Mark Blum, man who repaired and donated bicycles, dies at 54

Called a 'caring, loving man'

Agoura Hills resident Mark Blum, the founder of Mission with Bikes and a longtime friend of the local community, died last week after a long battle with multiple sclerosis. He was 54. A memorial service is scheduled at Calvary Community Church in Westlake Village at 10 a.m. Fri., Oct. 19. A reception will follow the service. Karen Blum, his ex-wife, […]

Registration open for Great Pumpkin Runs

Day-long event slated for Sun., Oct. 28

The Thousand OaksWestlake Village Regional Chamber of Commerce is taking registrations for the 29th annual Great Pumpkin Runs and Health Fair scheduled for Sun., Oct. 28 at the Westlake Village Civic Center, 31200 Oak Crest Drive. The run is part of the city of Westlake Village’s City Celebration and includes 5K, 10K and 1-mile Mayor’s Healthy Run/Walk. Registration begins at […]

Oak Park family appeals to community to save daughter’s sight

Fred and Marsha Wolinsky are on a mission to save their daughter’s sight but they need the community’s help. Jessie, who turns 16 in November, has retinitis pigmentosa (RP), an inherited, incurable eye disease that causes the retina to degenerate resulting in a progressive loss of vision. The Wolinskys, including son Matthew, are participating in VISIONWALK, a walkathon to raise […]

Marmonte standings

What’s new on DVD

Film and television author Randy Williams reviews the latest movies, television shows, documentaries and music programs now available for purchase online and at retail stores. Deliverance35th Anniversary Edition (Warner Bros.)- One of the seminal films of the 70s, Jon Voight, Burt Reynolds, Ned Beatty, and Ronny Cox star as “weekend warriors” on a canoe trip in remote Georgia. They run […]

Kanan interchange, still confusing

I know that there has been a plethora of letters concerning the intersection of Kanan and the 101 freeway but the new Canwood Avenue signs are a menace. First of all there are four signs which is confusing enough. But the one just north of the freeway on the east side of Kanan seems to point to the freeway off […]

Diane Torrence

Veteran real estate agent Diane Torrence has joined the staff Prudential California Realty’s Fillmore office according to broker/owner Bob Majorino. Torrence brings a varied skill set to her clientele. With 14 years of design experience, she is a proficient home staging specialist. She also has a background as a mortgage broker. Torrence is originally from Santa Barbara and has been […]

Changes likely for Calabasas area code

Possible changes in the area code for Calabasas and surrounding communities will be discussed at a public hearing on Tues., Oct. 23. The California Public Utilities Commission recently announced that there’s a shortage of 818 phone numbers. Two possible courses of action will be explored at the hearing. The first would split customers with 818 numbers into two groups. One […]

Senior citizen a star at the games

GO FOR THE GOLD- Fred Markle of Westlake Village displays the medals he won at the 2007 Moorpark Senior Games. The eighth biennial games ran from Sept. 12 through Oct. 11 and included competitions in softball, bowling, bingo, darts and other sports. Markle, whose favorite game is golf, won four gold, three silver and two bronze medals. Medals were presented […]

Breast cancer benefit at local salon

In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Beau Image Salon and Day Spa will host its second annual breast cancer fundraiser from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sun., Oct. 21 at 706 Lindero Canyon Road, Oak Park. The net proceeds from this event will be donated to the Avon Walk for Breast Cancer. Services offered include $25 haircuts, $10 manicures, […]