2014-07-31

New business gives a hand to the homebound



Nancy Sisson, a law school graduate and former employee at Chase Bank in Los Angeles, has encountered her share of obstacles in life, including illness and layoffs. But the challenges she faced didn’t affect her spirit and power of positive thinking. She recently launched a business called Schleppers Errand Service to help homebound seniors, families and business owners who need […]

Family Men



To make a long story sport Sports—my 11-year-old son never really got into any of them. Until this year. When he was younger, he played soccer and tried karate, but he didn’t get along with the athleticism part of them. Then, a couple months ago, he asked his mom and me if he could play basketball. Are we doing our […]

Swift recovery



Triumvirate, a thoroughbred race horse commonly known as Swifty, was spared from a cruel fate when he was found through a network of horse lovers. But the horrific horse tale points to the brutal underbelly of horse racing. The Southern California branch of Neigh Savers, a group that rehabilitates, retrains and rehomes retired thoroughbred race horses, and is operated by […]

District saves money via bond refinancing




The refinancing of Las Virgenes Unified School District bonds will save more than $2 million in interest payments, officials announced last week. Trustees approved new financing for the 2006 bonds at their July 22 meeting. The refinance will take between 60 and 90 days to complete. The $128-million Measure G6 bond passed in 2006 with 64 percent of the vote. […]

Calabasas students stage musical classic




Harold Hill is back in town. The famed huckster who transforms the small town of River City, Iowa is the central character in Meredith Willson’s classic hit, “The Music Man,” which was performed at this year’s Calabasas Summer Theater program. The cast, which consists mostly of high school students, performed the show last weekend at the Calabasas High School Performing […]

Agencies help veterans in civilian life

Ventura County fund awards over $100K tofive programs

The Ventura County Veterans Fund at the Ventura County Community Foundation recently awarded $100,200 in grants to local nonprofits that help veterans adjust to civilian life. The presentation took place at a public reception in July in Camarillo. These programs received the 2014 grants: 5,000 to Healing in America for the Healing the Returning Warriors program, providing individual energy healing […]

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Four Seasons presents wine tasting room



The Four Seasons Hotel Westlake Village will open The Tasting Room, a new contemporary wine tasting space, inside the hotel on 2 Dole Drive on Sat., Aug. 2. The Tasting Room celebrates the recent Malibu Coast AVA (American Viticultural Area) designation with tastes from Malibu Family Wines and other wineries from throughout the Malibu coast and California. Malibu Family Wines […]