At 18, Brandon Groveman has already learned an important life lesson. Anybody who enjoys a comfortable lifestyle should help the less fortunate, said the 2013 Calabasas High School graduate. Groveman spent a week earlier this month building and fixing homes in North Carolina with Habitat for Humanity. He said his time there allowed him to use his skills for a […]
Accumulating too much Right or wrong, many adults tend to measure their happiness by how much stuff they accumulate, but in later life, I think it’s just the opposite. Mary, my mother-in-law, is happily living with a few prized possessions in a 400-square-foot room in an assisted-living facility. Last year, however, her home was destroyed by Hurricane Sandy. Fortunately, she […]
‘ Guys and Dolls’ Of all the Broadway musicals that area high schools choose to stage, the two most frequently performed are “Bye Bye Birdie” and “ Guys and Dolls.” The choice of “Birdie” is understandable, with a cast populated mostly by characters their own age, but “Guys and Dolls”? Today’s high school students probably can’t identify with the low-rent […]
Cross country isn’t like any other sport. Long-term goals take time, patience and mental strength commonly reserved for paratroopers swooping in behind enemy lines. There is very little public adulation— how many kids ask their favorite cross country runners for their John Hancocks? Once a race starts, there’s no going back. There is only the perpetual fight against time. “There […]
Westlake Village officials say that good leadership is about encouraging residents and businesses to do the right thing on their own. This allows the city to maintain high standards with minimal governmental interference and regulations, City Council members during their annual reorganization meeting on Nov. 20. The council chambers were filledwith supp o r t e r s and community […]
Encore Club of Westlake Village will host its holiday party from 6 to 9 p.m. Fri., Dec. 13 at Westlake Mobile Home Estates. The cost is $15 and reservations are due by Tues., Dec. 3. To RSVP, call (805) 497- 7682.
THURS., NOV. 28 Shawn Rishko Memorial Turkey Bowl 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Oak Park High School football field, 899 N. Kanan Road. Former OPHS athletes play flag football tournament. Fundraiser for Depression Bipolar Support Alliance. Contact: Rachel Comer. Phone: 818. 601.7767. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Conejo Valley YMCA Turkey Day Dash At Cal Lutheran University, 60 W. Olsen Road, Thousand […]