She’s looking ahead to a great 2008

City to replace Lost Hills bridge

The Calabasas City Council has approved a $20million agreement with Caltrans to replace the bridge on Lost Hills Road over the 101 Freeway. The current bridge has only two lanes and is 4 feet lower than a standard bridge. The new bridge is slated to be five lanes wide, but because it provides the only access to parts of the […]

Calabasas Chamber names Ridley new chairman

The Calabasas Chamber of Commerce announced its new board of directors for 2008, led by chairman Douglas Ridley, a lawyer from the Agoura Hills firm of Quisenberry, Ridley & Shiffman. The Chamber will introduce its new board and announce the winner of the Bill Van Gieson Memorial Award for community service at a Jan. 26 installation ceremony in Calabasas. Ridley, […]

Voter deadline nears for Feb. 5 primary

Absentee voting already underway

The 2008 California presidential primary is less than a month away, but there’s still time to register to vote. The registration deadline is Tues., Jan. 22. Voter registration forms are available at all city halls, fire stations, public libraries, post offices and Chambers of Commerce. To be eligible to vote, a person must at least 18 years of age and […]

Westlake High students march in Rose Parade

There were some familiar faces marching up Colorado Boulevard in the 119th Tournament of Roses Parade, held New Year’s Day in Pasadena. Four Westlake High School students were among the 240 members of the Pasadena City College Tournament of Roses Honor Band. Lauren Alkazian, Richard Nebens, Michael Boisvert and Jeff Ross, all Westlake Village residents, auditioned for various sections in […]

Triunfo YMCA launches Model United Nations

Teamwork, public speaking, leadership and negotiation skills are developed

Teens in sixth through ninth grade are invited to become part of the Triunfo YMCA’s Model United Nations program for 2008. The first meeting will be from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thurs., Jan. 17 at the YMCA facility at Sumac Elemen tary School, 6050 N. Calmfield Ave., Agoura Hills. Meetings will be held more frequently as the teens prepare for […]

Teen launches Go Green fund

Most juniors at Calabasas High School are thinking about college applications, focusing on their most difficult year of studies and planning for their upcoming last year of school. And it’s not that Jessica Phillips doesn’t have all those things on her mind, too. But she’s also trying to be a part of something bigger. Jessie recently spoke in front of […]

Bridal exhibit planned

The Bridal Premiere, a day of wedding exhibits and fashion shows, will celebrate its 25th anniversary on Sun., Jan. 13 at the annual Hyatt Westlake Plaza bridal show. Exhibit hours are from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., and fashion shows are scheduled for 12:30 and 3 p.m. Each bridetobe in attendance will be entered for onstage drawings and will also […]

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.

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 […]