Golf tourney supports YMCA

The Yarrow Family YMCA is seeking sponsors for its seventh annual Golf Classic, which will take place Mon., Aug. 9 at the North Ranch Country Club in Westlake Village. Last year’s tournament was canceled because of the pandemic. Available sponsorships range from tee and green signs to exclusive host sponsor. The On Course For a Cause event will begin at […]

Girl Scouts pony up funds for horse rescue

Caitlyn Hipp of Agoura Hills recently helped present the Girl Scouts of Greater Los Angeles donation to the Red Bucket Equine Rescue. Caitlyn and her troop sold hundreds of boxes of Girl Scout Cookies this spring. One of the prizes the girls could earn for selling cookies was to either receive a headband or choose to have Girl Scouts make […]

Music in the Park

The popular Music in the Park series, hosted by the Rancho Simi Recreation and Park District, is back with free events this summer. The outdoor concerts will start at 6:30 p.m. Attendees can bring a picnic or purchase food at the event. Guests can arrive early to set up blankets and other necessities, but canopies and umbrellas are not allowed […]


The Calabasas Library’s online summer reading program, Reading Colors Your World, runs through Sun., Aug. 1. Readers can register on the Beanstack app or on the library website to read books and earn prizes. Check the library website and social media for details. The summer reading program is sponsored by the Friends of the Calabasas Library. All library events are […]

Open positions on arts board

Volunteer organization has 10 spots open

The Arts Council of the Conejo Valley is accepting applications for two-year positions on its board of directors. Positions that are open for election are: president, vice president, secretary, finance director, membership director, public relations/ marketing director, events and hospitality director, electronic media director and two member-at-large positions. The current board of directors will approve the list of nominees, which […]

U-12 team takes home gold

PRIME NUMBER—The Prime All American Baseball U-12 team wins the Xtreme Diamond Sports World Series Championship in San Diego. Representing Westlake Village, Prime Baseball battled against 20 teams nationwide at the week-long tournament and suffered no losses in seven games. Prime Baseball is headed by former Miami Marlins organization pitcher Blake Brewer and comprises 150 athletes ages 7 to 16 […]

The culture of feeling good

Nutrition consultant Annie McRae never imagined her childhood experience on the farm would ignite a passion to help people an ocean away. Growing up in Sussex, England, fresh and nutritious food was just the way of life. After graduating from the Institute of Optimum Nutrition in London, McRae got married, moved to the United States and had two children. Life […]

Community shred event, food drive

Pierce Brothers Valley Oaks-Griffin Memorial Park will host its sixth annual free community shred event and a food drive benefiting Manna Conejo Valley Food Bank from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Sat., July 24 in the main parking lot, 5600 Lindero Canyon Road, Westlake Village. Residents from throughout the Conejo Valley can bring up to three boxes of paper documents […]

Amateur vintners vie in competition

If you call yourself a wine connoisseur, do you feel that you have a vast knowledge of wine? As a sommelier, I thought I could say, “Definitely!” Then I experienced a whole new world of wine styles and varietals at the 47th annual U.S. Amateur Winemaking Competition held June 26 and 27 at Camarillo Custom Crush Winery. The Cellarmasters of […]

Mexican restaurant offers great plates, great service

Want to test your strength and grit? Just try launching a new restaurant in the midst of a pandemic. El Capitan Fresh Mexican Grill and Seafood in Simi Valley opened last year on Jan. 20, just two months before the COVID-19 pandemic upended the restaurant industry. Owners Emma and Carlos Sanchez had to struggle mightily to keep the business afloat, […]

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