For holidays, choose pets, computers wisely

You have saved up some money and want to bring home something special for the holidays this year. You can’t wait to see the look on your children’s faces when an adorable puppy with a big bow around its neck runs out to greet them as they open their gifts. Or perhaps technology has finally surpassed your computer and you’ve […]

Government careers not bad goal for kids

By Patricia McGinnis Like every parent, I often talk with my kids about what they want to do when they "grow up." During these career conversations, I remind them of something that too few parents realize…their Uncle Sam needs them…to answer the call to public service. It’s been more than 40 years since President John F. Kennedy challenged young people […]

Teens value integrity in workplace

Survey shows changing ideals

Teenagers in America want to work for honest companies. Nearly nine of 10 teenagers said they would refuse to work for a company accused of wrongdoing, while three out of four teens say they would not buy a product from a company accused of wrongdoing. These are some of the key findings of a recent poll of American teens called […]

Congregation Or Ami hosts Chanukah celebration

Event set for
7:30 p.m. tomorrow

Event set for 7:30 p.m. tomorrow Congregation Or Ami will host an innovative Community Chanukah Celebration at 7:30 p.m. Fri., Dec. 6 at the Agoura Hills/Calabasas Community Center, 27040 Malibu Hills Road, Calabasas. The celebration includes ancient and modern Chanukah songs sung (and some written) by the congregation’s Cantor Doug Cotler. Rabbi Paul Kipnes will tell the story of Chanukah. […]

Westlake council is using deceitful tactics

Westlake council is using deceitful tactics Troubling! The proposal to rezone Westlake Hospital to allow affordable housing is ethically troubling. The proponents of the rezoning claim that its purpose is to meet the state’s affordable housing mandate, but they claim that they would not allow affordable housing to be built on the Westlake Hospital site. They say that the rezoning […]

Boat parade planned

Electric boat owners in Westlake Village and surrounding communities are invited to enter the annual parade of decorated boats around Westlake Island at 6 p.m. Sun., Dec. 8. The theme of this year’s parade of lights on Westlake Lake will be "Sugarplum Fairy-Land." The parade will form at 5 p.m. at the docks south of the Westlake Yacht Clubhouse (WLYC), […]

Parents should include kids in fall cleanup

Children can learn much while raking up leaves with their parents

Raking leaves doesn’t have to be a burden for you or your kids. Get the whole family involved and enjoy the changing of seasons together. The transformations that come with autumn may be obvious to older kids and adults, but natural patterns are new and fascinating to younger kids. By focusing their attention on the leaves they’re raking, you can […]

High school to present classic comedy

El Camino Real High School’s play production department will present "You Can’t Take It With You," a comedy by Moss Hart and George S. Kaufman, at 1:15 p.m. Wed. and Thurs., Dec. 11 and 12 and at 7:30 p.m. Thurs. and Fri., Dec. 12 and 13 in the school’s Greib Theatre at 5440 Valley Circle Blvd., Woodland Hills. The play […]

Calvary to present musical drama ‘Three Hearts at Christmas’

Calvary to present musical drama ‘Three Hearts at Christmas’ "Three Hearts at Christmas," a contemporary musical drama about family, personal faith and traditions, will be presented Dec. 11 to 15 at Calvary Community Church, 5495 Via Rocas, Westlake Village. Show times are 7 p.m. Wed., Dec. 11 through Sat., Dec. 14. Performances are also offered at 3 p.m. Sat. and […]

Ahmanson fight isn’t finished

Ahmanson fight isn’t finished I am alarmed at the lack of investigation by Ventura County planning officials regarding the recent finding of perchlorate (a toxic contaminant of rocket fuel) in the groundwater at the proposed Ahmanson development. Ventura County has the audacity to claim they do not know where the perchlorate comes from, when they know very well the land […]