Four Seasons gets 5 diamonds

For the third consecutive year, Four Seasons Hotel Westlake Village received the Five Diamond award from the American Automobile Association (AAA). By achieving the designation, Four Seasons remains the only AAA Five Diamond-rated hotel in the Conejo Valley. Properties in the running for AAA Five Diamond status are anonymously rated by 75 different benchmarks while the staff is evaluated by […]

Sweet charity for local Kiwanis Club

Community rummage sale welcomes sellers

Sale will be on Sat., Dec. 4

Residents have been invited to sell their discarded clutter or newer items at the Agoura Hills/ Calabasas Community Center Rummage Sale and Flea Market this Saturday. The sale, in its 10th year, will be from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sat., Dec. 4 at the center, 27040 Malibu Hills Road in Calabasas. Jenna Ferguson, facility coordinator, said that the flea […]


The correct address for the Mariposa Elementary School screening of the Global Education movie, “Race to Nowhere,” is 6050 N. Calmfield Dr. Agoura Hills. The screening is today (Thurs., Dec. 2) at 6:30 p.m.

Drop off hazardous household waste in Malibu

Los Angeles County residents can dispose of household hazardous waste at the next free Countywide Household Hazardous Waste Roundup from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sat., Dec. 4 at the Malibu Civic Center in the rear parking lot, 23519 W. Civic Center Way. Residents can bring up to 15 gallons or 125 pounds of household hazardous waste per vehicle for […]

Homophobia, bullying focus of Acceptance Week

Oak Park High School peer counselors will present a weeklong program on tolerance for students and parents next week. Acceptance Week 2010 will be conducted Dec. 6 through 10, said Debi Fries, a counselor at the school. At the Nov. 16 Oak Park Unified School District Board of Education meeting, Fries and several students in the peer counseling program described […]

Popular barbecue chain expands

Agoura Hills-based Wood Ranch BBQ & Grill Inc. has announced it will open a new restaurant in summer 2011 at the Irvine Spectrum Center in Irvine. Wood Ranch Irvine will be the company’s 14th Southern California location. Including the bar area, the new restaurant will seat about 220 guests. Eric Anders and Ofer Shemtov began the Wood Ranch chain in […]

Arts group hosts community talent show at A.C. Stelle

“Holiday Hams,’’ an inaugural community talent show, will take place from 8 to 11 p.m. Sat., Dec. 11 at A.C. Stelle Middle School, 22450 Mulholland Hwy., Calabasas. The program will have singers, dancers and instrumentalists. Hot cocoa will be served. The event is a fundraiser for the Spotlight the Arts Foundation. Audience members are encouraged to bring a toy or […]

What’s New on DVD?

The Pacific (HBO)—Here is the epic 10-part miniseries that follows World War II through the perspective of three marines battling from Guadalcanal to Okinawa and Iwo Jima. The mechanics of brilliant filmmaking— sound, cinematography, visual effects and editing—are on full display. Winner of eight Emmy awards, the miniseries comes complete on six discs with exclusive features that include profiles of […]

Nativity show to raise funds for homeless

Twenty years ago at a Christmas party, Nora and Huw Howells and their friend Judy Crenshaw began chatting about their large collections of nativity scenes. Each loved displaying the crèches for family and friends but wished to share the beauty and artistry of the depictions of Jesus’ birth with a larger audience. The trio decided to put on an event, […]

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