2009-04-02

Westlake women take fashion cues



More than 300 Westlake Women’s Club members packed the Hyatt Westlake Plaza ballroom March 27 for the group’s annual luncheon and fashion show fundraiser. Westlake Women’s Club president Karen Bradley addressed the group, thanking the women for their support. “In 2008, we were able to allocate $71,000 back into our community,” Bradley said. “With your help, we gave back to […]

Career Coach in Demand



Tough times call for action. In today’s job market, potential employees must give themselves every edge they can. Dr. Ian Rosen of Applied Development Solutions in Oak Park is a career coach who prefers to focus on the present and future rather than the past, and on identifying and working toward overcoming barriers to a person’s career success. Rosen says […]

Help with College Financing



The new year brought not only steeper tuition for colleges, but also tough new rules. Dennis Stewart, president of Educational Funding Solutions, knows it is imperative to start planning for college finances early. EFS works with the student individually to determine which schools are the best fit financially and scholastically. Stewart then works with the parents to develop strategies on […]

Oak Hills Girl Scouts help foster kids



Family Men Don’t Wear Name Brands



No more mess I’ve always hated mess. After my 5-year-old son and I decorated for my wife’s birthday, creating a setup that required tools, heavy machinery and small explosives to take it all down, I found that I hated mess even more, so much so that I never want to decorate again. At Christmastime, I draw, cut out and paint […]

Calabasas actress lends voice to the cause of Alzheimer’s



After losing both of her grandmothers to Alzheimer’s, Dina Sherman of Calabasas pledged to fight the disease. But with two young children and an acting career, she found it difficult to find time for her promise. After Sherman’s husband urged her to “put her money where her mouth is,” she decided to donate half her earnings as a voice-over actress […]

Michael Ginsburg’s Family is Featured in National Travel Magazine



Owner Michael Ginsburg of Michael’s Travel Centre Inc. in Agoura Hills and Westlake Village appears on the cover in a feature story of the February issue of Luxury Travel Advisors magazine, along with both of Ginsburg’s children who work in the business, Lee Ginsburg and Caren Ginsburg. The article highlights Michael’s Travel Centre’s longstanding success in the luxury, adventure and […]

Raising the bar

Stark family pole vaulting tradition continues at Oak Park High

He’s just a freshman, but Connor Stark is making his mark not only at Oak Park High but in the state and nationwide as well. Connor, 15, is one of the highest jumping freshman pole vaulters in California as well as the nation, according to the website www.DyeStatCal.com. His top mark so far this season is 13.6 feet. His goal […]

Ojai hosts Renaissance Faire and Pirate Festival



The 20th annual Ojai Renaissance Faire and Pirate Festival will be from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sat. and Sun., April 4 and 5 at Lake Casitas in Ojai. Attendees who bring a nonperishable food item for FOOD Share will receive $1 off the ticket price. Visitors are encouraged to come in period costume. The event will have two stages […]

Being smart about school finances



Finally, there’s a move in Sacramento to fix the state’s broken education system, not by throwing more money at the problem, but by changing it. Assemblymember Julia Brownley, whose district includes Calabasas, Agoura Hills, Westlake Village and Oak Park, introduced a pair of bills yesterday to the California Assembly Education Committee, which she chairs. Assembly Bill 8 seeks to overhaul […]


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