Tired of telemarketers? Heard that

Although telemarketing has been proven to be an effective way to reach customers, the industry is notorious for its overly aggressive sales tactics. Many customers say they are fed up with the constant phone pitches and want them stopped. Telemarketers who say they represent companies such as American Solar Solutions, Preferred Home Builders, National Renewable Energy Center and Professional Builders […]

High school’s big fundraiser

The Calabasas High School football team will have its third annual Coyote Football Charity Golf Classic and silent auction banquet on Sun., Oct 6 at Calabasas Country Club, 4515 Park Entrada, Calabasas. The fundraiser will help the Coyote football program with equipment, training and supplies, such as: replacing damaged helmets and outdated shoulder pads, improving stadium loudspeakers, and providing new […]

Fine food,fine wines for a good cause

FABULOUS EVENT—Top, executive chef John Parker of the Westlake Village Inn sets out trays of chilled French lentil salad with Spanish blue cheese and charred frisée for guests at the Senior Concerns Ultimate Dining fundraiser at the Hyatt Westlake Plaza on Sept. 15. Below, Westlake resident Leo Roach, center, admires the wines that are available in the fundraiser’s silent auction.

Pet of the week

PUFFBALL— Achilles is a male tan Pomeranian mix about 4 years old. He is learning to walk on a leash and has begun housetraining. He loves to play, but shows little interest in small children. If you would like to adopt Achilles, ask for ID No. A4599538 at the Agoura Hills Animal Shelter, 29525 Agoura Road. Occasionally pets have already […]

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High price tag could block removal of Rindge Dam

$100-million project under study

Although it’s in a remote area, Rindge Dam in Malibu Canyon has gained notoriety over the years a perfect spot for cliff jumping and other risky activities. But the 87-year-old dam will eventually be coming down. “This is very concerning for us. There are dangerous videos urging people to jump off the dam,” said Jamie King, an environmental scientist for […]

Bridge work in Westlake

The City of Westlake Village will host a groundbreaking ceremony for the Lindero Canyon/ 101 Freeway bridge program at 10 a.m. Wed., Sept. 25 at the corner of Lindero Canyon Road and the northbound 101 off ramp. The city engineer and the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority offi cials will present information about the project. The event is open […]

Celebrate peace with music in Westlake

World As One and the Center for Spiritual Living-Westlake Village will host a nondenominational peace concert in honor of the International Day of Peace from 7 to 9:30 p.m. Sat., Sept. 21 at the center, 880 Hampshire Road, Ste. V, Westlake Village. This event is not religious. Proceeds will benefit the peacefi lled programs of both organizations. Local and national […]

Pumpkin patch raises money for water wells

David Ross, a member of Bethany Church on the Hill in Thousand Oaks, was walking his dog one day last summer when he stopped on unused church property, struck by an idea that would provide impoverished Indian villages thousands of miles from his community with access to clean water. “I was thinking about life,” said Ross, the Thousand Oaks representative […]

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