2013-08-08 E-Edition

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Condos slated for heart of Calabasas

80-unit residence will also include commercial buildings

A condominum development called Village at Calabasas is being planned for just south of Old Town on a lot where the empty Calabasas Inn hotel now stands. The builder, New Home Company of Orange County, will demolish the inn to make way for the 80-home development. The project was approved July 25 by the city planning commission. The City Council […]

Wine fest at the Hyatt

The 12th annual Midsummer Eve Wine Festival will take place from 4 to 7:30 p.m. Sat., Aug. 17 at the Hyatt Westlake Plaza, 880 S. Westlake Blvd., Westlake Village. A dozen or so wineries will pour more than 30 different wines. In addition, three Olympic medal winners, a former NFL player and a selection of Conejo Valley restaurants will participate […]

Nonprofit expands role of caregivers

Senior Concerns celebrates grand opening of support center

Thousand Oaks resident Suzi Hogan began providing aroundthe clock care for her mother after rescuing her from an abusive retirement home in Kentucky three years ago. But the challenge of looking after the needs of her aging parent, who suffered from Parkinson’s disease and dementia, pushed her to her limits. Hogan had a heart attack while moving her mother to […]

The Acorn Epicurean

Village Fish Market In the spring, when the weather warms and sunlight stretches into the later hours of the evening, I begin cooking dinner outside on the grill. I can’t wait to try an array of marinades and barbecue sauces; my recipe repertoire is overflowing. But as the calendar turns to August, my outdoor culinary creativity begins to wane. With […]

The heat’s on in Agoura as election season approaches

On Tues., Nov. 5, registered voters of the City of Agoura Hills will have the opportunity to elect three members of the City Council. For the first time in years the city will host a contested election with more than one challenger. It’s the way democracies are meant to be run. Having an election with challengers doesn’t necessarily mean the […]

10 things to do before summer’s end

There’s still plenty of fun to be had during the dog days of summer before school starts, schedules tighten and days shorten. In the Conejo Valley, free and inexpensive programs abound for kids, teens, adults and seniors who want to close out the remaining summer days (and nights) with some memory-making outings, projects, fun and games. Here’s a short list […]

The Movie Nut

With its vintage jazz soundtrack and simple blackand white opening credits listing major actors in alphabetical order, “Blue Jasmine” is an instantly recognizable Woody Allen film, but it’s not an extraordinary one. What’s in here is Allen’s genius at putting opposites together and letting them experience the downsides of life and the promise of love’s second chances. What’s missing are […]

Doctors decide who die, who survive

PLAY REVIEW ‘The Doctor’s Dilemma’

With Obamacare on the horizon, it’s appropriate that Classics in the Park is presenting George Bernard Shaw’s scathing satire of the medical profession, “The Doctor’s Dilemma,” at the Hillcrest Center for the Arts. One rarely sees a local production of a Shaw play, so “Dilemma,” first produced in 1903, is a treat. An Englishman who supported socialized medicine, the playwright […]

Says Westlake ignoring its aging population

Aha, so Westlake Village doesn’t want the new senior housing complex in their community. I guess people in Westlake Village don’t plan to get old. News flash! The people in Agoura Hills are well aware that we are getting older by the minute, so let’s invite One Eighty to submit that fabulous plan to Agoura Hills for consideration. A leisure […]

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