2006-11-16

Westlake High Choir sings holiday concert



Westlake High School Choir will present its holiday concert, “Santa Unplugged,” at the school theater, 100 N. Lakeview Canyon Road. Show times are 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Thurs. through Sat., Nov. 30 through Dec. 2, with a 1 to 3 p.m. matinee on Sat., Dec. 2. The concert features all of the choral performing groups singing and dancing to kick […]

Flo Klein, friend to Calabasas and beloved member of the community, dies at 93



The city of Calabasas was sad to learn about the death Monday of Florence Klein, a resident who lived here for more than 30 years and a light that shined brightly on the community. ‘Flo’ Klein was 93 when she died at Encino Hospital. “She loved Calabasas and loved the people,” said her daughter, Joyce Rhoads of Los Angeles. “She […]

Business owner ‘ruffed’ up



I feel compelled to write this comment about Jess Ruf, owner of the Do-it Center hardware store. We have all seen this gentleman vilified many times in the newspapers before elections because of his stand on development of competing large hardware outlet stores. Unfortunately, he and I are always on opposite sides of the issues. I have always been on […]

This Charming Two Story Home Backs to Open Space



Situated on a culdesac and backing to open space is a charming twostory cottage-style home. A waterfall cascades into the lagoonstyle pool, recently re-plastered, with an attached spa. The home is updated with new baths, travertine floors, newer carpeting, arched windows and much more. This home has large rooms and 4 large bedrooms and 3.5 baths. French doors open to […]

Local moms will donate to charity



The West Valley Chapter of Mothers and More hosted a wine and cheese reception at the offices of Dr. Suzanne P. Berger dentistry for children in Agoura Hills, where a check was presented to Janet Lavender, executive director of Dress for Success Los Angeles. In October, the chapter held a fundraising luncheon to support Dress for Success Los Angeles, an […]

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 […]

Commons sets holiday schedule



The Commons shopping center in Calabasas will kick off the holiday season with its annual Holiday Open House on Nov. 18 from 5 to 8 p.m. The event will include highlights from “The Nutcracker” ballet, a tree lighting, musical entertainment and extended shopping hours. Stores and boutiques throughout The Commons will provide light refreshments as shoppers preview holiday fashions and […]

Grassroots movement wins



The Westlake Village voters have defeated the Lowe’s-sponsored Measure Z. The grassroots movement mobilized public opinion to defeat the corporate giant. Although both sides employed PR firms and young, non-resident flier deliverers, the “no” side was blessed with a small group of dedicated, unpaid residents who tirelessly walked door-to-door offering help to voters who were confused from the conflicting spin […]

Nip And Tuck Your Home For Lasting Beauty



Advances in science and technology have allowed millions of people to enhance their appearance almost immediately through cosmetic surgery. In 2005, Americans spent more than $12.5 billion to make themselves more attractive. Thanks to a cooling housing market and the resulting surge in home improvement projects, this same obsession with appearances can be applied to home exterior renovations, with far […]


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