2009-11-19

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 […]

Love of quilting brings women together



A group of Conejo Valley Jewish women have bonded together through their mutual love of quilting. For 13 years they have met to create colorful blankets, wall hangings and bags for their families, friends and charitable causes. The group has shared life cycle events, the accomplishments of their growing children and a deepening friendship. “These are my closest friends and […]

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 […]

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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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 […]


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