Japanese Garden explores ancient tea art

The Japanese Garden at the Donald Tillman Reclamation Center will host two of Southern California’s tea ceremony masters of the Urasenke School as they demonstrate the ancient art of the Japanese tea ceremony. The public demonstrations will be at 11:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. Sun., Nov. 26 in the garden at 6100 Woodley Ave., Van Nuys. Traditional costumes and tea […]

Students recognized for school project

GO GREEN-Willow Elementary School students, from left, Benjamin Baraad, Miles Engelhart, Gage Shellow and Lukas Villarin, along with music teacher Colleen Hyelle, belt out their school song after receiving awards from 41st District Assemblymember Fran Pavley for completing a project to plant new Australian willow trees on the school campus. The boys, along with former classmate Dexter Carhart, initiated a […]

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SAT., NOV. 25 Time To Dance Buckles and Bows Square Dance Club hosts plus level dance, 7:30 to 10:30 p.m., Borchard Community Center, 190 Reino Road, Newbury Park. Jay Henderson is guest caller. $6 donation. (805) 499-2920. SUN., NOV. 26 For The Birds Bird fielding trip to Lake Piru, Fillmore Fish Hatcheries. Leave Janss Park and Ride, 8 a.m. Bring […]

Student rep needed

Advisory board seeks Westlake Village resident

The city of Westlake Village is recruiting a high school student to fill a vacancy on the city’s Cultural Recreation Advisory Board. The student must be a resident of Westlake Village. The board meets every other month on the first Thursday at 7 p.m. The board’s role is to advise the City Council on all matters relating to cultural and […]

Highlands debate

At the Nov. 15 Calabasas City Council meeting, after receiving an environmental accommodation from Assembly Member Fran Pavley, the city staff did everything in its power to circumvent environmental responsibility and “move this forward” (to use Mayor Washburn’s phrase) the “inevitable” development of every single remaining legal lot in the Calabasas Highlands historic subdivision, without California Environmental Quality Act review. […]

Single Story Contemporary Home

This singlestory, 2 bedroom and 2 full bathroom home with nearly 1,000 square feet is move-in ready. This contemporary home has a wrap-around patio with two sliding glass doors for access. The open kitchen features a large pantry and a newer range. The bedrooms each offer mirrored wardrobe doors, and the living room is highlighted by a real woodburning fireplace. […]

Tony Bennett concert raises funds for Painted Turtle

The starstudded benefit concert that celebrated musical legend Tony Bennett’s 80th birthday will help brighten the lives of countless children who endure chronic or life-threatening illnesses. Some of Hollywood’s biggest names joined Bennett at the Nov. 9 concert at the Kodak Theatre. A portion of the proceeds from the concert will support the Hole in the Wall Camps, including the […]

Be Santa to a senior this season

Agencies partner to bring cheer to seniors

Residents may purchase a gift to be given to a local needy senior citizen in the Be a Santa to a Senior program. The area office of Home Instead Senior Care, the world’s largest provider of non-medical home care and companionship for older adults, has partnered with Simi Valley Senior Center, Thousand Oaks Senior Center, Oasis Catholic Charities, Lutheran Social […]

Countrywide opens new Calabasas center

Banking operations are expanded

Countrywide Bank announced the opening of a financial center in Calabasas on Nov. 13, a few blocks from Countrywide’s corporate headquarters. The new center at 23659 Calabasas Road brings to 21 the number of Countrywide locations in Southern California. The new financial center is across from The Commons at Calabasas at the corner of Park Granada and Calabasas Road. “With […]

Quick tips for packing a lunch

Whether you’re rushing to get the kids out the door in the morning or preparing tomorrow’s school lunches the night before, following some simple advice and “tricks of the lunchbox trade” can help keep your children’s meals safe. The experts at the Partnership for Food Safety Education are serving up these helpful tips when preparing school lunches: +Always keep it […]