2013-02-14

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A friend fondly remembered



Grant Gerson was the kindest person I was ever privileged to meet. He gave freely to the community and never had a negative thing to say about anyone. I attended his tribute and was impressed about how many lives he touched. I will miss his red convertible at Kanan Road and Agoura Road. We have all lost a true pioneer […]

Bridge Academy under new ownership



When Donna Bell and Alan Curtis became duplicate bridge partners in 2007, they didn’t plan to buy a bridge club. However, on Feb. 1, Bell and Curtis took over as owners of the Bridge Academy II, a 300-member duplicate bridge club in Thousand Oaks with members from the Conejo and San Fernando valleys, Simi Valley, Oxnard, Ventura, Camarillo and Malibu. […]

Author encourages kids to explore




Local author David R. Smith has created a bold new world in “The Dark Eagles: First Flight,” the first in a series of books that he hopes will inspire kids to replace video games with real-life adventures of their own. Smith is visiting Conejo Valley middle schools this week to share the value of exploration, imagination, creativity and the freedom […]

Los Robles Hospital welcomes new chief nursing offcer



Greg Angle, president and CEO of Los Robles Hospital and Medical Center, recently announced that Cynthia J. Johnson, a registered nurse, has joined the hospital as chief nursing officer. Johnson served as chief nursing officer at the Research Medical Center in Kansas City, Mo., a 511- bed hospital with a Level I Trauma Center. Prior to that, she held the […]

City Council member accused of being biased



Agoura Hills incorporated as a city specifically to make decisions on our behalf and avoid conflicts of interest with L.A. County. But I believe, like some alien in a sci-fi movie, the county still has a tendril embedded in the heart of Agoura Hills in the form of Councilmember John Edelston. Edelston has exhibited a personal vendetta toward Old Agoura […]

Engaging lessons



HARKEN BACK—Above, brave knight Christian Stewart, 5, makes his way through a labyrinth maze while other students joust in the background at the Mariposa School of Global Education’s Winter Faire on Sat., Feb. 2. Left, Aidan Lancaster, 6, carefully dips a cotton wick into a canister of melted beeswax as he learns to make a candle.

AYSO boys are the best in league play



Logix credit union announces dividend

COMMENTARY Personal savings

Logix Federal Credit Union, which has locations in Thousand Oaks, Newbury Park, Westlake Village and Simi Valley, recently announced that a $5.5-million dividend will be paid to member-owners in the coming weeks. “The Logix staff and board of directors are very proud of our industry-leading financial strength, and our ability to provide exceptional value to members throughout the year,” president […]

Graffti problem



For the last year, whenever I walk into the Courtyard at the Commons from the sidewalk near Babies R Us, I have had to avert my eyes to avoid the foul language written on the ground. Recently it was enhanced with the numbers 666 next to a four-letter word starting with “F.” This is the place my kids line up […]


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