Enjoy savory winemaker dinner

On Fri., April 22, Hyatt Westlake Plaza will host their first gourmet Winemaker Dinner. The elegant five-course dinner will begin at 7 p.m. The spirited wines of Winemaker and Chuck Carlson’s Curtis Winery will accompany the culinary expertise of Troy Knapp, executive chef at the Hyatt. Enjoy a refreshing first course of blood orange-pomelo salad with cucumber, mint, scallion and […]

Q: “My family was discussing the appropriateness of serving food after a funeral. Some want to do it and others don’t. What are your thoughts about this?”

Q: "My family was discussing the appropriateness of serving food after a funeral. Some want to do it and others don’t. What are your thoughts about this?" A: Your question is an excellent one. Serving food before, during and after a funeral or memorial event is commonly done by people of all ethnicities, faiths and socio-economic backgrounds. In fact, it […]

Landslide disrupts L.V. road

Landslide disrupts L.V. road The recent winter storms caused a landslide on Las Virgenes Road near the Las Virgenes Municipal Water District headquarters in Calabasas. Although damage repairs took only one day, concerns remain about the slope’s instability, said Elaine Camia, Calabasas project engineer. The soggy hill continues to shift, Camia said. The unstable hill is located on the east […]

Westlake cheerleader event coming soon


THURS., APRIL 21 Oak Park Gardeners Kathy Boals from the Orchid Society will demonstrate how to care for orchids during the Oak Park Gardeners’ meeting at 7 p.m. at Mae Boyar Park, 130 Kanan Road, Oak Park. (818) 889-3518 Touring Taj Mahal World traveler Irma Kackert will present a slide show on India including the Taj Mahal at 9:30 a.m. […]

Willow students sell pictures for charity

First grade students from Mrs. LaMonte’s class at Willow Elementary School in Agoura Hills recently sold their artwork depicting rainbows in a sidewalk fundraiser, netting $40 to be donated to the Make a Wish Foundation which grants wishes of seriously ill children. The students comprising "The Rainbow Club" are Adam Gillett, Sarah McKagan, Jessica Glassberg, Maya Fehler, Hannah Pritchett, J.J. […]

Radio adds ‘Science Friday’ to local lineup

KCLU-FM recently added to its lineup the National Public Radio program "Science Friday," hosted by veteran science journalist Ira Flatow. The program will air each Friday from 3 to 4 p.m. on 88.3 FM in Ventura County and 102.3 FM in Santa Barbara County. Each week, Flatow and studio guests will explore science-related topics on everything from subatomic particles and […]

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Our last column, "Of Mice and Us," was about combining species to create humanzees and humanimals in the hairy future. This column is about women in the future having zero need for men in order to have families and men ending up on the endangered species list. Alas, guys, rise up; be at full attention; your manhood is being threatened. […]

Cooking up something for Passover

DAR to discuss antiques and treasures

The Conejo Valley Chapter, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution will discuss antiques and treasures at noon Mon., May 2 at Marie Callender’s restaurant, 20 W. Cochran, Simi Valley. Members and guests are asked to bring and share family antiques at the meeting. The chapter includes Cam-arillo, Conejo Valley, Agoura and Simi Valley. For more information and reservations, call […]

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