Steer clear of puppy scams

One of the latest and, some would say, most heartless scams to hit the Internet targets people looking for a puppy. Here’s how it works: Scammers post an online ad or website or send an email claiming to have a purebred puppy they can no longer take care of. They offer it for a tantalizingly low price. The catch, of […]

Meet Belle and friends


Change in leadership coming next fall

School district officials last week had a tough task convincing parents at Las Virgenes Community Learning Center that the new alternative elementary school in Calabasas could continue without its founding leaders, Brenda and Itamar Harari. Although the Hararis’ contract was not extended, Superintendent Donald Zimring assured parents that the school would remain open as long as enrollment didn’t decline. One […]

Boxes full of promise

Calling all molls, mobsters and flappers

The Roaring 1920s will be brought back to life on Sat., March 1, as part of “Gatsby’s Speakeasy,” an evening of gaming, dining, and auctioning sponsored by the Parent Teacher Association of Oak Hills Elementary School in Oak Park. The public is invited to enjoy silent and live auctions, raffles, a Texas Hold ’em poker tournament, gaming tables, cocktails and […]

Squirrel of the Month

Camarillo Café to host singers

The Pleasant Valley Recreation and Park District presents a special performance on Fri., March 21 at the Camarillo Café, 515 Eubanks St. at the Camarillo Airport. Open stage/microphone begins at 8 p.m. Sign-up is required. The feature performers, The MacMammals and Southcoast, begin at 9:30 p.m. The MacMammals, Carol and Ron Bloom, have performed together for more than three years. […]

Offering Upgrades And Amenities Throughout

This home in Agoura Hills has 4 bedrooms plus a loft and 3 bathrooms, and features wood floors, high ceilings, plantation shutters, French doors, recessed lights and crown molding. The upgraded kitchen has granite counters and a large walk-in pantry. There is one bedroom and bath downstairs. The family room has a river rock fireplace and wet bar. The master […]

Moorpark College president set to retire

More time to travel, read and walk her new puppies sounds pretty good to Eva Conrad. The Moorpark College president, who will retire this summer, is also looking forward to more time with her family in Westlake Village, but she said she’ll miss spending her days with students and faculty members. “The thing I’m going to miss the most is […]

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