2006-08-24

Edison complaint



The July power outage in Oak Park lasted over 2-and-a-half days for selected residents due to inadequate/defective transformer equipment maintained by Southern California Edison. As a result, many residents on several blocks lost all the contents of their refrigerators/freezers. Edison representative Mr. Rudy Gonzalez, regional manager, directed we use the Edison claim form for lost food compensation when he visited […]

Situated On A Quiet Cul-De-Sac In A Desirable Neighborhood



This property has everything. Starting on a quiet cul-de-sac of a desirable neighborhood, this singlestory ranch is completed by 4-bedrooms and 3-bathrooms (each upgraded and updated in every way) with nearly 2,200 square feet and sits on nearly an acre totally flat and usable lot zoned for three horses. There is more than enough space to build a full-size pool […]

Children’s author specializes in cryptozoology, and that’s strange



Author Kelly Milner Halls likes “weird stuff.” The Westlake High School graduate has found her niche writing nonfiction children’s books about bizarre creatures-some that are supported by scientific evidence, and other legendary beasts that feed the imagination but continue to escape scientific scrutiny. Hall’s latest book, “Tales of the Cryptids, Mysterious Creatures that May or May Not Exist,” explores the […]

Bowling for dollars



KING PINS RULE-The winning team members in the inaugural Calabasas Chamber of Commerce Bowling Tournament celebrate their victory. King Pins team members, from left, Chamber President/CEO Carol Washburn, Calabasas Mayor Dennis Washburn, Larry Negrin and Debbie Stelle. Proceeds from the tournament will benefit the Chamber Education Committee’s student scholarship and awards fund.

Diamond dandies get it done



DOMINATING PERFORMANCE-The SoCal Diamonds U-18 team captured the NFPSA (National Fastpitch Softball Association) national championship held in Newberg, Ore., July 27-30. The Diamonds defeated the Portland Red Hots in the championship game, 12-0. Pictured in the bottom row from left to right are:Rachel Wisuri, Jennifer Jones, Kathryn Jones, Carly Handelman, Amanda Ackourey and Taylor Garvey. Top row: Coach Steve Polk, […]

Wedding bells



LOVEBIRDS-Erica Escobar and Jeremy Krebs wed on Aug. 20 at Pepperdine University. Escobar is the daughter of Marta and Gustavo Escobar of Agoura Hills. The bride is earning a degree in radiology from Kansas State University. Kreb is a sergeant in the Army and the son of Fred Krebs and Elizabeth Hunt of Glenolden, Penn.

Fuel for thought



Today, people are blaming the oil companies for high gas prices, but the people should be blaming the creator of this situation: the federal government. In 1850, wood was our most commonly used fuel. Today, we still have plenty of wood because our free market system replaced it with a better fuel: coal. And we still have an abundance of […]

Caroline and Steven Aslanian



Steven and Caroline Aslanian of The Aslanian Team from Re/Max Olson & Associates Inc., Westlake office, have been commended by broker/owner Todd C. Olson and President Keith Myers for their July sales production totaling more than $4 million. The team offers more than 10 years of experience in real estate and they are members of the Platinum Club, the top […]

Passion for writing has interesting twist



Kelly Milner Halls broke into the competitive children’s book market through necessity. A single mother who wanted to work at home while her children were growing up, Halls studied journalism in college and launched her writing career as a freelance writer for children’s magazines, including “Boys’ Life” and “Highlights for Children.” Halls has written about 1,600 articles to date and […]

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Star Track The stars of stage and screen don’t just shop in Beverly Hills. The latest paparazzi magnet is the Escentials store on Agoura Road in Calabasas. Malibu resident Britney Spears has been a regular visitor at the store, a spokesperson said. The pop star has shopped there three times, once with her baby and bodyguard. One of Spears’ visits […]


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