2013-02-07 E-Edition

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California’s initiatives discussed

Event co-chair Jeri Andrews of Westlake Village invites the public to a speaker panel and discussion hosted by the League of Women Voters of Ventura County on Sat., Feb. 9 in the Santa Monica Room at Courtyard by Marriott, 600 S. Esplanade Drive, Oxnard. The topic is “Ripe for Reform? California Initiative and Referendum Process.” The speakers are: Joe Mathews, […]

Workshop on making a covenant with God, creation and self

The Center for Spiritual Living in Westlake Village will host a workshop designed by international speaker Paulette Jones titled “Creating Your Covenant with God, The Universe and Yourself!” from 12:30 to 4 p.m. Sun., Feb. 10 at the center, 880 Hampshire Road, Ste. V. Jones states that the workshop is centered on the idea that people should recognize that they […]

The Movie Nut

If the academy asked me I see more than 100 movies in theaters every year. Still, when Oscar time rolls around, picking the winners is anybody’s guess. Therefore, these are not my predictions; they’re my personal picks. If the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences asked me, I would say, “And the Oscar goes to. . .” Best Supporting […]

Financial Pointe adds two advisers

Financial Pointe, a full-service financial services firm, announced the addition of two new financial advisors. Stephen C. Arnold and Kevin M. Tolsma have joined the Westlake Village-based operation. Arnold and Tolsma bring more than 50 years of experience in the financial services industry. Arnold has provided financial services since 1983. He attended UC Santa Barbara, majoring in English, and received […]

Maurer keeps ear open to the public

Calabasas election 2013

If reelected, Mayor Mary Sue Maurer said she will continue the work she started to meet the practical, social and recreational needs of all residents in Calabasas. The No. 1 responsibility of a council member is listening to the residents, said the 53-yearold Maurer who is one of four candidates vying for three open seats in the March 2013 municipal […]

Debate on science, religion at CLU

Philip Clayton, a theologian at the forefront of the international science-religion debate, will discuss “Between Intelligent Design and the New Atheism: Science and Religion at the Crossroads” at the 26th Harold Stoner Clark Lectures Tues., Feb. 19 in Samuelson Chapel, south of Olsen Road near the corner of Campus Drive on the Cal Lutheran University campus in Thousand Oaks. He […]

Agoura High pianist to perform

Musician is one of 30 students in California chosen to play at Music Teachers Association convention

Mike Ambrose, a senior at Agoura High School, will present a free piano concert at the Westlake United Methodist Church at 3 p.m. on Sun., Feb. 17. Ambrose, who studies with Gloria Hilliard, has been playing piano for 12 years. He performed a concerto with the Thousand Oaks Philharmonic in 2011 and will play with the Philharmonic again in April. […]

Four Seasons ranks high

Four Seasons Hotel Westlake Village ranks as one of the Best Hotels in Los Angeles, rated No. 4 out of 954 according to the list of Top Hotels in the USA recently released by US News & World Report magazine. In addition, the 270-room AAA Five Diamond- rated hotel was included in the list of Best Hotels in California. The […]

Home rehab grants offered in Westlake

The City of Westlake Village will continue to fund home rehabilitation projects for low-income residents through the Community Development Block Grant Program. The program offers grants and loans to property owners for emergency repairs, improvements, code corrections, seismic retrofits, and evaluation and removal of lead-based paint and asbestos. The work must be done at the owner’s principal residence. The city […]

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