2010-11-04 E-Edition

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Gingerbread Fundraising Boutique

Nov. 4. 4

At St. Maximilian Kolbe Church, 5801 N. Kanan Road, Westlake Village. VIP event 5 to 9 p.m. today. Adults only. Drinks, appetizers, raffles, door prizes. $30. General shopping 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday. Vendors, boutique items, food for sale. Free admission. Portion of funds go to Wellness Community, other local charities. Email: gingerbread @westlakejuniors.org Web: www.westlakejuniors.org Time: 5:00 p.m. […]

Local Business Briefs

Bristol Farms sold to investors Grocery retailer SuperValu has announced the sale of its Bristol Farms stores to the private investment firm Endeavor Capital, a specialist in food manufacturing, distribution and grocery retail. The Southern California Bristol Farms chain, formed in 1982, operates 13 Bristol Farms stores, including one at the Promenade shopping center in Thousand Oaks. The stores will […]

Ex-Trader Joe’s exec speaks

Thousand Oaks resident John Shields, former CEO of Trader Joe’s, will speak at the Corporate Leaders Breakfast from 7:30 to 9 a.m. Tues., Nov. 9 at Lundring Events Center in the Gilbert Sports and Fitness Center at California Lutheran University. Shields served as chair and CEO of the specialty retail grocery store chain from 1988 to 2001. His topic is […]

Power plant noise at landfill annoys some residents

Sound described as ‘constant buzzing’

A power plant operating at the Calabasas Landfill may be producing sustainable energy, but the noise coming from the machinery has led to complaints by Old Agoura residents. Dick Gaines, who lives on Chesebro Road, said the noise from the plant east of the Agoura community and north of Saratoga Hills sounds like a “bad swimming pool pump motor.” “All […]

It’s time for a change

Daylight-saving time ends at 2 a.m. Sun., Nov. 7, so be sure to follow the old saw, “Spring forward, fall back,” and set your clocks back one hour before going to bed. Remember, while the change to standard time will provide more light in the morning, the evening darkness will arrive noticeably earlier. Arizona and Hawaii are the only two […]

Oak Park briefed on gas line safety

Pipelines discussed at meeting

An explosion similar to the one that occurred in San Bruno last September is not likely to occur in the Conejo Valley, a representative of Southern California Gas Co. told local officials last week. The Sept. 9 natural gas explosion killed four people and devastated the Northern California community. Although the rupture involved a Pacific Gas and Electric pipeline, it […]

Agoura, Calabasas, Westlake residents get out the vote

Money available for Calabasas interchanges

Calabasas anticipates receiving about $24 million in county sales taxes over the next five years to improve several major thoroughfares in the city, officials recently announced. In July 2009, Los Angeles County adopted Measure R, a 30- year, half-cent surcharge on sales tax. The money will be used throughout the county to pay for road improvements that have been stalled […]

Lawsuit alleging pollution by cities dropped

After a two-year dispute, Los Angeles Superior Court ruled against a lawsuit that claimed some 20 local cities and two counties were releasing too much bacteria into Santa Monica Bay. In March 2008, the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) and Santa Monica Baykeeper, two environmental action organizations, sued Malibu and Los Angeles County for violating the 2001 federal Clean Water […]