2006-09-07

Calabasas resident, two others win LOTTO



Three of California’s newest millionaires went back to work Tuesday, even after learning they will share a $56 million SuperLOTTO Plus jackpot. Michele Quiroz, a Calabasas resident, and Delia Perales and Indira Acosta, both from North Hollywood, work for Employers Direct Insurance Co. in Agoura Hills and pitched in $2 apiece for six quick-pick numbers. “I’m thrilled,” Quiroz said. “It’s […]

Don’t feed the wildlife, officials urge



The California Department of Fish and Game cautions everyone that feeding wildlife, whether directly or indirectly, is never a good idea. Problems from wildlife often increase with the availability of food, and feeding could result in an attack, damaged property, and often the death of the animal. “When there are conflicts between humans and wild animals, the animals lose,” said […]

Hot off the press



J.R. Knudson and Margo Knudson each won a $1,000 first prize in the Red Chili category at last weekend’s 25th annual Malibu Chili Cookoff, sponsored by the Malibu Kiwanis Club. In the Chili Verde category, Jim Rasey and Karen Milligan each won a $250 prize. Sheila Beller and Don Hammes won $100 prizes in the Salsa division. The winners advance […]

Couples workshop to teach communication



Couples and individuals in committed relationships are invited to attend a couples’ workshop titled “Surviving Couples’ Conflicts” from 7 to 9 p.m. Thurs., Sept. 14 at Calabasas Tennis & Swim Center, 23400 Park Sorrento, Calabasas. Attendees will learn new communication tools and how to express their individuality while enhancing their relationship. Facilitating the workshop will be Lindy Hill and Phil […]

Other local football matchups



Calabasas (0-0) at El Camino Real (0-0) Outlook: These teams opened the season last year as well, with El Camino Real dominating the Coyotes during a 28-0 victory. CHS posted a respectable 92 rushing yards in the loss, but was held to only 72 yards through the air on 7-of-18 completions by quarterback Kevin May. May also threw two interceptions, […]

Help children get needed exercise



Everyone knows children should be active, but often they can be found hunkered down in front of the TV, video game or computer while the sun shines outside. It’s a scene parents everywhere lament. But the solution is pretty simple: make exercise fun. Don’t call it “exercise.” Call it “play” and give them lots of opportunities to do it. If […]

Take a closer look



Your reader, Ms. Nagy, seems to be misguided about her desire to have “more dining options, closer shops and the convenience of a home improvement store nearby.” Is 10 minutes to Home Depot not “nearby” enough? If she were to think this out rationally, she would realize that Lowe’s is not about providing Westlake residents with “more dining options, closer […]

Pat Helton



Pat Helton, broker Associate, CRS, GRI, ABR, SRES, e-PRO of the Coldwell Banker Westlake Village Promenade office, was recently honored at the Coldwell Banker President’s Retreat held at the St. Regis Monarch Beach Resort in Laguna Beach. The event was a gathering of top agents in Southern California to network, discuss the latest technological advances in real estate, and develop […]

Water district keeps millions in non-interest bearing account



For more than two years, no one realized that a checking account belonging to the Triunfo Sanitation District, which oversees water and sanitation services for residents and businesses in Oak Park, North Ranch, Bell Canyon, Lake Sherwood and parts of Thousand Oaks, was not earning interest. The account now contains about $2.5 million. To make up for the loss of […]

Forums set for Thousand Oaks City Council candidates



Voters so far have two opportunities to get to know the Thousand Oaks City Council candidates before the Nov. 7 election, and another forum is in the works. The Westlake Joint Board of Homeowners Association and the Thousand Oaks-Westlake Village Regional Chamber of Commerce have each scheduled forums. The Conejo Unit of the Ventura County League of Women Voters also […]


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