2010-08-26 E-Edition

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Cash-strapped youths launch summer business cleaning mailboxes

A foiled shopping trip and a little observation were all it took to inspire two young Westlake Village entrepreneurs to start a summer business. About two months ago, Oaks Christian eighth-grader Emma Flemming and her friend Nicole Fulgentis, who attends eighth grade at St. Jude the Apostle School in Westlake Village, started a mailbox cleaning business in their Three Springs […]

Frisky business expected at Doodle Romp

The ninth annual Southern California Doodle Romp and Picnic will be from 1 to 5 p.m. Sat., Sept. 11 at a private home in Malibu. All labradoodle and goldendoodle owners and lov- ers of the breed can bring their dogs. The event will have a gourmet buffet lunch, competitions, vendors and a dog photographer. The charity auction will benefit Malibu […]

Pastor leads ‘joyous church’

Dennis Stirewalt, senior pastor at Camarillo Seventh-day Adventist Church, explains the foundation of his church’s doctrine in straightforward terms. “The Bible, and the Bible only, is the basis of our doctrine,” said Stirewalt, who came to Camarillo six years ago after serving as an associate pastor in Tennessee. He and his wife of 42 years, Rashelle, lived 30 years in […]

City employee acted responsibly

We are the owners of the “private home” across from Chumash Park where Agoura Hills city employee Frank Gonzalez was alleged to have committed one of 13 work violations, namely “shoveling dirt and moving rocks.” We would like to inform the city manager and anyone else involved in concocting this violation that we take particular umbrage with their accusation. At […]

Students return to Oak Park Unified School District in record numbers

Classes start on Wed., Sept. 1

Despite shrinking enrollment at school districts throughout the region, the student count this fall at Oak Park Unified School District will break records, officials say. The first day of school on Sept. 1 will usher 4,083 students into the seven schools in the district, 273 more than last year. Because OPUSD is a designated District of Choice, students from outside […]

Day for women

Today is Women’s Equality Day. The day was first established in 1971 and was instituted by then U.S. Rep. Bella Abzug. The date commemorates the passage in 1920 of the 19th Amendment to the Constitution, which gave U.S. women the right to vote. The observance of Women’s Equality Day also calls attention to the continuing efforts of women toward full […]

Hollywood producer to speak at GOP luncheon

Program to discuss Republicans in the entertainment industry

The West Valley Republican Club will host a special luncheon from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sat., Sept. 11 at the Sagebrush Cantina, 23527 Calabasas Road, Calabasas. The public is invited. Stephen Rollins will discuss the progress being made by Republicans in the entertainment industry. Rollins is a Hollywood producer, director, actor, writer and a Republican activist. He witnessed one […]

Prepare for High Holy Days

Conejo Jewish Outreach will host a class that offers the Jewish community an opportunity to prepare for the upcoming High Holy Days. “Yom Kippur: What it Means to Forgive” will be offered at 7:30 p.m. Tues., Aug. 31 at the home of Russ and Julie Paris in Agoura. Directions will be given when reservations are made. The class will discuss […]

A cool ending

I am the volunteer parent who coordinated the nutritional/hydration portion of “hell week” for the Oak Park High School football team. Hell week is when teams have two strenuous training sessions a day for six days in a row. On our first day of practices, the OPHS ice machine broke, leaving no ice for injured players, drinks or cool-down stations. […]