Agoura Hills to appeal Heschel West construction

No school wanted next to Old Agoura The Agoura Hills City Council voted unanimously last week to appeal the county’s approval of Heschel West, a private Jewish day school which is being proposed just east of Old Agoura. The city has 15 days to file an appeal, which will be heard by the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors. The […]

Learn in-line skating in Calabasas this summer

Learn in-line skating at classes presented by the city of Calabasas Community Services Department. Classes begin Tues., July 11 and continue weekly through Aug. 1. Children ages 4 to 8 will meet from 3 to 4:30 p.m. Youth ages 9 and up and adults will meet from 6 to 7:30 p.m. The program fee is $100. The class will include […]

Sladek ready to lead CLU forward

John Sladek has been selected as the next president and chief executive officer to lead California Lutheran University in Thousand Oaks. A resident of Evergreen, Colo., Sladek is currently vice chancellor for research at the University of Colorado at Denver and Health Sciences Center. “Dr. Sladek’s distinguished career as a leader and scholar and his commitment to the distinctive mission […]

Moms get helping hand

Mothers and More will host several events this month. Project Night, Thurs., July 20, is a time to work on projects you never seem to be able to do at home such as updating an address book, paying bills or scrapbooking. Bring whatever you need to work independently while visiting with other moms. Mother’s Night Out is 7:30 p.m. Wed., […]

Westlake Village official showed genuine concern

I would like to thank the Westlake Village City Council and Assistant City Manager Audrey Brown for their lightning fast response to a problem in the First Neighborhood. The restrooms at Bernice Bennett Park have been under remodel since March and won’t be completed until the middle of July. The people using the park and the First Neighborhood pool have […]

Totally Remodeled Kitchen

This single story house with 3-bedrooms and 2baths has curb appeal and features a totally remodeled kitchen with granite counters, oak cabinets and walk-in pantry. There are tile floors, new carpet, new windows and sliders throughout, new roof, large open kitchen to family room, roll-up garage doors, recessed lights and smooth ceilings in most of the house. The master bedroom […]

Calabasas entertains inaugural July Fourth parade

PATRIOTIC THEME-Above, the color guard kicks off Tuesday’s parade near The Commons. Below, Megan (left) and Ashley Kurtz of Calabasas show off their pink-eared poodle, Tiffany, at the city’s annual Fourth of July pet show at the Tennis and Swim Center. City events filled the day.

Kitchens just aren’t what they used to be

ANOTHER ERA-At the Leonis Adobe, Doris Butler and Joan Heller visit in front of a wooden stove built in 1875. The home, probably constructed in the 1840s, is officially designated as an historical cultural monument. The buildings and grounds at 23537 Calabasas Road in Calabasas are open from 1 to 4 p.m. Wednesday through Friday, from 10 a.m. to 4 […]

School ranking system doesn’t make the grade

Being No. 1 in the class doesn't hold as much clout as it used to

High schools across the nation traditionally have ranked students in their class according to their academic grade point average. Some local high schools, however, are moving away from the practice of student rankings. At a recent Las Virgenes Unified School District meeting, board members wrangled with the issue and discussed dropping the time honored practice. Why? Apparently in schools where […]

Leonis Adobe children’s summer program has Western theme

The Leonis Adobe Museum will offer its Feed the Animals summer program for children ages 2 to 8 on Tuesdays from July 11 to Aug. 22 on the museum grounds at 23537 Calabasas Road, in Old Town Calabasas. Hours are 9:15 to 10:45 a.m. The kick-off party is set for Tues., July 11 featuring Craig Newton’s “How the West Was […]