2009-06-04

Oak Park woman uses talent with cameras to help Haitian poor



An Oak Park woman hopes her hobby—photography and videography—can help improve life for people living in an impoverished area of Haiti. In February, Cindi Gortner spent five days in a remote area of the country to learn more about Haiti Healthcare Partners, the Westlake Villagebased nonprofit that helped create and fund a health clinic in Haiti. While there, Gortner took […]

Agoura’s parks will get a major makeover



The city of Agoura Hills will make improvements at several parks during general maintenance work over the next six months. Reyes Adobe Park: Six poplar trees have been replaced with eight trees: four majestic red oaks, which have a 200- to 300- year life span, and four tulip trees, a deciduous variety with a 200-year life span. The city will […]

Store Provides Happy Experience



Indiana Joan’s Clothing Boutique recently hosted a crafting event for 12 members of the Happy Friends Club at its Dos Vientos store on 350 Via Las Brisas in the Paraiso shopping center. The club is a social organization which encourages women with Down Syndrome to participate in a variety of fun experiences. Hours are 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily. […]

Sheriff’s Blotter



Agoura Hills Thieves stole seven computers and monitors and an office printer from a lawyer’s office in the 30400 block of Canwood Street May 24. The value of the loss at the Mediterranean office complex was $8,800. According to the sheriff’s department, several other burglaries occurred in the same office building over the Memorial Day weekend. One involved the theft […]

Protect the rights of the minority



Can someone please explain to me why the government should deny a group of people the right to be married? Freedom to practice any religion (including no religion) is a fundamental right of our country. I fully respect the role religion plays and would never expect a church that teaches that homosexuality is a sin to perform a samesex marriage. […]

Jackie Bogosian



Dilbeck Realtors President, Mark Dilbeck announced that Jackie Bogosian was named third place La Calabasas office Associate of the Year for her production in 2008. She was also honored with the Award of Merit at this year’s Appreciation Celebration at the Odyssey restaurant in Granada Hills. “Jackie’s caring work style provides an excellent opportunity for her to get to know […]

New venue, president for Anza pageant



The Calabasas Anza Heritage Association announced that a new venue, the Leonis Adobe Museum, will host what is probably the oldest tradition in Calabasas, the Anza en Calabazas 1776 historical pageant. This annual event, presented since 1985, has costumed actors enacting the story of the expedition led by Juan Batista de Anza to bring Spanish settlers to California. The pageant […]

Westlake boy on the move for arthritis cure



For two years Caleb Apthorp, 12, of Westlake Village experienced severe pain in his knees and hips, but his family couldn’t figure out why. They thought it might be from the way his shoes fit or perhaps from playing soccer. The Lindero Canyon Middle School sixthgrader went through physical therapy and had a growth removed from his hip, but there […]

Calabasas, Agoura high schools shine in Big Apple



Calabasas and Agoura high schools were among the 15 finalists in the Essentially Ellington High School Jazz Band competition in New York City. The competition was staged at the Jazz at Lincoln Center on May 8 through 10. Calabasas and Agoura high schools were the only two public schools in California to make it to the finals. The other California […]

Ventura County churches take action



ACTION will present the sixth annual Ventura County “Takin’ It to the Streets” community service program benefiting individuals and agencies in need starting at 8 a.m. Sat. and Sun., June 6 and 7 at various sites throughout the county. More than 1,000 congregants from more than 40 Ventura County churches will paint, landscape, serve elderly and disabled residents, and provide […]


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