2010-08-19 E-Edition

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The ‘yes’ factor

“I have not failed 1,000 times. I have successfully discovered 1,000 ways to not make a light bulb.” — Thomas Edison The topic of success and failure came up recently in a conversation with one of my mentoring clients. He said no matter which business strategies he tried in getting a new venture off the ground he failed. He said […]

The Other Side of 50

Leave it to the boomer generation to reinvent one more thing. As children, they reinvented the housing market: Their parents moved to the suburbs, leaving the city for safer neighborhoods and homes with enough space to give each child his or her own bedroom. Boomer girls now had the privacy to talk on their Princess phones and boomer boys the […]

Dogs and their owners will walk for charity

The Wellness Community Valley/Ventura will host the second annual Paws 4 Hope walk at 11 a.m. Sun., Sept. 12 at Berniece Bennett Park in Westlake Village. The event will include a dog walk and doggie contests including Most Creative Costume, Funniest Trick and Best Smile. Donations raised by walk participants and their canines will support the local cancer support programs […]

Golf tournament to help Habitat

The Faith and Service Coalition will have its annual Golf Tournament and Dinner to benefit Habitat for Humanity of Ventura County on Sat., Sept. 4. The golf tournament will be at Camarillo Springs Golf Course at 7 a.m. Dinner will begin at 6 p.m. at Westminster Presbyterian Church, 32111 Watergate Road, Westlake Village. The event will also have silent and […]

Old Topanga sewers causing quite a stir

I am wondering why three members of the Calabasas City Council are so intent upon pushing for sewers in the Old Topanga Canyon area. Their reasons appear to be based upon the assertion that septic systems are a pollution problem within the city and the solution is to install sewers. If this is in fact the basis of their argument […]

Pet of the Week

Church bids farewell to summer

Monte Vista Presbyterian Church will host a Summer Farewell Festival from 5 to 8 p.m. Wed., Aug. 25 at Dos Vientos Community Park, 4801 Borchard Road, Newbury Park. The free event is familycentered, with activities and entertainment for all ages. Planned children’s activities include organized games, relay races, arts and crafts, and face painting. Grilled hot dogs, chips, fresh fruit […]

Thinks city has ulterior motive in requiring sewers

At its Aug. 11 meeting, in a 3-2 vote, the Calabasas City Council authorized the spending of $100,000 to proceed with an environmental impact report to study a proposed extension of 6,300 feet of sewers to less than three dozen homes in Old Topanga. An issue paper on water, sewer, and storm drain infrastucture prepared by Penfield & Smith for […]

Sheriff’s Blotter

Agoura A resident in the 28500 block of Conejo View Drive reported that a person entered her home without permission. A person stole $4,300 worth of cash and coins from a laundromat in the 5600 block of Kanan Road Aug. 8. Vandals caused $1,200 in damage to outdoor lighting equipment at a restaurant in the 30100 block of Agoura Road […]