Ballot issues to be discussed

Ellen Pangarliotas of the Los Angeles League of Women Voters Speakers Bureau will present an analysis and review of the February ballot issues at 7 p.m. on Thurs., Jan. 17 in the multipurpose room of the Los Angeles Public Library, Platt Branch, at 23600 Victory Blvd., Woodland Hills. For information call (818) 340-9386 or visit www.plattlibrary.org.

Westlake Park signs tenant

First California Bank signed a 10-year lease agreement for a 22,000-square-foot office space in the Conejo Valley’s newest office development, Westlake Park Place. The company, which has 12 full-service bank branches and one loan production office serving Los Angeles, Orange and Ventura counties, will relocate its staff to the new office at 3057 Townsgate Road in Westlake Village. Westlake Park […]

Senior social group meets Tuesdays

Speakers, movie on the agenda for January

The Tuesday Social is a fellowship group for members and nonmembers age 60 and above. Meetings are from 2 to 4 p.m. at the social hall, Temple Adat Elohim, 2420 E. Hillcrest Drive, Thousand Oaks. Refreshments and entertainment are provided. Following are the programs for January. •Jan. 15. Grant Spect, deputy direction of litigation at Bet Tzedek Legal Services, speaks […]

Thanks, from Yerba Buena PFA

I wanted to thank the city councils of Agoura, Calabasas, Hidden Hills and Westlake Village for their Four City Agreement to invest in our children’s education by funding new technology. These vital funds bring technology to our classrooms as never before. Teachers in December alone were offered classes on IPhoto, Powerpoint, Podcasting, with plans in 2008 for Aeries, Elmo, Moodle […]

Rain brings welcome relief

Winter preparations

As we bring in the new year it is time to prepare our gardens for the cold, wind and rain that occur over the next few months. Our tropical and coastal plants can look ahead to a rough next few months while our deciduous flowering trees and shrubs go into a much-needed dormancy, only to flourish in the spring. The […]


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Cultural partnership meeting slated

Aziza Hasan, a Muslim, and Malka Fenyvesi, a Jew, will discuss efforts toward building meaningful and constructive interfaith relationships from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Wed., Jan. 30 at the Grant Brimhall/ Thousand Oaks Library, 1401 E. Janss Road. Hasan and Fenyvesi are codirectors of NewGround: A Muslim Jewish Partnership for Change. The program is free and open to the public. […]

Meal for homeless was a success

I would like to thank everyone who helped make this year’s Holiday Turkey Meal for the homeless, poor or lonely on Christmas Day a fantastic success. I estimated that we fed approximately 330 souls that day, not including the people who benefited from the contribution of leftovers made to the Oxnard Rescue Mission. I’m sure you all feel as do, […]

Landscaping for low water use

Finding an experienced landscaper is key

After living in Steeplechase for five years, Kathryn Palmer and her family bought a house in Calabasas’ Deer Springs development three years ago. She immediately noticed a neighborhood tendency to overwater. “Even in the height of summer, the gutters were all wet,” Palmer said. “In many places there were kinds of algae growing because it was so wet, and I’m […]

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