2010-11-18 E-Edition

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Bowls of Hope Fundraiser

Noon to 5 p.m. at 5701 E. Conifer St., Oak Park. Oak Park girls’ basketball sponsors fundraiser for Many Mansions. Paint a bowl for $10 which will be fired later and resold at soup kitchen event. PHONE: 818.706.2218 • CONTACT: Susan Allen TIME: 12:00 p.m. THURS., NOV. 18   Pleasant Valley Garden Club Meets at Seventh-day Adventist Church, 3975 Las […]

Calabasas resident named top wine producer

Wine Enthusiast named Calabasas resident Alex Guarachi, president of TGIC Importers, the magazine’s Importer of the Year for 2010. Woodland Hills-based TGIC won the award based on the strength of the company’s global wine portfolio and its overall performance as an industry innovator. “The TGIC team and I have worked enthusiastically for years to grow our brands and to develop […]

New tutoring service opens

Chyten Educational Services has been assisting students on the East Coast for more than two decades and is now open at 2900 Townsgate Road, Ste. 103, Westlake Village. Chyten offers tutoring test preparation for SAT, ACT, ISEE, CBEST and GRE as well as study skills, academic planning and college counseling. All Chyten’s tutors have at least a master’s degree and […]

Landowner unveils plans for mixed use project in Calabasas

A small valley where goats and sheep once grazed near Agoura and Las Virgenes roads is being considered as a site for mixed-use development. The Messenger Investment Co., which owns the 77-acre parcel nestled between the Mobil station and the Colony at Calabasas, a gated community, is contemplating options for a mixed-use development of office, retail and residences on the […]

Office manager pleads guilty

Melissa Nespore, 40, of Thousand Oaks, recently pleaded guilty to five felony counts of grant theft and admitted an aggravated white collar crime enhancement. Nespore was office manager at a T.O. medical practice. Investigation revealed that she routinely embezzled the business’s daily cash receipts, used company funds to make personal purchases and issued herself unauthorized raises. Nespore remains free on […]

Be careful with water during fire season

Las Virgenes Municipal Water District customers are reminded to be cautious in how they use water during times of elevated fire danger. “Many customers have misperceptions on how to prepare when a fire is approaching their neighborhood,” said John Mundy, district general manager. “As a result of poor practices, such as wetting roofs or spraying vegetation, they actually reduce water […]

Time to prepare for an emergency

Residents convince Calabasas council to table new codes

About a dozen homeowners in Calabasas persuaded city officials last week to postpone approval of a controversial 134-page urgency ordinance. Residents said new building codes in the ordinance would infringe on the rights of property owners and neither they nor the City Council had been given enough time to assess the proposed changes. The urgency ordinance requires a four-fifth majority […]

More CHP officers to patrol 118 Freeway

More CHP officers will soon be driving on State Route 118 as part of a federal grant project designed to reduce the number of DUI-related traffic collisions in the area. The California Highway Patrol received a $212,803 grant this month from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration to create a “DUI safety corridor” along the 118 for nine months beginning […]