Stepford lives

At last week’s Westlake Village City Council meeting several speakers spoke of “those people” in reference to the impact of Lowe’s on the residents of the Renaissance development, stating they deserved little sympathy because they knew when they bought their homes that there was an empty lot and that a big box store could be built. I simply cannot fathom […]

Denise Arledge

Denise Arledge and The Arledge Group of Re/Max Olson & Associates Inc., Westlake Village office, have been commended by broker/owner Todd C. Olson and President Keith Myers for their production in May with sales over $2.7 million. The Team also achieved “Platinum Club” status for 2005. This honor places them in the top 5 percent of Re/Max sales associates worldwide. […]

Grieving parents speak against the war

As dozens filed in to the Thousand Oaks Library to hear the parents of a 20-year-old Marine speak about his death in Iraq, Carlos Arredondo, the father of the soldier, was busy taping poster-sized color photos of his lost son on the front wall of the library. There was a picture of Marine Alex Arredondo in full uniform, another of […]

HOPE group helps with healing

The HOPE Unit Foundation for Bereavement, Loss and Transition has been serving the greater Los Angeles area since the 1970s. The acronym HOPE stands for Hope, Opportunities, Participation and Education. The foundation’s intention is to help heal grief with respect for participants’ spiritual beliefs. From 7 to 9 p.m. Thursdays at Valley Beth Shalom, 15739 Ventura Blvd., Encino, four widow/widower […]

Baxter scholarships awarded

Aria Safar of Westlake Village and Alexander Chai of Agoura Hills each received a $1,000 scholarship from The Baxter International Foundation, which gives awards each year to outstanding students who intend to enroll at an accredited college, university or vocation-technical school. Safar and Chai were selected from more than 300 applicants based on their academic records and personal achievements. Students […]

‘Tempest’ reigns

STAGED-Michael Smithay, left, plays Prospero, exiled Duke of Milan, and Michael Jordan is Antonio, the present duke, in “The Tempest.” The William Shakespeare classic was performed as part of the “Classics in the Park” outdoor series at Westlake Village City Hall last Friday night.

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Mutiny on the summer bounty Ah, the fruits of summer. Or, in my case, the vegetables. Once the harvest begins, all healthy and pesticide-free, and the summer sun beats down on the vegetable beds and the lacy vines begin to take over the planting bed, it is so gratifying knowing that, with a little care and the miracle of nature, […]

Superb Location

This house is in a superb location with easy access to the beaches or the 101 Freeway. Inside are soaring ceilings, light open plan, tile flooring, lower level master bedroom, possible fourth bedroom currently set up as upper level office or lounge, and center island granite kitchen. Outside is an expanded and new backyard with mountain and sunset views overlooking […]

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