Calabasas developers may face higher fees

The city of Calabasas will consider increasing its housing in-lieu fees, monies that developers pay to the city for the right to begin construction. The money goes into a Calabasas affordable housing fund. At a recent Calabasas City Council meeting, city staff recommended the council approve an increase of its housing in-lieu fees, but the council opted to get more […]

Survivors mark Holocaust Memorial Day

The local Jewish community marked Yom Hashoah (Holocaust Remembrance Day) earlier this week with ceremonies, candle-lighting and memories. Holocaust survivors, including Joseph Neustadt of Calabasas and Dr. Erica Miller of Hidden Hills, shared their experiences. Miller also spoke at Temple Beth Haverim in Agoura Hills last Friday. Joseph Neustadt Neustadt is one of only 5 percent of the 80,000 Jews […]

Calabasas business owner lauded

Audrey Martinez-Keller, president and CEO of Calabasasbased Dolphin Data Corp., was selected as the Women in Business Champion of the Year for 2006 by the Small Business Administration (SBA) Los Angeles District. The award will be presented to Martinez-Keller at the SBA’s 25th Annual Small Business Week Awards Luncheon on Wed., May 31 at the Millennium Biltmore Hotel in downtown […]

Heschel West students celebrate Passover

Students at Heschel West Day School celebrated the Jewish holiday, Passover, by reenacting Seders of 2,000 years ago and spending the night in a symposium based on the original ancient Greco-Roman style. The sixth-grade students created an interactive museum that described the holiday through words, music, art and drama. They sang, prayed and gave thanks for their freedom, from thousands […]

Songwriter at Bodie House

Coming up in the Concerts at the Bodie House series will be a special appearance by Wendy Waldman at 8 p.m. Sat., April 29 at a private home in Agoura Hills. Admission is $15 and includes a dessert/appetizer bar. The location will be provided upon RSVP to (818) 621-8309 or BodieHouse@aol.com. Waldman is a critically-acclaimed recording artist as well as […]

‘Great Wall’ new tourist attraction

It has been my lifelong ambition to visit the Great Wall of China, listed as one of the “Seven Wonders of the Medieval Mind.” I want to take a moment and thank the Dole Corp. for Now I can experience this wonder (the Great Wall of Dole) every day while driving home from work as I exit from the Ventura […]

An Immaculate Townhouse

This Agoura Hills house i s immaculate, showing pride of ownership. This Chateau Park townhouse has patio, 3 bedrooms and 2.5-baths. There’s a community pool, spa and tennis. For more information on this property listed at $639,000, call Rick Williams and Helen Taft at We s t l a k e Vi l l a g e Promenade, (805) 4963291.

Remembering their ancestors

9/11 prompts man’s career in art

The Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attack on America served as a catalyst for many changes in this country. Today, the United States may seem a little less free, but the event prompted a new lease on life for one man. Steve Peterson, who raised his family in the Agoura/Oak Park area from 1968 until 1992, worked in construction for decades […]

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Personal chef Westlake remodeler gets high marks Firetruck dealer wins award Westside Remodeling, a Conejo Valley design and build shop, received high marks in an in-depth peer group case study performed by Remodeler’s Advantage Roundtables Excel Group, a nationwide industry organization that has been helping remodelers improve their businesses since 1982. Key review areas include showroom appearance, business practices, customer […]