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HAPPY VALENTINE’S DAY 2008! My father, who served on the local Selective Service Draft Board, told me about this very lovely secretary. I asked him to get her telephone number. I called and we had a really nice conversation. She transferred to California from New York City because of the weather. We talked several times over the next couple of […]

Agoura Hills accepting applications for grants

City will award up to $20,000

Community organizations and charity groups that serve the Agoura Hills community are invited to apply for monetary grants through the city’s Community Outreach Grant Program, Greg Ramirez, city manager, said. Depending on the grant requests, the city has set aside between $16,000 and $20,000 for the program, Ramirez said. In the past, the city has subsidized a variety of groups […]


•Las Virgenes Unified School District has paid for added security for the upcoming outdoor education programs scheduled for King Gillette Ranch. •The correct hours for Willy’s Smokehouse in Agoura Hills are 11:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. on weekdays and and 11:30 a.m. until 10 p.m. on Friday through Sunday.

Oak Park MAC addresses health concerns

The Oak Park Municipal Advisory Council said it would to send a letter to the Triunfo Sanitation District outlining the community’s concerns about the upcoming construction of the new Oak Park water tank in the hills above Oak Canyon Park. Construction on the 2.1 million gallon tank, which also is located near Oak Hills Elementary School, is expected to begin […]

Learning from the expert

Congestion results in Old Town parking fee

Starting immediately there will be a $2 charge to park in the Leonis Adobe Museum parking lot on Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Officials from the museum in Old Town Calabasas said the fee was necessary due to the high demand for parking from the adjacent Farmer’s Market. The fee will be used to pay for parking lot […]

Creek ready

After more than seven months of restoration and construction, the city of Calabasas is ready to officially celebrate the reopening of the Las Virgenes Creek. A ceremony and gathering will be held Feb. 23 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the creek project site on Agoura Road near Las Virgenes Road. The event is free and the public is […]

School helps to make Chinese adoptees and parents feel at home

Every Sunday morning at El Camino Real High School in Woodland Hills, a group of more than 80 children and their parents come from all over the Conejo and San Fernando valleys and beyond to submerge themselves in a culture they want to better understand. The West Valley Chinese Academy, an independent program that holds its classes at El Camino […]

Children make a cultural connection

Artist to give demo in clay

Thousand Oaks Art Association will present “Sculpting the Portrait with Paul Lucchesi” from 7 to 9 p.m. Thurs., Feb. 21 at the Thousand Oaks Community Gallery, 2331-A Borchard Road in Newbury Park. Lucchesi is a sculptor and painter whose work is inspired by Italian Renaissance and Baroque sculpture. He has served as professor of sculpture at New School University and […]