December 8, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Cyclist killed

An avid local bicyclist on her weekly ride in the Santa Monica Mountains was killed Dec. 3 when a van pulling a trailer jackknifed into her lane. The accident occurred at about 9:30 a.m. More...

Health & Wellness

Los Robles Hospital performs endoscopic ultrasound

Los Robles Hospital and Medical Center recently became the first hospital in Ventura County to perform the endoscopic ultrasound (EUS) procedure. Previously, patients requiring this type of treatment were typically referred to the Los Angeles area. More...

Simi Valley resident crusades on Facebook to find a kidney

When Cory Luick of Simi Valley was diagnosed with chronic kidney disease (CKD), social media did not exist and his prognosis was grim without an organ transplant. More...

Remembering loved ones

IN MEMORIAM—Simi Valley resident Kira Carrington, 5, hangs a star in memory of her dad, Dan, while mom Kathy looks on at the Hospice of the Conejo’s Speaking of the Names Ceremony and Tre More...

Schools

Brookside students show their artsy side

Brookside Elementary School students in Oak Park were honored last week for their contributions to the California PTA Reflections program. More...

High School Highlights

Agoura Chargers Fri., Dec. 9: Homer Dicerson youth ethics scenario contest due/ ahsccc@lvusd.org “All My Sons” play/G building/7 p.m. Sat., Dec. 10: “All My Sons”/G building/7 p.m. More...

Pets

Pet of the Week

SIBS—Abbie and Rokk are 11-year-old sheperd/labrador/ terrier mixes of the same litter. More...

Whisker Wonderland offers adoptions at reduced prices for the holidays

For families considering adopting a pet, Dec. 17 is a day that will bring many excellent offerings. More...

Police

Sheriff's Blotter

Agoura Hills A $300 purse containing credit cards and an I.D. was stolen from a car parked on Cornell Road Nov. 26. The culprit caused $200 in damage breaking in to the vehicle. More...

Faith

In the season of giving . . .

SOLACE— The statue of St. Maximilian Kolbe, the namesake of the Catholic church in Westlake Village, stands as a reminder to the community to give of themselves. More...

Chabad to host lecture on the power of stories

Rabbi Moshe Bryski, executive director of Chabad of the Conejo, will deliver a lecture on “Make Your Story a Masterpiece” at 8 p.m. Mon., Dec. 12 at the Conejo Jewish Academy, 30345 Canwood St., Agoura Hills. More...

Hanukkah musical at Scherr theater

Temple Adat Elohim presents “Benjamin and Judah: A Chanukah Musical” by the temple’s cantor, David Shukiar, at the Scherr Forum Theatre, Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, 2100 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd. Show times are 7 p.m. Sat., Dec. More...

Dining & Entertainment

Satirist takes the stage

Satirist Roy Zimmerman will present “PeaceNick,” a holiday show of songs and humorous commentary, at 8 p.m. Sat., Dec. 17 at the Conejo Valley Unitarian Universalist Fellowship Community Forum, 3327 Old Conejo Road, Newbury Park. More...

Ready for the Holidays

HE’S HERE—Above, Santa greets the crowd gathered at the Calabasas Commons on Tues., Nov. 29 for the annual Christmas tree lighting. Below, Mark Beckwish entertains the crowd before St. More...

Pierce College welcomes the holidays with music

Pierce College will present an inaugural Gala Holiday Concert with an ensemble of 300 student singers and instrumentalists at 3 p.m. Sun., Dec. 11 in the Valley Performing Arts Center at Cal State Northridge. More...

Columns

Being there when you are far away

My parents were in their 60s when I moved to California, which is 3,000 miles away from “home.” Caring for my aging parents long distance wasn’t even a consideration at that time. More...

Homes tour brings holidays to life

MAGICAL—Above, Calabasas residents Susan Ballantyne, Fred Dennis and volunteer Jaclyn Belleville gather around the gingerbread cookies at last Sunday’s 20th annual Wellness Community Holi More...

