Founder of Grossman Burn Center dies

Known as a pioneer in the treatment of burn victims, Dr. Richard Grossman was also a mentor and humanitarian, a person who contributed his talents and resources to improve the lives of people worldwide. Grossman, a reconstructive and plastic surgeon who founded the Grossman Burn Center in Sherman Oaks in 1969, died at his home in Hidden Valley on March […]

In the winners circle

Growing up in the Calabasas ‘bubble’

When high school students apply to UC colleges, one of the personal essays asks them to consider their environment and how it has affected their lives. The essay prompt reads, “Describe the world you come from —for example, your family, community or school—and tell us how your world has shaped your dreams and aspirations.” In their writing, the applicants often […]

Hip-hop artist at CLU

Hip-hop artist Chiddy Bang will perform at California Lutheran University at 8 p.m. Fri., April 4 in the Gilbert Sports and Fitness Center at 130 Overton Court on the Thousand Oaks campus. Chidera “Chiddy” Anamege mixes samples from artists such as MGMT, Ellie Goulding, Icona Pop and Passion Pit into his songs. Doors will open at 7 p.m. with general […]

No tank-you

Recently, Doug Rumbaugh asked questions of those opposing the Las Virgenes Water Tank project. He deserves answers. Would Three Springs residents oppose the project if it were somewhere other than their neighborhood? In short, absolutely, just as so many outside the neighborhood already do. Certainly, planning massive projects through a neighborhood like Three Springs is irresponsible because of unique safety […]

Savvy seniors invited to lunch

Calabasas Savvy Seniors will have a Spring Luncheon at noon Thurs., March 20 at the Calabasas Country Club, 4515 Park Entrada, Calabasas. Entertainment will be provided by Martha Abbey Miller, who will appear as Eleanor Roosevelt and Lucy Mercer. Brochures for classes and excursions will also be available. For more information, call Kimberly Colp at (818) 880- 6461.


Plenty to eat at Munch Madness The fourth annual AgouraMunch Madness event is scheduled from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sun.,March 30 at Agoura High School,28545 Driver Ave.Proceeds will benefit theAgoura High International Baccalaureate Program.The gourmet grubfest will feature more than a dozen L.A. foodtrucks such as: Don Chow Tacos,Tokyo Doggie Style, A RockinIce Hawaiian Shave Ice, CousinsMaine Lobster, India […]

Sumac studentsfind good luck at St. Paddy’s Day party

IT’S EASY BEING GREEN—Cindy Simmons‘ Journeys class at Sumac Elementary school goes to Sumac Park for a St. Patrick’s Day celebration on March 17. Above, 5-year-old Lucca De Arce looks dapper. Right, Highland dancer Emma Schiff, 14, of Oak Park shows the students some traditional steps.

Revitalized music program sounds sweet

Oak Park Unified School District is back on track with its music program. At the Feb. 18 board of education meeting, the district approved a $100,000 infusion of bond funds to expand the program, which had withered over the past few years when school funding was tight in a tough economy. Another $100,000 has been added to the music coffers […]

More water storage needed

In 2007 the Las Virgenes Municipal Water District determined that a “backbone” improvement program was needed to provide Calabasas, Agoura Hills, Westlake Village and some areas of Los Angeles County with a stable, adequate and reliable supply of exceptional quality water from the Sierras in northern California. California fortunately has a vast network of canals and aqueducts, including the California […]

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