Family’s history has strong ties to Calabasas

The Gensley family tree has deep roots in the land of Calabasas. Robin Gensley-Mitchell, 64, daughter of the late John and Juliana Gensley of Calabasas, knows the history of the area well and that history, she says, is the story of her family. The Gensley-Mitchell saga begins in 1942 when members of the family bought property in Calabasas to be […]

See old-fashioned living at Leonis Adobe Museum

Bright Apple opens

Newbury Park-based Bright Apple Tutoring Service Inc. aims at matching professional teachers and tutors with students in all grades and subjects. The company has expanded operations to include the Pasadena/Glendale area. “We are very excited to be entering the Pasadena/Glendale area,” said Laurie Hurley, president of Bright Apple. “Our business has grown substantially in the past four years and we […]

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CLU faculty to perform cello concert

Dr. Joyce Geeting, music professor at California Lutheran University, will perform “The Romantic Cello” at 7 p.m. Sun., March 26 in Overton Hall on the CLU campus at 60 W. Olsen Road, Thousand Oaks during the annual faculty recital. Pianist Robert Sage will accompany. Her program will feature works by Schumann, Brahms, and David Popper. Student cellists will also perform […]

This Home Opens Up To A Hardwood Floor Entry

This single-story 3-bedroom and 2-bathroom home plus an office that could easily be a fourth bedroom has many upgrades. The home is nearly 2,200 square feet and opens up to a hardwood floor entry (also found throughout much of the heavily trafficked areas) and has vaulted ceilings. The living room has a brick fireplace with a mantel. The living room […]

Pat Helton

Pat Helton, broker associate, CRS, GRI, ABR, ePRO of the Coldwell BankeWestlake Village Promenade Office, was honoreat the Coldwell Banker International Business Conference in San FranciscoColdwell Banker is celebrating its 100th year as a premier real estate companyThe event was Feb. 15 to 1at the Moscone ConventioCenter in San Francisco. Former Secretary oState, Colin Powell, was onof the keynote speakers […]

Westlake defends ‘Great Wall’ of Dole

Appearance helped by landscaping

A wall is much more than a vertical structure. Whether constructed from masonry, plaster, wood or mud, walls can be seen as guardians from the elements or defenders against the unwanted. They are also symbols of social stratification. Whatever their purpose, one thing is certain about walls: people who are on the outside feel different from those on the inside. […]

Students learn about Ellis Island

A civics lesson became a personal quest for third grade students at White Oak Elementary School in Westlake Village when they reenacted the lives of their ancestors entering America through Ellis Island more than 100 years ago. As their ancestors before them, the children landed in America via the Lusitania, albeit a painted wood version large enough to accommodate one […]

Math team heads to state

What do you get when you take one team of eight middle school students and have them compete against nine other teams from two counties for a chance to take on some 20 other teams from across the state in order to vie for a national title against more than 200 of the top young mathematicians in the country? It […]

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