Welcome to the unfriendly skies

Flying Squirrel

There’s a little story going around the internet. It’s also in the paper, on the radio, TV and pretty much anywhere human beings get information. The story is that an airline forcibly removed a passenger from a flight and, in doing so, the passenger became injured and bloodied. Numerous smartphones captured the scene and it spread globally. The airline is […]

New tenant for Park Place

Summit Financial Consultants, Inc., a wealth management firm, announced it has expanded operations and moved into Phase II of Westlake Park Place in Westlake Village. The company leased 6,090 square feet at the 3075 Townsgate Road office building and moved in April 1. It was previously headquartered in a Park Place Phase I office. DAUM Commercial Real Estate Services represented […]

Wigs help cancer patients feel beautiful

My Fairy Godfathers donates hair pieces

Diagnosed with stage three breast cancer two months ago, Karin Hochevar knows she’s going to lose her hair when she starts chemotherapy in a few weeks. So when she heard about a wig giveaway at the Cancer Support Community in Thousand Oaks in which she could obtain beautiful blond locks that look similar to her own, she jumped at the […]

Big changes coming to Lupin Hill

$8-million renovation centers around new multipurpose room

Lupin Hill Elementary School’s multimillion-dollar face-lift will bring welcome changes to the Calabasas campus, but the work is turning out to be more expensive than expected. The school’s original goal was to build a new multipurpose room, but after planning got underway it was decided that the entire campus needed improvements, officials said. The remodel estimated to cost between $2 […]

Elder unicyclist rules the trail

A young Terry Peterson’s eyes filled with curiosity and excitement as he stared at the strange object hanging upside down by one wheel. It was 1966. And after weeks of passing by the Redondo Beach, Calif., bike shop and begging his parents, the 10-year-old became the proud owner of his very first unicycle. Teaching himself, he quickly learned to spin […]

CIG opens in Westlake Village

Capital Insurance Group, a regional property and casualty insurer headquartered in Monterey, Calif., has opened an office on Russell Ranch Road in Westlake Village. CIG’s new location employs a team of underwriters as well as sales and loss-control professionals and, according to a press release, is expected to hire more people in the near future. “Westlake Village is a thriving, […]

Cancer support group names new events coordinator

McCall James has been named the new director of events at the Cancer Support Community Valley/Ventura/ Santa Barbara. James graduated from the University of Arizona with a business degree from Eller College of Management. She formerly served as a project manager consulting in the banking and financial industries for multiple national companies. Her volunteer efforts include cohosting multiple fundraising events […]

Don’t close the book on libraries just yet

Libraries have come a long way in American history, but some people feel libraries are history due to the onslaught of digital content. When Benjamin Franklin and a group of his friends founded the Library Company of Philadelphia in 1731—about 40 years before the signing of the Declaration of Independence—they effectively established America’s first lending library. At the time, reference […]

The 1, 2, 3 of finding ‘The One’

Single Files

People often ask me where I get the ideas for my column. I have to admit that sometimes it’s a challenge and then, at other times, inspiration flows through me like a river down a mountainside. I also rely on messages from readers for suggestions and ideas, so please keep those cards and letters (and emails) coming. I thank one […]