2011-02-24

Author to speak on Lincoln



Dr. Ronald C. White, Jr, author of three books on Abraham Lincoln, will give a talk on “Abraham Lincoln 2011: Wisdom for Today.” at 7 p.m. Mon., Feb. 28 at Westminster Presbyterian Church, 32111 Watergate Road, Westlake Village. White is a graduate of UCLA and Princeton Theological Seminary with a PhD in Religion and History. He has lectured at the […]

Westlake considers retail for Russell Ranch

Offices and a Lowe’s store failed in the past


Westlake Village officials recently gave the goahead for an environmental study on a proposed commercial development in the 30800 block of Russell Ranch Road. The city will pay Rincon Consultants $95,300 to prepare the report. Selleck Development Group wants to build a retail center on the vacant 21.5-acre commercial parcel north of the 101 Freeway. The proposed Shoppes at Westlake […]

Comedians script plan to deliver laughs in Calabasas




Local comedian Barry “The Bulb” Keller thinks Calabasas could use a little more laughter. Keller, a Mountain View Estates resident, is organizing regular comedy nights at Spumoni restaurant in Calabasas. Last month about 80 people attended Keller’s first comedy night showcase, No Phoni Bologni, at Spumoni. Ten comedians performed, including Keller and Jerry Corley, a professional comedian and former contributing […]

E-waste collection at Agoura High



Agoura Hills High School will conduct an e-waste pick-up to support Grad Nite 2011 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sat., Feb. 26 on the half-circle in front of the school’s main office, 28545 Driver Ave. Acceptable items are IT assets— monitors, servers, computers, laptops, routers, hard drives and computer peripherals; office equipment—telecom systems, copiers, printers, fax machines and toner […]

Runner training for a good cause



Kyrsha Wildasin is gradually increasing her long-distance runs to get ready for the grueling 26.2- mile race. Wildasin finds the training exhausting and difficult, but she’s no stranger to big challenges. “I watched as my 5-year-old boy stood up to the challenge of exhausting chemotherapy over the last year and a half,” Wildasin said, “and I wanted to be up […]

Musical Shabbat slated



Temple Aliyah will host a musically- infused Friday Shabbat service at 7:30 p.m. March 4 at the Renaissance Hotel, 30100 Agoura Road, Agoura Hills. The community is invited. Rabbi Gary Oren and Hazzan Mimi Haselkorn will lead the service, which will use guitar and percussion. During the service, Oren will bless all children who will be celebrating their birthday in […]

Residents desire more pedestrian safety on Lost Hills bridge

Some drivers are accused of breaking the law


Major improvements to the Lost Hills freeway bridge and interchange in Calabasas won’t come soon enough for some. Residents waiting for the new $25-million project say current conditions are dangerous for pedestrians who use the bridge, and that Caltrans and the city should take immediate action to implement better safety measures. “Many children and adults walk to and from our […]

Children feel the beat of African culture




The African drum beats, chants and rhythmic dance movements taught in a program at Yerba Buena Elementary School in Agoura Hills provided third-grade students with lessons that cut across many disciplines. In a 10-week class taught by Andrew Grueschow, students learned to perform simple and complex rhythmic patterns on traditional African drums and were taught the role of music in […]

Expert to share child safety tips



Nationally recognized child safety expert, lecturer and author Amy Lang will share her expertise on how to talk to children about staying safe from predators from 7 to 9 p.m. Tues., March 1 at the Oak Park Community Center, 1000 Kanan Road. There is no charge for admission but donations will be accepted. All proceeds will benefit Casa Pacifica, a […]

Artificial turf coming to Oak Park High School’s football field




Oak Park High School’s football field will soon be covered with artificial turf due to a joint agreement between the school’s athletic boosters and a West Valley soccer league. The Oak Park Unified School District Board of Education voted 5-0 to allow Real So Cal/West Valley Soccer League to cover the field in artificial turf. In return, the soccer league […]


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