Happy New Year
Dec 18, 2009
Dec 9, 2009
One downside is that the pen requires "smart paper," a paper pre-printed with microdots that allow the pen to "read" the image. However, the use of pre-printed paper does not appear to be a major obstacle to use of the Smart Pen. People are already using paper pre-printed with lines or grids, so the use of writing pads with micro-dots is not really a big change.
This technology links the paper world with the digital world. The potential applications go well beyond academia. Imagine seeing an ad in a magazine for a product you might want to buy. Putting the pen to the ad produces a verbal message of where you can buy that item and how much it costs. You can then make the purchase by writing "buy item" and signing your signature. Or imagine if your doctor could write your prescription and email it to your pharmacy at the same time. No doubt there are many more applications that haven't even been thought of yet. Perhaps this application of technology to the ordinary routines of daily life will bring about the biggest changes in the future.
Dec 3, 2009
What is worth noting here is the recognition on the part of political and community leaders that the residents of the Conejo/Las Virgenes region should not be deprived of services because of political boundaries. In ten years, the Center has not become a political issue. The two cities created a joint powers board, made up of members from both cities, that oversees the facility. It has done a remarkable job of serving the greater region. Both cities can be proud of this record of cooperation.
Nov 30, 2009
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Nov 17, 2009
Las Virgenes Municipal Water District
Metropolitan Water District of Southern California
Calleguas Municipal Water District
California Water Service Company
Agoura Hills/Calabasas Community Center
City of Agoura Hills
City of Calabasas
City of Thousand Oaks
City of Westlake Village
LifeSource Water Systems
Anna Harrington Landscape Design
Conejo Complete Landscape
Enhanced Landscape Management
David Snow Garden Designs
Lyle Lavietes Landscape
MJN Landscape Design Studio
Smith Pipe & Supply
Nov 2, 2009
“Water Crisis… You Can Be The Solution” takes place on Sunday, November 15 from 11AM-4PM at the Agoura Hills / Calabasas Community Center (27040 Malibu Hills Road, Calabasas). The Vendor Fair will be open from 11AM-4PM, and from 11AM-12PM you can hear the latest updates and participate in a Q&A session with local and regional officials on the State of California's water crisis. Workshops on efficient irrigation design, drought-resistant landscaping, and fire-wise landscaping take place three times each at 12:15PM, 1:15PM, and 2:15PM. Plan to stop in and learn how you can help, plus enjoy a free hotdog.
The event is sponsored by the Las Virgenes Municipal Water District, the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California, the Calleguas Municipal Water District, the California Water Service Company, LifeSource Water Systems, and the cities of Agoura Hills, Calabasas, Westlake Village, and Thousand Oaks. The Agoura Hills / Calabasas Community Center is sponsoring the event location.
For more information, call the Foundation office at 818-880-1054, or visit www.CLVFF.org.
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Oct 16, 2009
“Our objective is to help students in grades 9-12 develop effective leadership skills while learning more about their communities. We are counting on the knowledge they gain to help them become active members of their cities and give input to the agencies affecting their lives,” according to Pat Grant, Future Foundation trustee and Chair of the Youth Congress Leadership Program. The program will include a community service project chosen by the students.
The program provides a unique way to perform community service hours important for college acceptance, while introducing students to career opportunities. Areas covered are: Introduction to Leadership, Local Government, Law Enforcement, Health Services, Park and Recreation, Education, Human Services, and Business. Program sessions will be conducted by representatives from each of the above areas. Students will meet at the particular venue where the speaker works, such as the Sheriff’s station, school district, hospital, etc. Each session will be unique and will range from tours to discussions, presentations and more. All of the cities in the region will be participating.
Meetings will take place from 4-6 p.m. every other week on Thursdays beginning January 7, 2010 and ending on April 15, 2010. There will be no meeting on April 1, 2001 due to Spring Break. An orientation/leadership meeting will be held on December 10, 2009 and a follow up meeting to choose volunteer opportunities will take place on April 29, 2010. Students are encouraged not to apply if they cannot attend all meetings.
Applications can be obtained from the student’s school office or at www.clvff.org. Information is also available from the CLVFF office, at 818-880-1054 or email email@example.com. Notification of acceptance into the program will be sent to students by December 5, 2009.
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CLVFF thanks the cities of Agoura Hills, Calabasas,
CLVFF Board of Trustees
Aug 3, 2009
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Jul 16, 2009
LVUSD Superintendent, Dr. Zimring provided the following details of the memorial services for Alanna Moorman:
Friends of the Moorman Family,
Memorial services for Alanna Moorman will be held at the King Gillette Ranch (http://www.lamountains.com/parks.asp?parkid=670), on Friday, July 17 at 6:00 p.m. Due to local laws and preservation of the Santa Monica Mountains, the Conservancy has asked that we not bring food to the service and wanted us to know that dogs are not allowed at the ranch.
Also, because of the warm weather and ranch terrain, the family has asked that you wear casual attire and wear flat shoes to the service. Since it will be hot, we advise you to bring water.
Directions to the King Gillette Ranch: Take Hwy 101 (Ventura Freeway) to the Las Virgenes/Malibu Canyon exit. Head south on Las Virgenes Road and continue to Mulholland Hwy, about two miles. Turn left onto Mulholland Highway and immediately look for the King Gillette Ranch entrance on the right. Follow the signs for the Memorial Service.
In lieu of flowers, the family has asked that donations be made in Alanna's memory to one of the following charities:
1. The Valentino Achak Deng Foundation (http://www.valentinoachakdeng.org)
2. Local schools and libraries
3. Charity of your choice
Our thoughts and prayers are with the Moorman family at this difficult time.
Donald M. Zimring, Ph.D.
Jul 7, 2009
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Jun 18, 2009
The implications of these events are stunning. We are no longer seeing the news through the eyes of a correspondent; we are getting it from the streets, from the people most directly affected. We are now compelled to make the same judgments and observations about what we see and read as the reporter on the scene did for us in years gone by. Moreover, the technology serves to reach us on a fundamentally human level. We feel a connection to these people like nothing we ever got from a news broadcast or newspaper story.
The technology underpinning these events has already changed the world. We, at the Conejo/Las Virgenes Future Foundation recognize the need to understand the implications of this technology and what it will mean for our future. We are committed to keeping our region prepared and ready for the changes that the future will bring.
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Jun 3, 2009
Anticipating and planning for the future is no longer a luxury or an academic exercise. Rapid fire changes in technology, social patterns, urban development and the economy are impacting our community as never before.
Who is Looking Out for the Future here in Our Region?
The Conejo/Las Virgenes Future Foundation is the only non-profit organization dedicated to studying and shaping the future in the entire Conejo/Las Virgenes region. The CLVFF has a history of anticipating community needs of the future and initiating projects and programs to meet those needs.
Where will the Ideas come From to Fill the Needs of Tomorrow?
The current Future Foundation Membership includes innovative and visionary leaders from every sector, public and private, and from every segment of our community. The Foundation inspires broad community participation in discussions of future needs, in a way no other organization can.
Will You Take Part in Building a Better Future?
The future does not wait until tomorrow, it begins today. The Conejo/Las Virgenes Future Foundation needs your participation to insure a brighter future for everyone in our region.