City takes note of economy’s bad signs

Agoura relaxes advertising laws

The Agoura Hills City Council is once again reviewing ordinances covering banner signs, sandwich board advertisements, outdoor displays and other types of signage in an effort to ease restrictions on businesses that are facing tough economic times. Starting in December, businesses were allowed to display banner signs for up to three months. With the economy continuing to dive, council members […]

Calabasas hosting Arbor Day celebration

The city of Calabasas will host an Arbor Day celebration beginning at 9:30 a.m. Sat., March 14 at Gates Canyon Park, 25801 Thousand Oaks Blvd., Calabasas. There will be a tree planting activity for children and a Los Angeles County Smart Gardening workshop at 9:30 a.m. An official Arbor Day ceremony and tree planting will be at 11 a.m. For […]

Much ado about something

Center for Spiritual Living plans peace event tonight in Westlake

The Center for Spiritual Living will host a Seasons For Peace and Nonviolence event featuring religious and spiritual leaders from the Los Angeles area at 7 p.m. tonight, March 12 at 880 Hampshire Road, Ste. V, Westlake Village. The event will have presentations by panel members and discussions relating to resolving conflict through non-violent means. The program marks the annual […]

Letter shouldn’t have been printed

I cannot believe you printed Patricia Standring’s letter regarding “A new theory about 9/ 11” in which she implies Republicans are somehow responsible for that horrific attack. In the future, I believe you should make a First Amendment exception on the basis of sheer lunacy, like the one that presents someone from falsely yelling “fire” in a crowded theater, and […]

Workshop good for environment

The Triunfo Sanitation District is looking for landscape designers, contractors and other professionals interested in displaying their products and services at a Water-Wise Landscaping Workshop from 9 a.m. to noon Sat., March 21 at the Oak Park Community Center, 1000 Kanan Road, Oak Park. The event will include a presentation by award-winning landscape designer Owen Dell. The workshop is free […]

Tips for helping the techobsessed disconnect

Just how connected to the web are we? According to a survey conducted by Harris Interactive and sponsored by Intel Corporation, 65 percent of adults feel they “cannot live without Internet” access. So it’s probably no surprise that 71 percent of respondents said that it is important or very important to have Internet-enabled devices such as laptops, netbooks and mobile […]

Hear ye! A.E. Wright opens Medieval Market

A.E. Wright Middle School’s seventh-grade social science classes will host the 34th annual Medieval Market from 11 a.m. to noon Fri., March 20 at the school, 5844 Larboard Lane, Agoura Hills. The event will include merchant tables, craft demonstrations, food and entertainers.

High school girls invited to Bible study

A high school girls’ Bible study called “Lies Young Women Believe and the Truth that Sets them Free” will be at 11:15 a.m. following the 9:30 a.m. worship service starting Sun., March 22 at Church in the Canyon, 4235 Las Virgenes Road, Calabasas. All high school girls are invited. The book study is based on the top 25 concerns of […]

Librarian cuts hurt the most

The Las Virgenes Unified School District is considering cutting all six of their school librarians. I wonder if the Las Virgenes superintendent and the board are aware of the extensive research showing that the presence of a credentialed librarian has a clear positive impact on reading and social studies test scores, as does overall library quality, staffing and total library […]

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