Agoura’s Glen Peterson is elected to state water agenc

Glen Peterson, a Las Virgenes Municipal Water District board member and representative to the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California, was elected as vice president of the Association of California Water Agencies (ACWA). The election was conducted at ACWA’s annual conference, which this year was held in San Diego. Peterson has chaired the ACWA Federal Affairs Committee since 2004 and […]

Terri’s Cafe waitress finds fulfillment through art

By day, Kimberly Trabing is a hard-working waitress at Terri’s Café in Agoura Hills. By night and on weekends and just about any time inbetween, Trabing is an artist who creates everything from whimsical teapots and cookie jars to salt and pepper shakers and face clocks. “Whatever anyone can imagine, I can make,” said Trabing, who said her art has […]

Assistant Attorney General to speak at event

Assistant Attorney General for California’s Central District, Pierre Propser, will speak on war crimes issues at the next luncheon meeting of the Conejo Valley GOP Women Federated. The luncheon will begin at 11:30 a.m. Fri., Dec. 16 at the Plug Nickel Restaurant, 717 Lakeside Ave., Westlake Village. The public is invited. Cost for the luncheon is $20. Prosper is the […]

Soteras to head United Chambers

NEW LEADER—Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, right, congratulates Agoura Hills resident Alex Soteras, the newly elected director for the United Chambers of Commerce. The organization is comprised of 25 member Chambers, representing over 30,000 businesses. Soteras will represent Reseda,Canoga Park,Encino,Woodland Hills, Calabasas and Agoura/Oak Park/Conejo Valley Chambers.

Critter tails Dog’s story a cautionary tale

Kaysie Kent of Westlake Village tells how her Maltese, Tutu, was carried off by a coyote on Fri., Nov. 18. Tutu accompanied Kent as she watered the plants outside her house shortly after the wildfires, as she always did when Kent gardened. As Kent turned away, she heard a scream and then saw Tutu being carried off by a coyote. […]

Male chorus to present annual holiday concert

The San Fernando Valley Male Chorus will present its annual holiday concert, “’Tis the Season!” with three performances this month. Tickets are $15 and information is available by calling Marvin Kaufman at (818) 783-2733 or visiting www.sfvmchorus.org. At 8 p.m. Wed., Dec. 14 the chorus will perform at the Simi Valley Cultural Arts Center, 3050 E. Los Angeles Ave., Simi […]

Relax, the holidays are supposed to be happy

This holiday season, put some of the joy into those trips to the stores and shopping malls. Buying food, presents and other sundries for the holidays doesn’t have to be an ordeal. Be patient and courteous and you’ll be surprised to find that if you give, you’ll also receive. Here are suggestions to reduce holiday stress: Start, for example, with […]

Tips to Improve Your Home’s Electrical Safety

Home renovations add value. They also present a prime opportunity for an investment to improve a home’s electrical safety. The Electrical Safety Foundation International (ESFI) is urging consumers to install arc fault circuit interrupters (AFCIs) to protect all of the circuits throughout the home during renovations. AFCIs are electrical safety devices designed to prevent fires caused by dangerous electrical arcs. […]

Feinstein backs Groveman in 41st District race

Rishoff gains Pavley endorsement

Calabasas Mayor Barry Groveman scored his biggest endorsement to date in next year’s race for the 41st California Assembly District. Groveman, who was elected to the Calabasas City Council in March of 2003, is one four Democratic candidates in the June 2006 primary. Last week he received the endorsement of U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) The winner of the primary […]

Girl with heart defect receives loving care

After a seven-month stay in the United States and two surgeries at UCLA’s Mattel Children’s Hospital, a lovable two-year-old girl named Abi, who was born with a life-threatening congenital heart defect, will return to her family in Ecuador in time for Christmas. “When we first got Abi, we were told we would ‘fix a heart and break our own,’” said […]