Fees for parking citations on the rise

Blocking driveways and crosswalks will cost $53

The fines for parking illegally in Calabasas, Agoura Hills and Westlake Village are going up. Last week Calabasas officials approved an $8 increase in parking citations to cover new court fees. The local parking administration was formed in 1995 and contracts with Turbo Data Systems, a parking citation processing company, to process citations and handle follow-up correspondence. Turbo Data also […]

St. Max’s music ministry infuses new energy into Masses

New music director Merrick McMahon and choir director Paul Fagundes are infusing energy into the liturgies at St. Maximilian Kolbe Catholic Church. McMahon, 30, and Fagundes, 44, joined the St. Max community in July after working at St. Mary Magdalen Church in Camarillo and St. Julie Billiart Church in Newbury Park. Both men displayed musical talent in their youth. “I […]

Los Cerritos chorus belts out holiday songs

Concert review

The Los Cerritos Middle School Chorus held its annual holiday concert Saturday at Westlake High School’s Carpenter Family Theatre. Choral director Janice Hague and assistant director Sierra High contribute the spark that ignites the performers’ enthusiasm, as the vocal groups offered songs in a variety of configurations. As Hague explained, vocal harmonizing doesn’t fully begin developing until children enter the […]

Washburn, Groveman won’t run in Calabasas

City Council race suddenly anybody’s game

The March 8 Calabasas City Council election became a wideopen affair this week following word that neither Mayor Barry Groveman and nor Mayor Pro Tem Dennis Washburn will run for office. As of Wedneday, three candidates had qualified for the race and four more were slated to file their paperwork. In all, 17 newcomers expressed interest in the race. Groveman, […]

CLU goes ‘green’

California Lutheran University recently unveiled a solar-powered water fountain that was designed and built by students at the university. The fountain, dedicated on Dec. 15, is on the Thousand Oaks campus, south of Memorial Parkway between the Ahmanson Science Center and E building. Students in Robert Rumer’s introduction to engineering class designed and built the fountain, which features a handcrafted […]