand arts and music



The Las Virgenes Unified School District is looking at sweeping changes to its elementary art and music program. At the July 22 board of education meeting, a school district Art and Music Task Force that was created to develop recommendations on how to spend state money earmarked for art and music programs presented its vision and implementation plan. The changes […]

Sheriff’s Blotter



Agoura Hills A thief stole a $150 skateboard from a vehicle parked in the 30800 block of Agoura Road July 28. Several other vehicle burglaries also occurred at about the same time in the same area. Thieves stole five kegs of beer worth $100 each from a shed in the 5700 block of Lake Lindero Drive July 26. Someone made […]

Get children organized for school success



Today’s children have the overflowing paperwork and bulging day planners of pintsized CEOs. And organizing those activities and assignments takes capable assistants: mom and dad. “Without parental intervention, virtually all elementary school children, and many middle and high school youths, will be unable to manage the flow of information from school to home and back again,” said Dr. Anne Rambo, […]

Paule-bearer



I appreciate that Mike Paule, who is running for a seat on the Triunfo Sanitation District, is addressing the district’s finances and conflict of interest issues. Despite the recent letter to the editor from Triunfo’s general manager dismissing these two issues as nonexistent, they are very real concerns that need to be addressed. Mr. Paule echoes the concerns raised by […]

Speakers meet on Wednesdays



Toastmasters hold Voice Ambassadors Meetings from 6 to 7:30 p.m. every Wednesday at Agoura Room, 1 Baxter Way, Westlake Village. The group helps members learn to speak clearly and confidently in front of an audience. For more information, call Brenda O’Brien at (805) 2178771.

Religiously Affiliated Colleges



Many private colleges were founded by religious groups, and while a lot of these schools are secular institutions today, religious affiliation is a factor for students to consider as choose they a college. The largest group of religiously affiliated colleges is Catholic, with more than 200 schools in the United States. Some of the most well-known are Jesuit institutions, including […]

CHP warns of leaving kids in car



The California Highway Patrol is warning the public of the dangers of leaving a child alone inside a sweltering-hot vehicle. “When left in the sun, it only takes a minute for the inside of the vehicle to become like an oven,” said CHP Capt. Whiteford of the Ventura area office. Heat isn’t the only danger. Children left in running cars […]