2005-02-16

City council profiles — Lesley Devine

Calabasas founder wants to continue serving

By Michael Picarella pic@theacorn.com If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it. That’s the way Lesley Devine feels about the current race for Calabasas City Council. The well-managed city is a wonderful place to live, mainly because it has good leaders, said Devine, one of seven candidates in the March 8 election. Devine, Councilmember James Bozajian and Mayor Michael Harrison are […]

Book lover is volunteer of the year



By Stephanie Bertholdo Bertholdo@theacorn.com Book lovers who rely on Diane Haupt to locate obscure, often out-of-print books through the wildly successful Book Cellar, have a reason to celebrate. Haupt has been named the Los Angeles County Volunteer of the Year. She will be recognized during an April celebration. The tireless worker and self-proclaimed book nut volunteers at the Book Cellar, […]

Financial services firm debuts in Westlake Village



Elad Goren and Steve Thomas have announced their partnership to launch a financial services firm, Financial Pointe, that will help a broad spectrum of clients manage their personal finances and wealth. The Westlake Village company, located at 5743 Corsa Ave., Suite 219, will focus on a wide range of financial services, from individual and family investments to retirement preparation to […]

First Light to host auditions



Auditions for First Light Players’ spring theatrical show, "Not on My Street—Love Thy Neighbor," will take place at 3 p.m. Sun., Feb. 20 at Simi Hills Christian Church, 4307 Walnut St., Simi Valley. All roles are open and no experience is required. Rehearsals will begin Sun., Feb. 27 at the church location. First Light Players produces contemporary stage plays that […]

Wolfson last one to seek credit



Wolfson last one to seek credit As Calabasas residents, we are endorsing Jon Wolfson for city council. We’ve worked on various committees with Jon. No matter how busy, he’s always the first to volunteer and take on the toughest of tasks. He then pours his heart and soul into achieving every objective that he has committed to. And here’s the […]

Paramedic issue to be discussed



The Los Angeles County Fire Department, in cooperation with the office of Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky, will host a special community meeting regarding relocation of the Regional Paramedic Squad to Fire Station 89. The meeting is at 7 p.m. Thurs., Feb. 24 at the Malibou Lake Mountain Club, 29033 Lake Vista Drive, Agoura. Fire Station 65 on Cornell Road currently houses […]

Emergency administrator will speak at

Feb. 25 lunch

Barry Fisher, administrator of the Emergency Medical Services Agency for Ventura County, will be guest speaker at the luncheon meeting of the Conejo Valley Republican Women Federated at 11:30 a.m. Fri., Feb. 25 at the Plug Nickel Restaurant, Westlake Village. Fisher will discuss what services are available to the public in the event of a major emergency. He recently was […]

Musick, Peeler & Garrett opens new office in Westlake Village



Musick, Peeler & Garrett opens new office in Westlake Village The Los Angeles-based law firm of Musick, Peeler & Garrett, LLP is opening an office in Westlake Village. The office will be headed by Gregory Patterson, formerly a partner in the firm’s Los Angeles office. Joining the firm will be Brent Reinke as a new partner. According to R. Joseph […]

(Re)discovering Calabasas



RELIVING HISTORY—The annual Anza en Calabazas celebration is Feb. 27 at the Sepulveda Adobe in Malibu Creek State Park. The event commemorates the 1775-1776 expedition to Calabasas by Spanish explorer Juan de Anza. Local artist Carlos Lacamara, bottom, will embody the spirit of Pio Pico, the last Mexican governor of California. Other reenactments include the Los Sol-dados Real del Presidio […]

Residents should write their officials



With the elections over and the beginning of a new legislative session, I want to urge everybody to continue to be actively involved in the democratic process by writing to their elected officials. Besides voting, one of the most important acts a private citizen can do is contact their representatives. In our democratic republic the people elected to represent us […]


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