2011-10-27

Local treats too good to pass up



The movie mash



It’s Halloween time and some of you might be looking for movies to bring in the spirits. Maybe you’d like a few chills for Halloween night while your kids are trick-or-treating and you’re passing out goodies at the door. Or maybe the little kiddies are looking for some Halloween party ambience. Either way, I dug up some of my favorite […]

Area office vacancies are still pushing the envelope

Market remains ‘overbuilt’


If the recession is officially winding down, the office real estate market has yet to get the memo. Landlords began dropping lease prices two years ago to stave off higher vacancy rates locally, yet the office rental market continues to languish, said Tom Dwyer, vice president of CB Richard Ellis, in the 2011 Ventura County Economic Outlook. In the report […]

He’s the Mann



Quite simply, Chris Mann was one of the most effective people ever to serve on the council and as mayor. When he last ran for council he promised to protect Lot 79 from development, to build a park next to the fire station on Foxfield Drive, to promote public safety, and to oppose tax increases. He worked very well with […]

SERVING IN UNIFORM



Navy Midshipman Julie M. Miller and more than 900 other freshmen recently completed Plebe Summer while attending the U.S. Naval Academy. Plebe summer is the sixweek summer training program that is required of all incoming freshmen to the academy. Miller will go on to complete the academic year as a midshipman. She is a 2009 graduate of Westlake High School. […]

Pet of the Week



Lots of Halloween flicks to enjoy



There are so many great films to see for Halloween. In addition to the movies matched up in the Movie Nut column, here are a few more: There are funny horror movies like “Shaun of the Dead” (2004) and “Grindhouse: Planet Terror” (2007), and creature features like “Jaws” (1975) and “ Alien” ( 1979). There are also the goriest movies […]

Is your house Halloween-ready?



Letters deadline



The deadline for letters to the editor endorsing election candidates in next week’s paper is noon on Fri., Oct. 28. Not all letters may be printed due to space considerations. Thank you for your cooperation.

Fall fun at Sumac fest



The Sumac L-STEM (Literary, Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) Academy will host its second annual Fall Festival Fundraiser from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sun., Oct. 30 at 6050 Calmfield Ave, off of Kanan Road, Agoura Hills. Activities will include pumpkin bowling, spin art, pumpkin painting, face painting, inflatable rides, a dunk tank, music and a haunted house. Local artisans […]


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