Cue the Y’s reach for the stars gala

The Southeast Ventura County YMCA will host the second annual Reach for the Stars Gala at 6 p.m. Sat., Sept. 22 at the Four Seasons Hotel, Two Dole Drive, Westlake Village. The YMCA will honor longtime YMCA supporters John and Karen Bradley as the 2018 Joel and Frances McCrea Award recipients. The Y will also present three Community Leadership Awards. […]

Dignitaries to honor victims of train crash

10-year anniversary of Metrolink collision in Chatsworth

It was rush hour Fri., Sept. 12, 2008, when the unthinkable happened. A Union Pacific Railroad freight train headed south at about 40 mph at 4:22 p.m. exited a tunnel near Chatsworth and came face-to-face with northbound Metrolink Train No. 111, which was traveling at about 43 mph on the same track and carrying 127 passengers.. The head-on collision that […]

Little Ranchers get to know big critters

ON THE FARM—Above, Calabasas residents Gave Silverstein, 2; Shawn Silverstein, 4; and Max Tabak, 4, watch a blacksmith make horseshoes during Little Ranchers Day last month at the Leonis Adobe Museum. Right, 5-year-old Wesley Wright of Woodland Hills feeds the animals at the Old Town Calabasas museum and farm.

A season of magical shows

Meet a sleep-deprived princess and a magical nanny who loves to “Feed the Birds” during Young Artists Ensemble’s 38th season. The theater company’s family friendly “Season of Unexpected Magic” will open with the fun and feisty fairy-tale musical “Once Upon a Mattress.” An untraditional princess from the swamp tosses and turns all night because of one little pea. Will the […]

Junior competitors find smooth sailing ahead

Young sailors from yacht club are buoyed with confidence

The Westlake Yacht Club junior sailing team recently traveled to Dana Point to participate in the North America National Tera Championship. The sailing competition, which took place Aug. 4 and 5 outside the harbor breakwater in open ocean under moderate to good winds on Saturday followed by light winds on Sunday. The Westlake team consisted of four Westlake Yacht Club […]


YOUNG SOLDIER— Toni and Keith Caruso of Oak Park join their son Anthony at his recent graduation from U.S. Army boot camp at Fort Sill, Okla. The young Caruso graduated from Oak Park High School on May 23. One month later he was at Fort Sill to begin his 11- week training course. The soldier is now at Fort Sam […]


The Calabasas Library will offer the following free programs in September at 200 Civic Center Way. The library will be closed Sat. and Sun., Sept. 1 and 2 for the Labor Day holiday and will close at 5 p.m. Thurs., Sept. 20 for the State of the City address. For more information on programs, call (818) 225-7616 or visit […]

Transportation available for kids’ clubs

Buses pick up from Las Virgenes, Conejo Valley schools

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Conejo Valley is taking registration for after-school van transportation to five Boys & Girls Clubs throughout the Conejo Valley and Las Virgenes unified school districts. Parents can choose the club closest to their residence: Catlin Boys & Girls Club (Lindero Canyon Middle School) at 5844 Larboard Lane, Agoura Hills picks up from Mariposa, […]

Teddy bears snuggle up for picnic, music

Art Trek Inc. and Vet’s Here will present the Teddy Bears’ Picnic Children’s Concert from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sat., Sept. 8 at Art Trek, 703 Rancho Conejo Blvd., Newbury Park. Kids can bring a teddy bear for an afternoon of art and music featuring Mr. K. The cost is $5 per persons. All ages are welcome. For more […]

Adventure awaits kids, parents at barbecue

The Southeast Ventura County YMCA will host a free Adventure Guides barbecue for families who live in the greater Conejo Valley and Moorpark from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sat., Aug. 25 at Sumac Park, 6000 Calmfield Ave., Agoura Hills. At the event, parents can learn more about the program and sign up their kids. The afternoon will include obstacle […]

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