Curtain call for STARS Academy

Quitting their jobs in the middle of a pandemic might not have been the soundest idea, but two local teachers believe it was the right move at the right time. Alexandra Yorke and Shayna Turk, longtime friends who grew up in Agoura Hills, gave notice recently at CHIME Charter Elementary in Woodland Hills so they could turn their passion for […]

Westlake celebrates special residents

Civic engagement involves more than just voting. It’s about attending city meetings, engaging with leaders and volunteering to help in the community Every year the City of Westlake Village recognizes three residents for their efforts to improve the quality of life within the community. These are this year’s winners. Youth of the Year Drew Nora, 18, is a member of […]

Donate blood

The Chabad House North Ranch will host a blood drive from 2 to 6 p.m. Thurs., Aug. 20 at 1145 Lindero Canyon Road, Ste. C2, Westlake Village. All successful donations will be tested for COVID-19 antibodies. Blood drives are considered essential health services. Healthy donors are allowed to give blood at this time. Donors’ temperatures will be checked before they […]

Local Scout powers through pandemic

Nicholas Yalda, a Life Scout in Troop 127, recently completed his Eagle Scout Project at Mountains Restoration Trust in Calabasas. And it wasn’t without challenges. He worked on the project from July 31 through Aug. 2 to fulfill a key requirement for the Eagle Scout rank. Nicholas and volunteers refurbished five picnic tables, planted 14 oak trees, and cleared the […]

Memorial fund set up for environmentalist

Julia “Julie” Osborn-Gourley died Jan. 23 while on an archaeological tour in Ethiopia. A memorial fund has been established in her name. A life-long environmentalist and nature lover, Osborn-Gourley was appointed to the Conejo Open Space Trail Action Committee and the Conejo Open Space Foundation board in 1997. She served as foundation secretary for several years, then as president from […]

Oak Park High students reach out to seniors

Teens provide phone or video calls to make connections

Senior citizens who may be feeling alone while quarantined have some good news. Oak Park high school students have formed a volunteer network called Barbara’s Talk, a free program where high school students volunteer their time to check in with elders. The goal is to bring love and joy through conversation with senior citizens, and to do light errands like […]


Agoura Hills The Agoura Hills Library at 29901 Ladyface Court is open for sidewalk service. Patrons can place a hold on an item either by calling (818) 889- 2278 or online at The sidewalk service hours run from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays. Once patrons have received a notice that the item is available, they should call the […]


Students can have a voice on board The Agoura Hills/Calabasas Community Center Joint Powers Authority is accepting applications for the Agoura Hills and Calabasas student member positions on its board of directors. The board acts as the governing and policy making body of the authority in the operations, control, improvements and planning of the center, personnel and fiscal operations. The […]

Sports closures hard on the wallet

It’s been a tumultuous season for youth sports leagues throughout Ventura County. Many organizations held out hope they could start practicing later this summer, but an uptick in COVID-19 cases caused leaders to rethink those plans. Others, like the Moorpark Little League, thought the county’s updated health orders would allow them to operate smaller practices as summer day camps. According […]

Calabasas honors its rich history

Calabasas incorporated as a city in 1991, but the area’s history goes back much further than that. The city recently installed nine plaques at historically significant sites, including at Old Topanga Canyon Road, the Calabasas Schoolhouse Bell and the Bird Path between Bluebird Drive and Blackbird Lane. City Councilmember James Bozajian said the effort has been in the works for […]

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