Oak Park High students seek help for their on-campus reflection garden

Tucked into a corner at the front of Oak Park High School, a reflection garden offers students a quiet place on campus. The garden features benches, landscaping, decorative tile and inspirational words. Created by advanced peer counselors, the garden is an ongoing project. This year, students want to add a memorial to Cody Badalato, an eighth-grade Medea Creek Middle School […]

Realtors promote scholarships

The Conejo Valley Association of Realtors recently hosted a fundraiser at the Mandevilla Restaurant in Westlake Village to help raise funds for the Public Benefit Foundation, which annually awards scholarships to local college-bound high school graduates. The festivities raised $4,700 for the foundation. The event was hosted jointly by the association’s Membership Events Committee and Affiliates Committee. The evening’s entertainment […]

Pet of the Week

LITTLE ONE—Sisy, a 2-year-old golden female Labrador retriever and corgi mix, was surrendered by her owner. Sisy can be adopted from the Agoura Animal Shelter at 29525 Agoura Road. To take Sisy home, ask for Identification No. A3945720. Occasionally pets have already been adopted, so please call (818) 991-0071 first or visit animalcare.lacounty.gov/.

Lemonade stand a sign of summer

Back to basics

It is no mystery that our economy is now suffering from a death-defying disease. The world is too complex, too complicated for the human mind. In modern society, people seem to be consumed by want and never seem to be satisfied. Let humankind revert back to its agrarian ways and live in a Jefferson imagined land. Let each man own […]

Historical Society to remember Meadow Oaks School

The Calabasas Historical Society will host a meeting at 6:30 p.m. Thurs., April 30 at the Calabasas Library, 100 Civic Center Way. The guest speaker will be Vic Cook, who recently published “The Meadow Oaks Society.” The book is a historical account of Cook’s college preparatory school and summer camp, which operated from 1964 to 2000 and included an Old […]

Summer Art Academy returns

The Art Academy is returning to Heschel West School in Agoura Hills this summer to host a creative art summer camp for kids ages 5 to 11. From cartooning to ceramics, hand drumming to pastels, fencing to woodworking, each Art Academy workshop is tailored to children’s curiosity and sense of discovery. Children choose four workshops to attend each the day. […]

Pet expo to feature adoptions

A Cause for Paws Pet Expo will take place from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sat., May 2 at 950 Hampshire Road, Westlake Village The event will have more than 40 vendors, dog adoptions, raffles, free gift giveaways, dog demonstrations, prizes at the Petco roulette wheel, face painting, food, games and prizes for everyone. Well-behaved dogs on leashes are welcomed; […]

Classic ‘Cinderella’ dances on stage in T.O.

Pacific Festival Ballet, resident ballet company of the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, presents two performances of “Cinderella” danced to Prokofiev’s score at 2 and 7 p.m. Sat., May 9 at the Kavli stage at the arts plaza, 2100 Thousand Oaks Blvd. The ballet features professional guest artists and students from California Dance Theatre, the training school for Pacific Festival […]


The snails, rabbits and kamikaze Blue Jays announce spring and all its beauty here in the Conejo Valley. Joining in the rites of the season, I am the proud new mother of Jake and Hannah. Despite our efforts to teach our new babies proper values, they steal socks, raid garbage, climb fences, drool and dig. Pooping under the grand piano […]

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