2012-04-19

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Anti-tax crusader will be missed



On March 30, Barbara Murphy of Agoura Hills quietly passed away. For those of you who don’t know who Barbara Murphy was, you should have, because all local residents are the recipient of her efforts to correct a series of wrongs over the years that include reversing a City of Agoura Hills utility tax that illegally collected the taxes outside […]

Autobiography oers insider view of restaurant industry




After spending more than three decades developing, owning and operating a variety of dining establishments, Agoura resident Dan Crisafulli shares candid and revealing tales about the industry in his new book, “Restaurant for Sale: A Cautionary Tale.” In addition to offering tips on what to do and what not to do when opening a restaurant, the 360-page book discusses the […]

ReStore opens



Habitat for Humanity of Ventura County will host the grand opening of its Habitat ReStore, a discount home-improvement center, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sun., April 22 at 1293-A E. Los Angeles Ave., Simi Valley. The store is at L.A. Avenue and First Street, between RiteAid and the 99¢ Only Store. The store, open six days a week, provides […]

Comeback kid of Calabasas

Coyote freshman receives health scare but keeps competing


Track and field is a sport filled with obstacles. There’s a perpetual battle to slice time in a race by a second or millisecond, to jump higher or farther by an inch or millimeter, to improve every day, through giant leaps or baby steps. Emma Yudelevitch cleared her first major hurdle, and she’s only 15. A Calabasas High freshman standout […]

Funds for higher education



Pioneers are gone



I am saddened about the pioneers in our area who have passed away recently. Ed Savko was a true trend setter as he turned a gas station into a worldwide-known place to be and be seen (The Rock Store). Edith Huse, wife of Russ Huse, is one of the most interesting and historical families in the Conejo Valley. Russ, with […]

They’re the real thing



Sending comfort to sick children



Homeowners get real life design tips for that award-winning kitchen



Are unsuspecting homeowners stepping into the Bermuda Triangle of kitchen planning? When Los Angeles designer Maureen Fisher talks about efficient kitchen design to her workshop attendees, she calls attention to the changing uses of modern kitchens. “They’ve morphed from the isolated workroom of servants, to mid-century’s stay-at-home mom-only domains, to more open and often elaborate kitchen/great room structures,” Fisher says. […]


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