2006-01-19

Get involved by cleaning the creeks



In 1972, only 36 percent of the nation’s known streams were safe for uses such as fishing and swimming. Today, about 60 percent are safe, according to the Environmental Protection Agency. Yet more needs to be accomplished. To celebrate Arbor Day and Earth Day, the city of Calabasas is promoting two events: an Earth Day celebration and creek cleanup events. […]

Artist and his sons to give demonstration



The Westlake Village Art Guild will welcome Dan McCaw and his sons, John and Danny, who will discuss how their varying styles encourage and influence one another. An artist of national renown, Dan McCaw studied at the Art Center College of Design in Los Angeles, where he transitioned from student to instructor. The meeting will be on Tues., Feb. 7, […]

Westlake lot selfor $27 million



Lee & Associates, a commercial real estate broker, announced the sale of a 27-acre parcel of vacant land located between Village Glen and Lakeview Canyon Road in Westlake Village for $27 million. Doug Humphrey, senior vice president in Lee & Associates’ Calabasas office, advised the buyers, Steadfast Business Properties and Amstar Group. Mike Foxworthy of GVA Daum represented the seller, […]

Pet of the week



Mayor rotation shouldn’t change



The flap over mayoral rotation among city council members is unbelievable. Apparently a letter writer thinks it is unfair that the candidate for city council that receives the most votes first serves in the highest position. Last time I checked, this was called democracy. Since when do politicians necessarily “take turns” serving in any particular position at all? Where is […]

Preview Sales Have Begun At Exclusive Tuscan Grove In Camarillo



Trimark Pacific Homes has announced the opening of preview sales at Tuscan Grove, and a sales center is now open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuscan Grove is an exclusive community of just 10 executive homes on sites of about an acre on high, hilly land overlooking the Pacific Coast and citrus and avocado groves.  Due to the […]

Festival names new director



The Ventura Music Festival is an annual event presented each May in Ventura that features a variety of performances staged in the city’s historic venues. Recently, the festival offices announced that Cheryl Heitmann has accepted the position of executive director of the festival. Heitmann is a board member of the Conejo Schools Education Foundation, as well as a member of […]

Teens join fight against hunger



Because our community seems saturated with restaurants, fast food places and supermarkets, it seems unlikely that anyone here would be concerned with hunger. But Ilana Nevins, 14, and Alexa Chaskes, 15, are taking time out of their busy schedules to combat empty stomachs around the world. The two Calabasas High School freshmen are hosting a hunger banquet on Jan. 29 […]

Eye lasik offered in Westlake



The Khanna Institute of Lasik provides clients the freedom to enjoy life to the fullest with the skills of Rajesh Khanna, MD, who specializes in nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism. The best way to find out if you are a good candidate for lasik is to schedule a complimentary evaluation at the institute. Along with Khanna, an individual surgery plan can […]

Pet ownership at all-time high



It’s “reigning” cats and dogs and other kinds of pets, too. According to the 2005-06 American Pet Products Manufacturers Association’s (APPMA) National Pet Owners Survey, pet ownership is currently at its highest level, with 63 percent of all U.S. households owning a pet. That equates to more than 69 million households. That’s up from 64 million in 2002 and 51 […]


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