2016-07-21

Take a chance on Abba Fab



FABULOUS FUN—Above, ABBA Fab, an ABBA tribute band, gets the audience on their feet and dancing at the free Concert in the Park on July 16 at Berniece Bennett Park in Westlake Village’s First Neighborhood. At left, Julianna Maness, 11, dances and sings practically every word to every ABBA song for the entire 90-minute show. The next free event will […]

Pet of the week



BIRDS OF A FEATHER—Eleven yellow and brown chickens about 3 months old. You can adopt one or more. To adopt a chick, ask for ID No. A4970806 to A4970816 at the Agoura Hills Animal Shelter, 29525 Agoura Road. Check http://animalcare. lacounty.gov before visiting the shelter.

Captain Coop

Westlake youngster takes worlds of golf, baseball by storm


Cooper Greenwood was one 20-foot putt away from victory on June 28 at the Rio Hondo Golf Club in Downey. A U.S. Kids Golf California State Championship was on the line for an 8-year-old boy ready to wrap up one wild weekend. Cooper had already helped PONY Westlake Baseball Association win the U-8 All-Star Pinto division section championship 12 hours […]

New priorities



As our presidential nominees campaign, we listen to promise after promise of increased job opportunities and higher wages for all. But how do these promises turn into realities? The answer lies within our ability to invest in developing nations. It may seem odd at first, to increase foreign aid in order to increase domestic jobs and wages, but the truth […]

Here come the brides

Big Aug. 7 wedding show

The Bridal Premiere show will take place from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sun., Aug. 7 at the Hyatt Regency Westlake, 880 S. Westlake Blvd., Westlake Village. The day will feature over 80 bridal-related exhibitors presenting fashions, food tastings, music and venues. The transportation exhibit at the hotel entrance will include American Luxury Limousine, Sunset Trolley and the new 2017 […]

Custom office industry appears the move



Irvine-based Premier Business Centers, a private workspace and executive suite provider, announced the opening of its first Calabasas location in the Corporate Center Calabasas office park at 26565 W. Agoura Road. The 14,500 square feet of office space will be fully built out with 74 private executive office spaces, two conference rooms, a day office, a kitchen and a reception […]

Hold your horses



CHOMPING AT THE BIT—Agoura residents Courtney Collins, left, with pony Rudy, and Kelsie Mordetzky, with horse Alfie, placed in multiple competitions at the 4-H youth horse show at the Ventura County Fairgrounds last weekend. Courtney snagged second place in English obedience in the junior division while Kelsie won the English day in the senior division.

Economy up, yet shopping center lags

The Summit at Calabasas looks for boost in business


The Summit shopping center in Calabasas is still searching for solid ground. About half a dozen businesses have failed since the 2011 opening of the retail center at Lost Hills and Agoura roads. The venue’s quirky architecture, reported lack of signage and slow recovery from the recession have contributed to the many ups and downs. But city and business officials […]

School district announces budget details




The Las Virgenes school board acknowledged possible trouble in coming years even as it OK’d its budget for the 2016-17 school year at a public hearing June 14. While the district’s finances appear to be healthy for now, school funding from the state can change based on the economy. Assistant Superintendent Karen Kimmel reported enrollment for the 2016-17 school year […]

U-8 are champions on the field



FIRST PLACE—The local WAGS U-8 Gold team took five straight games to get to the final contest and then beat Bonita Valley 16-5 to win their girls’ regional softball championship. Top row, from left: Coaches Alvaro Lavin, Steve Vanderbok, Ben Camacho, Chance Redmond and Ryan Kido. Middle row: Hanna Porter, Josie Koenig, Katie Beaven, Taylor Todd, Maddy Kido and Jonnie-Jane […]