2014-03-13

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Local economy still choppy, offcials say




Mid-level retailers—storefronts not offering “rock-bottom prices” or dealing in high-end luxury merchandise—are still struggling to get a foothold in the years after the recession, according to Rick Lemmo, senior vice president at Caruso Affiliated Holdings. “ It’s a very, very strange dichotomy. There’s nothing in the middle. . . . The middle class retail market seems to be struggling to […]

Other Side of 50



Something to chew on As a child, I used to think teeth were the most important part of the human body. Can you blame me? So much attention was paid to them. In first grade, I can remember the teacher demonstrating proper brushing methods using a huge set of molars and an oversized toothbrush. One year we were asked to […]

Family Men



This story is serious I have to check with my 10-year-old son about each school day. I must know what’s going on. Otherwise, how can I be Super Dad and protect him from the lions and tigers and bears of the world? Of course, there aren’t many wild animals on the prowl in suburbia these days, but I do replace […]

Meditation class at Buddhist open house



The Tushita Kadampa Buddhist Center will celebrate its third anniversary with an open house on Sat., March 15 at the Water Court in Westlake Village, Ste. I, 910 Hampshire Road. The spiritual center has been part of the community for six years and relocated to Westlake after outgrowing the previous location in Thousand Oaks. Below is the open house schedule: […]

Oak Park state playoff update



The Oak Park High boys’ basketball team played Roosevelt of Fresno at home on Wednesday in the Division III state tournament. Results of the game were not available at press time. The Eagles won their first CIF-Southern Section title on March 7 against St. Francis.

Mulholland, Las Virgenes improvements coming

Safety for cars, cyclists and pedestrians emphasized


About 200 people attended two different workshops hosted by the City of Calabasas Feb. 25 to get a glimpse of what’s in store for road improvements slated for the Las Virgenes Road and Mulholland Highway corridors. Both projects are scheduled to start this summer, when classes at A.E. Wright and A.C Stelle middle schools and Calabasas High School are out […]

Chamber gala recognizes community leaders



And the winners are . . . The Greater Conejo Valley Chamber of Commerce honored award winners in seven categories at its 75th anniversary recognition gala titled “An Evening in Oz” on Feb. 28 at the Four Seasons Hotel Westlake Village. Following are the winners: Ambassador of the Year: Lisa Oliver of Title Boxing Club, Newbury Park Volunteer of the […]

New board member named



Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Conejo Valley named Peter Wakeman a new member of its board of governors. Wakeman is the president of Wakeman Law Group Inc., a California law firm. He is certified by the California Bar as a specialist in estate planning, probate and trust law. His concentration is in estate and tax planning for high net-worth […]

Chabad hosts Purim festival



Chabad of the Conejo will host megillah (the story of Ester) readings as part of its Purim celebration at 8:30 p.m. Sat., March 15 at its Agoura Hills center, 30345 Canwood St. Chabad of the Conejo will also present a Purim USA Festival from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Sun., March 16 at 2524 Townsgate Road, Westlake Village. The festival […]


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