Brennan joins Westlake’s MNS

MNS Engineers, a Westlake Village-based infrastructure consulting firm, announced it has appointed Peter Brennan as principal construction manager for the firm’s Water Resources Division. Brennan has more than 25 years of experience with construction management on largescale water resources infrastructure programs, mainly in the realm of water treatment. Brennan’s extensive construction management experience in wastewater treatment plants, pump stations, pipelines, […]

Children head back to school as changes abound

Las Virgenes applauds smaller class sizes

The new year began for Las Virgenes Unified School District yesterday, with slightly lower enrollment, 19 new teachers, smaller classroom sizes, improved technology and enough new counselors to afford the district the distinction of having one of the best counselor/student ratios in the region. “We’re amped for the coming school year,” Superintendent Dan Stepenosky said. Wireless Internet connectivity has been […]

Westlake woman fullfills role fostering dogs in need

A retired intensive care nurse, Gale Haley of Westlake Village provides a safe haven for abandoned animals with special needs. Haley has been fostering dogs for Agoura-based L.I.F.E. Animal Rescue since 2006. L.I.F.E. is an acronym for “living is for everyone.” For just over a month Haley has been caring for an Australian cattle dog named Callie and her 10 […]

Residents needed for behavioral health board

Qualified citizens are sought to serve on the Ventura County Behavioral Health Advisory Board. The board serves as a liaison between the public, the Behavioral Health Department and the Board of Supervisors. The board gathers, monitors and evaluates input about substance use disorders and mental health in all its aspects, and makes recommendations to improve the behavioral health system. Meetings […]

Still light on their toes at any age


Stagnant Lake Lindero causes fish to die

Recent dredging project led to a depletion of oxygen

The fish kill at Lake Lindero in Agoura Hills appears to be over. Some 200 fish, mostly carp, were found dead Sunday and Monday at the man-made lake.The lake management said the fish died from lack of oxygen in the water. Lake Lindero residents who live on the water suffered through a terrible stench until the dead fish were removed. […]

Ice cream social for very special people

Surf camp provides water instruction

Incendio to sizzle at red hot concert

The last free concert this season at the 11th annual summer concert series at Gardens of the World in Thousand Oaks will feature the Latin guitar group Incendio from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Sun., Aug. 25 at 2001 Thousand Oaks Blvd. The Los Angeles-based guitar group has been performingAcorn since 1999. The group has released and seven international CDsAugust with […]