Zoom meetings can aid with recovery

SMART Recovery meetings in the Agoura Hills area take place at 7 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday weekly via Zoom. SMART stands for Self Management And Recovery Training. The focus of the meetings is how to abstain from harmful addictions or activities, including but not limited to alcohol, drugs, food, sex, shopping or gambling. The meetings are scheduled to run […]


The Agoura Hills Library at 29901 Ladyface Court is open for Sidewalk Service. Patrons can place a hold on an item online at agoura-hills-library or call (818) 889-2278. The library is open for sidewalk service from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays. Once a patron has received a notice that the item is available, they should call the library […]

Benefit provides hope, light

Interface Children and Family Services will hold its seventh annual Hope and Light Benefit as a virtual event from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Sat., Sept. 12. The online event will have surprise celebrity appearances, an auction, and the opportunity to preorder a catered dinner. Hope and Light is hosted by Andrew Firestone, known for his role in the third season […]


Original artwork goes online The nonprofit Westlake Village Art Guild has launched two venues that will enable the public to view and purchase the artwork of guild members. The new online member’s gallery is at The site displays artwork in oil and acrylic, watercolor, pastel and graphics, mixed media, photography and digital, and sculpture and 3D. Artists can be […]

Ash tree a lesson in ecology


Carolyn Cass-Barton, an energetic member of the Oak Park advisory committee of the Rancho Simi Recreation and Park District, proudly announces her age as 78 when she speaks, at public meetings and in private phone calls, about saving a “majestic, protected, historic tree providing crucial shade for a playground” in Mae Boyar Park. Having lived in the community for over […]

Teen plays it Bach one more time

Calls clarinet ‘most diverse’

Nicholas Kim, 17, has been studying clarinet for six years and plays in competitions against peers who have been playing much longer. Kim, a senior at Agoura High School, recently placed second in the World Bach Competition, a worldwide digital challenge adapting its format to the coronavirus pandemic. He was one of more than 800 entrants. Kim placed second among […]

Pets provide company during pandemic

Visits to senior homes across the country have been restricted due to the pandemic, but residents at University Village Thousand Oaks retirement community have been able to take advantage of companionship of another kind. University Village promotes the benefits of owning a pet and is a pet-friendly community. Sixty-five residents are pet parents at University Village. Hertha Hollander is one […]

Oak Park boy talks trash—then picks it up

For an adult, getting involved in civic issues is complicated enough. For a child, the act of community volunteering can be downright intimidating. Oak Park resident William Liu is not one to be deterred. The 11-year-old has been picking up trash in his neighborhood for years and decided it was time to push his community leaders to install trash cans […]

Having a fling with flamingos

SPECIAL GUESTS—During the pandemic, we’re noticing many random acts of kindness bringing beauty to the community. Susan Hamilton, a 33-year resident of the Stoneybrook neighborhood in Westlake Village, sent us this photo of several artificial flamingos placed by donors in a stream near her home. “They have lifted peoples spirits and have been photographed many times by passersby,” she said. […]


The Calabasas Library will present the following free events in September. For more information, call the library at (818) 225-7616 or go to Appointment pick-ups will be canceled Sat. and Sun., Sept. 5 and 6 for the Labor Day holiday. New story times are posted on the library’s Facebook, Twitter and YouTube pages. Go to for the links. […]

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