Housing data continue downward slide

The pace of new home sales remained sluggish in September, the California Building Industry Association reported last week. The monthly CBIA/Hanley Wood Market Intelligence New Home Sales and Pricing Report showed that new home sales in September were 45 percent below the same month a year ago. During September, 3,394 homes and condominiums were sold in the California subdivisions tracked […]

Oak Park High dishes out the comedy

Students raise funds for school damaged in fire

St. Jude the Apostle School in Weslake Village raised $300 in a “Free Dress for a Dollar Day” as a fundraiser to help Our Lady of Malibu, which had suffered damage due to the recent fires. Student Council officer and eighth-grader Richard Fasani wanted to help the school after he was given a tour of the campus. He learned that […]

CLU hosts Jewish celebration

California Lutheran University will present its fifth annual Hanukkah Celebration at 4:30 p.m. Wed., Dec. 5 in the Student Union Building on the campus at 60 W. Olsen Road in Thousand Oaks. Hanukkah begins at sundown Dec. 4. The free event will feature music, dreidel games and Hanukkah food, including latkes and jelly doughnuts. Participants will light a menorah in […]

Agoura should ban secondhand smoke

Recently, the city of Belmont, Calif., passed a landmark ordinance regulating secondhand smoke inside most apartments and condominiums. As a resident of Agoura Hills, I am encouraged that cities like this are paving the way for nonsmokers like me to be able to breathe air in their own home that is untainted by the foul smelling, deadly and noxious fumes […]

Calling system protects city

Calabasas’ emergency preparedness plan has been expanded to include a calling system that will notify residents with important messages. City officials say they want to be sure that Calabasas residents get the information they need if disaster strikes. Using ConnectCTY, a citytoresident communications service recently put into place, Calabasas administrators can send personalized voice messages to residents in targeted areas […]

CLvFFie awards honocommunity leaders

The Conejo/Las Virgenes Future Foundation honored top industry leaders in several categories at the seventh annual CLvFFie awards on Nov. 17 at Los Robles Greens Banquet Center in Thousand Oaks, according to Fran Brough, the foundation’s executive director. “The ClvFFie award is like getting an Oscar,” said event master of ceremonies Don Stark of “That ’70s Show.” Brough said the […]

Westlake resident receives service award

Deborah Hang of Westlake Village was named the recipient of the William E. Hamm Outstanding Service Award during California Lutheran University’s Community Leaders Association auction on Oct. 27, Hang has provided the organization with leadership and support for 10 years. She has served terms as the association’s president and treasurer, and she chaired the Mathews Leadership Forum for two years. […]

Hanukkah book fair slated

Temple Beth Haverim will sponsor a Hanukkah book fair from 4 to 6 p.m. Mon., Dec. 3 at Barnes & Noble bookstore in the Promenade at Westlake. Rabbi Gershon Weissman, Cantor Kenny Ellis and religious school Principal Nili Ziv will read Hanukkah books and sing songs for children of all ages. Ellis will sing music from his CD “Hanukkah Swings!” […]

‘No’ to Kanan roundabout

The current Kanan-Agoura Road intersection is far too small to accommodate a two-lane roundabout. Whether the roundabout will improve traffic flow is questionable. True, drivers may be forced to reduce speed but, as experienced circle drivers know, this depends on traffic within the circle, and I’ve seen drivers accelerate on entering one to beat the flow. More importantly, claiming accidents […]

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