2012-11-29 E-Edition

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Calabasas favors zoning for retail

The Calabasas Planning Commission and City Council recently endorsed a zoning amendment to safeguard the city’s shrinking inventory of land available for commercial development. Calabasas will no longer allow multifamily dwellings and senior residential complexes to be built in commercial retail zones within the city. Convalescent facilities offering medical care would still be allowed in those areas. Calabasas planning director […]

Community remembers motorcycle crash victim

Westlake High School graduate Christian Eitelbach impressed hundreds of people with his kindness and generosity before he died at age 19 in a motorcycle accident earlier this month. “He was a well-loved kid who was not a football star or a budding rock musician,” said Christian’s father, Alex. “He just touched people. He was special.” Around 2:30 p.m. Nov. 3, […]

teams shine Youth at area tournaments

New, familiar works in family concert

The Elation Arts Series will present the family musical experience “Winter Snow” at 4 and 6:30 p.m. Sun., Dec. 9 at Emmanuel Presbyterian Church, 588 Camino Manzanas, Thousand Oaks The featured artists are Hollywood singers John Torres (tenor) and Jacqueline Becker (soprano) who will perform familiar carols and new works. Megan Vincent will sing “Winter Snow.” Andrew Jed will premier […]

Charges dropped in soccer coach scuffe

The Ventura County District Attorney has dropped charges against a local youth soccer coach accused of punching a teen player in the face during a postgame brawl. Westlake Village resident Bart Allan, 48, faced charges of battery and corporal injury to a child following the Labor Day incident at a Simi Valley park. The D. A.’s office said it would […]

Local musicians play it forward

Local songwriter Richie Moore began playing guitar when he was 10—a pastime that’s served him in good times and bad. “Sometimes my guitar was my best friend,” he said. “If I got into trouble and was sent to my room, after a short while, (my parents) would hear the guitar. . . . It was a release for me. An […]

Santa comes back to Agoura

A long- standing tradition returns to Agoura Hills this weekend. The Santa Comes to Agoura and Beyond food charity is scheduled for Sat., Dec. 1 at the Do it Center parking lot on 28750 Roadside Drive in Agoura Hills. Activitiesbeginwitha9a.m. welcome by the Westlake Jr. Women’s Club, the event sponsor. Santa makes his entrance at 9:15 a.m., and by 9:30 […]

The Art of Being

“God picks up the reed-flute world and blows. Each note is a need coming through one of us, a passion, a longing pain. Remember the lips where the wind-breath originated, and let your note be clear. Don’t try to end it. Be your note.” — Rumi Are you listening to your emotions? I have always loved Rumi because he uses […]

Sheriff hosts parenting program

The Malibu/Lost Hills Sheriff’s Station will host a Juvenile Parenting Program on Dec. 1 at the station, 27050 Agoura Road in Calabasas. The program will cover timely topics such as parenting, substance abuse, truancy, suicide, cyber-bullying and other issues facing today’s parents. The event is an opportunity to learn about trending problems challenging today’s youth and how the sheriff’s Juvenile […]