2007-12-06

Sue McSweeney reflects on her service to the city

Spent two years as mayor

Outgoing Westlake Village mayor Sue McSweeney painted a bright future for the city as she held the gavel for the final time at last week’s City Council reorganization meeting. McSweeney reviewed the year’s accomplishments, which included landscape improvements along Lindero Canyon and Agoura roads, the painting of the Lindero Canyon bridge and the formation of a committee to explore a […]

Weekend of birthdays



When I was younger my parents just dropped us kids off at our friends’ birthday parties then picked us up when the party was over. Not today’s generation. My 4-year-old was invited to four birthday parties last weekend. By today’s standards, us parents were expected to attend. I’m all for spending time with my son, but after a long week […]

The Art of Giving



“A well-chosen present is love made visible.” I found this phrase in a catalogue selling upscale women’s clothing, and it started me thinking about what we believe (and are led to believe) about gifts. I used to agonize over what to give people. I thought about their personality, their lifestyle, the status of our relationship, my financial means- to the […]

Ventura County Fusion holding tryouts



The Ventura County Fusion, a Premier Development League team from the United Soccer League, will soon hold its opening round of tryouts for the 2008 season. Three tryout sessions will take place at the Ventura College SportsPlex at 4667 Telegraph Road in Ventura. Sessions one and two will be held Sat., Dec. 22, with session one from 9:30 to 11:30 […]

Snow day comes to Calabasas



Resolve to pick up the trash



At least once a month I pick up trash along Kanan Road from Cornell to Agoura Road. I usually manage to bend over at least 125 times picking up bottles, cans, plastic bags and other assorted items dumped by people who don’t care about the ugly sight. There are lots of horn honkers passing by to give me the thumbs […]

This Home Features Neutral Carpet And Upgraded Tile Flooring



This 5-bedroom, 3-bath home has approximately 2,828 square feet with an open floor plan. It has neutral carpet, upgraded tile flooring, smooth ceilings, recessed lighting, crown molding and newer solid core interior doors and base boards. The living room has a slab granite fireplace and custom mantel. The formal dining area has French doors and crown molding. The kitchen includes […]

Edelston new mayor of Agoura Hills



The Agoura Hills City Council may still comprise the same five men, but for John Edelston, Monday’s changing of the guards was particularly sweet. He was sworn in as mayor for the first time since his election to the panel four years ago. Councilmember Denis Weber took the helm as mayor pro tem. Mayor Dan Kuperberg stepped down from the […]

Searching for treasures



Resources available for caregivers



The California Southland Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association has several resources available for families living with caregiving responsibilities for a person with Alzheimer’s disease during the holiday season. They suggest those interested call their 24/7 Helpline at (800) 272-3900 for suggestions to help ease the stress of caregiving. Alzheimer’s Association holiday fact sheets are available, including “Hints for Coping with […]


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