2014-10-30

Sycamore blues



I am saddened at the cutting down of a lovely, large sycamore at The Landing by the Yacht Club. I loved to watch the egrets nest there. Starting around this time of year, about four to six of them would be in the tree at dusk, nesting. It was an amazing sight and sound. I am disappointed the City of […]

Writers can get the facts on self-publishing



The Westlake Village Library will present “Becoming a Successful Writer” with Laurie Stevens from 11 a.m. to noon Sat., Nov. 1 at 31220 Oak Crest Drive. This program will inform writers about their options as self-published authors, including format, content, choosing a cover, editing resources, and marketing and promoting a book. Stevens is a successful selfpublished author. Her e-books have […]

Pageants seeks contestants



The Miss Ventura County Scholarship Association seeks contestants for the 2015 Miss Ventura County and Miss Ventura County’s Outstanding Teen Pageant scheduled for Sat., Jan. 17, 2015, at the High Street Arts Center in Moorpark. Young ladies ages 13 through 24 who live, work or attend school in Ventura County or Santa Barbara County can apply to become a contestant. […]

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New board member tapped for Boys & Girls Clubs



Sergio Gonzalez has joined the board of governors of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Conejo Valley. Gonzalez, a Los Angeles native, is the founder of SG Associates in Westlake Village, a boutique luxury real estate firm. In his business, Gonzalez uses a strategic and innovative mix of social media, video production, aerial photography, website creation and branding to […]

Rutherford fights lawsuit




A lawsuit that identifies Westlake Village Mayor Mark Rutherford for his role in the ownership of an allegedly poorly maintained mobile home park was continued to Dec. 19 by a Los Angeles judge. Residents of Wildwood Mobile Home Country Club, a 456- home development in Hacienda Heights, own their mobile homes, but they lease their land from the local Westmont […]

Letter



As voters weigh the different issues in the upcoming election for the Las Virgenes water board, I wanted to provide an alternate perspective on the various strengths that a candidate brings to the office. A key ability for anyone in public office today must be the ability to work with other regional agencies for the betterment of their joint constituency. […]

Fearing future development



A nightmare is about to happen in the neighborhood near you at Kanan and Agoura roads. At this intersection, a 60- acre development called Agoura Village will be built very soon, which will affect the traffic, parking, businesses and the image of our beautiful city. It will affect everyone living in Agoura Hills. If it is not done correctly, it […]

National Park Service accepting applications for artist-in-residence program



Artists from all disciplines can apply for an artist-in-residence program that seeks to connect young people to the Santa Monica Mountains. “We’re specifically looking for ‘teaching artists,’ meaning they are a practicing artist who also engages the community in learning about the arts,” said Tori Kuykendall, a park ranger with Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area. “Artists can be either […]

Auto exhibit looking for volunteers



The Reagan Library in Simi Valley is seeking volunteers to help staff its new Petersen Automotive Museum special exhibit. Volunteers work one four-hour shift each week. For an application or more information, visit www.reaganlibrary.gov or call Kim Craig at (805) 577-4079 or email kimberly.craig@nara.gov.


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