Westlake honors residents

Sue Klamert and Ayla Nejad were honored as Westlake Village’s Citizen and Youth of the Year at the city’s May 9 council meeting. Klamert has worked closely with city staff on the creation of the annual city celebration, serving as the lead volunteer with White Oak Elementary School’s Fun Fair portion of the event. Klamert has also overseen the White […]

Real property titled in joint tenancy can cause difficulties

An area that should be of concern to all of us is property titled in joint tenancy (when created between a husband and wife) and how that titling may pose some significant problems in the future. Let’s take a look at some of the issues this situation creates. Within an estate planning context, though joint tenancy will avoid probate at […]

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THURS., MAY 31 Beat Goes On Westlake High School Choral Music Department presents spring concert, “The Beat Goes On,” on campus, 100 N. Lakeview Canyon Road, Westlake Village. 7:30 p.m. Shows through June 2. Six groups sing spirituals, ballads, madrigals, history of rock. $7, all seats reserved. (805) 497-6711, ext. 2111. School Concert Chaparral Middle School instrumental music department presents […]

Patriots reign supreme

Whoever coined the phrase “Nobody is perfect” must not have seen the boys’ volleyball team at Viewpoint School this season. Viewpoint was unblemished during the playoffs, winning all 12 of its games en route to a third straight CIFSouthern Section Division V championship. Last Saturday at Cerritos College, the Patriots defeated the Salesian High Mustangs 25-17, 25-8 and 25-20 to […]

Relax at Four Seasons’ summer spas

Four Seasons Hotel Westlake Village presents a series of Summer Spa Soirees from 6 to 9 p.m. Wed. June 12, July 13 and Aug. 15. Mini-treatments in pool-side cabanas, consultations and education from industry experts, nutritional advice from California WellBeing Institute and more are featured at The Spa’s serenity pool. Beverages and hors d’oeuvres will be served. The cost is […]

In Agoura, one size does not fit all

Last Saturday there was a ribbon-cutting ceremony celebrating the newly renovated bridle path along Driver Avenue, which was held in the shadow of a newly installed 35 mph speed limit sign which had increased speed limits. Notwithstanding the residences on Driver Avenue, which are already impossible to get in and out of during peak traffic hours, that short stretch of […]

Luxury Home With All The Amenities

Set within the Mulholland corridor, this estate is reminiscent of a Southern country manor. Spanning more than one useable acre, this gated property offers fine rural living. The interior offers amenities including wood floors, crown molding and French doors throughout. The newly remodeled kitchen combines country with French antique paver floors, custom-finished cabinetry, granite counters and topoftheline appliances. The house […]

Sign up fowriting workshop

A one-day workshop on freelance writing, “Writing Articles for Newspapers and Magazines,” will be offered from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sat., June 2 at Pierce College, 6201 Winnetka Ave., Woodland Hills. The instructor is Janey Rifkin, a Calabasasbased journalist and executive editor of a national magazine. The class will guide students through the writing process, help students analyze the […]

Writers Club seeking short story submissions

The Ventura County Writers Club has announced its annual short story contest for 2007. The first prize is $500 and publication of the winner’s story. Second prize is $250 and third prize is $125. The deadline for entries is Sat., Sept. 1. Additional contest information, manuscript format and other entry rules are available at www.ventura countywriters.com or by calling the […]

Investment strategy should change at retirement age

First growth, then income. If you’re like most investors, you want to achieve growth while you’re working and income after you retire. But that doesn’t necessarily make it smart to change your investment strategy when you retire by shifting your portfolio completely out of stocks into less volatile “income” investments like bonds and cash equivalents. The tax bite As a […]

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