2009-07-02

Lazy days in the library



Lessons from the past



EYE ON LOCAL AREA STOCKS



Company Name Symbol July 1 June 24 June 17 June 10 Headquartered AMGEN AMGN 52.76 51.01 52.81 50.14 THOUSAND OAKS BAXTER BAX 52.74 50.63 48.76 46.41 THOUSAND OAKS BEVERLY HILLS BANCORP BHBC 0.02 0.02 0.02 0.02 CALABASAS CAMINOSOFT CORP. CMSF 0.00 * 0.00 * 0.00 * 0.02 WESTLAKE VILLAGE CHEESECAKE FACTORY CAKE 17.84 15.81 17.01 16.67 CALABASAS DIODES, INC DIOD […]

Lay your story to rest



“When we drop down below our stories, we are led back to the mystery of here and now.” —Jack Kornfield “The Wise Heart” Recently I had the honor of conducting a daylong Mindfulness and Meditation Retreat at the beautiful Tierra Rejada farm in Moorpark. The ultimate purpose of my retreats is to offer tools and techniques to attendees that will […]

Nightclub bad news for city



Quack, quack, quack. If it walks like a duck, sounds like a duck, it’s a duck. If a business has liquor, live entertainment, live dancers, a cover charge, and needs security in the business and in the parking lot, it is a nightclub. Write, call, or e-mail our City Council to say no to the permit for Senor Carlos Grill […]

Calabasas has balanced budget, big reserve fund



Despite state and federal fiscal challenges, the Calabasas City Council approved a balanced budget for the next two fiscal years, holding a reserve of more than $20 million—a full year of the city’s operating expenses. The city is estimating nearly $21 million in revenue and $22.3 million in operating costs. The budget is balanced because of the city’s reserve. “Just […]

Viewpoint students win at art, writing



Star Sage and Jordan Sitzer, students at Viewpoint School in Calabasas, were winners of the 2009 National Scholastic Art and Writing Awards from the Alliance for Young Artists and Writers. The students and their families traveled to Carnegie Hall in New York City on June 4 to receive their awards. Star, who will be a senior next year, won a […]

Artwork offers glimpse of the ‘big picture’

Oaks Christian hosts photo exhibit

A photography exhibit titled “The Big Picture: was presented by Oaks Christian School’s advanced Location Photography class on May 28 at the Westlake school. The free exhibit showcased the work of 10 high school photography students. The class, which is offered to experienced photography students, gives them the opportunity to travel to and take photos in four locations annually: Mammoth […]

Speaker to address poverty relief



The Community Forum will present Karon Wright of the Greater Contribution as she speaks on “Helping Families Work Their Way Out of Poverty” at 7:30 p.m. Fri., July 17 at the Conejo Valley Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 3327 Old Conejo Road, Newbury Park. Founded in 2006, The Greater Contribution is a nonprofit organization founded by women seeking to make a greater […]

Grad night board says thanks



The Oak Park High School Grad Night 2009 Board of Directors would like to express a big “thank you” for the generosity of the many families and businesses that supported the OPHS Class of 2009 Safe and Sober Grad Night. We would like to first express our thanks to those OPHS families who gave above and beyond the ticket price […]


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