2008-11-26

Westlake coping with new economic realities



Even Westlake Village, the pristine community with spacious homes and well-manicured parks, isn’t immune to the economic malaise sweeping the region. Mayor Philippa Klessig told a Nov. 19 meeting of the Thousand Oaks/Westlake Village Chamber of Commerce that a loss of taxes and other revenues due to the poor economy had lopped about 7 percent off the city’s budget. It’s […]

YogaWorks to host health fair



YogaWorks Westlake Village is offering a free holiday gift and health fair from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sat., Dec. 6 at 2475 Townsgate Road, Westlake Village. The fair will feature local artisans selling jewelry, pottery, candles, organic lotions, Chinese brush paintings, photographs and yoga clothing and accessories. The event will also have free chair massages, Chinese medicine and chiropractor […]

Calabasas’ Spivack opts for Berkeley



Seth Spivack, a Calabasas High senior and honor student, signed a National Letter of Intent to play baseball for the University of California, Berkeley. According to the switchhitter, he signed as soon as he could, just after 7 a.m. on Nov. 12. Spivack, who fielded interest from several Pac-10 universities, said couldn’t be more excited about his future with the […]

Auditions for ‘Willy Wonka Jr.’



Conejo Players Theater will hold auditions for “Willy Wonka Junior” at 5:30 p.m. Sun., Nov. 30 through Tues., Dec. 2 at the theater, 351 S. Moorpark Road, Thousand Oaks. Those auditioning should prepare a one-minute song and bring sheet music in their key. An accompanist will be provided. Instrumentalonly music tracks are also acceptable. Actors should be prepared to read […]

Senior Community Located In The Ventu Villas In Newbury Park



This home is move-in ready. It’s a new Cavco home, manufactured in 2006. There is a great front porch with views of the mountains. Inside is lots of natural light from sky tubes in laundry room and hallway, plus a skylight in the kitchen. There are two bedrooms and two bathrooms. The house has central air, central heat, plush new […]

Finders leaves school board



Terilyn Finders announced her resignation from the Las Virgenes Unified School District Board of Education on Nov. 18, prompting an outpouring of support and the hope from her colleagues that she might continue her service to the education community. Finders said she accepted the position of director of communications with Fagen, Friedman & Fulfrost LLP in Los Angeles, a law […]

This looks good enough to eat



VISIONS OF SUGARPLUMS—Building a gingerbread house is serious business for Alana Olin, 2, a Thousand Oaks resident, during the Wellness Community Valley/Ventura Gingerbread House fundraising event in Westlake Village on Nov. 16.

Thousand Oaks, La Reina and Oak Park’s Skiba are biggest winners at CIF-SS Finals

Eagles' junior puts her name into school record book

The CIFSouthern Section Finals took place at Mount San Antonio College in Walnut last Saturday, and the event produced three local winners. In Division II, the Thousand Oaks High boys took home first place with 73 points. La Reina captured the Division IV title with 67 points, while Oak Park’s Melissa Skiba finished in first place in the girls’ Division […]

“The Boy in the Striped Pajamas”

Rated PG-13

Bruno (Asa Butterfield) is 8 years old, the son of a high ranking Nazi offer, living in Berlin. In Bruno’s world, the war is a distant rumor that barely threatens Germany’s brave new world. Under the protective watch of his mother (Vera Farmiga), Bruno knows only peace and playfulness. When his father (David Thewlis) is transferred to a new post […]

Terry Holland



Terry Holland was awarded Top Listing Agent from Prudential California Realty’s North Ranch/ Westlake Village office for July 2008. Holland has won 12 monthly awards for the North Ranch office this year. In 2007, he was recognized with some of Prudential’s top honors at the national level. He received the President’s Circle award for his outstanding production last year. Holland […]


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