It’s winter in Westlake

Sheriff hosts parenting program

The Malibu/Lost Hills Sheriff’s Station will host a Juvenile Parenting Program from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sat., Jan. 19 at the Malibu/ Lost Hills Sheriff’s Station, 27050 Agoura Road, Agoura. The program will cover key topics such as parenting, substance abuse, truancy, defiant behavior, careless driving, suicide, cyberbullying and other issues facing parents today. Parents can learn about trending […]

Student plays Santa to kids in the hospital

Days and nights can be long and lonely for children in the hospital pediatric ward. This realization is what gave birth to a community service project recently undertaken by Worthan Kwan, a junior at Oaks Christian School in Westlake Village. When Worthan’s mother, Dana, asked him to consider a personally meaningful project, he decided to provide video gaming systems and […]

OPHS singer now on stage

Oak Park High School senior Josh Adler will open for Interscope recording artist Mickey Avalon on Fri., Dec. 21 at The Canyon club, 28912 Roadside Drive, Agoura Hills. Adler, 17, is an Oak Park resident who has been pursuing his dream of being a writer, recording artist and hip-hop/rap music performer for four years. During junior year at OPHS, he […]

Local school districts assess safety plans following mass shooting

The Sandy Hook Elementary School tragedy that unfolded in Newtown, Conn. on Dec. 14 became every parent’s worst new nightmare. The horror also spurred local school leaders into action and prompted them to reassess emergency planning procedures on campuses from Calabasas to Oak Park. Las Virgenes and Oak Park school districts were quick to quell the nerves of parents wondering […]

Video news

The City of Westlake Village will debut a new video newsletter program on WLV Channel 10 and on the city website, www.wlv.org. The video program will feature an in-depth review of selected topics each month. The shows will include interviews with city staff and on-location footage to keep residents informed of upcoming projects and programs in Westlake Village. The newsletter […]

Foundation hosts toy drive

The Talbert Family Foundation, a Calabasas-based charity that helps families with severely ill children, is hosting its third annual Holiday Toy Drive. The foundation will be accepting donations until Fri., Dec. 21 at drop-off locations in Calabasas and Woodland Hills. This year foundation has selected the Gates Family of Los Angeles as the beneficiary of the toy drive. Steve and […]


THURS., DEC. 20 Channel Islands Gulls 11 a.m. at Spanish Hills Country Club, 999 Crestview Ave., Camarillo. Annual toy drive. Bring unwrapped toy for up to age 18 to donate. Installation of offcers. $25 prepaid for luncheon. Reservations requested. Contact: Shirley. Phone: 805.263.6062. Conejo Valley Bonsai Society 7:30 p.m. at Westlake Village Community Center, 31200 Oak Crest Drive. Annual holiday […]

Expressions of Faith

LVUSD reorganizes with Stein as president

The Las Virgenes Unified School District Board of Education reorganized last week, welcoming Lesli Stein as president for the first time. Stein replaced Cindy Iser in the position, which rotates annually. Board member Dave Moorman was nominated to serve as vice president, and Gordon Whitehead will take the helm as clerk. Iser was honored for her work. She received commendations […]