2016-02-25 E-Edition

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Westlake Village City Council approves pay raises for top management

Big salaries for small communities

The Westlake Village City Council approved a cost-of-living salary increase for City Manager Ray Taylor, who currently earns $234,930 a year. In addition to a 2.76 percent salary increase, giving the city manager an additional $6,484 a year, the number of unused hours in sick time, vacation and administrative leave that Taylor can cash out each year increased from 25 […]

Greeting the new principal

SCHOOL LEADERS—Lesli Stein, Las Virgenes School District board president, left, and Superintendent Dan Stepenosky welcome Leslie Martinez as the new principal of Mariposa School of Global Education. Martinez was a teacher at the Agoura Hills school for seven years before earning the promotion.

Warding off germs is impossible

Family Man

Last week everyone was sick. Not me. Not my wife. Not our 12-year-old son. But everyone else. According to my wife, it’s “kill” or “be killed.” “Stay away from the germs,” she told me. One time she heard I was in the same room with someone who had the flu. “Were you wearing those clothes?” she asked. “Take ’em off. […]

Audubon folks hit the trail

The Conejo Valley Audubon Society will offer these field trips in March. For details, driving directions and reservations, call the individual trip leader. General meeting at 7:30 p.m. Mon., March 7 at the Western Foundation of Vertebrate Zoology, 439 Calle San Pablo, Camarillo. Wayne Praskins gives update on the Halaco Superfund site (Ormond beach). Arnold Road/Ormond Beach at 8 a.m. […]

The blues are back with Keb’ Mo’

Three-time American Grammy Award-winning blues musician Keb’ Mo’ will perform at 8 p.m. Sun., March 6 at the Fred Kavli Theatre in the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, at 2100 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd. With his reputation as a modern master of American roots music, Mo’s songs have been recorded by B.B. King, Buddy Guy, the Dixie Chicks, Joe Cocker […]

Calabasas resident heads park fund

The Santa Monica Mountains Fund recently named Calabasas resident Sara Nelson Horner as its new board president. A UCLA graduate, Horner has served on the fund’s board for over two years. In addition, Charlotte Parry, deputy director of the fund since 2013, was named the organization’s executive director. Originally from London, she has worked in public relations for over 20 […]

Soroptimist clubs protest human trafficking

Community awareness walk set

The ninth annual Soroptimist STOP Human Trafficking and Sexual Slavery Community Awareness event will take place at 4:30 p.m. Wed., March 9 at the Ventura County Government Center, 800 Victoria Ave., Ventura. A community awareness walk will begin at 4:45 p.m. Red-clad walkers from Soroptimist clubs, county supervisors and community activists will carry signs for STOP Trafficking and support human […]

Student essay contest deals with cancer

The Cancer Support Community Valley/Ventura/ Santa Barbara announces its fourth annual “Dear Cancer, It’s Me…” high school essay contest. The submission deadline is midnight Fri., March 18. All students attending schools from the West San Fernando Valley to Santa Maria who have experienced cancer themselves, or who have a loved one or friend with cancer, can submit written essays of […]

Agoura event benefits Coastal Horse Rescue

Night of the Horse, the annual benefit for the nonprofit California Coastal Horse Rescue, will take place tonight from 6 to 8 p.m. Thurs., Feb. 25 at Bright Star Saddlery, 28708 Roadside Drive, Agoura Hills. The event will feature in-store discounts, wine, hors d’oeuvre, music by the Zmed Brothers, a silent auction and gift bags. Guests can mingle with CCHR […]