2007-07-19

Boudreau wins action with Coastal Commission



Landowner Brian Boudreau has won a lengthy battle with the California Coastal Commission to rebuild his Malibu Valley Farms. A fire a decade ago burned much of the equestrian facility. The Coastal Commission voted 75 to award Boudreau afterthefact permits for structures already rebuilt on his farm, as well as permits for further development. The 31acre property at the corner […]

Comedian finds laughter good medicine



A 2005 car crash that left Westlake High School graduate Brady Kelman with a broken femur, sternum, shoulder and back apparently left his funny bone intact. The 24-year-old has left the world of high finance and a salary that lured him away from college and is trying his best to become a successful comedian. He’s already performed at popular comedy […]

Westlake business goes solar



MWS Wire Industries of Westlake Village has completed the installation of a gridtied solar-powered electrical system. At peak production the 912 roof-mounted solar modules collect 155 kilowatts of DC energy, which is converted to 120-kilowatt AC power at the electrical service panel. MWS contracted with California Green Designs Inc. for the installation. “The system will produce 40 percent of our […]

Adult group to discuss classic movie

Participants will examine moral themes in 'To Kill a Mockingbird'

The Challengers Adult Sunday School Class of St. Patrick’s Episcopal Church will screen the 1962 movie “To Kill A Mockingbird,” at 7:30 p.m. Sat., July 28 in the Buena Vista Room of Hager Parish Hall, One Church Road, Thousand Oaks, one block north of Janss Road. The group will examine the classic film’s moral themes, with a short introduction to […]

HOAs are ‘scaremongering’



People buy the houses here because they like the look of the houses, and it’s a good school district and it’s on the edge of a great wilderness area. The homeowners’ outdated rule book comes in a very poor third. I do not think renters are shown the HOA book of rules by the landlords because the rules would deter […]

Allan Argano



Chuck Leko and Michael Schaller, owners of Century 21 Adobe Realty in Agoura Hills, congratulate some of their associates for outstanding production in June.

Agoura Hills incumbents run for council



Residents who want to serve on the Agoura Hills City Council can vie for one of two seats open in the November election. Application papers are available at city hall. Councilmembers Dan Kuperberg and John Edelston are at the end of their four-year terms. Both have pulled filing papers with the intent to run for reelection. To run for a […]

A pest-free summer is no problem



Take back your summer fun from those pesky insects. Rather than enjoying backyard barbecues, poolside picnics and other outdoor summer activities, homeowners are being chased indoors as pests put a stinger in summer fun. “The backyard picnic becomes a battleground of stinging, biting and swatting between guests and unwanted mosquitoes, flies, ants and spiders,” said Cindy Mannes, vice president of […]

Bank offers checking options



Community West Bank this month began offering Great Rate Checking, a nominimumbalance, free personal checking account that rewards customers with 5.5 percent interest and automatic refunds on ATM fees. To receive the high interest and the ATM fee refunds, Great Rate Checking customers must: •Make at least 10 free debit or credit transactions per cycle, excluding ATMs. •Make one free […]

A dog in the park . . .




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