2012-01-19

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Calabasas septic tank ordinance down the drain

Law had polarized the community


The Calabasas City Council suspended a septic tank ordinance last week that has been in a state of dispute for the past three years. Officials will consider doing away with the law completely during their next regular meeting on Jan. 25. In 2009, the city passed an ordinance requiring property owners who have on-site wastewater treatment systems to obtain operating […]

Mardi Gras king and queen announced



Community Conscience/Under One Roof and the committee for the 2012 Mardi Gras Ball have announced the King and Queen for their, upcoming event at 6 p.m. Sat., Feb. 18 at the Hyatt Westlake Plaza. Community stalwarts Dr. Jon Rich and Lynda Miller will be crowned at the event. The honorees were announced by ball chairperson Dee Crawford and Community Conscience […]

February programs for senior wisdom



Woodrow Wilson once said, “Wisdom doesn’t necessarily come with age. Sometimes age just shows up all by itself.” What happened to the older is wiser theory? When I was young my father defined wisdom as the combination of experience, knowledge and good judgment. I am sure he was hoping that I would latch on to wisdom at some point in […]

Show looking for student artwork



Students from the Conejo Valley are invited to submit original art for a juried student art show sponsored by the Arts Council of the Conejo Valley. The show will run from Jan. 23 through Feb. 16 at The Galleria in the Hillcrest Center for the Arts, 403 W. Hillcrest Drive, Thousand Oaks. Students can enter one piece of art in […]

‘Dead Man Walking’ author to discuss state executions



Sister Helen Prejean, the Catholic nun whose relationship with a death row inmate was the basis for the movie “Dead Man Walking,” will speak at 7 p.m. Tues., Jan. 31 in Samuelson Chapel at California Lutheran University, 60 W. Olsen Road, Thousand Oaks. Prejean, 72, has been instrumental in sparking national dialogue on the death penalty and helping to shape […]

David Shapiro appointed to Calabasas City Council



Calabasas announced that attorney David Shapiro has been appointed to the City Council to replace former councilmember Jonathon Wolfson, who moved out of the city in December 2011. State law allowed the City Council to make an appointment or conduct an election to fill the opening. An election was deemed too expensive. The council heard from 22 applicants at its […]

It’s time to turn this boat around



With the New Year comes new optimism for an improved local economy. Could jobs, real estate and incomes go south again? Possibly, but let’s not go there. Our definition of optimism is lack of pessimism. “Recent evidence points to the possibility of an accelerating recovery, which would upwardly revise out forecast for economic growth in 2012,” writes Mark Schniepp of […]

Pageant improves boy’s self esteem




An 11-year-old novice in the pageant world, Benji Diamond won King and Best Talent titles for dancing to the Bangles’ “Walk Like an Egyptian” at a recent Fabulous Faces Pageant in Burbank. But his goal is not glitz and glamour. A fifth-grader at Yerba Buena elementary school in Agoura Hills, Benji said he participated in the pageant to develop his […]

Meeting on storage tank construction



The Las Virgenes Municipal Water District Board of Directors will hold a board meeting on the Backbone Improvement Program, which includes the proposed construction of a 5-million gallon storage tank at Las Virgenes Reservoir in Westlake Village. The program has been part of the district’s long-term strategy to improve east-west flow and to provide capacity for future growth in the […]


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