2013-02-14 E-Edition

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Water pollution fee is hard to swallow

I strongly protest this newest flood control program that Los Angeles County Flood Control District is trying to push down the throats of property owners. I nearly had a heart attack when I saw the $17,689 annual fee they proposed to impose on some property tax bills. This is more than I make in a year with Social Security. News […]

‘Lovemaster’ appreciates the healing power of humor

“Mastering love, not sex, is so much more important and lifeenhancing than anything,” says Westlake Village resident Craig Shoemaker, a professional comedian known for his baritone-voiced character “The Lovemaster.” Shoemaker said “The Lovemaster” routine was created out of his high school experience. At the time girls always referred to him as a friend, but they never thought of him as […]


THURS., FEB. 14 Woodland Hills Republican Women 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Woodland Hills Country Club, 21150 Dumetz Road. Abraham Lincoln impersonator J.P. Wammack gives program. $22 for lunch. Reservations requested. Contact: Jane. Phone: 818.225.0843. Simi Valley Community Council 11:30 a.m. at Lost Canyons Golf Club, 3301 Lost Canyons Drive, Simi Valley. Guest speaker is Virginia Hayward, new executive […]

Siamese rescue group celebrates milestone

The Southern California Siamese Rescue and its four sister organizations around the country are celebrating a recent milestone. The Agoura Hillsbased nonprofit organization rescued its 20,000th feline. The mission of Siamese rescue is to find homeless and abandoned Siamese and Siamese mix cats, rehabilitate them if necessary and place them in screened permanent homes. Every cat is examined by a […]

Charger girls’ water polo focused for postseason

Fee will be costly

Thank you for your article about the proposed super-tough EPA standards for wastewater release into Malibu Creek. The new discharge rules are to be adopted by March 24 and would have an enormous cost to ratepayers of the Triunfo Sanitation District and the Las Virgenes Municipal Water District partnership. Why? Because the regulations would require new treatment facilities be built […]

A Valentine for Jessie, the librarian

“Winter, spring, summer or fall, all you have to do is call,” James Taylor drawled softly in his famous song years ago, “and I’ll be there, yes I will. You’ve got a friend.” Last week, I found myself sorely in need of a friend and the soul-soothing, spirit-lifting comfort a friend provides. Problem was, my closest friends don’t live close […]

Lindero Jazz Night wows

MAKING MUSIC—Above, Jazz Band “A” member Kitt Stoddard plays a trumpet solo during the eighth annual Jazz Nite at Lindero Canyon Middle School in Agoura Hills on Feb. 6. At right, Lindero Canyon Middle School Jazz Band “ B” members Juan- Arturo Maldonado, left, and Devon Chisolm, Aaron Ellis and Justin Kim pose for a photo with Ellis’ camera before […]

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