2012-08-30 E-Edition

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Budget concerns are voiced

Las Virgenes Unified School District began the new year worried about its shrunken budget, but encouraged by new superintendent Dan Stepenosky’s plan to maintain the district’s high level of achievement. School started Aug. 22 with student enrollment at 11,300 and 180 days of instruction, numbers that are equal to last year. Stepenosky said nine teaching positions were to be cut […]

Chamber told service is still in style

Good ethics, transparency and honesty are critical ingredients in attracting and retaining satisfied customers, said Michael Newcombe, general manager of the Four Seasons Hotel in Westlake Village, at a Calabasas Chamber of Commerce luncheon last week. A leader with Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts since 1994, Newcombe became general manager of the local hotel last year. “People, product and profits […]

Commission approves Calabasas dealership remodel

Offcials also name appointee to architectural review panel

The Mercedes- Benz auto dealership near Parkway Calabasas will soon get a makeover. The Calabasas Planning Commission approved a plan to redesign the facade of the existing dealership at a meeting last week. The dealership is at 24181 Calabasas Road on a 4- acre commercial site fronting the 101 Freeway. The improvements will consist of a new colonnade topped with […]


THURS., AUG. 30 End Of Summer Business Mixer 6 to 8 p.m. at Gold Coast Partners, 2475 Townsgate Road,firstfloor, Westlake Village. Networking, guest speakers, raffe prizes, appetizers. Free. Web: http://conejovalleybusinessgroup.com. FRI., AUG. 31 Westlake Village TGIF 7 p.m. at Westlake Village Civic Center courtyard, 31200 Oak Crest Drive. Members of New West Symphony, narrator Joseph Sohm, and pianist Roger Kellaway […]

Walking for Alzheimer’s

Each year, the Walk to End Alzheimer’s raises awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s care, support and research. Two 5K walks are scheduled this year for Ventura County: Sat., Sept. 15 at Channel Islands Harbor and Sat., Sept. 22 at California Lutheran University in Thousand Oaks. The walks are open to community members of all ages and abilities. After the walk, […]

Oak Park enrollment way up

Oak Park Unified School District opened yesterday with 17 new teachers and record-breaking student enrollment. According to Superintendent Tony Knight, most of the new teachers in the district are replacing educators who have retired, moved, or who are on leave of absence. About a third of this year’s enrollment is made up of out-of-town students who transferred under the state […]

Christian William Akiu Male Tavai Shafer

Christian William Akiu Male Tavai Shafer (April 4, 1971- August, 19, 2012) left his earthly home suddenly, in Santa Barbara, California. Chris was born on O’ahu, Hawaii and moved with his family to Agoura, California when he was 8 years old. Chris graduated from Calabasas High School in 1989 after which he moved to Santa Barbara to attend UCSB. Chris […]

Racing towards a cure

MB2 Raceway will donate $1 to Shred Kids’ Cancer for every new person who indicates a “like” on the raceway’s Facebook page during August. Shred Kids’ Cancer is a nonprofi t organization that gives kids the opportunity to raise funds for research to improve the care, quality of life and survival rate of children with cancer. Two of its most […]

The West goes wildly funny in melodrama

PLAY REVIEW ‘Rex Bravo, the Whistling Cowboy’

Saddle up, pardner, and mosey down to the High Street Arts Center for the rootinest, tootinest comedy caper of the year (certainly the one with the most unwieldy title), “Rex Bravo, the Whistling Cowboy—Showdown at the Bombay Corral.” From 1983 to 1998 the theater, then called the Magnificent Moorpark Melodrama and Vaudeville Co., was well-known for its silly spoofs. But […]