2009-07-02

Calabasas has balanced budget, big reserve fund



Despite state and federal fiscal challenges, the Calabasas City Council approved a balanced budget for the next two fiscal years, holding a reserve of more than $20 million—a full year of the city’s operating expenses. The city is estimating nearly $21 million in revenue and $22.3 million in operating costs. The budget is balanced because of the city’s reserve. “Just […]

Viewpoint students win at art, writing



Star Sage and Jordan Sitzer, students at Viewpoint School in Calabasas, were winners of the 2009 National Scholastic Art and Writing Awards from the Alliance for Young Artists and Writers. The students and their families traveled to Carnegie Hall in New York City on June 4 to receive their awards. Star, who will be a senior next year, won a […]

Artwork offers glimpse of the ‘big picture’

Oaks Christian hosts photo exhibit

A photography exhibit titled “The Big Picture: was presented by Oaks Christian School’s advanced Location Photography class on May 28 at the Westlake school. The free exhibit showcased the work of 10 high school photography students. The class, which is offered to experienced photography students, gives them the opportunity to travel to and take photos in four locations annually: Mammoth […]

Speaker to address poverty relief



The Community Forum will present Karon Wright of the Greater Contribution as she speaks on “Helping Families Work Their Way Out of Poverty” at 7:30 p.m. Fri., July 17 at the Conejo Valley Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 3327 Old Conejo Road, Newbury Park. Founded in 2006, The Greater Contribution is a nonprofit organization founded by women seeking to make a greater […]

Grad night board says thanks



The Oak Park High School Grad Night 2009 Board of Directors would like to express a big “thank you” for the generosity of the many families and businesses that supported the OPHS Class of 2009 Safe and Sober Grad Night. We would like to first express our thanks to those OPHS families who gave above and beyond the ticket price […]

Legislature fails to pass budget again



Despite aroundtheclock legislative sessions, Democrats and Republicans could not agree on stopgap measures to ease the $24billion budget deficit. Legislators had hoped to reach a compromise and avoid issuing IOUs to college students, lowincome seniors, the disabled and others who depend on or deliver state services. The inability to meet the fiscal year-end deadline—midnight, June 30—and avoid a government shutdown […]

Fun Run scheduled



The 32 annual Calabasas Fourth of July Lakeside Fun Run will take place along Calabasas Lake at 23400 Park Sorrento with 2- and 4-mile runs, a 2-mile walk, and half- and quarter-mile races for youth. Race shirts, awards, and a pancake breakfast are included with registration. The annual pet show and the Summer Splash Party will follow after the races […]

Local students shine in college



The following local students received academic honors at their respective colleges. •Janie Zeidel of Calabasas graduated in May from the University of the Arts in Philadelphia with a Bachelor of Music in vocal studies. She is a 2005 graduate of Calabasas High School. •Calabasas resident Sayan Basu made the dean’s list for spring semester 2009 at the Georgia Institute of […]

Westlake Lutheran to host Vacation Bible School



Westlake Lutheran Church will host “No Fear” Vacation Bible School on July 10 to 12 at the church, 2360A Townsgate Road, Westlake Village. The program will meet from 4 to 6 p.m. Fri., July 10; 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sat., July 11 and during the worship services at 8:30 and 10:30 a.m. Sun., July 12. The event will offer […]

Leaf blowers big polluters too



Recently the city of Calabasas has taken a stand on smoking and banned it in our city for health reasons. While I commend them on being concerned with the health of our citizens, I think they have overlooked one of the biggest offenders: gas leaf blowers. All across the country, cities are banning gas leaf blowersThey have a negative impact, […]


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