Students help their own with school supply donations

The middle school students at Oaks Christian School in Westlake Village will provide backpacks stuffed with school supplies for Ventura County children in need. At The Dream Fund Outreach’s inaugural Educator’s JOY Awards last year, teachers expressed concern for children who cannot afford basic school supplies. A large number of these children are not only handicapped in doing the work […]

Substance abuse discussed

Milestones Ranch Malibu sponsors a free Substance Abuse Education Night from 7 to 8:30 p.m. on the third Wednesday of each month at Calamigos Ranch near the corner of Kanan Road and Mulholland Drive. At the Wed., Feb. 20 meeting, the guest speaker will be chemical dependency specialist Pat Moomey. For information, call (805) 484-0804, ext. 2.

Goodbye old friend

Opposes senior living facility

It is ironic that Sunrise Development Inc. is wooing Westlake with an early Valentine’s Day gift by proposing to “block out the sun” with a 3story, 226,000squarefoot, 192-unit apartment complex in the heart of Westlake Village. If you like traffic, congestion, construction noise, waiting a half hour in line at Starbucks, and generally think it’s a good idea to ruin […]

Irina Shoket, Carole DeLaCruz

Irina Shoket and Carole De La Cruz from Re/Max Olson and Assiciates have been congratulated for their December sales production totaling over $1.9 million. Shoket and De La Cruz specialize in selling fine homes and estates throughout the Conejo and San Fernando Valleys. They can be reached at (818) 338-9284.

Calabasas teen hits the stage in T.O.

Eighteen-year-old Beth Alison has been taking voice lessons since she was 9, and can’t remember a time when she wasn’t singing. “I honestly don’t know what got me to start taking lessons- I’ve just always loved music,” said Alison, who counts Judy Garland and LeAnn Rimes as big influences. “I say I’ve been singing since I was 9, but that’s […]


THURS., FEB. 14 Children’s Theatre Santa Susana High School Children’s Theatre Department presents “Princess and the Pea,” adapted by Kathryn Schultz Miller, school’s Drama Studio/Black Box Theatre, 3750 E. Cochran St., Simi Valley. 7 p.m. tonight & Friday, 2 and 7 p.m. Saturday. $8 to $10. (805) 520-6800. Neil Simon Play Moorpark College Theater Department opens comedy “Laughter on the […]

Join in Backyard Bird Count

Mountains Restoration Trust invites individuals, families and groups of all ages to join the annual Great Backyard Bird Count at 8 a.m. Sat., Feb. 16 at MRT’s Headquarters Corner, 23075 Mulholland Hwy., Calabasas. The even allows participants to learn about bird identification and behavior from experts. Sponsored by Cornell University and the National Audubon Society, the bird count provides information […]

Cellphones make guard very cross

This may sound like a nagging wife, but this is serious. I want to ask a favor of all the users of cellphones. I think this is the greatest invention this century since Alexander Graham Bell invented the house phone. But let me explain my extreme disappointment in drivers not thinking with cellphones while driving. I’ve been a crossing guard […]

Five Bedroom With Many Amenities

This 5 bedroom, 4 ½ bath home has been upgraded with granite counter tops, builtin cabinets, stainless steel appliances, plantation shutters, and slate and wood floors. Downstairs there is one bedroom and bath, as well as a covered patio, dual pane windows, designer carpets, slate entry, a downstairs office with slate floors, high ceilings, formal dining area, and a kitchen […]

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