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Community signage offers good advice about environment

COLORFUL REMINDERS—Michael Jeanes of Agoura Hills submitted these pictures of some homemade signs seen recently on Lewis Road. Jeanes spotted the signs during one of his daily walks. The enviornment is a big concern to the residents of Old Agoura. A reduction in littering will help save the planet and protect the earth, they feel.

The Heat kicks it up a notch

Water reserve adequate despite zero allocation

Serious conservation being advised

Local water officials expressed concern over last week’s announcement that new allocations from the State Water Project would be halted for 2014, but they said despite the record drought the supplies for communities served by the Las Virgenes Municipal Water District would remain adequate. It is the first time in the 54- year history of the State Water Project that […]

Serving in Uniform

Coast Guard Cadet Benjamin Wolhaupter of Agoura Hills has earned a position on the Board of Trustees Honors List for the 2013 fall semester, the most prestigious honors list at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy in New London, Conn. For Honors List inclusion, cadets must earn three uniform stars for excellence in military, academic and athletic performance during the semester. […]

Flying Squirrel

Aloha state It’s winter in California, though you’d never know it from the temps and lack of rain. But in winters past, when it actually has been cold and wet this time of year, I think of a place I used to live: Hawaii. Mmmm, warm, tropical paradise. I’m not alone in loving Hawaii. According to the state’s tourism board, […]

Coming to a theater (court) near you . . . Katie ‘Avatar’ Campbell

Oaks Christian girls’ basketball star has skills to back up clever nickname

Michael Keaton is the Batman. Jerry Seinfeld is the Comedian. Katie Campbell is the Avatar. A sophomore combo guard for the Oaks Christian High girls’ basketball team, Campbell has earned the nickname “Avatar,” befitting her otherworldly game . . . and long arms. Campbell swiped 114 steals as a freshman for a single-season school record. She snagged the mark from […]

Oak Park to see new cop cars

By summer, deputies will be driving Chevy SUVs

Move over, Crown Vic. There’s a new cop car coming to town. The Ventura County Sheriff’s Office announced in December that deputies will be driving the Chevrolet Tahoe, a full-sized SUV. It will replace the Ford-made sedan and longtime car of choice for police. The sheriff’s coverage area includes Oak Park. The eight-seat trucks—which will be outfitted with radios, cage […]

The Other Side of 50

A mother’s cooking lesson I love to cook. I am sitting here looking at all the beautiful cookbooks I have on my shelves: “The Way to Cook” by Julia Child, “Barefoot Contessa Back to Basics,” “The Silver Palate Cookbook” and “Bon Appetit.” Plenty of wonderful recipes to choose from, but I find myself more and more these days surfing the […]

Foundation has new name, same mission

School districts throughout California are rebounding financially with the help of a more robust economy and new state education funding formulas, but many districts still depend on the generosity of volunteer groups to supplement their budgets. The fundraising arm of Las Virgenes Unified School District, which recently underwent a name change from T.H.E. Foundation to the Foundation for Las Virgenes […]

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