New Westlake Village mayor cautious about year ahead

Bob Slavin was sworn in as mayor of Westlake Village during the City Council’s annual reorganization last week. The council named Slavin to replace Philippa Klessig, who completed her one-year term. Slavin’s term will also be be one year. City Council member Mark Rutherford was elected mayor pro tem. Following annual tradition, Klessig, Slavin and Rutherford each spoke, reflecting on […]

Cold weather skin-saving essentials

Outdoor activities like skiing and snowboarding are fun, but while cold weather may be good for the ski trail, it’s not always kind to skin. The combination of chilly temperatures and reduced humidity saps skin of its natural moisture, making it feel tight and dry and rendering it sensitive to irritants. Combined with the low humidity of indoor heating and […]

Lions close in on No. 6

Oaks Christian football team hosts Serra in CIF-SS title game

Friday night at Oaks Christian, the Lions’ football team will look to make history. OCHS can become the first Southern Section team to win six consecutive CIF-SS titles when it hosts Serra in the Northwest Division title game. Paraclete of Lancaster won five straight CIF-SS titles from 1997-2001. “It would be a nice thing to do,” Oaks Christian head coach […]

They’re home for the holidays

TINSELTOWN— Jo Ann and Mark Tattersall open their Westlake Village Cape Cod-style home as one of the stops on the 17th Annual Holiday Homes Tour. The Wellness Community Valley/ Ventura hosted the event last weekend. It’s an annual fundraiser for the cancer support group.

Agoura Hills City Calendar

Agoura Hills Department of Community Services has announced upcoming events. Unless otherwise noted, all events will be held at the Agoura Hills Recreation Center, 30610 Thousand Oaks Blvd., Agoura Hills. For more information, call (818) 5977361. •Camp programs for children ages 3 to 16 will be available from Mon., Dec. 22 to Fri., Jan. 2. “Winter Wonderland” for children ages […]

Ghosts from Christmas past

HELLO DOLLY—Above, lifelike Christmas carolers decorate the outdoor garden at Leonis Adobe Museum in Old Town Calabasas. An 1850s doll doll collection, owned by Chumash Indian Museum curator Alfred Panther, was put on display for the Adobe’s holiday open house last Sunday. The museum’s annual holiday party honoring members and patrons was held Tuesday. To learn more, visit www.leonisadobemuseum.org.

Alternatives to neuroma surgery

Today, there is one less neuroma in the world. Between 7:30 and 8 a.m., I had the privilege of removing Terri’s neuroma at the surgery center. I used to remove neuromas every month but, with our newer treatments, surgery is becoming rather uncommon. Neuromas are swollen nerves that can occur anywhere in the body. The most famous and notorious is […]

Pet of the Week

CATTITUDE—Tango, a male orange and white longhair cat, is declawed in front and needs to live indoors. Tango hopes to be adopted with his partner Cash. To take Tango and Cash home, ask for ID No.s A3876175 and A376171. Occasionally pets have already been adopted, so please call (818) 991-0071 first or visit http:// animalcare.lacounty.gov/.

New director for Boys & Girls Clubs

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Conejo & Las Virgenes recently welcomed new staff member David DeMaio as the fitness and sports director for its clubs located on the campuses of Los Cerritos, Colina, Redwood and Sequoia middle schools in Thousand Oaks and Newbury Park. DeMaio’s role will include overseeing the after school intramural and weekend sports leagues. “I am […]

Think green when giving holiday gifts

This is the time of year that brings thoughts of turkeys, Christmas trees and football games. The holidays also raise the question of what gift to buy for those who have helped you throughout the year, such as the mail carrier, the bank teller or a favorite clerk at the grocery store. How about giving a plant to add beauty […]

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