Murdock to help YMCA park

Benefactor wants to get involved

Local billionaire David Murdock says he wants to help the YMCA and Westlake Village build their long-awaited sports complex at Thousand Oaks Boulevard and Lindero Canyon Road. More...

Community

Availability of painkillers at all-time high

Painting a path to heroin

Part two of a three-part series More...

Santa’s helpers come to Agoura and beyond

TEAM EFFORT—Volunteers prepare to deliver bags full of groceries to needy families at the annual Santa Comes to Agoura-Westlake and Beyond event. More...

Sheriff's station collecting toys for military families

The Lost Hills Sheriff's Station will host a toy drive through Dec. 16. Community members can bring a new, unwrapped toy for a child 1 to 16 years old to a drop box in the lobby of the station, 27050 Agoura Road, Agoura Hills. More...

Business

Final meal served, what’s up Jack’s?

The Conejo Valley lost one of its oldest businesses last month with the Nov. 20 closing of Jack’s Restaurant & Deli at the Westlake Plaza and Center in Westlake Village. More...

Calabasas business award

MyCorporation, a Calabasas based provider of online document filing services for clients who wish to form a corporation or limited liability company, recently won a Stevie Award for Women in Business. More...

Home cleaning the healthy way

When Cornell residents Steve and Patricia Hess first experimented with making handmade home cleaning products they weren’t in it for the business. More...

Sports

There goes the neighborhood

Warriors enter Lions’ den with CIF crown, state bowl bid at stake

Kenny Loggins took a highway to the danger zone. The Westlake Warriors only need to cross the street. More...

Faceoff: Oaks Christian or Westlake, who will win it all?

Sportswriters Stephen Dorman and Eliav Appelbaum debate Friday’s high school football clash

Real men root for the underdog. That’s my creed, my code. When Benedict Arnold and a makeshift U.S. navy outfoxed the overconfident Brits at the Battle of Valcour Island, that was a victory for the underdog. More...

Path to championship runs through Agoura

Marmonte League girls’ basketball preview

Basketball is back in the Marmonte League, and multiple new voices can be heard from the sidelines. More...

Family

Scholarships available

The Ventura County Community Foundation will award $370,000 more in scholarships than it did last year. The Merfeld Family Foundation Scholarship will be awarded to high school seniors who have a parent with ALS (Lou Gehrig’s disease). More...

Agoura’s children show inventiveness

Young inventors from Agoura Hills’ elementary schools showcased their creativity at the second annual Invention Convention at Yerba Buena Elementary School on Nov. 28. More...

Christmas celebrated at Leonis Adobe

‘I’VE BEEN GOOD’—Three-year-old Olivia Ortega of Woodland Hills chats with Santa Claus during the Leonis Adobe holiday open house in Calabasas on Dec. 4. More...

Calendar

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THURS., DEC. 8 Horizon Hills Holiday Boutique 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Horizon Hills Preschool, 33 Greta St., Thousand Oaks. Handmade gifts, kitchen items, toys. Door prize rae, bake sale. Proceeds benet school enrichment programs. More...

Letters

Unleashed canines dog Westlake

I’d like to tell you a story about what goes on in Westlake Village. I am a dog owner and love my dog very much. He is my best friend of 11 years. I walk him three to four times daily. More...

Coyotes caused her much grief

I am a 25- year resident of Calabasas.OnJuly4Ilostmy precious 8-year-old Yorkie to a coyote who jumped my fence and ate my dog. Needless to say, I was grief-stricken. I later found out that my neighbor across the lake had the same experience. More...

Next time, just use nearest Coinstar

Today I went to my local Wells Fargo bank to deposit the change my wife and I have collected over a period of time. Like most people, we keep a big jar and enjoy filling it up. More...

Editorials

His bell was rung, but superintendent still has class

Some great athletes choose to retire at the top of their game; others leave because they’re cut from the team or forced out due to injury. More...

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