Student collects cellphones for Make-A-Wish

Lindsay Katz, 17, a junior at Calabasas High School, is collecting cellphones to help make wishes come true. Katz organized “Cellphones 4 Wishes” as a community service project and will donate all the money received from recycling the phones to the Make-A-Wish Foundation. The phones will be recycled through an organization called Phones 4 Charity. There will be phone collection […]

Bring back the incumbents

Our present council, including members Barry Groveman and Dennis Washburn, has effectively led our city for the past four years. Incumbents Groveman and Washburn spearheaded the effort for measure D which preserved open space forever, have supported our school district, moved the Civic Center project forward and created a positive working relationship with city employees. What more can we ask? […]

Our way of life is best for Iraq

I wanted to respond to last week’s letter by Mark Rackow on the war in Iraq and gas-guzzling SUVs. First I want to say I was greatly offended by the comment that the young man who gave his life in this war gave it for a gas-guzzling SUV. I don’t know this young man, but I would have to say […]

Must See 5-Bedroom Home With A Pool And Spa

This 2,347-square-foot residence is a 5-bedroom, 2.5-bath home with a pool, spa and three-car garage. The designer two-tone painted interior has smooth ceilings, white crown and base moldings, newer champagne carpet and woodslat blinds throughout. The upgraded lighting includes extensive recessed lighting and bedrooms with ceiling lights. Stone-style flooring was installed in the downstairs bedroom and bathrooms. The bathrooms also […]

Gem show to shine at Ventura Fairgrounds

The 45th annual Gem, Mineral, Lapidary and Fossil Show of the Ventura Gem and Mineral Society will be March 3 and 4 at Ventura County Fairgrounds in Ventura. Times are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sat.and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sun. The show will feature 50 displays of gems, minerals, fossils and handcrafted jewelry from local private collections. Ongoing […]


Agoura cyclist on California tour

Ivan Dominguez's journey took him from Cuba to the Golden State

It seems that Agoura resident Ivan Dominguez has taken a liking to California. He enjoys it so much hat this week he wants to see the entire state. The 30yearold ToyotaUnited cyclist is competing in the AMGEN Tour of California race that began in San Francisco and ends in Long Beach this Sunday. Before leaving for Northern California late last […]

Girl Scouts to celebrate World Thinking Day

Girl Scouts across the San Fernando Valley plan to celebrate World Thinking Day today, Feb. 22 by participating in various activities, games and projects with global themes. The annual event gives girls a chance to learn about other countries and honor their sister Girl Guides and Girl Scouts in 144 countries. Girls often spend weeks researching the culture, music, food […]

Theater has become an election issue

One of the challengers in the upcoming Calabasas City Council election, Toby Keeler, claims to want to bring sound fiscal management to the city. But Mr. Keeler has for the last several years been advocating that the city should spend $10 million or more to build a community theater. The new Civic Center will already provide space for small theater […]

Recognizing those who keep our communities safe

While the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department remains the single largest police force in the world, that doesn’t mean the deputies who work there have lost the personal touch. Members of the Lost Hills Sheriff’s Station in Calabasas, for example, pride themselves in being good community servants, not just cops on the streets. Last week, members of the sheriff’s department, […]