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From The Sidelines 3-12-12

By Irving Leemon, Contributing Columnist Why aren’t all of the government agencies at all levels (local, state and federal) required to put at least a small percentage of their budgets aside for times like these? Any smart household puts some money aside for emergencies and if income decreases. The governmental agencies at all levels act […]

March 12th, 2012 | Posted in Opinions and Editorial | Read More »

Statewide Taxable Sales Up 7.1% in Fourth Quarter 2010

Jerome E. Horton, Chairman of the California State Board of Equalization (BOE), today announced that taxable sales in California grew by $8.5 billion (7.1 percent) during the fourth quarter of 2010, compared to the same period a year earlier. Taxable sales during that period totaled $128.9 billion, and tracked closely with income growth, continuing a […]

March 11th, 2012 | Posted in Business | Read More »

Horseback Riding In Santa Barbara

Alisal Ranch Horseback Riding

Explore the Alisal’s 10,000 acres from the back of a horse. Ride through canyons, shaded hillsides, grazing cattle and babbling brooks. Our string of 100 horses can accommodate first-time to advanced riders. Small groups are provided personal attention by our experienced wranglers. Sign-up for rides at your earliest convenience or at least one hour prior […]

March 9th, 2012 | Posted in Travel | Read More »

Aliante Golf Club, Las Vegas, Nevada

Aliante Golf Club Vegas

Recently selected as the “Best New Course in Las Vegas,” by Vegas Golfer Magazine and their readers, Aliante Golf Club burst on the Vegas golf scene in December of 2003 and has been receiving rave reviews ever since. This memorable 18-hole championship course was designed by Scottsdale-based Gary Panks Associates. Gary Panks has a long-standing […]

March 8th, 2012 | Posted in Golf Course of the Week | Read More »

Mid-Valley Police Council Supports Our Community “Crime Prevention is Everyone’s Responsibility”

Mid-Valley Community Police Council

The Mid-Valley Community Police Council is comprised of local business owners, Corporate Community Stakeholders and Area Residents who share a commitment to support the LAPD Van Nuys Area Police Station. The MVCPC, a 501 © 3 non-profit organization was founded in 1978 by Mr. Sid Miller and a small group of proactive citizens who believed […]

March 7th, 2012 | Posted in Van Nuys News | Read More »

MIS-LANE-IOUS — Shook-Up (Parents Beware)

Fraudulent Phone Calls

By Lane Sherman, Contributing Columnist Last week I received a phone call that shook me up and still is disquieting. It all happened like this: Ring-Ring Me: “Good afternoon.” Caller: “Hi. This is your grandson.” Me: “Which one?” Caller: “Guess.” (The caller sounded very much like my younger grandson, but not exactly. He is in […]

March 7th, 2012 | Posted in Family and food | Read More »

Officers Shoot Murder Suspect On Rooftop in La Mirada

La Mirada, CA — On March 1, 2012, around 8:50 a.m., Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) officers, along with an agent of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) shot and killed a Los Angeles gang member wanted for a double homicide that occurred in Los Angeles. On November 30, 2011, a double homicide occurred in […]

March 7th, 2012 | Posted in Police News | Read More »

Free Income Tax Preparation In Van Nuys

VAN NUYS, CA — Friends of the Family, a Van Nuys-based family resource center, is offering free income tax preparation for individuals and families with incomes under $50,000 per year (certain conditions apply). Those filing can find out if they qualify for the Earned Income Tax Credit and Child Tax Credit; can get a refund […]

March 6th, 2012 | Posted in Family and food,Van Nuys News | Read More »

Take A Historic Walking Tour Of Van Nuys

Van Nuys Walking Tour

VAN NUYS, CA — Join The Museum of the San Fernando Valley for a stroll back in time through the “Town That Was Started Right!” on Saturday, March 10 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The development entity known as The Syndicate began the process in 1910, but William Paul Whitsett saw it through to […]

March 6th, 2012 | Posted in Van Nuys News | Read More »

See The World With Caravan Tours

Nova Scotia Caravan Tours

By Jean Strauber, Travel Editor Have you heard about Caravan Tours? For more than 60 years, Caravan has provided escorted tours in the United States, Canada, Panama, Guatemala and Costa Rica. And, for a relatively low cost. A couple of readers e-mailed me and recommended that I write about their tours. They had taken Caravan’s […]

March 5th, 2012 | Posted in Travel Tips of the Week | Read More »


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