2010-02-04 E-Edition

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Scholarships available for public works-related majors

The Ventura County Chapter of the American Public Works Association has announced the availability of scholarships for high school students entering college or university in an engineering/public works-related major. Scholarship amounts are $500 to $2,000. Students attending a high school in Agoura Hills, Camarillo, Calabasas, Moorpark, Simi Valley, Thousand Oaks, Westlake Village and county unincorporated areas are eligible to apply.    […]

Reduce school administration

The Las Virgenes Unified School District must do what most families and businesses must do when income drops—cut expenses. Enrolling more out-ofdistrict students will enlarge class sizes and likely start a vicious cycle of cries from the district for more money and taxes for more teachers, supplies and administrators. It will shortchange those who actually reside in the district, who […]

Families find plenty to do at the Community Center

Student activism helps Haiti survivors

More than $5,700 was raised by Oak Park students last week to help Haiti earthquake victims. Other students contributed to the relief by collecting shoes for victims. Students at each of the six Oak Park public schools were encouraged to bring in $1 on Jan 22. Large water cooler jugs were set up at each site for the collection. Goals […]

Singin’ in the drain

NP I wonder if they sell diving bells at OSH. I think I should have bought one or a scuba suit with a mini-sub and telescopic probe for Grumps last Christmas. It would have looked good under the tree and the wristwatch went over like a pregnant polevaulter. His real obsession is the drain game, anyway. Dumb me. Here’s the […]

Electronic waste collection on Saturday

The environmental club at Willow Elementary School, Kids FACE (Kids For A Clean Environment) will have an electronic waste collection from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sat., Feb. 6 in the school parking lot, 29026 Laro Drive, Agoura Hills. The club will receive a donation based on the total weight collected. TVs, PCs, printers, faxes, phones and stereo equipment will […]

Los Robles performs first TIF procedure in Ventura County

Interventional gastroenterologist Gilbert Simoni, MD, assisted by general surgeon Tom F. Measles, MD, recently performed Ventura County’s first Transoral Incisionless Fundoplication (TIF) procedure, a minimally invasive solution for the relief of Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease. Both of these physicians are certified to perform the procedure which is a new approach to the surgical management of the disease. GERD is a condition […]

Trio visits Jewish community in Uganda

Foundation hosting ‘Have a Heart for Haiti’ event

The Conejo Valley-based Universal Love Foundation is sponsoring “Have a Heart for Haiti” through Fri., Feb. 12, to coincide with Valentine’s Day. The drive is collecting filled backpacks to donate to young victims of the Haitian earthquake. The community is asked to fill backpacks with appropriate essentials for youth under 18 years, such as blankets, socks, shoes, sandals or slippers, […]