Live trees are a Christmas tradition

This holiday season, many American families will be looking for ways to celebrate Christmas that won’t break the bank, and the affordability, tradition and natural beauty of a real Christmas tree is the perfect fit. As economic uncertainty still looms and household budgets remain tight, many Americans will be spending more time at home but still want to create lasting […]

School presents ‘Oklahoma!’

Viewpoint performs classic musical

Viewpoint School’s Middle School students recently presented “Oklahoma!,” the 1943 Rodgers and Hammerstein musical classic that celebrates the spirit of the West in early 20th century. With a cast of 44 students in period dress, the stage of the school’s Carlson Family Theater was transformed into a small town in the Oklahoma Territory. The show features such tunes as “Oh, […]

Avoid holiday kitchen fires

In anticipation of the Thanksgiving holiday, many cooks are stocking up on ingredients and perfecting family recipes. But before they mash the potatoes or roast the turkey, they will want to take precautions to ensure that their kitchen doesn’t end up in flames. Residential fires grow in prevalence during the holiday season. According to the National Fire Protection Agency, Thanksgiving […]

Higher water rates leave users with that sinking feeling

The area’s water rates are on the rise and it seems there’s little we can do to stem the tide. Due to the prolonged drought and recent cutbacks in wholesale supplies, local residents are being told they must reduce their consumption or pay a higher price. But even after they make an effort to conserve, users of Las Virgenes and […]

Oak Park graduate sees a way to help patients abroad

When she travels to Africa in January, an Oak Park High School graduate wants to help eliminate the preventable blindness that is common among people living in poverty. Lisa Rotenstein graduated from Oak Park in 2007. Now a junior at Harvard University in Massachusetts, the 20-year-old will spend part of her winter break at home in Oak Park before heading […]

Kurzweil honored with humanitarian award

Calabasas resident Larry Kurzweil will receive the William Shatner Humanitarian Award from the Jewish Big Brothers Big Sisters of Los Angeles at a benefit for the JBBBS Foundation for Camp Straus tonight, Thurs., Nov. 19. Jewish Big Brothers and Big Sisters offers programs and ser vices to facilitate lasting mentoring relationships that help children to reach their potential. Camp Max […]

High School Highlights

Agoura Chargers Fri., Nov. 20: Fall play rehearsal/ G building Comedy Sportz/G building Mon., Nov. 23 through Thurs., Nov. 26: Fall break-no school Calabasas Coyotes Fri., Nov. 20: First trimester ends School tours-gathering point Q&A/8:45 a.m. Plan sales and lunch and nutrition/9:45 a.m. Auto shop testing/11:05 a.m. National Honor Society meeting/12:05 p.m. Boys’ water polo banquet/ A.C. Stelle multipurpose room/ […]

Season of giving is already underway

GOOD ENOUGH TO EAT— Agoura Hills resident Mike Matthew and his son Jefferson, 3, discover the candy decorations on a Gingerbread House created by Mastro’s Restaurant during the Wellness Community Gingerbread House event in Westlake Village on Sun., Nov. 15.

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