2011-02-24

Mothers group provides support to families




A group of women meets regularly in Westlake Village to share their experiences and opinions on motherhood as part of the Conejo Valley chapter of Mothers & More. The national nonprofit organization has 180 chapters dedicated to improving the lives of mothers through support, education and advocacy. The Conejo Valley chapter offiers a support group for women who move in […]

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 […]

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 […]

Photo exhibit on God’s love



Discovery Church will present the Discovery Photo Project third photography exhibit opening, “Love God Love People,” a multi-photographer exhibit at 7:30 p.m. Mon., Feb. 28 at Discovery Church, 580 E. Easy St., Simi Valley. The exhibit will feature photography by local artists. Refreshments will be served.

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 […]


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