Klein Lopez good for Agoura

I was at the long, arduous meeting earlier this year opposing the Agoura Hills Cornerstone project. The meeting was well attended and went on to 2 a.m. The vote was disappointing. The outcome was 3-2 in favor of the project. A better solution would have been to re-address the concerns and bring the project back to the table. I am […]

Mini cups, large price tags in Malibu

Hot Flashes

This just in. I trekked my primitive bod, enlightened by processed cheese and vodka, to the village of Malibu. As usual, I found myself in awe of the female set. In all their glory, I watched as they operated en masse: reed thin, impeccably dressed in the latest Lululemon has to offer, messy buns so exquisitely carefree, with unchipped, pale […]

Foxmoor home in Westlake has garden pool

Chef’s kitchen has marble island and walk-in pantry

This Foxmoor house has four bedrooms and three baths, along with curb appeal. The home is on a lightly traveled cul-de-sac, close to a meandering greenbelt, pool, clubhouse and Westlake Elementary School. The home has been remodeled with French doors, smooth ceilings, terracotta tile, carpet and bamboo floors. The spacious chef’s kitchen has a marble island, countertops, stainless steel appliances […]

Super Charger lights up the pool

Basem Alhashim doesn’t let anything slow him down

The smile on Basem Alhashim’s face grows wider the closer he inches toward Agoura High’s pool. He still has a slight limp from the surgery he had on a torn right meniscus in March, but that doesn’t hinder him while he’s backstroking up and down Lane 5. “I wanted to join Mr. (Jason) Rosenthal’s class because it’s active but not […]

Apt senior adept at making apps

Calabasas High School senior Sanath Sengupta, 17, is trying to make the most of his last year in high school. He’s already achieved a near-perfect score on the SATs and is a founding member of the school’s model United Nations. He’s also building an iPhone app. “Essentially it’s a revamped reminders app. It’s kind of a combination of reminders and […]

In Calabasas, vote Shapiro

I am delighted to support David Shapiro for Calabasas City Council. David has worked tirelessly to help every resident of Calabasas. He deserves your vote so he can continue his efforts on public safety, the environment, local business, schools and seniors. As a council member, David Shapiro has worked very hard on disaster preparedness and emergency response measures, helping to […]

Growing mighty oak trees, one tiny plant at a time

Dos Vientos Ranch residence with large gourmet kitchen

Backyard has mature trees and custom-stamped patio

This two-story home is in Avignon of Dos Vientos Ranch in Newbury Park. The spacious home has four bedrooms and three bathrooms, with one bedroom and bath downstairs. The large gourmet kitchen has granite counters, stainless steel appliances and a center island as well an eating area off the kitchen. The eating area opens up to the large family room […]


THURS., OCT. 11 Senior Wellness Expo 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Malibu City Hall, senior center, 23825 Stuart Ranch Road. Learn healthy living techniques. Meet local service providers. Health-related vendors. Free admission and raffle ticket. First 50 people to RSVP receive a free lunch. Phone: 310.456.2489, ext. 357. Somis Thursday Club 11:15 a.m. at 5380 Bell St., Somis. Camarillo […]

High School Highlights

Agoura Chargers Fri., Oct. 12: ComedySportz/ main stage/6 p.m. Sat., Oct. 13: Haunted house/G building/7 p.m. Calabasas Coyotes Fri., Oct. 12: ASB retreat through Sun., Oct. 14 Boys’, girls’ soccer fundraising meeting/2 p.m. Sat., Oct. 13: Mock SAT/8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Coyote pup clinic/3 to 6 p.m. Sun., Oct. 14: Coyote cutie dance clinic/10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Mon., […]

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