2007-10-25

City, homeowners and YMCA approach deal for new park facilities



A proposal for a Triunfo YMCA facility and city sports park in Westlake Village received support from residents and local youth sports groups at a City Council study session last week. The 30-acre project is located on the north side of Thousand Oaks Boulevard between Via Colinas and La Baya Drive. At its meeting last night the council was to […]

Rotary catches the holiday spirit



The Rotary Club of Westlake Village (noontime group) welcomed members and guests to the club’s Spirit of the Season 2007 gala dinner and fundraiser Oct. 20 at North Ranch Country Club. The evening’s festivities included a live and silent auction that featured vacation packages and works of art on the selling block. A wine tasting offered samples from Jaffe Estate […]

Calabasas Chamber director receives business award



Tri-Valley standings



Play Review

'Ruddigore' tells spooky story with clever patter songs

One of the Conejo Valley’s most talented repertory companies recently completed its run of Gilbert and Sullivan’s spooky operetta “Ruddigore,” just in time for Halloween. Subtitled “The Witch’s Curse,” “Ruddigore” was staged by the Ventura County Gilbert and Sullivan Repertoire Company at the Hillcrest Center for the Arts. The production was highlighted by a haunted gallery of ghostly paintings that […]

Coldwell Banker Helps Many Mansions Kids Back To School



Back to school fever hits Coldwell Banker Westlake Village. In response to Many Mansion’s Backpack Drive, Assistant Manager Joe Joyce spearheaded the real estate office into delivering 50 backpacks. The backpacks were filled with all the essentials for heading back to the classroom, such as binders, pens, rulers, and protractors. The colorful bags had cartoon characters and some were the […]

Westlake needs more ‘village,’ Kirschbaum says



Being on a city council does not make a person an architect or planning expert, yet council members make development decisions that have long-term effects on the city, says Carol Kirschbaum, who is running for Westlake Village City Council in the Nov. 6 election. Kirschbaum would like to see the formation of a committee made up of residents who are […]

Global Safe Haven Network provides safety for young travelers



In 2003, Alyson Kaplan, 20, was living the dream of so many young adults. A college student on vacation in London, Alyson was on her way to meet a friend in Bristol when a storm left her stranded at a train station. Vulnerable and scared, Alyson sought help from a 28-year-old man, who eventually robbed and murdered her. Alyson’s griefstricken […]

Local Business Briefs



•First Private Bank & Trust announced the addition of William Keane IV as vice president of Wealth Management & Trust Services. Keane will work from the bank offices in both Santa Monica and Westlake Village. Prior to his new position, Keane served as senior wealth Advisor for Union Bank of California. He is a graduate of USC and is currently […]

Other local football matchups



OCHS (4-3) vs. Grace Brethren (4-3) Outlook: Losers of three of their last five games, the Oaks Christian Lions will look to extract a little revenge against an undermanned Grace Brethren squad. Oaks Christian continues to get solid production from quarterback Chris Potter and running back Malcolm Jones, but the team’s wide receivers and defense need to step up. If […]


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