2007-07-05

Property tax relief possible



Ventura County homeowners who purchased a house between July 2005 and October 2006 may qualify for a temporary tax reduction because home values have declined, said county tax assessor Dan Goodwin. Oak Park homes in unincorporated Ventura County are among those affected. Proposition 8, passed by voters in 1979, prescribes that if the market value of a property as of […]

Mothers and daughters stick close in Agoura Hills



EGGSCELLENT CATCH- Left, Anna Leah Eisner, 12, of Malibu, laughs as Rosey Riehl, 12, of Agoura Hills, reacts to an egg breaking in her hands. The two were attending the third annual picnic for the Mothers Daughters Book Club of Agoura at Forest Cove Park last week.

Mayor addresses Calabasas Chamber



Calabasas Mayor James Bozajian gathers with other city staff and members of the Chamber of Commerce at a June 28 luncheon at Calabasas Country Club. Bozajian spoke to the group about the fiscal stability of Calabasas and the role the Chamber plays in the city’s economic well-being. At the meeting, the Chamber’s education committee presented scholarships and awards to students […]

Local girls’ soccer team to be honored at upcoming L.A. Galaxy match



On July 7, the L.A. Galaxy will suit up to play the Kansas City Wizards at the Home Depot Center in Carson. Just prior to kickoff, the Galaxy will take time out to honor one of the most dominant U-10 girls’ All-Star soccer teams in the history of the Agoura-Westlake region- the Red Rockets. Beginning on Thanksgiving and ending late […]

Thinks bicyclists are road hogs



I was amazed at the response of readers who had much to say about your recent article reporting the tragic bicycle accident that recently occurred in our area. I was equally surprised by the lack of response of motorists that fall victim to the rude and arrogant bicycle riders who do not feel obliged to obey the “rules of the […]

Decorated Throughout And Zoned For Horses



This Coventry Ridge home, on 0.5-acre zoned for horses, is decorated throughout. The remodeled kitchen has granite counters. The family room includes custom stone fireplace, wet bar and entertainment center. The living room has a custom fireplace and window seat. The bathrooms have been remodeled. The yard has pool and spa, large RV access, custom barbecue with sink and fridge. […]

Las Virgenes school healthcare diagnosed



Officials have completed an assessment of healthcare services in the Las Virgenes Unified School District, opening the door for additional personnel hirings and the expansion of medical services. The report, prompted and paid for by the city of Calabasas, discussed the issues facing health clerks at local schools and the dangerous situations they must routinely manage. Health clerks are required […]

Agoura Hills City Calendar



The following programs are offered by the city of Agoura Hills department of community services. For more information, call (818) 5977361 or go to the Agoura Hills Recreation Center, 30610 Thousand Oaks Blvd., Agoura Hills. +Knight Fever will be the featured artist performing a concert in the park at 6 p.m. Sun., July 8 at Chumash Park, 5550 Medea Valley […]

Think outside the basket



Basket Creations, a designer gift basket business formerly in Santa Barbara, has moved to Calabasas. Basket Creations specializes in designing and customizing gifts that are unique and don’t look like they came off an assembly line. Owner Barbara Thomsen said she likes to “think outside of the basket” when designing the gifts, utilizing many other containers such as popcorn bowls, […]

Choosing the right pet for your family



The benefits of pet ownership are undeniable. Numerous studies have shown that people who own pets live longer, healthier lives. Pets are a constant source of unconditional love. They don’t complain about their owner’s annoying habits, and they don’t judge humans who put on a few pounds. Yet many people often overlook the most important factors when selecting a pet. […]


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