2012-11-01

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Both sides guilty of sign theft



Two weeks ago I purchased two lawn signs in support of President Obama’s reelection campaign from the Ventura Democratic Party. I placed them in the median strip on Lindero Canyon Road. When I drove past the next day, they’d both been removed, though signs for the Republican candidate remained in place. Later, I saw another Obama/ Biden sign in the […]

Community advocate strives to make the world a better place, one step at a time




Citizen participation is essential to making a community better, said Matthew Heller, who was appointed to the Calabasas Parks, Recreation and Education Commission in 2006. “If you’re going to live an effective, productive life, it’s not enough to just go to work and come home and bring a pay check,” said the 45-year-old community leader and family man. “Everyone has […]

Scouts host food sharing charity event



Scout volunteers from Calabasas and surrounding communities will present the inaugural “Food Drive Thru” charity event from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sat. and Sun., Nov. 17 and 18 in The Commons parking lot at 4799 Commons Way, Calabasas. People can donate non-perishable food items, which volunteers will then sort, pack and deliver to the West Valley Food Pantry. An […]

Program on Anne Frank



Martha Abbey Miller’s one-woman show “Anne Frank: Hiding and Writing” takes audiences through the story of Holocaust victim Anne Frank from 7 to 10 p.m. Sat., Nov. 10 at Temple Adat Elohim, 2420 E. Hillcrest Drive, Thousand Oaks. A discussion and dessert reception will follow the performance. The production is open to the community. Email Julie Goldstein at jblgcell@gmail.com.

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Water rate hike not needed



I attended the planned public hearing by Las Virgenes Municipal Water District about the proposed water rate increase at the Agoura Hills/Calabasas Community Center on Oct. 1. I was dismayed to discover that I was the only public attendee. The current state of affairs at LVMWD in regards to their pricing structure and the proposed rate increase is not surprising […]

Calabasas community pays tribute to resident John Palmer Low Jr.



Calabasas resident John Palmer Low Jr., who used his talents and skills to contribute to the local community, died Sept. 7 at the age of 62. Low is survived by his wife of 40 years, Deborah; his parents, Jack and Jane Low; sister Meredith Low; and extended family. A principal in John Palmer Low Design, Low combined his love for […]

The mysterious beast behind the gate




While out cycling on a scorching day along Mulholland Highway, I bailed into the shade of a pepper tree outside a private gated compound near Route 23 south in the mountains above Westlake Village. Scattered on the ground were the tree’s delicate, tiny pink berries. They crackled like crushed eggshells underfoot. Above this crackling I heard a loud, indignant snort […]

Bakery returns to Agoura Hills




Abby’s Millstone Baking Company, formerly known as Stone Ground Bakery, is back in Agoura Hills. A grand opening celebration is planned for Nov. 4 at the bakery in the shopping center just south of the 101 Freeway on Kanan Road. Abby Franke, master baker; Walter Cocka, head baker; and Debbie Vardi, customer-turned president/part-owner, will run the new shop. The trio […]


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