2015-02-19 E-Edition

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Guitar Center sends mixed signals locally

Although Guitar Center Inc. has cut administrative operations and laid off employees at its Westlake Village corporate headquarters, the worldwide seller of musical instruments still plans to expand its retail presence in the area. A new Guitar Center store is slated for The Shoppes retail center on Russell Ranch Road. Guitar Center operates more than 250 stores and employs nearly […]

Metallic balloons cause havoc with power lines

There are at least 656 reasons balloons should not be released outdoors. If the adrift metallic balloons that caused the 656 power outages last year in Southern California Edison’s service territory had been tied to a weight—as required by California law—or not released by someone, that number could have been drastically lower. SCE asks customers to make sure their balloons […]

Giving back

Workshop tackles teen drug abuse

Monkey business in Agoura Hills

Teens play dangerous costume game

Teens, at least presumably they’re teens, are playing a dangerous game in Agoura Hills. During the past month, some Agoura Hills residents have been startled out of a deep sleep by the sound of banging on their home doors and windows. Bruce Grant, who lives on Jon Dodson Drive north of Reyes Adobe Park, was awakened Feb. 15 at about […]

Slow, steady growth is ‘new normal’

The recession is over—the recovery is about to be over—and what lies ahead is a “new normal” that calls for slow but steady growth in the region for at least the next two years. Financial experts delivered their cautiously optimistic report at the 2015 Entrepreneur Economic Forecast last week at the Hyatt Westlake Plaza hotel, a forecast geared to the […]

Mendocino Farms restaurant has ping pong, foosball, food

Mendocino Farms, a sandwich shop and marketplace, has opened its ninth restaurant in Westlake Village at 966 S. Westlake Blvd. The restaurant offers games such as ping pong, foosball and a kids’ coloring table. The menu includes entrée salads, soups, side salads and changing seasonal specials. Sandwich offerings include its Pork Belly Banh Mi with caramelized Kurabuta pork belly and […]

New member joins board

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Conejo Valley recently added a new member to its board of governors, Gregory Yulish. Yulish is the co-owner of Wildflour Bakery and Café, a local café/bakery and large wholesale operation serving over 50 clients including restaurants, hotels, schools, hospitals and other related businesses. Prior to creating the bakery, Yulish was an entrepreneur with […]

Musical service coming to Malibu

A musical Shabbat with Gabriel Meyer Halevy will be presented at 7 p.m. Fri., Feb. 20 at the Malibu Jewish Center, 24855 Pacific Coast Hwy. Meyer halevy is a musician, vocalist and poet. His music can be described as world beat fusion, sacred heart songs and prayers from around the world.