Calabasas no-smoking law goes into effect

Health experts, tobacco control advocates and local politicians assembled in Calabasas last week to announce the launch of the city’s new secondhand smoke ordinance, reportedly the first of its kind in the United States. The law, which went into effect March 17, bans smoking in all outdoor public places except designated smoking areas that are at least 20 feet from […]

School Traffic Willow parking problem tackled

In their rush to drop school children off in the morning and pick them up in the afternoon, drivers sometimes forget common courtesy and common sense. The results can be dangerous. Such has been the case at Willow Elementary School in Agoura Hills, but not for long. The city recently passed a resolution to modify the parking restrictions along Laro […]

Courageous Max Buelow loses battle against bone cancer

The Buelow family of Calabasas has been tested in ways that no family should have to be. Their 12-year-old daughter, Emily, has had a rough battle with cancer. Fortunately, she’s now in remission, but her 11-year-old brother Max wasn’t as lucky. Max died of cancer last Thursday evening. “No family deserves that and I don’t know how they’ve remained so […]

Washburn becomes Calabasas mayor again

The Calabasas City Council held its annual reorganization meeting last week and Dennis Washburn, a founding father of the city, became mayor for the fourth time. Barry Groveman finished his first term as mayor amid kudos from city council colleagues and other area leaders. In June he will enter the Democratic primary for the California 41st Assembly seat. “This city […]

Chamber hosts spring expo

The Thousand Oaks-Westlake Village Regional Chamber of Commerce will host its Spring Expo from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thurs., March 30 at Hyatt Westlake Plaza, 880 S. Westlake Blvd., Westlake Village. The event has the theme “Fifties Rock ‘N’ Roll into Business Expo and Trade Show.” The expo will showcase local businesses’ products and services and provide guests an opportunity […]

School budget under review again

For the second time since Assembly Bill 1200 was passed in 1991, the Las Virgenes Unified School District (LVUSD) filed a “qualified” interim budget with state officials to explain why the district has not raised its financial reserves to the mandated 3 percent. The assembly bill was created to ensure that local school districts in California are adequately prepared to […]

Masry fitness room dedicated

O’Connell to attend fundraiser

California’s chief educator, State Superintendent Jack O’Connell, will be the special guest at an event hosted by local education and civic leaders on behalf of Barry Groveman and his campaign for the 41st Assembly District. Groveman is a Calabasas City Council member and former mayor. Among the event hosts are Ventura County Superintendent of Schools Chuck Weis, Former Las Virgenes […]

Grading on the curve

Class for toddlers

The Agoura Hills/Calabasas Community Center is offering a new class for parents and toddlers led by a facilitator with more than 20 years of early childhood education. Toddlers will engage in creative activities while learning to interact with other children. Additionally, this class will help parents gain a deeper understanding of a child’s developmental stages and the various needs at […]