2006-10-12

Westlake Village says new irrigation system will help reduce costs

But city must spend in order to save

In an effort to save from $50,000 to $70,000 in annual water and maintenance costs, the Westlake Village City Councimay approve the installation of new technology for the citywide irrigation system. Irrigation costs the city abou$200,000 a year at present water rates. As rates increase, the amount saved will also rise, officials said. Through a central station acity hall, the […]

Local salon to host breast cancer benefit

Proceeds from cuts, services to be donated

In honor of Breast Cancer Month, Beauimage Salon and Day Spa will host its inaugural breast cancer fundraiser from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sun., Oct. 22. All proceeds from this day will be donated to the cause. Services offered include $25 haircuts, $10 manicures, $35 for 25-minute massage, and $10 for eyebrow waxing. For tax purposes, cash and checks […]

Monarch’s gymnastics team declares victory



Young gymnasts from Monarch’s National Gymnastics Training Center won several awards at a recent invitational meet in Camarillo. Monarch’s new Level 4 Team with girls as young as 7 and 8 years old competed with girls ages 11 and 12. Danielle LaCorte won first place on the bars, which includes several difficult techniques, with a score of 9.05. Pamela Mueller […]

Time and talent fair slated



St. Jude’s Catholic Church will sponsor a Time and Talent Fair Sat. and Sun., Oct. 14 and 15 after all Masses. Participants may see what is happening at the many ministries at the church without pressure to sign up. Free hot dogs and popcorn will be served after the 5 p.m. Saturday Mass and the 10:30 and noon Masses on […]

Old schools badly in need of repairs



I don’t like paying taxes any more than you. The opponents to H6, the Oak Park school facilities bond measure, are right to question how money is spent. Once a community forms a school district, it is the community’s responsibility to maintain the facilities; it is not a state’s responsibility. Brookside Elementary is 38 years old and needs to be […]

A Picturesque Home



This property brings to mind the phrase”Home i s Where the Heart Is.” It is picturesque home with mature rose bushes lining the front yard on a tree-lined street. This 3bedroom1.75bath home has recent upgrades including6-month old roof, newer dual-paned windows and sliders, newer hot-water heater and upgraded bathroom. Relax outside under the covered patio, or take a dip in […]

Committee needs members



The Calabasas City Council is looking to fill two alternate positions on its 20-person General Plan Advisory Committee. The committee will begin meeting monthly in January 2007 in order to review the development of the city’s new general plan and development code, which will address issues such as air quality, land use, housing and open space. “The General Plan Advisory […]

Blood drive in Westlake is Monday



United Blood Services is hosting a blood drive from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Mon., Oct. 15 at the United Methodist Church of Westlake Village, 1048 Westlake Blvd. This agency provides all the blood needed by hospitals in Ventura county. To schedule an appointment, call (800) 715-3699. Walk-ins are welcomed.

VIP soccer brings everyone together



On a recent Saturday morning, Griffin Horwitz, 9, of Calabasas moved up the soccer field as fast as his braced legs would go, a smile on his face despite the difficulty. A connective tissue disorder makes it hard for Griffin to walk or stand, but he doesn’t let that stop him from playing soccer. Joining him on the field at […]

Westlake women’s retreat coming



Westlake Lutheran Church will sponsor a one-day retreat for women from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sat., Oct. 14 in the First Neighborhood Community Center, 13830 Village Center Road, Westlake Village. The theme is “Drawing Near: Intimacy with God,” based on the book of Hebrews. The cost is $25, which includes a continental breakfast and lunch. For more information or […]


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