2013-02-28 E-Edition

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Serve the city

Calabasas residents wishing to serve on a city commission may apply for a commission of their choice. The term for current commissioners will expire March 31. Nearly all commissions will have five openings, including Communications and Technology; Environmental; and Parks, Recreation and Education. In addition to its regular five seats, the planning commission will fill an alternate position. Applications are […]

Trained volunteers to offer free tax help for low-income earners

Low- to moderate-income workers can receive free help with tax preparation and filing at Volunteer Income Tax Assistance sites throughout Ventura County. Tax returns are filed electronically by IRS-trained volunteers, and filers may receive as much as $5,891 for families with three or more qualifying children, even if they pay no income tax. The Ventura County Financial Empowerment Partnership aims […]

Take Your Acorn on Vacation


Baseball stars earn weekly honors Two local baseball products started this season on the right note for College of the Holy Cross. Sophomore outfielder Evan Ocello (Oaks Christian High) is the Patriot League’s Player of the Week. His teammate, freshman infielder Nick Lovullo of Newbury Park, is the league’s Rookie of the Week. Ocello went 6-for-11 with six runs scored, […]

New report shows ‘underwhelming’ recovery

Despite sure signs of improvement, Ventura County still faces slow job growth and other economic challenges as it continues to recover from the Great Recession of 2007. The county’s economy, as well as a range of other topics that affect residents’ quality of life, were examined in a 2013 State of the Region Report released last week. An overview of […]

Airborn fun

Casa Escobar continues family tradition

Casa Escobar in Westlake Village is all about family and food, the kind of food that is not only elegant and healthy, but steeped in tradition. Kathy Escobar-Harvey runs the Mexican restaurant at 2809 Agoura Road, which is decorated with old family photographs and sumptuous furnishings, with her husband, Russell Harvey. The restaurant’s legacy can be traced back to Escobar’s […]

Coyotes ready to dance

Calabasas girls’ basketball plays for section title today; Agoura reachesfinal

Lauren Tse is missing time on the diamond for the Calabasas High softball team. That’s fine with Tse. “I thought I would be playing softball by now,” said Tse, a senior guard for the Coyote girls’ basketball squad. “We keep winning basketball games and I keep missing softball games. “I’d rather be playing for a championship. I could wait for […]

Calabasas gives management pay raises

The Calabasas City Council voted 4-1 in favor of a pay increase for City Manager Tony Coroalles at a meeting Feb. 13. Councilmember Lucy Martin opposed the raise. Coroalles implements City Council policies and oversees municipal services involving city activities, finance and personnel. He was hired in 2003. The council recently completed an annual review of Coroalles’ job performance, and […]