Stefanie Schaeffer trumps the competition

Oak Park resident wins 'Apprentice'

Whether Stefanie Schaeffer purposely devised a strategy to fly under the radar of her fellow candidates on this season’s “The Apprentice”–and away from the firing squad in Donald Trump’s boardroom–or is simply a poised, behind-the-scenes business professional who knows how to get the job done without ruffling any feathers, it doesn’t matter. Schaeffer, a resident of Oak Park, was named […]

The hills are alive with wildlife

HERE’S LOOKING AT YOU- A mule deer fawn grazes in a field on Agoura Road in Agoura Hills recently. Mule deer, which roam in the local open space, live about 10 years in the wild. The name relates to their large, independently moving ears, which resemble those of a mule.

Somewhere up there

SUN DIAL- Ventura County Astronomical Society member Rene Rupard, a Westlake Village resident, fine tunes a Mead 10-inch telescope for a filtered view of the sun during the Ventura County Astronomy Day at The Lakes in Thousand Oaks last Saturday.

Interior design store opens

The new Designs Of The Interior, located across from Macy’s in the Westfield Topanga Shopping Center, 21723 Vanowen St., Canoga Park, has opened. DOTI specializes in providing clients with individual in-home or in-store service while offering exclusive brand names from the home furnishings and accessories industries. Merchandise includes upholstery and other furnishings, accessories, lighting, window treatments and rugs. “DOTI has […]

Marmonte dive finals Friday in Simi

The Marmonte League will conduct its diving finals Friday afternoon at Rancho Simi Community Park pool in Simi Valley. The day’s action is set to get underway at 2:30 p.m. Varsity and junior varsity boys and girls will compete. Last season, Westlake’s Jake Isaacs won the varsity boys’ division and Royal’s Melani Meister won the girls’ division. Isaacs has since […]

Calabasas Fine Arts Festival coming to town

Sculpture artist to display colorful vases

The city of Calabasas will sponsor the 10th annual Fine Arts Festival from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sat. and Sun., May 5 and 6 in the parking lot behind the Calabasas Library, 23975 Park Sorrento. Admission is free and on-site parking is $5. Proceeds will benefit the Calabasas Arts Council. The show will feature new and returning artists and […]

Living by the rules

So here we go again. A homeowner wants to have his way with things and the homeowner association is having none of it. Latest case: A homeowner on Westlake Lake commissioned an artist to carve an animal sculpture out of a large tree that was on his private property. The homeowner says the tree was dead, the HOA says it […]

Look out below

GREAT VIEW FROM ABOVE- Stunt rider Mike Saavedra does a flip while performing a trick at last weekend’s cycling festival in Westlake Village. For story, please see page 19A.

Boys & Girls Club presents ‘Club de Cuba’

The Boys & Girls Club of the West Valley will present its third annual “Club de Cuba” at 6:30 p.m. Fri., May 11at the Warner Center Marriott Hotel, 21850 Oxnard St., Woodland Hills. The event will feature an evening of casino gaming, music, dancing, silent and live auctions, and dinner. Proceeds from the event will benefit the Boys & Girls […]

Ride On will host open house

Ride On Therapeutic Horsemanship will host an open house from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sat., April 28 at 401 Ronel Court, Newbury Park. This family orientated day will include demonstrations by students highlighting the programs that Ride On provides, including therapeutic riding and hippotherapy- physical therapy on horseback. There will be entertainment and activities for children including pony petting […]

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