Seminole Springs, a former mountain retreat

ACORN SERIES /// Throwback Thursday

Few enclaves were harder hit by the Woolsey fire than Seminole Springs. The 215-unit mobile home community in unincorporated Los Angeles County southeast of Agoura Hills lost 100 coaches, all burned to the ground Nov. 9 when the wind-whipped flames jumped the 101 Freeway near Kanan Road. Before it was a small residential neighborhood nestled in the Santa Monica Mountains, […]

Fire over, hope sprouts

After a wildfire, hope doesn’t spring. It sprouts. Three weeks have passed since the most destructive fire in the modern history of the Santa Monica Mountains and already new plants are sprouting from the charred earth following three successive rainstorms. As tiny shoots poke through the blackened ground, authorities are estimating the damage to national park property due to the […]

Date of fire will determine which plants return

BURN STATS—Map above shows the many layers of fire over the years in National Park Service areas.

Boutique benefit

Proceeds from holiday sale support programs at Chaparral Elementary School in Calabasas

Holiday fun for flutists

Potluck meal included

Flutists, prospective flutists and interested flute students can attend a winter holiday workshop from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. Sun., Dec. 16 at a private home in West Hills. Hosted by Toby Caplan- Stonefield, the event will include a performance by the Conejo Valley Flute Society along with solo flutists and holiday music played by guest flutists. Guest players are asked […]

‘Tis the season for big wins

At the library

The Agoura Hills Library will offer the following free programs at 29901 Ladyface Court. Used book donations to the Book Cellar help fund library programs. For large collection pick-up, call (818) 584 7219. For more information about events, call (818) 889-2278. Music in Motion for Babies and Toddlers ages 9 months to 2 years and their caregivers every Friday at […]

Exhibitors can reach out to seniors

The Conejo/Las Virgenes Future Foundation will present its Senior Congress XV event titled “Looking Ahead: Plan While You Can” on Wed., Feb. 6 at St. Maximilian Kolbe Catholic Church, 5801 Kanan Road, Westlake Village. Exhibitor space and sponsorships are available. Sponsors will be given a display table at the event, ad space in the program book, and will have exposure […]

Festival of Lights

COMMUNITY SPIRIT—Rabbi Moshe Bryski of the Chabad of the Conejo greets visitors to a Dec. 3 menorah lighting and evening of entertainment at the Shoppes at Westlake Village shopping center. Left, Bryksi oversees Wednesday’s menorah lighting at Agoura City Hall. Hanukkah is an eight-day Jewish festival that remembers the rededication of Jerusalem’s second Jewish temple in 160 B.C. It is […]

Crime writer reveals nitty-gritty details

Michael Connelly, one of the book world’s leading mystery-crime writers, shared the secrets of his success and the evolution of his fictional lead detective, Harry Bosch, at the 2018 Agoura Hills One City One Book program on Nov. 29. Connelly’s background as a crime reporter for the Los Angeles Times played a pivotal role in his subsequent career as a […]

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