January 22, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Jim Benkert goes to Oaks

Jim Benkert, the face of Westlake High School for the past two decades, was announced last week as the newest member of the Oaks Christian High School football coaching staff. More...

Health & Wellness

Free forum Feb. 4 to discuss health issues for seniors

Sponsors will have booths and giveaways

The Conejo/Las Virgenes Future Foundation will address some of the medical issues facing seniors during its 11th annual Senior Congress on Wed., Feb. 4. The program at St. More...

Keeping flu out of school

Nurses from the Las Virgenes Unified School District are seeing an larger number of students attending class with flu symptoms. To prevent spreading this contagious disease, parents should keep their child home when they are sick. More...

Business

Local entrepreneurs top business owners

The National Association of Women Business Owners Ventura County Chapter announced the 2015 winners of the organization’s 16th annual Bravo Awards, which will be presented Fri., March 20 at the Serra Center in Camarillo. More...

Juicing at The Promenade

Kreation Juicery will be opening a new location at the Westlake Promenade, 180 Promenade Way, Westlake Village. Kreation is one of the only Los Angeles-based USDA certified organic juice stops. More...

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Sports

On the move

It’s easy to gauge a team by wins and losses. The Calabasas High boys’ basketball team’s record, for instance, is deceiving. More...

Everything in its right place

It’s finals week at Oak Park High. Students are inundated with tests, studying, stress and the end of the world as we don’t know it. For one day at girls’ soccer practice, the real world dissipated into dusk. More...

Benkert leaves brilliant, flawed legacy at Westlake

And with the first pick of the Westlake High Football Draft . . . Nothing is surprising or sacred, but last week’s Jim Benkertto Oaks Christian blockbuster was plucked from the lost reel of “Any Given Sunday.” More...

Faith

Concert to fund scholarships

The Southern California Piano Conservatory Foundation will host a fundraising concert, Winter Jam 2015 on Sun., Jan. 25 at Congregation Or Ami in Calabasas. More...

The Art of Being

The eighth wonder of the world is close by

People travel to wonder at the height of mountains, at the huge waves of the sea, at the long courses of rivers, at the vast compass of the ocean, at the circular motion of the stars; and they pass by themselves without wondering. —St. More...

Film on Israeli army youth

The Conejo Jewish Academy will host a premier screening of “Beneath the Helmet: From High School to the Home Front,” a new feature-length documentary film from Jerusalem University, at 7:30 p.m. Mon., Jan. More...

Obituaries

Robert Harris McGalliard

10/19/1925 - 12/17/2014

The world lost a wonderful man when Robert Harris McGalliard, age 89, passed away on Wednesday, December 17, 2014, after a long battle with Parkinson’s Disease. More...

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THURS., JAN. 22 Toastmasters TOTAL Noon to 1 p.m. in Oak Room, third level, Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, 2100 E. T.O. Blvd. Newly-installed president Al Brown conducts meeting. Guests welcome at no charge. Contact: Richard Gaz. Phone: 805.498. More...

Letters

Overpass doesn’t live up to hype

As a longtime resident of Agoura Hills I have observed the various improvement projects for access to the 101 Freeway. The latest improvement project was to the Lindero Canyon Bridge in Westlake Village. More...

Latest scoop on the poop

Happy New Year to my wonderful Oak Park neighbors and to their lovely dogs, but would you please pick up after your pups? There is dog poop everywhere: on our lawns, on the open space trails and slopes and even on the pavements. More...

Gloria Glasser, our Lucy Ricardo

I have to write to tell you I love Gloria Glasser’s nature and pet columns with her escapades in the wild. She is the Lucy Ricardo of the nature world. What will happen to her next? She’s got some ’splainin’ to do always. More...

Editorials

Roller hockey is serious business in Calabasas

The sports leagues in our area are invaluable. They provide children with an opportunity to learn about competition, teamwork, winning and losing. More...

Political Cartoon

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Bystanders assist deputies struggling to make an arrest

At a meeting Jan. 14, city officials in Calabasas recognized three men, Michael Kessler, Thomas Impliazzo and Tal Cohen, for coming to the aid of two deputies trying to arrest a man in connection with a burglary. About 2 p.m. Oct. More...

