2006-11-16

Habitat for Humanity names executive director

Stacy Swanson is CLU grad

The board of directors for Habitat for Humanity of Ventura County, a nonprofit Christian housing effort seeking to eliminate poverty housing and homelessness from Ventura County, recently announced Stacy Swanson has been named the new executive director. “We are pleased to have a leader with such a strong background in volunteer coordination and management who knows and believes in the […]

Senior ball players think pink



The L.A. Athletics, managed by Bob Sherwin from Agoura Hills, played in the Men’s Senior Baseball League World Series, an annual event held in Phoenix, Ariz. The team “came to bat with pink,” playing with a pink wood breast cancer awareness bat to honor family members who are battling or have survived breast cancer. Eight team members have relatives with […]

Westlake women host fundraiser



The Westlake Women’s Club’s annual 2006 Holiday Fantasy charitable fundraiser will be Thurs., Nov. 30 at the Four Seasons Hotel in Westlake Village. More than 500 guests are attending this sold-out benefit which features a gourmet, hightea luncheon, designer boutique shopping, silent auction, raffle and door prize gift baskets, including traditional green wreaths. “We are absolutely delighted to be the […]

Now, more offices



I simply cannot understand the reason why people voted against Measure Z. Too much noise? It’s next to the 101. While we’re at it, let’s vote to close that down. Too many trucks? It’s next to a Costco. Let’s close that too. Day workers? Has anyone been to the corner of Kanan and Agoura roads? With this outcome we just […]

The Neal/ Hoefflin Group



Top Listing Agent honors for August, 2006 went to The Neal/Hoefflin Group at Prudential California Realty’s Thousand Oaks Regional office. Spearheaded by veteran agent Kathi Neal, the Neal/ Hoefflin Group is a trio of two generations of real estate professionals. Also on the team are Neal’s son Rob and his wife, Jennifer Hoefflin. Together, they are achieving success in the […]

It’s a jungle out here



GARDEN VISITORS–When these bobcat kittens visited Deborah Ryback’s Westlake Village yard last week, she had the good sense to keep her dog in the house. But the bobcats hardly looked menacing as they calmly checked out the family’s birdbath then went on their way. The Ryback home backs up to open space near Potrero Road. Other recent visitors include hawks, […]

B’nai B’rith to host monthly meeting



Rabbi Steven Jacobs will speak at the Haverim B’nai B’rith meeting at 7:30 p.m. Mon., Nov. 20 at Temple Adat Elohim, 2420 E. Hillcrest Drive, Thousand Oaks. The topic will be “The Election and the Middle East.” Jacobs will discuss how current events in Israel affect Jewish people in the United States. Rabbi emeritus of Temple Kol Tikvah, Jacobs received […]

We are the champions



AFTER THE BIG GAME- The Conejo Valley United Pride Blue U-17 team relaxes after winning in the Coast Soccer League. Team members are: Jennifer Arauz, Sasha Arya, Kristin Cameron, Gabriella Capisani, Ashley Cheney, Zahabiya Chithiwala, Dara Deaton, Chelsea DeNova, Kendall Drewyer, Allie DuBois, Stephanie Elliott, Emily Geckle, Olivia Geckle, Kristen Heffernan, Annie Jackson, Brooke Mandelll, Jordann Schoonover and Chelsea Vandergeest. […]

Italian social club names new leader



Bella Vita of Westlake Village, an Italian social club, installed Chik Smaldino as president for a second term at a dinner meeting with special guest actor Michael Tucci, star of “Grease,” “Chicago” and “Murder She Wrote.” Other officers who were installed include Al Zammataro, first vice president; Modestine Tardif, secretary; Jo Massimini, treasurer; and Terri Kasaba, Ann Dillon, Fred Piazza […]

Solutions for Lot C



The voters’ rejection of Measure Z established four principles that should define future development for Lot C. Voters came together on the following concepts: We do not want a megastore of any kind on Lot C. We want to limit and control traffic on Lindero Canyon Road. Residents of Westlake Village, especially those who live north of the 101, must […]