2012-12-06 E-Edition

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Klessig new mayor in Westlake

‘Exciting time,’ new mayor says

The Westlake Village City Council named Philippa Klessig the city’s new mayor and Robert Slavin the mayor pro tem at an annual government reorganization meeting Nov. 28 at city hall. Klessig joined the council in 2003. Slavin was first elected in 2001. The pair took the oath of office with Judge Lawrence Mira. “ It’s an exciting time for Westlake […]

Second motorcyclist sought

Investigators are asking for the public’s help in identifying a motorcyclist who may have been racing 19-year-old Christian Eitelbach of Westlake Village right before he was killed in a traffic collision on Westlake Boulevard last month. The accident happened Sat., Nov. 3 around 2:30 p.m. as Eitelbach was riding his motorcycle north on Westlake Boulevard. At the same time, Cindy […]

Boys & Girls Club registrations underway

Registration is underway for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Conejo Valley’s winter coed Jr. NBA Basketball League and Sunday Soccer League. The Jr. Basketball League is open to ages 3 to 14. The eight-week session starts Jan. 20, 2013, and takes place at the Los Cerritos Middle School gym, 1980 E. Avenida de Las Flores, Thousand Oaks. Sunday […]

Young actors perform classic Christmas plays

The Young Actors Project will present “A Christmas Carol” and “The Best Christmas Pageant Ever” with actors ages 8 to 18 at the Malibu Stage Company, 29243 Pacific Coast Hwy. Shows are 7:30 p.m. Fri., Dec. 14; 2 and 7 p.m. Sat., Dec. 15; and 2 and 5 p.m. Sun., Dec. 16. Tickets are $10 for students and $15 for […]

Singers honored

Weber takes charge in Agoura

City’s elder statesman begins 20th year on the City Council

Denis Weber took the oath of office as Agoura Hill’s new mayor at a Nov. 28 city reorganization meeting. He replaces outgoing mayor John Edelston. Weber, a City Council member for 19 years, has been mayor four times before. He’s the council’s senior member. Weber said the men and women with whom he has worked “have shown that you don’t […]

On the Trail

Peacock in a palm tree There’s a pine tree growing amid roadside weeds and windblown rubbish on Kanan Road, about two miles south of Agoura Hills. It’s a small, solitary tree, set apart from the planted groves that flank the roadway, and it has a natural, nearly perfect pyramidal shape. Each year, someone wades through drifts of food wrappers and […]

Here’s your guide to an eco-friendly gift season

ENVIRONMENT Think green for the holidays

Now that Thanksgiving has passed, the holiday frenzy has offi- cially descended upon us. Although the holidays are often known as a time of generosity, they have a profound negative impact on the environment. The nature of the techno-centric society we live in today, coupled with the economic systems that sustain multinational manufacturing, amount to a considerable amount of waste […]

Russian version of ‘Nutcracker’

The Conejo Civic Ballet Company will present its annual production of “The Nutcracker” at 2:30 p.m. Sun., Dec. 9 in the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza’s Kavli Theatre, 2100 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd. Dancers from the ballet company along with special guest artists will perform an authentic Russian version of Tchaikovsky’s ballet. For more information, call (805) 449-ARTS (2787).