Small price to pay for safe, reliable water

The recent heat wave served as a sobering reminder of how important it is to have a reliable source of water available to our communities. We’d burn up if the tap ever went dry. But heat and drought aren’t the only big concerns. The greater threat might come from a natural disaster, such as an earthquake or a fire. If […]

At The Library

The Calabasas Library will offer the following free programs and events in July at 200 Civic Center Way. Thurs., July 12 at noon, Paula Fortunato will discuss essential oils and their benefits. Thurs., July 12 at 6 p.m., the Second Thursday Book Club for adults will meet. For details, call Caroline Russom or email crussom@calabasaslibrary.org. Fri., July 13 at 11 […]

Calabasas likes Dodger Blue

ON THE PITCH— Calabasas Mayor Fred Gaines, left, meets Nick Heukrodt, a Special Olympics medal winner from the city who threw out the first pitch at City of Calabasas night on July 2 at Dodger Stadium. The Dodgers beat Pittsburg 17-1 in the game. Also on the hand for the big moment were Calabasas Mayor Pro Tem David Shapiro and […]

Workshops provide means to reduce stress

The Cancer Support Community Valley/Ventura/Santa Barbara will hold a free two-part workshop titled “Mindfully Shifting Stress” from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Wed., July 18 and 25 at 530 Hampshire Road, Westlake Village. The sessions will cover mindful living principles and why it’s natural to become stressed. Participants can discover tools and exercises to help manage stress as well as learn […]


Boys, girls have plenty to do in summer

Sports camps begin Monday

Youth interested in learning a variety of sports this summer can register for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Conejo Valley’s sports camps. Street Hockey Camp will run from 9 a.m. to noon July 30 through Aug. 3 at the Johnston Club, 1450 E. Hillcrest Drive. The camp is for youth in grades one through eight. The fee is […]

Coast Guard to strike up the band

Gardens of the World will host a free concert with the U.S. Coast Guard’s Guardian Brass Band from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Sun., July 29 at the gardens, 2001 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd., Thousand Oaks. The quintet will play American patriotic tunes, classical music and marches. Based in Oxnard, the group represents the Coast Guard and the Department of Homeland […]

Families enjoy healthy fun at the swimming pool

WATER BUDDIES—Above, Aaron Gallardo of Woodland Hills gives a boost to his son Charlie, 4, during the Summer Splash Party on July 4 at the Calabasas Tennis and Swim Center. Below, Amir Azmiri of Calabasas swims with his 5-year-old daughter Barsin at the annual swim party held on Independence Day. Swimming is not only great exercise, but a fun way […]

Taxed, and overtaxed

The state government does not need any more taxes for projects. When they have enough money to build an animal bridge across the 101 Freeway and can jackhammer out perfectly good wheelchair ramps to replace them, they must have plenty of money. I also note that they have the names of cities embedded in the concrete of the bridges along […]

Eagle Scout builds turtle pen

HIGH ACHIEVEMENT— Ben Voth, a 17-year-old from Agoura Hills, left, builds an enclosed turtle and tortoise holding pen at the Los Angeles County Animal Care Center in Agoura Hills for his Eagle Scout project. At bottom left is the completed holding pen. The new compound is only one of two of its kind in the L.A. County Animal Care and […]

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