Linda Palmer, Santa Monica Mountains trailblazer and equestrian, dies at 80

Linda Palmer of Calabasas, a longtime advocate for the Santa Monica Mountains, has died from cancer at the age of 80. Palmer’s many contributions to the protection and management of the local mountains will be remembered at a celebration on Sept. 29 at the Santa Monica Mountains park service visitor center at King Gillette Ranch, 26800 Mulholland Hwy. near Calabasas. […]

Fashion show to benefit Casa Pacifica

The Casa Pacifica Angels and hosts Susan and Ken Bauer will present the 12th annual Spotlight on Style Fashion Show on Sat., Oct. 5 at the Four Seasons Hotel, Two Dole Drive, Westlake Village. All proceeds will benefit Casa Pacifica’s therapeutic programs and services to vulnerable children and families in the area. Carin Holmenas Productions, in collaboration with Elizabeth Mason […]

Warrior girls gear up for new season

The Westlake High girls’ cross country team will run hard in the Marmonte League this fall. Jenny Giguere, a junior, leads the Warrior girls. Giguere reached the CIFSouthern Section finals last year. Her brother, Mikey, helped the Westlake boys’ team win a state championship in 2012. Clarice Douille and Katrina Jenkins are talented juniors. Senior Kelly Colwell and junior Jordanna […]

The Other Side of 50

I care for Mom, but who will care for me? Here’s a five-question quiz to take and share with friends. 1. What percentage of baby boomers think they will need long-term care (help with daily activities) as they age, and what percentage actually will need long-term care? 2. What percentage of longterm care is provided by family or friends? 3. […]