Battery recycling the proper thing to do

Throwing old batteries in with trash destined for the local landfill is not a good practice, mainly because it allows heavy metals contained in the cells to leach into the earth and contaminate groundwater, environmental experts say. In Calabasas, the improper disposal of used batteries is illegal. The city has been voluntarily recycling dry cell batteries for years. An increasing […]

New treatment can help restore vision

Has your vision lost the luster it once had or have you been diagnosed with a cataract? Are you having difficulty in seeing near? If you are over 45 years of age, there may be new hope. Dr. Khanna, medical director of the Khanna Institute of LASIK and Refractive Surgery, is now offering a new treatment modality, the ReSTOR lens […]

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CUDDLE BUG-This stray female Bichon Frise, 10, is gentle and lovable. She can be adopted from the Agoura Animal Shelter at 29525 Agoura Road. To take her home, ask for ID No. #3543280. Occasionally pets have already been adopted, so please call (818) 991-0071 first or visit http:// animalcontrol.co.la.ca.us.

Mozart’s ‘sister’ recalls life with a genius for Mountain Mermaid

In celebration of Mozart’s 250th birthday, writer/actress Jane Marla Robbins will present “Reminiscences of Mozart by His Sister” to benefit Topanga Coalition for Emergency Preparedness. The play, commissioned from Robbins by the Kennedy Center and performed at Lincoln Center in New York, will be staged at 2 and 5 p.m. Sun., July 16 at the Mountain Mermaid. Guests will be […]

Lynn Coates

Lynn Coates was commended by Dilbeck branch manager Chuck Lech for her production in the first half of this year. If you are looking for a knowledgeable realtor that genuinely enjoys helping people, then you should meet Lynn Coates. Her down to earth attitude and no pressure philosophy make her clients rave about her service. She is a skilled negotiator […]

Anona Kelly

Anona Kelly of Coldwell Banker Westlake Village Centre was congratulated by Bob Verna, regional manager, for production of just under $4 million in a 45-day period. Kelly has been a consistent top producer in the Conejo Valley for 37 years and holds a GRI designation and a broker’s license. She has lived in many parts of the United States and […]

Logo revealed for upcoming county fair

GOTTA HAVE HEART-The 2006 Ventura County Fair poster features a hand-sewn quilt made by Kim Leach, exhibit supervisor for the annual fair. Leach began quilting nine years ago and still attends the Ventura Adult Continuing Education quilting classes to learn new skills about the craft. “To me, a quilt is meant to be used, not hidden away in a closet,” […]

Butterfly ceremony to honor deceased

Celebrate the lives of friends and family Buena Vista Hospice Care Inc. is hosting its inaugural Butterfly Remembrance Ceremony to honor past patients at 10 a.m. Sat., July 15 at Triunfo Community Park, 980 Aranmoor, Westlake Village. There is no cost to attend. All hospice families and the community are welcome to attend. The service will include music, prayer, poetry, […]

Critter Tails

Odd couple offers protection

The following is a true story taken from “Some Angels Have Tails,” a series of pet stories by Calabasas resident Dolly Wiseman. Kook and Raquel Kook was an energetic red dachshund who came into my life when I was a 23-year-old newlywed and stayed with me through 11 years and the birth of three children. After my first son was […]

Hugs for Dorothy

THERE’S NO PLACE LIKE HOME-Haley Floyd, 6, and Audrey Shepard, 6, Horizon Hills students and residents of Westlake Village, get cozy with Dorothy, (played by Marilyn Zaslow), at the Gypsies in a Trunk production of “The Wizard of Oz” at Foxfield Park in Westlake Village on Saturday.