School program wins award

Calabasas High School’s student support program has provided guidance to teens for several years. The program was recently recognized by the California School Board Association, a nonprofit group that represents the interests of 1,000 public schools. The school won the association’s Golden Bell award in the Invigorating High Schools category for its Effective Student Support program. On Dec. 4, Las […]

Rotary hosts crafts event

The Rotary Club of Woodland Hills will sponsor the 45th annual Arts and Crafts Faire from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Sat. and Sun., Dec. 11 and 12 in the Palm Section of Warner Center Park off Topanga Canyon Boulevard, Woodland Hills. More than 50 artists will be selling handmade arts and crafts, including sculpture, glasswork, painting, photography, jewelry and […]

Music makes the world go ‘round

Village Voices light up season

Concert Review

There was something for everyone Saturday afternoon at the Scherr Forum Theatre in the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza when the Village Voices Chorale presented its annual holiday concert, “Light Up the Season!” Selections ranged from relatively obscure ancient carols to more modern works and familiar favorites as longtime director Gloria Hilliard led the 60-voice choir through a highly entertaining […]

Hearing issues can affect onthe job success

People with untreated hearing loss may see their income decrease by as much as $30,000 a year, according to a national survey by the Better Hearing Institute. Hearing aids were shown to reduce the risk of income loss by 90 percent to 100 percent for those with milder hearing loss, and from 65 percent to 77 percent for those with […]

For all the marbles

CIF football championship: Westlake at Oaks Christian

Throw out the records. Get rid of the stats. Forget winning streaks and bragging rights, the politics and the pageantry. This football game is about one thing: winning. “The ring is so close you can almost feel it on your finger,” said Westlake High senior tailback Tavior Mowry. Westlake (12-1) and Oaks Christian (11-2) battle for the CIFSouthern Section Northern […]

Local performers will ham it up at Calabasas community talent show

Singers, dancers and instrumentalists gathered at the A.C. Stelle Middle School auditorium last week to rehearse for the inaugural Holiday Hams talent show. The event takes place at 8 p.m. Sat., Dec. 11 at the school, 22450 Mulholland Hwy. in Calabasas. About 20 acts are scheduled to perform. Holiday Hams will showcase amateur and professional entertainers of all ages and […]

Star-struck dog has attitude

Critter Tales

Lately the dog has initiated a system of staging boycotts when the direction we’re headed in does not please Her Royal Houndness. She flings herself onto a patch of grass and proceeds to ignore me as if we were a pair of warring countries. Tugging at the leash I suggest we make some progress. She interrupts the stony ignoring act […]

Hanukkah Extravaganza

Higher water rates hard to swallow

Let me understand this. If we save water, then there is not enough revenue, and our rates go up. What a scam. I am tired of hearing that it is not the fault of Triunfo, but it is Calleguas Municipal Water District. It is time for the Triunfo Sanitation District to do something about it. That is what your job […]

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