New rule for parcel mail in effect

The United States Postal Service has established a new rule for packages and envelopes that weigh more than 13 ounces if they’re being mailed with only stamps as postage and at a location other than a post office or contract postal unit. For these packages customers can use one of several online postage applications which are available at any time […]

Surfers to compete at Malibu Classic

The Malibu Classic, an invitational pro/am shortboard surfing competition, will be held from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Fri. Aug. 17 and Sat. Aug. 18 at First Point, Surfrider Beach, in Malibu. The surf competition is by invitation only and the event is open to the public for viewing from the beach. A private gala on the Malibu Pier will […]

Calabasas offers babysitting, basketball programs

The city of Calabasas community services department offers classes and other programs. For information, call (818) 880-6461 or stop by De Anza Park at 3701 Lost Hills Road, Calabasas. •A babysitting class will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Sat., Aug. 18 at De Anza Park. Participants will learn the business of babysitting, including family interviews, professional behavior, […]

Church of the Hills will wash cars for free

Christian Church of the Hills will host a free carwash from 9 a.m. to noon Sat., Aug. 18 in the church’s rear parking lot, 29295 Agoura Road in Agoura Hills. The event is an annual community outreach project. Call (818) 991-1929 for more information.

West Calabasas, seen but not heard

What happened to “government for the people, by the people” in Calabasas? It seems more and more that it is slipping away. Sure, this is a bit of hyperbole, but I think it illustrates a point. The council’s vote in favor of Standard Pacific’s 86-unit condo development was essentially a slap in the face for the westside of Calabasas. Virtually […]

Patti Hepple

In today’s altered real estate market where buyers and sellers require greater advice and trust, referrals are becoming a prized commodity for agents and clients alike, according to Patti Hepple, manager of Troop Real Estate’s Westlake Village office. This lends significance to Hepple’s recent graduation from the “100 Days of Greatness” program presented by Buffini and Company, affording her “mentor” […]

General Plan workshops continue

The city of Calabasas will host the third public workshop on the city’s General Plan update at 6 p.m. today, Thurs., Aug. 16, at the Agoura/Calabasas Community Center, 27040 Malibu Hills Road, Calabasas. Refreshments will be provided. The plan is being updated to guide community growth and development to the year 2030, according to a city spokesperson. The new plan […]

Sushi for the HEART

HEALTHY TREATS- Four Seasons Hotel Onyx Restaurant chef Masa Shimakawa prepares a special sushi creation called Hawaiian poke, a combination of tuna, avocado and micro greens, for the Cardiac Kids Have HEART Foundation fundraiser at the Gardens of the World in Thousand Oaks on Saturday.

Youths, adults can sign up for roller hockey

The Tri-Valley Roller Hockey League in Calabasas is taking youth, teen and adult registration for the fall 2007 roller hockey season. Registration deadline is Mon., Sept. 10. Leagues begin Sept. 18 and run through Jan. 27, 2008. The registration fee includes 12 games, practice times, team jersey, photos and awards. The league offers learntoskate classes and learntoplayhockey clinics. Games are […]

Program helps women escape poverty

Providing livestock to impoverished mothers empowers them to care for their families

A unique program helps impoverished women around the world break the cycle of poverty and discrimination by learning skills and changing minds. Experts say that women in the developing world are often responsible for feeding their families and producing most of the food through labor. Yet many of these same women are not permitted to own land or livestock, or […]