2011-02-10 E-Edition

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Indicators still give mixed signals, but local economy seems to be improving

While the local economy will continue to build on the improvements that began last year, any chance of bringing the recession to a full stop depends on the creation of more jobs, forecasters said at the 2011 Ventura County Real Estate and Economic outlook last week in Westlake Village. Experts say employment will stabilize and perhaps even grow following four […]

Redevelopment near campus questioned by residents

A city workshop meant to inform the community about a potential affordable housing project at Agoura High turned into a protest by residents who oppose the homes and say more parking is needed at the high school. The 16-unit Fountain Place Villas townhome project is a collaboration between the city and the Las Virgenes Unified School District. Initially touted as […]

Fun for all at Winter Faire

Dinosaurs roam in new museum exhibit

The new Dinosaur Hall at the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, 900 Exposition Blvd., Los Angeles will open in July. The large-scale permanent exhibition will be presented in two light-filled galleries, twice the size of the museum’s old dinosaur galleries. The Dinosaur Hall will rival the world’s leading dinosaur halls for the volume of fossils displayed as well […]

Free seminar on heart disease

Millions of adults suffer from muscle spasms each year. For some, those spasms can be a chronic occurrence affecting their ability to sleep, exercise and maintain a daily level of comfort. Muscle spasms can occur anywhere in the body. When a muscle is in spasm, it contracts uncontrollably and doesn’t relax. The pain can be severe. Muscles that frequently spasm […]

Do youth sports cost too much?

Participating in youth sports is one of the best ways for a child to learn the benefits teamwork. (This is true despite the occasional overzealous parent who insists on beating the other 8-year-olds by 50 points.) Although few athletes play sports competitively after high school, the good sportsmanship and a strong work ethic they learn are traits that will stick […]

In seven-person City Council race, Martha Fritz says experience counts

The Acorn will publish individual profiles for the seven candidates who are vying for two open seats on the Calabasas City Council. The municipal elections will take place March 8. If elected to City Council, Martha Fritz promises to work hard to maintain public safety, preserve open spaces and protect the fiscal strength of the city— regardless of California’s budgetary […]

Volunteers needed for visitor center

Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area is seeking volunteers to staff the Visitor Center at 401 W. Hillcrest Drive, Thousand Oaks. The volunteers assist park visitors from around the world by supplying information about trails and helping with park events, programs and bookstore sales. Weekday and weekend shifts are available. Knowledge of trails and park sites in the mountains is […]

Talking turkey about a kitty named Sullivan

Critter Tail

Here is a story about my 5- year-old orange tabby cat named Sullivan. I could write a book about this cat. I was getting the turkey ready for Thanksgiving and was using a cooking bag. Having never used the clear cooking bags, I read the directions carefully—you have to shake flour on the inside of the bag before inserting your […]

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