Feeling Like Family

By Debbie Perez, RN Oncology Charge Nurse I have been a nurse for about 8 years, obtaining my bachelors degree from the University of New Mexico. When I graduated from nursing school, I wanted to be a pediatric nurse, but the first position available to me was on an oncology unit at a hospital in New Mexico. I was a […]

Calabasas woman saw more than a century of history

When a person finally dies often is determined by the way that person chooses to live. Calabasas resident Doris Shepard, who was only a few weeks from reaching her 102nd birthday before she passed away recently, was known as someone who truly enjoyed the company of friends and family. Her support group helped keep her in good health and in […]

Fast times at Westlake High

Fiddle contest, folk festival returns to Paramount Ranch Sunday

The Topanga Banjo Fiddle Contest & Folk Festival will return to Paramount Ranch in Agoura from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sun., May 15. Tickets range from $5 to $10; kids under 10 are admitted free of charge. The ranch is on Cornell Road. For information, call (818) 382-4819 or visit www.topangabanjofiddle.org. Presented on outdoor film sets and mountain locations […]

And thanks, again

Spotlight the Arts wishes to thank Michael Brockman, Mark Handel, Robert and Susan Orgen and Peter and Josie Cyffka for their generous support of our mission to create a performing arts center in Calabasas. If only one percent of local area residents matched their princely contributions, Spotlight would be well on its way towards establishing an endowment to subsidize construction […]


Art Guild plans visit

Art Guild plans visit The Westlake Village Art Guild invites the public to take a chartered bus tour to the Old Mission Plaza in Santa Barbara for the 17th annual I Madonnari Italian Street Painting Festival from 11:45 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sun., May 29. More than 200 pavement squares will become the colorful chalk canvases of participating artists. The […]

Volleyball playoff pairings —Oak Park (13-3) at home against La Canada,

Volleyball playoff pairings —Oak Park (13-3) at home against La Canada, Fri., 6 p.m. —Oaks Christian (24-1) at home against Crossroads/Santa Monica, Tues., 6 p.m. —Westlake (13-5) on the road against Alemany, Fri., 6 p.m. Championship Match: Sat., May 28 at Cypress College

‘Mary Poppins’ coming to Kavli Theatre

The Pacific Festival Ballet will turn the classic story of "Mary Poppins" into a family musical theatre ballet at 4 and 7 p.m. Fri., May 20 in the Kavli Theatre at the Countrywide Performing Arts Center, Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, 2100 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd. Tickets are $17 to $21 with a $2 discount for groups of 15 or […]

Q: When a person dies and is taken to a funeral home, what is done to the body? Where is it held?

Q: When a person dies and is taken to a funeral home, what is done to the body? Where is it held? A: Several weeks ago during an in-service education program with hospice staff, this was the first question a nurse asked me. Most people are unaware of the procedures that take place following a death. When funeral home representatives […]

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