2016-07-07 E-Edition

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Patriotism gets flagged

I don’t know how many of us have noticed yet another sad sign of the times. Worse, I don’t know how many of us care. I am talking about the absence of Old Glory displays at our homes on national holidays. I live in a tract of 375 homes. This past Memorial Day, only 29 homeowners showed the Stars and […]

Dreams do come true for local girl

Making wishes come true is the least that can be done for children facing life-threatening illnesses. Justine Ordona, a 16-yearold girl from Agoura Hills who has lupus, had a dream to go to Hawaii. That dream was fulfilled June 28 when the Make-A-Wish Foundation visited her home and told her to pack her bags, the trip was on. Lupus is […]

Olive Alchemy opens in Calabasas

OPEN FOR BUSINESS—Olive Alchemy, a new store in Calabasas offering fresh premium olive oils and vinegars, opens its doors with a May 26 ribbon cutting sponsored by the Calabasas Chamber of Commerce. In attendance were City Council members and Mayor James Bozajian, second from right, who presents owners Margot Lederer and Selena O’Connor with a proclamation of recognition. The store […]

Goat opponents are chomps

Regarding the goat drama at Morrison Ranch Estates, great article and thank you for printing and assuring all that the goats are well taken care of. As a home owner and animal advocate, I am proud of our HOA for bringing an eco-friendly solution to address our needs with weed abatement. We are a large HOA. You’ll never please every […]

Stars on the diamond

Sotheby’s donates $10K to YMCA

BUILDING FOR THE FUTURE— Soetheby’s International Realty in Westlake Village presents a $10,000 donation June 15 toward the new Triunfo YMCA facility, currently under construction off Thousand Oaks Boulevard. From left are Ronnie Stone, YMCA chief executive; Sam Abusada and Annette Berger of Sotheby’s; and Patrick Yarrow, Triunfo Y associate executive director. Construction began in 2014 and two of the […]

Hotel backlash

With the Fourth of July still fresh in people’s minds, it’s time for the voters of Calabasas to let their voices be heard. Despite unprecedented public opposition, last month City Council gave approval to the Canyon Oaks project in protected open space hillsides without our vote. There is still a chance to undo this injustice. A petition signed by 10 […]

Milestone gifts with meaning

Other Side of 50

Last week my sister asked me for a gift idea for a friend who was turning 50. As I began to brainstorm with her, my thoughts turned to how a person might feel on the occasion of a milestone birthday, whether it be 50, 60, 70, 80 or beyond. Do milestone birthdays change the way people evaluate their lives? And […]


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