Calabasas drive-thru ban still on

Some businesses want law changed

After an hourlong debate during its Jan. 14 meeting, the Calabasas City Council decided to continue a city prohibition against drive-thru establishments that has been in effect since 1998. More...

Love notes

Valentine’s Day is special, and your loved one deserves to know they’re the No. 1 person in your life. This year, you can send your Valentine a message of endearment by purchasing a $10 personal Love Note that will appear in the Feb. More...

Community

Westlake Plaza remodel almost complete

Shoppers say the wait was worth it

The $25-million renovation of Westlake Plaza was marred by the controversial removal of scores of trees as well as revenue losses at businesses that saw fewer customers during prolonged construction. More...

Grant will assist homeowners with repairs

Officials in Calabasas and Westlake Village will once again use federal grant money to provide financial assistance to homeowners who need to make repairs on their properties. More...

City begins Agoura Road improvement

DIGGING IN—Officials from the City of Agoura Hills, Caltrans and the Metropolitan Transit Authority gather at the corner of Agoura and Kanan roads to break ground on the $24.5-million Agoura Ro More...

Schools

Kids have a world of fun with giant European map

Students at some Las Virgenes Unified elementary schools are visiting Europe, and they don’t even have to leave campus. More...

High School Hi Lights

Agoura Chargers Fri., Jan. 23: Final exams More...

CLU music faculty on stage

Two California Lutheran University faculty members will present a recital, “Borrowed Gems,” at 7:30 p.m. Fri., Jan. 23 in Samuelson Chapel, 165 Chapel Lane on the Thousand Oaks campus. More...

Pets

It’s a hawk on a cold tin roof

It’s a handy turn of events to have outgrown my childhood penchant towards queasiness at sight of icky things, because my backyard’s resident red-tailed hawk has really been pushing the gruesome envelope lately. More...

Pet of the week

CUDDLE FRIEND— Pamela is a female brown tabby domestic shorthair mix about 4 years old. She likes to cuddle and gets along with other cats. If you would l ike to adopt Pamela, ask for ID No. More...

Police

Sheriff's Blotter

Agoura Hills A thief stole a $1,000 laptop computer and accessories valued at about $1,200 from a car parked near McDonald’s in the 29100 block of Agoura Road Jan. 5. More...

Family

Family Men

Down with chivalry

Chivalry is dead and women put it in the grave. It’s true. I don’t open doors for my wife anymore. We’re equals in our relationship. More...

Tall ships sail into Ventura Harbor

The tall ships, Hawaiian Chieftain and Lady Washington, are docked through Wed., Feb. 4 in front of Brophy Brothers Restaurant and Clam Bar and Milano’s Italian Restaurant in the Ventura Harbor Village. More...

Escape to nature with One City, One Book

Westlake library offers free activities

During January and February, the City of Westlake Village, the Westlake Village Library and Friends of the Westlake Village Library are co-sponsoring the annual Westlake Village Reads, a One City, One Book program. More...

On the Town

Would you believe—Agent 86 is back

During the 1960s, if you said “Missed it by that much!” or “Would you believe…?” or if you mentioned a shoe phone, everybody would know you were referring to “Get Smart,” one of the most successful sitcoms o More...

Community band seeks musicians

The City of Agoura Hills Department of Community Services and the City of Westlake Village will present the spring performance of the Community Concert and Jazz Band at 4 p.m. More...

‘The Mikado’ receives a makeover

Operetta opens tonight at Agoura Hills School theater

The Agoura Community Theater, in cooperation with Curtain Call Youth Theatre sponsored by the City of Agoura Hills, will present Gilbert and Sullivan’s “The Mikado: Anime,” a modern restaging of the classic operetta, Thurs. More...

Columns

Life in the Single Lane

That lovin’ feeling

For anyone new to this column and in case I haven’t said it before, I love being in love. I also love to love, whether it’s my mom, my close friends, my dog or just life in general—single or not. More...

At The Library

The Agoura Hills Library at 29901 Ladyface Court will host the following free programs for the community. More...

Flying Squirrel

Time to travel

If you’ve been watching TV recently—playoff football, your favorite dramas or reality shows—you may have seen a TV ad or two (or more) from travel industry companies like cruise lines, all-inclusives and places like the Caribbean an More...