2005-12-01

Use common sense to keep you and your belongings safe during holidays

Whether at home or at the shopping mall, these tips can help

For many, the holiday season often brings a renewed sense of faith, a chance to spend time with family and friends and the opportunity to celebrate the coming year. There are others, however, who view the holidays as a time to make a quick buck by breaking into gift-laden homes or preying on the pocketbooks of busy, often frantic, shoppers. […]

Volunteer opportunities abound in Conejo Valley



The Beatles sang, “I get by with a little help from my friends.” A little help can go a long way. The opportunity for neighbor to help neighbor—or to help a senior citizen or inner city child, to brighten someone’s day by popping in with a smile or lending a hand—abounds in the Conejo Valley and environs. In the first […]

Student surfs at fest



Support group changes meeting



The Westlake After Breast Cancer Support Group has changed its meeting date and location. The group will now be meeting on the second Thursday of each month at Commercial Capital Bank, 973 S. Westlake Blvd., Westlake Village. This month’s meeting will be from 7 to 9 p.m. Thurs., Dec. 8, for the group’s holiday party. For more information, please call […]

Making your cat baby friendly



Today, shelters are still visited by tearful mothers-to-be with cats in tow, having made their appointments after well-meaning relatives or old-school obstetricians have convinced them that keeping a cat risks the health and wellbeing of their unborn child. Don’t succumb to these old wives’ tales. Knowing the facts will help provide ways to safeguard both fetus and feline. Before the […]

Impressionist painter will be guest artist



Lynn Gertenbach, an American Impressionist painter, will be the guest artist at the next meeting of the Westlake Village Art Guild on Tues., Dec. 6 at the Los Robles Banquet Center, 299 S. Moorpark Road, Thousand Oaks. Registration is at 6 p.m., followed by the dinner meeting at 6:30 p.m. and art demonstration at 7:30 p.m. An artist for more […]

Incident not funny



Due to the importance of our latest city council election and how it affected our local community, we all failed to see the humor of campaign signs being stolen off our neighbors’ properties to play a practical joke. With all of Jane Contis’ redeeming qualities and positions of responsibility, I am surprised at her lack of judgment. In addition, there […]

Backyard with Large Grassy AreaFruit Trees and Covered Patio



This perfect Campus Hills classic home is at the end of a cul-de-sac and offers 4-bedrooms, 2.5-baths and back yard with large, grassy area, fruit trees, play house and covered patio. Inside is an eat-in kitchen, new stainless steel appliances, fireplace and movein ready. For more information on this property priced at $649,950, call Nicole Hobbs of White House Properties […]

Custom-Designed in First Neighborhood



The stunning, 1-story First Neighborhood pool house was extensively rebuilt in 1999. Offered at $815,000, the home appeals to new construction buyers with its customized design, dual pane windows, smooth ceilings, spa tub, raised panel doors and newer systems. Views of nature and the pool are seen from several windows and sliders. Near the greenbelt, White Oak School and Bennett […]

Volunteers deliver school supplies to Louisiana



The newly formed group, Spirit of Calabasas Foundation, collected hundreds of items in a citywide fundraiser last weekend for school children and other residents of Plaquemine Parish in southern Louisiana, an area devastated by Hurricane Katrina. The items were packed into trucks on Monday and will arrive in Louisiana for delivery today. According to Red Godfrey, foundation president, the donations […]


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