2015-02-26 E-Edition

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Signage not enough, business owners say

Calabasas businesses need signs to attract customers, yet residents don’t want a cluttered city. The Calabasas Planning Commission is looking for a middle ground in the city’s sign debate. Two months ago, a group of business owners asked the City Council to review the restrictions on Calabasas sign usage. They say they want more freeway-facing signs, fewer constraints on the […]

OPHS grad animated by Oscar nomination

Kristy Kay, a 2008 Oak Park High School graduate, wanted to attend the 87th Academy Awards on Sunday—not because she is star-struck and not because she wanted to wear a glitzy gown on the red carpet. She wanted to be there because she worked as a painter on one of the animated short films that was nominated for an Oscar—“The […]

Family Men

Bad stuff

Aaaah-choo! I knew right then I had the flu. Maybe it was just a sneeze, but bad stuff happens all the time, so I knew what to anticipate. Then I wondered if my negativity was attracting the bad stuff. There I go being negative again. Eeeee-uck! My 11-year-old son’s breath was a sign he wasn’t brushing and that he’d need […]

Health expo seeks vendors

Opportunities for vendors, exhibitors and sponsors for the Conejo/Las Virgenes Future Foundation’s Community Health Expo V: Healthy Living for a Healthy Future, are still available. According to Karen Malatesta, director of the foundation, the goal of the expo is to educate the community on options for healthy living and to provide resources to improve the quality of daily life. The […]

Local teams continue winter playoff journeys

Local teams continue to navigate the CIF-Southern Section winter postseason labyrinth. Three high school girls’ soccer teams qualified for Division 2 quarterfinal matches with second-round wins on Tuesday. Westlake toppled Palos Verdes, 2-1. The Warriors play host to Bishop Amat at 5 p.m. today in the quarterfinals. Oaks Christian, the Marmonte League champ, defeated Sunny Hills 2-0 and earned a […]

Waste Management agrees on cleanup deal

After reaching a settlement with a Ventura-based environmental nonprofit late last year, Waste Management must now create a plan to reduce the amount of pollution seeping into the ground from its trash hauling facility in an effort to protect local water quality. WM’s trash collection and hauling facility—an 8.2-acre property located off West Los Angeles Avenue in Simi Valley— must […]

All’s fair for the Ventura County Fair

The Ventura County Fair was recently honored at the Western Fairs Association’s Convention and Trade Show, in which 125 fairs from throughout the Western United States attend to gather new ideas, go to seminars and participate in the annual Achievement Awards. The Achievement Awards recognize the best efforts that a fair puts forth for its community. This year, Ventura County […]

Students go round the world with International Festival

The inaugural International Festival at Oak Park High School will combine the best of two former programs that celebrated diversity. According to former Oak Park Unified School District board member Sepideh Yeoh, the new and improved festival grew out of Red Oak Elementary School’s International Gala and Medea Creek Middle School’s International Day. The previous programs were so successful that […]

The Acorn Epicurean

Authentic Mexican flavors at two superb spots

Stepping into Casa Escobar in Malibu is like visiting a beautiful Spanish mansion or castle with an amazing bonus: an expansive ocean view. Located across PCH from the Malibu Pier, this gourmet Mexican restaurant offers not only the great vista and a lovely, spacious interior, but also excellent, authentic cuisine. Owner Kathy Escobar Harvey is the great-granddaughter of the original […]