2010-09-16 E-Edition

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‘Under Milk Wood’

Thursday, Sept. 16

Calabasas Theatre Company opens play by Dylan Thomas at Calabasas Library Amphitheater, 200 Civic Center Way. Directed by Geoffrey Forward. Today, preview 7 p.m. Sundays 4 p.m. Sept. 19, 26, Oct. 3 and 10. Saturdays 8 p.m. Sept. 25, Oct. 2 and 9. Tickets $25; seniors age 62 up and students with ID $15. Sponsored by Spotlight the Arts Foundation […]

Savvy Salon and Day Spa opens second store

Savvy Salon and Day Spa of Westlake Village, a full-service beauty spa, will open a second location in Agoura Hills in December. The new space, Savvy Salon: The Studio, will take a hair-focused approach to beauty. The studio will be inside the new retail center The Shops at Oak Creek. “Our new satellite location will be all about hair and […]

Alleged pervert is arrested

A 37-year-old Tarzana man has been arrested locally on two counts of indecent exposure. The Thousand Oaks Police Department’s sexual assault unit arrested Brian Carpenter in his home at 7:30 a.m. Sept. 3 after two women identified him as the man who exposed himself to them, Detective Jason Robarts said. One incident took place in July and the other in […]

School board miffed over $500K salary

Financial transparency questioned

Although outraged over the half-million-dollar salary being paid to the top executive of the California School Boards Association, one local school district has decided to continue its membership in the association. The Las Virgenes Unified School District Board of Education sent a letter to CSBA condemning director Scott Plotkin’s annual salary, which reached $539,000 in 2008. Las Virgenes school board […]

Calabasas wins fiscal award

The City of Calabasas recently won a Certificate of Achievement from the Government Finance Officers Association for its financial reporting program in the fiscal year ending June 30, 2009. Calabasas is one of 410 California municipalities and public agencies that won the award, which is the highest form of recognition in local government accounting and financial reporting. The Finance Officers […]

Small business seminar by city, chamber, VEDC

Local small business owners can receive tips and information to increase their bottom lines at a free business seminar this month. The seminar is being hosted by the city of Agoura Hills, the Greater Conejo Valley Chamber of Commerce, the Valley Economic Development Center (VEDC) and the Agoura Hills Business Task Force from 8 to 11 a.m. Tues., Sept. 21 […]

Freeway brush fire controlled

A brush fire burned 10-12 acres in an area near Mureau Road in unincorporated Calabasas just after noon on Tuesday. The fire was accidentally caused by welders repairing a wrought iron fence, officials said. The welders remained at the scene to give their statement to firefighters. No injuries were reported. Several Los Angeles County Fire Department companies responded. A “Super […]

Hearing to add wine tasting room at The WLV Inn

The city of Westlake Village will hold a public hearing to consider a request by the Westlake Village Inn to add a wine tasting room onto the hotel and restaurant at 31943 Agoura Road. The hearing will be held at 6:30 p.m., Sept. 22 at City Hall at 31200 Oak Crest Drive. The proposed project is exempt from environmental review. […]

Las Virgenes schools demonstrate winning formula

White Oak pencils in big gain

Despite ongoing budget problems, Las Virgenes Unified School District continues to rank among the highest schools in the state, according to the 2010 API scores released by state officials earlier in the week. One school, White Oak Elementary in Westlake Village, raised its score by 40 points to 961, one of the highest scores in the state. API scores are […]