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Readying the house for holidays

The holiday season brings with it great meals, presents, beautiful decorations and guests- lots and lots of guests coming and going. Holiday guests, be they family members or friends, often show up early, stay late or even pop by unexpectedly. And with them can come hectic, harried moments to get the house company-ready. Organizing expert Vicki Norris calls this phenomenon […]

Viewpoint stages classic play ‘Tempest’

Viewpoint School’s Conservatory of Theater presented three performances of Shakespeare’s “The Tempest” last month in the school’s Carlson Family Theater. A spokesperson from the Calabasas school described the play as “a tale of magic, suspense and romance set against the backdrop of a deserted island” with an original score that “evoked the sounds of stormy seas.” In “The Tempest,” Prospero, […]

Dance party for Jewish singles group

J-SinglesVC is a new group for Jewish singles ages 40 to 60 from Ventura County to the San Fernando Valley. The group is sponsored by the Jewish Federation of Ventura County The group is hosting a Hanukkah dance party with a DJ and refreshments at 8 p.m. Sat., Dec. 8 at Temple Ner Ami, 4098 Calle Tesoro, Ste. D, Camarillo. […]

Safe at home

I would like to thank Malibu Rescue Team and the Calabasas Sheriff’s Department for being so kind and helpful to my father and I last Saturday night. I would also like to give my special thanks to the three pilots who came to my rescue that cold night in the Simi hills. Thanks to you, my dad and I are […]

Darlene and Jim Holbrook

Re/Max Olson & Associates congratulates Darlene and Jim Holbrook for their September and October production with sales totaling over $1.7 million. The team offers more than 25 years of experience in real estate. The Holbrooks specialize in selling fine homes and estates throughout the Conejo Valley, San Fernando Valley and Ventura County. To reach Jim and Darlene Holbrook, call (805) […]

Four Seasons marks anniversary

The Four Seasons Hotel marked its first anniversary in Westlake Village with a Nov. 30 luncheon and media briefing that included words of cautious optimism about the future of the city’s newest hospitality gem from Dole Chairman and CEO David Murdock. Dole and its subsidiary Westlake Wellbeing Properties LLC joined healthcare giant WellPoint Inc. of Indianapolis in opening the 270-room […]

Library presents magical event

The Calabasas Library will conjure up a Harry Potter event for children in grades six and up Sat., Dec. 15. A candy and sugar potions mixing class will start at noon followed by a screening of the newest Harry Potter film at 2 p.m.For information, call (818) 225-7616.

Volunteer Opportunities

Residents are invited to participate in any of the following volunteer opportunities in the area. For more information or to sign up, call the phone number listed for the event. •The Valley Trauma Center at 7116 Sophia Ave., Van Nuys, is a nonprofit, multicultural organization dedicated to the elimination of sexual and interpersonal violence through healing, empowerment and increased public […]