2008-11-26

Economy doesn’t hinder benefit event



Women came armed with cash to fight for local charities and they surprised organizers with their generosity when they purchased holiday gifts at the recent Westlake Women’s Club Holiday Fantasy Tea and Luncheon. Before the event, club members expressed concern the economy might adversely affect attendance and spending at the charity event, which would also hurt local charities that benefit […]

Lindero Canyon to highlight history



Lindero Canyon Middle School will hosts the 20th annual History Day Lindero beginning at 8 a.m. Wed., Dec. 10 at the school, 5844 Larboard Lane, Agoura Hills. Agoura Hills and Westlake Village city officials and residents, Las Virgenes Unified School District administrators, and teachers from other school districts will judge more than 300 exhibits and research papers. The event will […]

Making a new friend



MUNCHIES—Drake Munson, 4, of Agoura Hills, feeds carrots to Antonio the miniature donkey at Underwood Family Farms in Moopark recently. Antonio is 15 years old.

Penthouse Condo On Harbor Island



Imagine living in an approximately 4,018squarefoot penthouse condominium on Harbor Island, nestled between the Ventura and Channel Islands Harbor. Magnificent views lie beyond the numerous windows overlooking the sea. One could relax while looking at the boats gliding in and out of the channel. One may sit on one of several balconies and sip coffee or tea while the sun […]

Charity league hosts 27th annual ball



The Conejo Valley Chapter of National Charity League Inc. will host the 27th annual National Charity League Ball on Sat., Nov. 29 at the Four Seasons Hotel in Westlake Village. This mother/daughter community service organization will formally present 14 debutantes who graduated from local high schools in June. The ball is a celebration of the girls’ six years of philanthropic […]

Chargers powered by guard play

Boys' basketball team to rely on defensive pressure, highoctane offense

If the Agoura High boys’ basketball team is going to make a legitimate run at the program’s first Marmonte League title since 1995, the Chargers are going to need major contributions from a bunch of new faces. Agoura returns only two players—senior centers Michael Hatch and Kevin Graf—from last year’s squad that went 16-11 overall and tied for third place […]

Boutique to support schools



The First Choice Boutique of Oak Park will be held from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tues., Dec. 9 at the Oak Park Community Center, 5801 Conifer St., Oak Park. Each vendor will donate a percentage of their sales to the school organization of the buyer’s choice. The program has benefited Brookside Elementary School PTA, Oak Hills Elementary School PFA, […]

LoanSmart To Provide Homebuyer Readiness Reviews



When purchasing a home whether or not it is your first home or you are you are moving up, there are some basic steps that you can insure a successful financial decision. *Review your monthly income. As a rule of thumb, the mortgage payment—including principle, interest, taxes, and insurance— should not exceed 28 percent of the gross income before taxes […]

Enjoy Paraiso shopping



The Paraiso shoping center at Dos Vientos Ranch will host two Winter Wonderland holiday events at the ranch, 360 Via Las Brisas, Newbury Park. Paraiso’s second annual open house will be held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sat., Dec. 6. The event will include horsedrawn carriage rides, face painting, visits with Santa, carolers and a snow play area. The […]

Soccer team nets league championship



WE’RE NO. 1—The Real SoCal girls’ U-11 Black team won first place in the Coast Soccer League Silver North Division. The team was undefeated this season and next year will play in the Silver Elite Division. Pictured in the front row, from left, are Rachel Finegold, Megan Demijohn and Nicki Volante. Middle row: Rachel Julius, Brooke Stark, Natalie Weinberg, Makenzie […]


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