SoCal soccer club nets first place

SOCCER STARS— The Real SoCal girls’ U-12 soccer squad took first place in its division at the Simi Valley Eclipse Labor Day Invitational Tournament. Real SoCal is based in North Ranch. Pictured in the front row, from left, are Natalie Weinberg, Rachel Finegold, Hailey Pohevitz, Megan Demijohn, Milana Kazmer and Sarah Rodriguez. Back row: Megan Meredith, Rachel Julius, Mariana de […]

Excited about LVUSD strategy

The new LVUSD technology strategy has been unveiled on the district’s website, and after reviewing it, I was inspired to draft this letter. The technology strategy proposed to our district exceeds the needs of all stakeholders. As an educator, I appreciate the studentcentered approach that underscores the entire document. Every proposal is made for the educational benefit of our students. […]

Dressed for success

OUT ON THE TOWN— Teddy Bear, a large Airedale Terrier, wins best costume award at the Paws 4 Hope charity dog walk Oct. 4 in Westlake Village. Owner Joann Calhoun is pleased.

Small car, big assignment

THE WHEEL DEAL— Capt. Tom Martin of the Malibu/Lost Hills Sheriff’s Station shows off the department’s new electric-powered Mini Cooper. Leased by Mini U.S.A., a subsidiary of BMW, the energy-efficient vehicle will be used by Lost Hills administrative staff and special assignment and community relations personnel. The Lost Hills station is at 27050 Agoura Road in Calabasas. For more information, […]

Jewels’ Quest for Glory

Jewels Quest has been selected for the 2009 Best of Thousand Oaks Award in the jewelry stores category by the U.S. Commerce Association. The Best of Local Business Award program recognizes outstanding local businesses throughout the country. Each year, the association identifies the companies they believe have achieved exceptional marketing success in their local community and business category. The award […]

Basketball squad in hoops heaven

SKILL PLAYERS— The Ventura County Elite CYBA Magic sixth-grade girls’ basketball team finished in first place at the Swoosh Tournament held in Oxnard. The team defeated the Oxnard Jagz and Ventura Fusion to take the tile. Lindsay Emi and Milana Kazmer are in the front row. Pictured in the back row, from left, are Claire Thompson, Cayley Corridori, Kate Foultz, […]

Car business gets clean bill of health

Las Vegas has Bellagio, now Agoura Hills has Lavaggio. Congratulations to businessman David Delrahim on his beautiful development and business venture. It took a lot of time, energy and money to put something nice at a piece of property that once looked like the entrance to Old Agoura. The New Agoura has arrived. James Iwanoff Agoura Hills

Morrison homeowners upset at board

Some residents in the Morrison Ranch area of Agoura Hills are venting their anger at the neighborhood homeowners association for alleged improprieties. Jan Gerstel, a homeowner in the tract, launched a website, www.mrneighbors.com, in August to air his grievances with the association’s board of directors. His website, which can be accessed with the password “disclosure,” contains the homeowner complaints. Gerstel […]

Home sales slump

August sales of Conejo Valley single-family homes were 135 compared to 145 sold in July and 150 a year ago, according to the Conejo Valley Association of Realtors. The median sales price for single-family homes in August was $660,416. In 2008 it was $682,539. Total sales for all real estate transactions in August were $123.2 million compared to $145 million […]


THURS., OCT. 8 Somis Thursday Club Meets at clubhouse, 5380 Bell St., Somis. Lunch, program from Museum of Ventura County about “The coming of the automobile to Ventura County.” $15 for lunch. Member of the California Federation of Women’s Clubs. Phone: 805.987.2728 Contact: Sandi Time: 12:00 p.m. Date: 10/8/2009 Stand Up For Cancer Survivors FUNdraiser At Thousand Oaks Civic Arts […]