2009-06-18

Housing Consortium board names former Naval officer new director



The board of directors of the California Housing Consortium (CHC) has announced the appointment of Ray Pearl as its new executive director. Pearl has assumed the role of the lead staff person for the association and will oversee all organizational operations. Pearl will work with CHC’s board of directors to enhance housing production and affordability throughout California. Pearl came to […]

Law firm opens new offices in Westlake Village



Cohen & Burge, LLP opened new law offices at 699 Hampshire Road #207 in the Westlake Village portion of Thousand Oaks. The law firm specializes in the representation of governments, developers, architects, engineers and contractors. It also takes on civil liability claims. The firm can be reached at dburge@cohenburgelaw.com.

Pet of the Week



BOTTLED FOR PURRFECTION—Whiskey, an 8-year-old male domestic black and gray cat, was surrendered by his owner. Whiskey can be adopted from the Agoura Animal Shelter at 29525 Agoura Road. To take Whiskey home, ask for ID No.3956959. Occasionally pets have already been adopted, so please call (818) 991-0071 first or visit http:// animalcare.lacounty.gov/.

Admiring the land



During my days of performing land surveying work, I could determine my location on this earth by citing the star Polaris utilizing a transit, by using the tables of an ephemeris, and then by making numerous calculations. That would give me my exact latitude and longitude within 100 feet. Today, finding one’s location is different. This is particularly true if […]

Girl unites community with greenhouse project



NP A greenhouse has been built on the campus of Medea Creek Middle School in Oak Park to promote students’ environmental awareness. Although it was built with the support of many people it originated with one, student Monica Geske. A special needs seventhgrader, Monica, 13, has Down syndrome. She works with resource specialist Doreen Oswaks daily on lifeskills education, determining […]

Agoura High grads soar into future



Emerson Wahl Valedictorian Emerson Wahl will attend the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis after he graduates from Agoura High. Emerson has earned numerous awards and recognition for academic achievement and has set a standard of superior citizenship at the school. He won the Harvard Prize Book Award for “outstanding scholarship, leadership, personal character and intellectual promise.” Emerson was also […]

Old cat stills has her chops



My aging cat surprised me the other day with a burst of energy that is usually reserved for a juvenile kitten. Born in 1989, she is almost 100 years old. If you are a math whiz you probably figured out that based on her birth year, she can’t be almost 100. But in cat years, she is. Kyta has outlived […]

Measure R misuse



As other school districts replaced their aging vehicle fleets with hybrids, Oak Park opted for full-size gas guzzling SUVs. Now I read that our tax dollars are going to be used to reroof our local schools with PVC. PVC is classified as a human carcinogen by the National Toxicology Program, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the EPA and […]

Calabasas baseball team turns lemons into lemonade



After several members of the Calabasas High School baseball team were suspended in March for hazing new team members, coach Ed Edsall decided to use the incident to teach the boys a lesson in compassion. Edsall arranged for the team to play a game of baseball with the Challenge Team in Simi Valley. The Challenge Team comprises students with various […]

Counselor Barr will be missed



Joel Barr, Agoura High School counselor emeritus, says he’s old enough to retire but young enough to forge an exciting new path in life. Barr has spent 12 of his 37 years in education counseling students at Agoura High School. Though he will no longer be working with students whose names in the alphabet fall between “Gon” and “Kupe,” Barr […]


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