2015-03-26 E-Edition

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Former Calabasas neighbors sue Bieber

Calabasas residents Jeffrey and Suzanne Schwartz are suing Justin Bieber in Los Angeles County Court, alleging the pop star inflicted emotional distress on their family over a nine month period from 2013 to 2014. The Schwartzes have lived in the gated Oaks community since 2003. Bieber purchased a house next door to them in 2012. The lawsuit filed March 19 […]


Clinic offers free medical care The Conejo Free Clinic in Thousand Oaks offers appointments free of charge in general/ family medicine, women’s health, pediatrics, counseling and legal assistance. Services are offered to uninsured and underinsured residents of all ages who have no other access to care. Patients can get lab tests, imaging, immunizations, prescriptions, PAP tests and mammograms, follow up […]

Photographer, artist discuss their works

The National Park Service will present two free photo and art exhibits Sat., April 4 at different locations. The first featuring photography by Herbert Petermann will be from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Santa Monica Mountains Visitor Center on the grounds of King Gillette Ranch, 26876 Mulholland Hwy., Calabasas. Visitors will have the opportunity to meet Petermann and […]

Free tax prep for low-income workers

Low- to moderate-income workers who had a household income of $53,000 or less in 2014 can receive free tax preparation and income tax filing through Sat., April 11 at one of the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance sites throughout Ventura County. Tax returns are filed electronically by IRS-trained volunteers. The Ventura County Financial Empowerment Partnership aims to increase the number of […]

Westlake bids farewell to Philippa Klessig

City council member moving to New Mexico

The best thing an elected representative can do is listen and lead, said Westlake Village City Councilmember Philippa Klessig, who practiced what she preached. Klessig is retiring from city service after 12 years on the job. Local officials, residents and city employees gathered at Stonehaus restaurant in Westlake Village on March 18 to bid farewell to Klessig. The council member […]

Chickenpox now a concern at LVUSD

First it was the measles. Now chickenpox is causing a stir at local schools. Abra Grupp, a parent of a student at Chaparral Elementary School in Calabasas, addressed the Las Virgenes Unified School District Board of Education on March 10 about unvaccinated students who were sent home from school when a student was reported to have come down with chickenpox, […]

Expo highlights abundant resources

Although she feels healthy, 59-year-old Susan Newhauser found value in undergoing free testing for lean muscle mass and body fat at the fifth annual Community Health Expo at the Agoura Hills/Calabasas Community Center on March 21. “I could have a better fat-tolean mass ratio,” said Newhauser, a resident of Miami who found out about the expo while house hunting in […]

The Acorn Epicurean

Brews, chews and a muse

“It’s all about the beer,” said Ladyface Ale Companie’s Cyrena Nouzille, who started this unique European-style brewpub and restaurant in Agoura Hills with her husband, Jean-Luc, and brewmaster David Griffiths. The concept, which began over 13 years ago with a vision and a home-brew kit, has blossomed to an all-encompassing alehouse and brasserie featuring beer and food created with Belgian […]