2008-10-16

Winners recognized for Reyes Adobe Days



The city of Agoura Hills has announced the award winners for the fourth annual Reyes Adobe Days. Trophies and medals were given to individuals, businesses and community organizations who participated in the festival. This year the Community Service Superstar Award category for local students was added. Among the winning entries from the Reyes Adobe Days parade was the Los Angeles […]

Walking to school is a simple feat



DECLINING TO DRIVE—Yerba Buena Elementary School Principal Brent Noyes plays crossing guard during International Walk To School Day on Oct. 8. Children were encouraged to walk, run or ride their bikes to school rather than ride in a car.

CHS freshman showing poise, talent

Rossi offers hope for the future of Coyote volleyball

For years, volleyball has been a big deal in Marissa Rossi’s family. Now, Calabasas High is starting to reap the benefits. Although the girls’ volleyball team at CHS hasn’t won a match this season and hasn’t earned a victory in the Marmonte League since 2005, the future looks bright because of Rossi, a freshman, and her triplet sisters, Alanna and […]

How to piece together family history



The Ventura County Genealogical Society will hold its annual seminar from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sat., Oct. 18 at the LDS Family History Center, 3501 Loma Vista Road, Ventura. The seminar will include handouts, a syllabus, exhibits, new and used genealogy books for sale, two refreshment breaks and a noontime lunch. Henry “Hank” Jones will be the guest speaker. […]

Yes on school Measure R



It’s important that Oak Park residents understand the truth about Measure R, the school bond measure to repair Oak Park schools on the November ballot, and the tax rate. The school board carefully weighed the tax burden on homeowners before voting to place Measure R on the ballot. The tax rate on the existing bonds from 1977 spiked this year […]

Diane Kane



“It’s with a great deal of enthusiasm that I award Diane Kane with an Award of Merit,” announced Chuck Lech, manager of Dilbeck Estates Christie’s Great Estate’s Westlake Village office. “Diane is a seasoned professional who has over 24 years of experience selling residential real estate.” Kane is a longtime local resident with a wealth of knowledge in property values […]

Candidate brings community experience to MAC race



Drew Fine’s motivation for running for the Oak Park Municipal Advisory Council is a desire to set an example for his 10-year-old daughter, Blake, and to support the community he loves. Fine is running for one of two seats being vacated by longtime MAC members Deena Parry and Todd Haines. Derek Ross and Alon Glickstein are also seeking election to […]

Opportunity costs



If passed, the Oak Park Measure R bond would cost residents $44.87 per $100,000 of assessed value for 30 years. In addition, residents have three other school taxes they are paying: a 1970s facilities bond, a technology bond and a parcel tax. •$40-million 1977 bond: $115 per $100,000 of assessed value, spikes to $193 in 2009, drops to $89 in […]

Hits keep coming at Calabasas Challenger



Local tennis fans can catch a glimpse of some of the world’s top tennis prospects as the Mercedes-Benz of Calabasas USTA $50,000 Pro Challenger continues this weekend at the Calabasas Tennis and Swim Center. A proam and drills for all local players is being offered on Friday morning from 9 to 11. Lunch is included in the $50 entry fee. […]

Take Halloween safety seriously



Halloween is fun for kids, but, unfortunately, and from my experience, it can also be a day that children end up visiting the emergency room. As the head of the Emergency Department at Childrens Hospital Los Angeles, I have seen the results of too many accidents that happen on this day that is supposed to be devoted to fun and […]


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