Maurer puts women in spotlight

Girl power is theme for Nov. 14 State of the City

There were nearly 200 people in the crowd at the Calabasas State of the City Address on Nov. 14, but Mayor Mary Sue Maurer focused most of her attention on the Girl Scouts in the front rows. As the program began, Maurer, herself a former Girl Scout, announced the theme of her 2017 address: the role of women as leaders […]

A sweet day at the Gingerbread Boutique

Consider the farmworkers who pick the crops

Wearing a uniform that resembles a lab coat, a farmworker deftly plucked ripened cherry tomatoes from 8-foot-tall stalks growing inside one of the two high-tech greenhouses at Houweling’s Tomatoes in Camarillo. Casey Houweling—who took over the farm from his father, a Danish immigrant who started the family business in British Columbia, Canada, in 1976— invested millions and developed and patented […]

High School Highlights

Agoura Chargers Fri., Nov. 24: Holiday-no school Wed., Nov. 29: Ninth grade presentation/ A1/3 p.m. Calabasas Coyotes Fri., Nov. 24: Holiday-no school Mon., Nov. 27: Toy and gift card drive through Fri., Dec. 1 Tues., Nov. 28: Reno trip parent meeting/lecture hall/6 p.m. Wed., Nov. 29: Junior class fundraiser/Corner Bakery/7 a.m. to 9 p.m. Blood drive/multipurpose room/8 a.m. to 2 […]

Kids drop in on open house

SAFETY CHECK—Above, Victoria Makinen of Agoura Hills hangs on tight to her 8-year-old daughter Etta as they and others take a safety-line ride at the Nov. 18 Lost Hills Sheriff’s Station open house in Calabasas. Below, Sean Sailer of Agoura Hills gets a smooch from Jemma, an L.A. County Sheriff’s K-9 dog trained to sniff out weapons. The event introduced […]

Dispose of your cooking oil safely

Free drop-off for Ventura County cooks

For residents using Thanksgiving turkey fryers, the City of Moorpark will host a used-cooking-oil drop-off event from 9 a.m. to noon Sat., Dec. 2 at the Moorpark Public Services Facility, 627 Fitch Ave. The goal is to safely get rid of leftover fat, oil and grease generated in household cooking. Residents from anywhere in Ventura County can bring sealed containers […]

Scout bridges his way to Eagle rank

Jackson Dunn, a Woodland Hills resident, received his Eagle rank at a Nov. 19 Court of Honor held in Calabasas Founders Hall. During his Scouting career, Jackson served as troop historian for Troop 127 and was an instructor, troop guide and senior patrol leader. Jackson, a senior at Oak Park High School, earned 29 merit badges and camped out 65 […]

Make your investment priorities align with what’s important to you

COMMENTARY /// Personal finance

If you’re seeking the ability to align your financial goals with personal values and social concerns, the so-called social impact investments may be a consideration for your portfolio. “ Socially responsible,” “sustainable,” “values-based,” “ethical” and “green” are some of the many terms commonly used to describe these types of investments. While the goals are generally the same— to generate measurable […]

Lost Hills interchange in final stages

The long-awaited expansion of the Lost Hills freeway overpass in Calabasas is making steady progress, and improvements are already noticeable. At midnight Nov. 15 the city closed the 101 Freeway between Las Virgenes and Liberty Canyon roads to start demolishing the old two-lane overpass. The demolition took place between midnight and 5 a.m., at which time the freeway was reopened […]

Stand by all the holiday traditions

Family Man

It’s Thanksgiving, and that means Alfred Hitchcock movies, setting up the giant wooden Thanksgiving turkey outside, the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, a Charlie Brown Thanksgiving feast, a regular Thanksgiving feast, the “Twilight Zone” marathon, giving thanks, and finally, “Miracle on 34th Street.” Oh, and there’s family, too. To bring up these traditions to my wife or not? That was the […]

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