2011-07-21 E-Edition

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Area looking for boost in tourism

Local business interests would like to market the Conejo Valley as a tourism attraction for California, the nation—even the world. Officials from Agoura Hills, Westlake Village and Thousand Oaks—in conjunction with the Greater Conejo Valley Chamber of Commerce—are developing a joint tourism initiative to identify what makes the region and its cities a unique place to visit and a possible […]

Mystery surrounds sad Canwood trees

More than a dozen evergreen elm trees adjacent to the 101 Freeway on Canwood Street, north of Reyes Adobe Road, appear to have died, but officials aren’t sure how their demise came about. According to Ann Burroughs, oak tree/landscaping consultant for the City of Agoura Hills, the trees are “out of leaf and may very well be dead.” The trees […]

Malibu showcases the arts

The Malibu Chamber of Commerce presents the 40th annual Malibu Arts Festival from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sat. and Sun., July 30 and 31 outside the Malibu Civic Center, 23555 Civic Center Way, between Cross Creek and Webb Way off PCH 1, Malibu. Parking is $7. The event features awardwinning painters, sculptors, photographers, jewelers and other artisans. Festival goers […]

American Heritage troop welcomes girls

A new American Heritage Girls troop is forming for the next school year in Newbury Park. The troop will meet at 1 p.m. Sat., July 23 at the Labnow residence, 873 Cayo Grande Court, Newbury Park. Next month the troop will meet at 10 a.m. Sat., Aug. 20 in Borchard Park, Newbury Park. AHG is a Christian scouting opportunity for […]

City annexes Mont Calabasas

The annexation of Mont Calabasas into the City of Calabasas was approved last week in a move that appears to offer both advantages and disadvantages to the upscale community in the northwest corner of the city. Mont Calabasas includes a gated subdivision of 110 single-family homes and nearly 400 acres of protected open space, most of which is owned and […]

Friends, family and community unite to support local mom

When Christian Liebe turns 4 on July 31, he won’t be the only one doing the celebrating. The community is invited to come to the boy’s birthday party, an event being held to raise funds for his mother, who is fighting a life-threatening disease. Kim Liebe, 36, a lifelong Oak Park resident and parishioner at St. Maximilian Kolbe Catholic Church, […]

In-home services jeopardized by state budget cuts

The recently passed state budget might be counting its chickens before they’re hatched, according to some in the healthcare industry who are worried about the $4 billion in additional revenue projected by lawmakers. If the revenue does not come through by December of this year, a series of cuts would be “triggered” in January 2012, including a $100-million cut to […]

Latter-day Saints celebrate Pioneer Days in Woodland Hills

The Canoga Park California Stake of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints will host its 50th anniversary and Pioneer Days from 5 to 8 p.m. Sat., July 23 in the park- ing lot of the Woodland Hills meeting house, 4501 Deseret Drive, near the intersection of Mulholland and Valmar Road. The public is invited to the free event […]

Local expert on orchids lives in a very colorful world

When the Twentieth World Orchid Conference opens in Singapore on Nov. 13, renowned orchid expert George Harold Vasquez of Thousand Oaks will be there as one of the confere nces’ s in- ternationally accredited judges. The WOC, a tri- annual event, has been held all over the world— including London, Honolulu, Medellin, Johannesburg and Miami— since its 1954 inaugural conference […]