Simi Valley Chamber of Commerce recognizes Century 21 agent

Alex Gandel had a productive year in 2017. He is ranked No. 10 out of over 110,000 sales professionals nationwide for Century 21 and offers a high level of service to his community. He was recognized recently for his outstanding contributions and awarded Business Person of the Year 2017 by the Simi Valley Chamber of Commerce. “We are pleased that […]

College Standouts

Joaquin Matticoli, an aerospace engineering major, made the fall 2017 dean’s list at Iowa State University in Ames, Iowa. Matticoli is from Agoura Hills. Shayda Ebrahimi and Jacob Louis Picker of Calabasas, and Jack Heath, Devon Morris and Grace Ann Elisabeth Bryan of Westlake Village made the fall semester dean’s list at Baylor University in Waco, Texas. Jared Harris and […]


Caldera’s humanitarian mission

Caldera Medical, a medical device company, recently partnered with Habitat for Humanity of Ventura County during its annual corporate outing. The 75 employees of the local small business helped at a Habitat construction site in Oxnard to build homes for six low-income families on Jan. 31. In worldwide service, the company launched the Women’s Health Initiative in 2015. The program […]

Westlake agent an expert in the local area

Offers knowledge to buyers and sellers

Claudia Irmas lives in Westlake Village and is an expert in the local area. She has a wealth of knowledge and expertise about buying and selling real estate here. Irmas and her husband, Todd, a teacher at Westlake High School, moved their family to the area from West Los Angeles. Irmas has over 18 years of experience in serving the […]

Local students awarded Legacy of Hope

Josh Shane, an Eagle Scout majoring in automotive systems engineering at Arizona State University, and Gabrielle Vanderlaan, a senior at de Toledo High School, have been awarded the Legacy of Hope Award for their contributions to the David Labkovski Project. The students will receive their awards at the David Labkovski Project Scholars luncheon Sun., Feb. 25 with keynote speaker Bernard […]

Remodel, yes, develop, no

Thanks go to Chris Anstead and others for pushing that our Ralphs shopping center needs updating. Renovation here has been in the planning process for a long time, but this information was not available to the public until sometime after Dec. 1, when I checked. I am so thankful that this shopping center will finally get a renovation and that […]

Salon Nuuvo one of industry’s best

Salon Nuuvo in Calabasas, owned by Raychel and Audley Harrison, recently was named to the Salon Today 200 by Salon Today, a business magazine for salon and spa owners. The magazine’s 21st annual Salon Today 200 issue profiled the selected salons in its January/ February edition. The 200 salons were honored for their best business practices from applications submitted by […]

Singing, dancing talent floods the stage

PLAY REVIEW /// ‘Singin’ in the Rain’

Gene Kelly made dancing through puddles look effortless in the 1952 film classic “Singin’ in the Rain,” but there’s nothing easy about taking that beloved movie and transferring it to the stage. Actors in the stage version have the unenviable task of measuring up to the iconic big-screen performances of Kelly, Donald O’Connor and Debbie Reynolds. Directors have it just […]

Bark in the park

A dog’s life in Calabasas

RUFF AND READY—At left, Duke, 1, left, and Max, 3, play together Jan. 27 at the Calabasas Bark Park. Below, Will Landrum of Bell Canyon and his 3-year-old Weimaraner, Ghost, hang out at the park. Speaking of community dog parks, the new one on Agoura Road in Westlake Village is now under construction.

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