2012-07-05 E-Edition

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Magic happens here

IT’S A TRICK— The cities of Westlake Village and Calabasas recently hosted magic shows enjoyed by the families of both communities. From top to bottom, 8-year-old Amanda Woodruff of Westlake Village defies the law of gravity with the help of magician Tony Daniels during his performance at the Westlake Library on June 27. Six-year-old-year-old Dahra Hodosh is the center of attention […]

The Movie Nut

“Seeking a Friend for the End of the World”

Directed by: Lorene ScafariaStarring: Steve Carell, KeiraKnightley, Melanie LynskeyMPAA rating: R for language, sexual references,some drug use and brief violence Running time: 101 minutesBest suited for: those whoenjoy a simple story told withwarmth and gentle humorLeast suited for: those whobelieve the Apocalypse mustarrive with a bang, not a human whisperAcorn rating: This is a movie that will make you think. […]

The winners!

The Art of Being

“A learning experience is one of those things that says, ‘You know that thing you just did? Don’t do that.’” — Douglas Adams Learning from mistakes Living in the foothills of Southern California, we have an abundance of rattlesnakes at this time of year, several of which have visited my backyard. This motivated me to take my dog Mac to […]

Calabasas declares allegiance in Chamber dispute

The City of Calabasas last week cut ties with the Agoura/Oak Park/ Conejo Valley Chamber of Commerce, saying that for too long the rival group had been “trading”on the city’s name and soliciting business membership under false pretenses. The City Council on June 27 approved a resolution officially declaring the Calabasas Chamber of Commerce as the sole business group representing […]

At The Library

The Calabasas City Library at 200 Civic Center Way will present several free events in July. For more information, call the library at ( 818) 225- 7616 or visit www.cityofcalabasas.com/ library.html. Yoga and You at the Library lunchtime session at noon Thurs., July 5 and 19. Wear comfortable clothing. Bring a yoga mat or large towel. No experience is necessary […]

Fundraiser for young cancer patients

A western roundup to benefit the BumbleBee Foundation will take place from 5 to 9 p.m. Sat., July 14 at Strathearn Historical Park, 137 Strathearn Place, Simi Valley, behind the Target store. The band Country Gone Awry will provide music for line dancing. The special guest master of ceremonies will be Ashley Paige from KKGO-105. Guests are encouraged to wear […]

Exercise in the Great Outdoors

Westlake Village waits patiently for YMCA park development

Funds for new building slow to arrive

The City of Westlake Village in October 2007 embarked on a multi-year, $11-million joint community park project with Triunfo YMCA marking the largest capital project every undertaken by the city. Now, close to five-years later, the infrastructure for the park is close to completion, but construction on the YMCA has yet to get underway. Still, the 33-acre site west of […]