Auditions open for Los Robles Master Chorale

Los Robles Master Chorale will hold auditions for new singers for its 2013-2014 concert season. Auditions, by appointment only, will take place on March 16, 18, 20 and 23 at The Church of the Epiphany, 5450 Churchwood Drive, Oak Park. All voice parts are welcome, with a particular need for tenors, baritones and basses. Singers must be 17 years or […]

Saddle Peak or Saddle Mountain

Recently I heard some people speak of Saddle Mountain rather than refer to Saddle Peak. This is a mountain that can be seen as far away as 70 miles to the southeast and at least 30 miles to the west. Both names are used in reference to this mountain. Although I dearly loved Saddle Peak, which in truth no longer […]

Family Men

Winning! I’m not one of those competitive parents whose kid has to win at everything. I’m the parent who just doesn’t want his kid to lose. So when my 9-year-old boy was playing handball with friends and losing royally, I wanted to step in and save him, call “cheating” on the other side, help him play better by playing for […]

Relay For Life event sees growing pains

The American Cancer Society’s annual Relay For Life at Willow Elementary School in Agoura Hills faces an uphill climb. The community event that raises funds for cancer research is slated for April 20—but one week later, on April 26, student relay teams will participate in a similar fundraiser at Agoura High School. Jenni Campbell, a longtime volunteer for Relay For […]

Bands, Irish beers at Sagebrush

Sagebrush Cantina at 23527 Calabasas Road, Calabasas, will present these special events. Don’t Stop Believin’ will perform a tribute to Journey at 9 p.m. Fri., March 15. Lead singer Juan Del Castillo is known for his authentic delivery of Journey’s hits including “Lights,” “Don’t Stop Believing,” “Faithfully” and “Anyway You Want It.” Dinner will be served on the cantina’s patio […]

Pension talk

If we are going to take pension reform seriously, does it make more sense to attack the lowest wage earners rather than the highest paid public employee pensions in California? I contend we need to look at the highest paid politicians who overburdened our pension obligations by far—and are the ones who voted for those pension plans in the first […]

Wink Martindale to entertain seniors

Television game show icon Wink Martindale will entertain at the Calabasas Savvy Seniors Luncheon and Spring Class Registration from noon to 2 p.m. Wed., March 20 at the Calabasas Country Club, 4515 Park Entrada. Guests can register for Savvy Seniors spring and summer classes, lectures and excursions as well as meet class instructors, neighbors and other active seniors during the […]

Exhibitors are needed for health expo in April

The Conejo/ Las Virgenes Future Foundation is seeking sponsors and vendors/exhibitors for its Community Health Expo III: Healthy Living for a Healthy Future from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sat., April 13 at the Agoura Hills/Calabasas Community Center, 27040 Malibu Hills Road, Calabasas. According to Karen Malatesta, the foundation’s executive director, the goal of the health expo is to make […]

Musical program for children

Performances To Grow On will present Trout Fishing in America at 7 p.m. Sat., March 23 at the Scherr Forum Theatre, Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, 2100 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd. This eclectic folk/rock duo is best known for writing and performing whimsical songs for kids like “My Hair Had a Party Last Night” and “When I Was a Dinosaur.” […]

‘We can’t do it without you,’ Westlake mayor tells volunteers

More than 60 people were honored by the Westlake Village City Council Feb. 27 for their volunteer work and commitment to the improvement of the community. The recognition of the 61 volunteers who serve on nine committees and groups began with a reception in the city hall community room and continued in the council chambers, where city officials called each […]

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