2009-12-24

Family provides boxes full of joy



Ring in the New Year at Fiamme Restauran



Fiamme Restaurant and Bar will host a New Year’s Eve dinner starting at 5 p.m. Thurs., Dec. 31. The evening will feature a four-course dinner, live dance music by the Ralph Mathis Band and a midnight champagne toast. The dinner will offer a choice of stuffed mushrooms, fried calamari or French onion soup; insalata della casa, pear salad or Caprese […]

Letter against cops was way off base



In response to the letter from Mr. Weisman criticizing ”cops,” he moved from the Midwest and saw an immediate difference in police attitudes. He states the police agenda is ”to punish the community.” He ridicules “cops” for cruising parking lots “looking expired tags and issuing tickets to vulnerable kids.” He goes on to say the police are ”targeting soccer moms, unsuspecting kids and the […]

Court advocates to speak to women’s club



Westlake Women’s Club will meet for a luncheon at 10 a.m. Tues., Jan. 12 at the Westlake Inn, 31943 Agoura Road. After lunch, representatives of the Court Appointed Special Advocate system will discuss how it relates with United Women’s Leadership Council and the California Youth Connection, which helps female foster children prepare for emancipation at age 18. Claudia Salfen, a […]

Teen bands can try out



The city of Agoura Hills Department of Community Services and the Agoura Hills/Calabasas Community Center are accepting applications for Agourapalooza: Teen Battle of the Bands! sponsored by Agoura Music.   Teen bands are needed to perform at the community center from 7 to 11 p.m. Fri., Feb. 12. Each band will get 45 minutes, which will include set-up, breakdown and playtime. Stage […]

Police do good job in community



I am writing this letter in response to Mr. Weisman who “wants local cops to shape up.” I do not know which cops you are referring to—the Ventura County Sheriff’s Department, the L.A. County Sheriff’s Department or the CHP—but if you are talking about Oak Park you are way off base, Mr. Weisman. We are so lucky to be in […]

Program prepares children for kindergarten



Students in Sumac Elementary School’s pilot “Journeys: A First Step Kindergarten Program” are more likely to begin their public school experience on a positive note due to the efforts of program coordinator and kindergarten teacher Cindy Simmons. Journeys is designed for, but not restricted to, children who will turn 5 between July 1 and Dec. 2 and who may not […]

HOA property scammer gets jail time



Daphne Ann Brenon, 53, a property manager working for a Westlake Village property management firm, was sentenced to four years and eight months in prison for stealing funds from two area homeowner associations. From 1998 to 2004, Brenon worked as the property manager for the Spanish Hills Homeowners Association in Camarillo. Following an investigation by the Ventura County Sheriff’s Department […]


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