Kwanzaa event celebrates African traditions

About 150 people of diverse backgrounds gathered at California Lutheran University last Saturday for an early celebration of Kwanzaa. The sevenday event is observed annually from Dec. 26 to Jan. 1 by African American families who want to honor ancestral traditions, unity, family, community and culture. Kwanzaa was created by a Long Beach State University professor in 1966 to introduce […]

Westlake Village ironman athlete pushes himself to the limit

Marc Aten does not complain, wallow in misery or hide in a shell. Aten fights on. The 33yearold recently completed his second Hawaii Ironman Triathlon- a physically grueling competition that consists of a 2.4mile swim, a 112-mile bike ride and a 26.2-mile run- and he did it without the use of his feet. Aten, who lives in the Ventura County […]

Local Business Briefs

Wyckoff named branch manager Matthew Wyckoff has joined First Bank as a branch manager at the bank’s Westlake Village office, 2797 Agoura Road. Wyckoff will be responsible for all aspects of branch management including customer service, marketing, business development, sales activities and budget projections. He has more than 16 years of banking experience. Wyckoff attends Pepperdine University and is a […]

Big Wednesday

As huge waves crush coast, surfers rush to the beach

By Monday, ocean buoys off the California coast had climbed to 30 feet, an extremely large number, no matter the season for surfing. “We only usually see this every few years, if that,” said Nathan Cool, chief forecaster for Wetsand.com and a Newbury Park resident. “This is a rare swell, one that’ll bring a lot of power, especially up north.” […]

Kids can have fun while folks shop

The Agoura Hills Recreation Center will host “Kids’ Night Out” from 6 to 10 p.m. Fri., Dec. 14 at the recreation center. According to the center’s staff, this provides an opportunity for parents to get lastminute holiday shopping done. Participants will be treated to pizza, a movie, crafts and games. The staff is certified in CPR and first aid. Fee […]

Letter opener

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Community center to celebrate

The Agoura Hills/Calabasas Community Center will celebrate its eighth anniversary from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. Tues., Dec. 11 at 27040 Malibu Hills Road in Calabasas. The center will be open to the public free of charge. The public is welcome to use the fitness center, basketball courts, rock wall (5:30 to 7:30 p.m.) and Featured Fitness classes which will […]

Kiwanis Club will host guest speaker

The Kiwanis Club of CalabasasAgoura will present guest speaker Denis Rodgerson, PhD, DO at the Dec. 11 meeting. The club meets every Tuesday at noon at the Sagebrush Cantina, 23527 Calabasas Road, Calabasas. Rodgerson will speak on regenerative medicine, the ability to understand how the body can regenerate tissue and extend the length and quality of human life. He will […]

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Home-schooled hoops players sought

Liberty Christian Academy is announcing the start of its 2008 basketball season for boys in the ninth grade (13 or 14 years old). LCA will play against other home school and Christian teams in the area and will also compete in seasonal tournaments. This is the first year of the program, and it will continue in future years. Players that […]