On the town with New West Symphony

POINSETTIA PLAYERS—Stan and Marilyn Sutton, left, and Pat and Harry Croner, right, flank Harry Selvin after the Harry Selvin Orchestra performed at the 21st Poinsettia Ball benefitting the New West Symphony at the Hyatt Westlake Plaza in Westlake Village on Dec. 11.

Agoura theater now taking direction from Regency

The movie business is 'holding steady'

Calabasas resident Lynden Golin recently purchased Mann Theatres Agoura 8, adding one more act to his network of Regency Theatres in the Conejo Valley and Ventura County. Golin, 42, purchased the theater on Nov. 14. Unlike the Regency Theatre on Lakeview Canyon Road in Westlake Village, which is considered an “art house,” the Agoura Hills theater will feature mainstream releases. […]

What if Christmas? . . .

“And the Grinch, with his Grinch-feet ice cold in the snow, Stood puzzling and puzzling, how could it be so? It came without ribbons. It came without tags. It came without packages, boxes or bags. And he puzzled and puzzed till his puzzler was sore. Then the Grinch thought of something he hadn’t before. What if Christmas, he thought, doesn’t […]

Flush ordinance

I am witting to express my disappointment regarding the city of Calabasas’ recent proposal to adopt the proposed OWTS (septic tank) ordinance. This ordinance will require all Calabasas city homes with onsite wastewater treatment or septic systems to have their septic systems inspected and permitted every three years. In concept the ordinance seems like a good idea. Unfortunately, the way […]

Cellphone company keeps customers on hold Cellular company keeps customers on hold

Cellphone company keeps customers on hold, products allegedly not delivered Cellular Blowout, an Internet-based discount cell phone and accessory company, is leaving a trail of angry customers from coast to coast who say they are ready to hang up and hit delete on the Agoura Hills company. Disgruntled customers say when they order phones or other products online, their credit card is immediately […]

Talented kids sought for stage and screen

Broadway and television actress and renowned children’s drama coach Janet Adderley is bringing her musical theater program to local youth. She is the owner of The Adderley School for the Performing Arts, which has schools in Pacific Palisades, Beverly Hills and Santa Barbara. Next month, Adderley will bring her children’s acting school to Westlake Village and Agoura Hills. “The Adderley […]

Rabbi to speak

The New JCC at Milken will present a Meet the Author event at 7 p.m. Tues., Jan. 13 at 22622 Vanowen St., West Hills. The guest will be Rabbi Edward Feinstein, who will discuss his book “Capturing the Moon.” Feinstein is the senior rabbi of Valley Beth Shalom in Encino and was recently selected by Newsweek magazine as one of […]

Furniture stores are less onerous than a school

I am writing in response to Sandy Wignot-Isaacson’s letter (re: Heschel school) for what may be a sensitive and controversial and yet very fundamental reason. The few details Isaacson inserts are inaccurate if not dishonest. For the record, the “slope” is not “to diminish the view of the school.” Nobody has proposed “20-plus homes on that site,” nor is it, […]

Best student art around

SACRAMENTO MENTOR—State Assemblymember Julia Brownley (D-Santa Monica), named outstanding freshman legislator by the California School Boards Association, shows off artwork submitted by Catherine Shi of Medea Creek Middle School in Oak Park. Catherine’s still life painting was chosen as the top entry in an art contest that involved the school boards association and students in Brownley’s legislative district. Catherine’s teacher […]

Smart move in Westlake

BrainBuilders, a leading ecommerce retailer of educational toys, games and puzzles, recently opened its first retail store in Westlake Village. Unlike a typical big box toy store, this is a boutique store which provides a unique selection of handpicked and awardwinning products. The merchandise features toys for young and old that are original and innovative, as well as some old-time […]

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