2012-01-26

Stan Mantooth joins VCCF board



Ventura County superintendent of schools, Stan Mantooth, has been elected to the board of directors of the Ventura County Community Foundation. His three-year term started Jan. 1. “Because VCCF administers nearly 100 scholarship funds and plans to distribute $1.2 million in scholarships this coming year, Stan’s background in education is a tremendous asset for VCCF,” said Pierre Tada, chair of […]

Congregation to honor rabbi



Rabbi Gershon Weissman will be honored by the congregation of The New Shul of the Conejo at a champagne brunch at 10:30 a.m. Sun., Feb. 12 at the Westlake Village Inn, 31943 Agoura Road. The rabbi has served the Jewish community for more than 30 years. He was known as Rabbi Gary Johnson until 2006 when he legally changed his […]

Still not happy with interchange



Every morning I take a deep breath before driving out of our garage. Why? It’s another irritating drive south on Kanan Road to the southbound freeway entrance. We have lived in Agoura Hills for 26 years. While the community has grown with all development over those years, it makes sense that road construction would have done the same. Whoever came […]

A legend among us



Local Realtor bullish on 2012



Rodeo Realty Inc., a luxury real estate firm with offices in Calabasas, Simi Valley and the Westlake Village portion of Thousand Oaks, predicts solid gains in the housing market for 2012. Syd Leibovitch, owner and president of the 26-year-old Beverly Hills-based agency, said this year he’s expecting an increase in interest rates from 4 percent to the mid-4 percent to 5 percent range, […]

Aviation scholarship available



EAA (Experimental Aircraft Association) Chapter 723 will continue its science and aviation-oriented scholarship program for Ventura County residents. Scholarships for the 2012- 2013 school year will again be awarded in June. Applications and requirements are available online at www.eaa723.org. The deadline for submission of applications is May 1. For more information, call Steve Kivo, scholarship committee chairman, at (805) 816-5781.

Patriots play it forward

Viewpoint girls in the hunt for league championship


When the pressure’s on, the Viewpoint High girls’ soccer team kicks it up a notch. At the Ontario Christian tournament during winter break, the Patriots dressed only a dozen healthy players. Head coach Travis Kikugawa considered pulling his team out of the event. Instead of packing things up, Viewpoint gritted it out, going 2-2 in four matches over three days, […]

Chumash becoming ersatz dog park



Why waste money building a dog park in Agoura when you have Chumash Park acting as the local dog park? Everyone has their dog off leash there, running straight past the three signs stating “Dogs should be on leash at all times.” The majority of people drive to the park, open the door to let their dogs out to run […]

Author, artist to discuss landscape of old California



Artist and naturalist Laura Cunningham will present a lecture on what “Old California” was really like and launch her art exhibit, “A State of Change: Forgotten Landscapes of California,” from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Sat., Jan. 28 at the National Park Service Visitor Center, 401 W. Hillcrest Drive, Thousand Oaks, across the street from The Oaks shopping center. The lecture […]

Rausch joins Workforce Investment Board



The Workforce Investment Board of Ventura County has added Melissa Rausch to the board. The Ventura County Board of Supervisors appointed Rausch in December. Four current board members were reappointed for two-year terms. Rausch is interim vice president of human resources for Rexnord in Simi Valley. She was named Human Resources Executive of the Year in 2010 by the Ventura […]


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