Environmental awards given

The city of Calabasas Environmental Commission selected three people to receive the 2007 Carl Gibbs Environmental Excellence Awards. Calabasas Planning Commissioner Dave Brown was named in recognition of his commitment to enhance the environment by advocating policies and plans for the protection of local wildlife, the preservation of oak trees, creeks and riparian habitat, the “smart” development of real property […]

High-powered machinery

My wife and I recently bought a new vacuum and I’ve since changed my attitude about the carpet cleaning chores around the house. Let me break down the model we bought. First of all, it’s not your typical vacuum. This piece of highpowered machinery has D2. What’s D2, you ask? It’s okay- I asked, too. D2 is Dual Cyclonic Technology. […]

Prepare the garden for spring

March’s warm weather gives gardeners a chance to prepare their yards and begin planting for the upcoming growing season, say experts at Agromin, a Camarillo-based manufacturer of soil products. •Plant vegetables and herbs from seed: After the last chance for frost around midmonth and the soil warms, cultivate vegetable garden soil down about one foot. Add organic soil planting amendments. […]

Westlake hosts drumline

The Westlake High School Instrumental Music Boosters will host a Regional Drumline Competition from 1 to 9 p.m. Sat., March 15 and from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sun., March 16 at the school gymnasium, 100 N. Lakeview Canyon Road, Westlake Village. The competition, sponsored by the Southern California Percussion Alliance, will feature students from more than 50 area high […]

Simon Wiesenthal film will screen at Jewish academy

The Conejo Jewish Academy will screen the documentary film “I Have Never Forgotten You- The Life and Legacy of Simon Wiesenthal” at 7:30 p.m. Mon., March 17 at the Westlake Village Cinema, 4711 Lakeview Canyon Road. Wiesenthal, who was an architect before World War II, changed his life after the war and dedicated himself to finding Nazi war criminals. During […]

Museum opens dinosaur workroom

Visitors can watch T. rex assembly

The Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County will open the Thomas the T. rex Lab on March 30. In this specially designed workroom, visitors may watch paleontologists as they prepare and assemble the fossils of a 66millionyearold Tyrannosaurus rex nicknamed “Thomas.” The Los Angeles-based firm of Hodgetts + Fung Design and Architecture worked with the museum’s exhibition team to […]

Lots of love

I would like to thank Mark Medcalf and the entire Seven Oaks staff for their generous donation to the Universal Love Foundation. It is not often that one sees a business which takes such pride in their community. Several years ago Mark and his staff implemented a program to provide donations to local charities in lieu of sending gifts to […]

Effort nets new courts at Agoura High

The tennis courts at Agoura High School are near completion thanks to a collaboration between the city of Agoura Hills, the school district and local residents. The refurbished tennis courts with new lighting, fencing and entryway cost the city $336,000, said Nick Newkirk, Agoura Hills community services coordinator. Malibu Pacific Tennis Courts, Inc. handled the project. Newkirk said all nine […]

Water district extends contract

Las Virgenes Municipal Water District general manager John Mundy and facilities manager Scott Harris recently presented Villa Esperanza Services with an extension of Villa’s service contract for landscape maintenance through 2008. Clients in the Villa Esperanza Services Employment Program work Monday through Friday at facilities the water district operates in Malibu Canyon, Calabasas and Westlake Village. Supervised by a Villa […]

Superior court seeking grand jury nominations

The Ventura Superior Court has announced that nominations for the 2008-09 grand jury are being sought by the county of Ventura. To be eligible for nomination to the grand jury, applicants must be a citizen of the United States; 18 years of age or older; in possession of their natural facilities; of ordinary intelligence, sound judgment and good character; a […]