Displaced but still in first place

TEAM SPIRIT—Team Venom wins the 2018 American Roundball Corp. Gold Division fall league championship, defeating Oakwood Rec. Black 63-43 at Cal State Northridge. Top row from left are: Nick Phenix, Aaron Huggins, Aiden Wier, Lukas Friedlander and coach Dave Goosen. Bottom row: Dylan Goosen, Gavin Udell and Peter Iba. The boys are so dedicated to the team that when their […]

Actor, voice artist to share tips for making, selling audiobooks

Will speak at writers club meeting

Actor and award-winning book narrator David Stifel will present “Audiobooks: The Why and How for Authors” at 1 p.m. Sat., Dec. 1 in the Saban Community Room, Motion Picture and TV Fund, 23388 Mulholland Drive, Woodland Hills. The event will take place during the regular meeting of the San Fernando Valley Chapter of the California Writers Club. Stifel will share […]

City boutique, photo show

Artisans sell, photog on display

The City of Agoura Hills and the Cultural Arts Council will offer the following events on Fri., Dec. 7 at the Agoura Hills Recreation and Event Center, 29900 Ladyface Court. A holiday boutique from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. will feature local artisan vendors with handmade products, including some items that can be personalized. A solo photography show featuring Brian […]

Uniting to raise funds, lift spirits

As the community begins to recover from the catastrophic events of the past two weeks, people from around the world are pouring donations into funds dedicated to help the victims of the Borderline shooting and the Hill and Woolsey fires. The Ventura County Community Foundation, a nonprofit dedicated to building philanthropy in the region, is managing the gifts and recently […]

New life can’t wait, no matter what

Amid the chaos and tragedy of recent weeks, it wouldn’t seem possible for life to get more complicated. But life finds a way. For Joshua and Nikki Paris, that’s almost too true. The couple, who live in Thousand Oaks, are the proud parents of a newborn son, Ryan Joseph Paris, who entered the world while his parents were evacuated from […]

Author-sleuth Michael Connelly comes to town

Talk on Nov. 29 at Agoura High

Bestselling crime fiction author Michael Connelly will include an appearance in Agoura Hills on the book tour of his new release, “Dark Sacred Night.” A reception, including refreshments, will take place at 5:30 p.m. Thurs., Nov. 29, followed by Connelly’s talk at 6 p.m. at the Agoura High School performing arts education center, 28545 Driver Ave. Connelly will discuss his […]

At the library

The Calabasas Library will offer the following free programs in December at 200 Civic Center Way. For more information, call (818) 225-7616 or go online to The library will be closed Sat. through Tues., Dec. 22 to 25 for the Christmas holiday as well as Mon. and Tues., Dec. 31 and Jan. 1 for New Year’s Eve and Day. […]

Leibovitz paints picture about her career with celebrities

Celebrity photographer Annie Leibovitz wowed the crowd at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza on Nov. 6 with tales of life on the edge in the early 1970s when she worked as a lead photographer at Rolling Stone, one of the leading counterculture magazines of its time. Leibovitz, a guest of the Distinguished Speaker Series, shared insights into the photographs […]

Time for tea, tunes and holidays

The Agoura Hills Harmony Chorus, aka Ahh! Cappella, will present its annual Jingle Bell Tea fundraiser on Sat., Dec. 1 at St. Patrick’s Episcopal Church hall, 1 Church Road, Thousand Oaks. The group has no religious affiliation with the church. The event, with a theme of “It’s A Wonderful Life,” will have tea, delectables, specialty shopping, opportunity drawings and a […]

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