King Gillette Ranch offers a wide array of summer activities

Now that King Gillette Ranch at Mulholland Highway and Las Virgenes Road just south of Calabasas has become public parkland, officials have announced a summer activity schedule that includes hikes, nature programs and other events related to the outdoors. The events are hosted by the Mountains Recreation and Conservation Authority (MRCA). For the Gillette Ranch activities admission is free, but […]

Campers journey to Hogwarts

Enrollment is open for the CATS Wizardry and Literacy Camp offered in various cities this summer. Campers will take a journey though reading, writing and acting as they study the novel “Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire” by J.K. Rowling. Camp students will attend classes led by “professors.” Activities include reading parts of the book, personal journaling, creating skits […]

Church presents guest speaker series

The Westlake Church of Religious Science will present several guest speakers for the Summer Author Series at the church, 880 Hampshire Road, Ste. V, Westlake Village. For more information on this event, call (805) 495-0105, ext. 3. Mark Robert Waldman is an associate fellow at the Center for Spirituality and Mind, University of Pennsylvania. He will discuss the neuropsychology of […]

The Movie Nut

Not too long ago, it seemed the horror film had taken a turn toward the extreme. Periodicals like New York magazine and Entertainment Weekly were calling this new subgenre “torture porn,” referring to those films that took old-fashioned “boo!” moments and turned them into visual shock-fests- an amputation here, a disembowelment there, a quaint beheading or two. Horror, you see, […]

Calabasas Mulholland Highway improvements finally begin

Long-awaited improvements to Mulholland Highway in Calabasas are underway, city officials said. When the work is complete, the Mulholland Highway corridor between Paul Revere Drive and Declaration Avenue will offer a safer and more visually appealing roadway for residents and visitors. Since 1994, the city has been working on a Mulholland Highway Master Plan to help guide future improvements, beautification […]

Free class on homeownership offered

Free classes on the advantages of homeownership will be presented by the Area Housing Authority of the county of Ventura. Seminars address tax advantages of home ownership, programs available for financing for a first-time buyer and raising and maintaining a high FICO score. Classes will be offered from 6 to 7 p.m. on Tues., July 10 in Simi Valley; Tues., […]

Cities and school district forge historic partnership for tech

After two years of planning, cajoling and crunching numbers, the ambitious technology partnership between four local cities and the Las Virgenes Unified School District promises to change the way students learn. Agoura Hills, Calabasas, Hidden Hills and Westlake Village are served by the school district. Together they will contribute $601,000 to pay for what Terilyn Finders called the “geek squad” […]

Benefit night to feature music, comedy

The Westlake Church of Religious Science will host a comedy and music night from 7 to 9 p.m. Sat., July 14 at the church, 880 Hampshire Road, Westlake Village. The event includes comedians Vanda Mikoloski and Amy Stiller and special musical guests Cherie Deeds and Dave Sessions Tickets are $20 advance purchase and $25 at the door. Proceeds will benefit […]

What’s new on DVD movies, TV

Film and television author Randy Williams reviews the latest movies, television shows, documentaries and music programs now available for purchase online or at retail stores. The HustlerCollector’s Edition (Fox)- A talented but selfdestructive pool shark (Paul Newman) learns about the price of success the hard way. Garnered four Oscar nominations including best picture. Bonus material includes Newman commentary, pool tips […]

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