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Angel City Chorus catches national spotlight on reality TV contest

Julie Serber watched “American Idol” regularly when she was growing up. Serber, 34, is a singer and almost auditioned for the show once but decided the spotlight wasn’t for her. She’d rather be part of a group. Now she’s in a group that’s got the national spotlight shining on it. Serber, who was raised in Calabasas, is one of 160 […]

All aboard Westfield Topanga Food Crawl


WLV club welcomes newcomers The Westlake Village Newcomers Club invites prospective members to attend the group’s annual free Kick-off Coffee event at 10 a.m. Wed., Sept. 12 at the Westlake Yacht Club, 32123 Lindero Canyon Road. A continental breakfast will be served. Guests will have the opportunity to meet members and learn about the club’s activities. The WLV Newcomers Club […]

Black Hawks up, up and away in local skies

Two new birds will soon fly above Ventura County. The Ventura County Fire Department has purchased a pair of decommissioned Black Hawk helicopters to help fight fires, locate missing hikers and perform other tasks done by the air units it shares with the sheriff’s department. These retired military copters are safer and more powerful than the Huey helicopters they’ll eventually […]

Westlake Village doctor treats himself with rockin’ bucket-list album

By day, 58-year-old Phillip Tirman is a Westlake Village-based radiologist. But when he goes home at night, the good doctor straps on a guitar and writes rock songs. Tirman started playing music in the 1970s, but he set it aside to focus on his medical career. Now, 40 years later, he’s on the cusp of fulfilling a dream he put […]

Agoura Hills reality show contestant cast into the role of a lifetime

Like many people, Terry Allen of Agoura Hills has dreamed about relaxing on a tropical island, sipping coconut milk and staring at the stars on a warm evening. Recently, her tropical getaway came true, but it wasn’t as relaxing as she might have hoped. Allen, 62, recently spent several weeks living on a desert island in Indonesia, foraging for food […]

Back to school with new backpacks

TOUCHDOWN— The Los Angeles Rams, City of Agoura Hills and the Agoura Hills Teen Coalition cohost a backpack giveaway with help from Bridge Church volunteers on Aug. 21 at the Sports Academy in Newbury Park. At top, the L.A. Rams mascot, Rampage, shares some team spirit with the kids. Middle: L.A. Rams cheerleaders Sydney and Geminise sign autographs for 6- […]

Give gardens a face-lift to get year-round beauty

COMMENTARY /// Plant care

Don’t let the summer heat keep you indoors. Now is a great time to dress up those garden beds that are in need of a face-lift. Always remember to look up as you begin your planting. Avoid placing trees and large shrubs under overhead utilities as small transplants may grow into the wires when they reach their mature size. This […]

Red-letter day for society e-newsletter

Allan Linderman of Thousand Oaks and Jan Meisels Allen of Agoura Hills have been honored with the International Association of Jewish Genealogical Societies (IAJGS) Outstanding Publication Award for Venturing Into Our Past, the electronic monthly newsletter of the Jewish Genealogical Society of the Conejo Valley and Ventura County. Linderman is the newsletter editor and Allen the society’s president. They received […]

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