2017-12-21

Calabasas City Council reorganizes

AT THE HELM— New Calabasas City Council members are sworn in Nov. 29 at City Hall. From left are: James Bozajian, last year’s mayor Mary Sue Maurer, new mayor Fred Gaines, David Shapiro and Alicia Weintraub.

Separating items from packaging is no fun at all

Hot Flashes

Where’s the jaws of life when a girl needs it? A few days ago, I returned from a daily trip to OSH with a new pair of scissors, locked in packaging so sturdy and impenetrable that I considered dynamite but didn’t want mess up my new shears. Still, after trying to cut it open, I went with the mallet then […]

Hanukkah Events Light up the Night

A TIME OF FESTIVITY— Above, Cantor Kenny Ellis of Agoura, third from left, kicks up his heels with Chabad members Dec. 17 during Chanukah at the Shoppes in Westlake. At right, Agoura Hills Mayor William Koehler lights a candle during the Menorah Kindling Ceremony on Dec. 13 at Agoura City Hall. The eight-day festival of Hanukkah began at sundown Dec. […]

Thousand Oaks home is at end of cul-de-sac

This well-maintained home is near the end of a cul-de-sac in Thousand Oaks. The backyard has a cascading waterfall, koi pond, lush landscaping and a fully enclosed gazebo. The home has four bedrooms and 2.5 baths. One bedroom has been converted into a home office. The living areas offer plenty of space for gathering and relaxing. For more information on […]

Water rates set to rise



Customers of Las Virgenes Municipal Water District can expect to see their rates go up on Jan. 1. It won’t be a flat rate increase. Dave Pedersen, manager of the water district, said the rate will be determined by whether the customer is a home or a business, the size of the property and the amount of water generally used. […]

38th annual food drive a success

Westlake Village Junior Women’s Club event, Santa Comes to Westlake, Agoura and Beyond, has many helpers

BAGS OF GOODIES—Above, West Hills resident Cooper Perdigao, 12, carries food during the 38th annual Santa Comes to Westlake, Agoura and Beyond on Dec. 9 in Agoura. Westlake Village Junior Women’s Club sponsors the food drive. Above right, Calabasas resident Cole Jaskilka, 2, also helps out. At right, cars are loaded to the brim with food. Below, Agoura resident Evan […]

Spreading holiday joy

FA LA LA—The Calabasas High School a cappella group Unstrumental sings holiday carols to the staff and patients at UCLA Mattel Children’s Hospital last week.

BHH is offering gift cards

This holiday season, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Realty is holding a series of gift card contests. Recently, they offered a $200 Amazon gift card to the public. More than 300 entries were received, and a winner was selected in early November. The winner, Marilou Izmiran, visited the Thousand Oaks branch and received her prize on Nov. 8. Izmiran accepted the […]

Manslaughter driver in custody



The family of a 74-year-old man who was killed by a drunk driver last December in Thousand Oaks broke into soft applause in a Ventura courtroom Monday as the man who pleaded guilty to the fatal wreck was led away in handcuffs. Sentencing for 20-year-old Justin Stalberg, who entered a guilty plea to gross vehicular manslaughter charges Sept. 22, was […]

Share the warmth in clothing drive

Lydia Gable Realty Group with Compass and Rick Winters of Winters Financial Group Inc. will host the eighth annual Coats-for-Casa Pacifica charity event from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sat., Jan. 13 at Three Springs Park, 3022 Three Springs Drive, Westlake Village. The family-friendly day will feature 30 tons of snow for sledding and playing, along with free coffee and […]


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