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Girl Scouts in service to the community

Girl Scouts Las Virgenes Service Unit 606 held its second annual Friendsgiving Potluck and Operation Gratitude event Nov. 6 at Willow Elementary School in Agoura Hills. The first event was held last year, two days before Woolsey fire on Nov. 8. All of the Scouting families were affected by the fire. This year, over 180 Girl Scouts from Calabasas, Agoura […]

In style for youth services

Fashion show, silent auction at Four Seasons to raise funds for Casa Pacifica

The Casa Pacifica Angels Spotlight on Style Fashion Show will return Sat., Nov. 23 to the Four Seasons Hotel Westlake Village, Two Dole Drive. The 18th edition of the runway fashion show will feature high-style fashions from the collections of Kevan Hall. A champagne reception will open the festivities as guests peruse a variety of boutiques selling unique accessories, clothing […]

New bill says students can sleep in

High school start time set at 8:30 a.m.


With the passage of a new bill, teens may no longer beg their parents for “just five more minutes” of sleep before heading off to school in the morning. Beginning in the 2022-23 school year, California middle schools will be required to start after 8 a.m. and high schools will begin after 8:30 a.m. The new law, Senate Bill 328, […]

There’s a hack for that

STUDENTS HAVE APP-ITUDE—From left, Harrison Katz, Jake Gerber and Zachary Diamond of Agoura High School win Best Game Hack at the Oct. 26 Angel Hacks competition in Los Angeles. With them is Scott Gruber, a program designer and developer at UCLA and one of the seven judges. The Agoura boys won for their work in retro gaming consoles. More than 150 […]

Acting out at the drama festival

ALL THE WORLD’S A STAGE—Above, the Calabasas High School team performs its musical entry that earned them second place in the open musical category and second place overall during the DTASC Fall Festival held Oct. 26 at Calabasas High School. DTASC is the Drama Teachers Association of Southern California. Below, T-shirts were a hit at the fest. Bottom, students also […]

After the wildfires, what’s next for clean air?

COMMENTARY /// Fires and the environment


Because wind carries smoke to areas hundreds of miles away, residents who live beyond a fire’s boundaries remain at risk. Much of the smoke from wildfires comes from burning wood, similar to what’s found at a bonfire. And just like bonfires, whose particulate emissions per minute equate to about three average diesel big-rigs or the secondhand smoke from 800 cigarettes, […]

Helping youth to manage

Kids may still be affected by 2018 events



How are our kids, one year out? As fires again rage in our backyard, it feels too familiar, too soon. Only one year ago, our community experienced twin tragedies. The terror of the mass shooting at Borderline Bar and Grill brought our darkest night. Less than 24 hours later, the devastating flames of the Woolsey fire lit up that dark […]

Fitness franchise expands into Moorpark

Fitness 19 Moorpark has opened at 543 Los Angeles Ave., Moorpark, in the Mission Bell Plaza. The gym is running new membership specials through the end of the year. The Moorpark gym makes six Fitness 19 locations in Ventura County. For an indoor cycling or Zumba class, a session on the Hydro Massage recliner, or hitting the bench press and […]

Support for suicide survivors

The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention will present a Survivor Day event Sat., Nov. 23 at Engage Therapy, 660 Hampshire Road, Ste. 100, Westlake Village. Registration will be at 8:30 a.m. Survivor Day runs from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The event provides an opportunity for suicide loss survivors to come together to find connection, understanding and hope through their […]

All in pink

FOR A GOOD CAUSE—Agoura/Westlake Travel Baseball Team Prime All American goes all out to show support for Breast Cancer Awareness month in October. The entire team, including the coach, wore pink shirts, socks and wristbands to every game and tournament for the whole month.


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