2014-02-06

Make a heart for Valentine’s Day

Kids’ event will have raffe, refreshments

CReATE Studio will host a free kids’ craft event from 6: 30 to 8: 30 p. m. Tues., Feb. 11 at the studio, 31840 Village Center Road, Westlake Village. Children of all ages can make valentines from eco-friendly materials and donate them to local veterans. Parents can learn about CReATE Studio’s ecoheart ecoart events and the wellness concept of keeping […]

Concert presents ‘elegant’ music

Violinist and pianist to perform

The Westlake Village Music Society, a community outreach program sponsored by the music ministry at the United Methodist Church of Westlake Village, will present a concert titled “European Elegance” at 3 p.m. Sun., Feb. 9 at the church, 1049 S. Westlake Blvd. The featured performers will be Paul Stein on violin and Jacqueline Petitto on piano. The program will include […]

Docents needed to lead tours of Adamson House in Malibu



The Malibu Adamson House Foundation is recruiting volunteers and docents to conduct tours of the historic Adamson House and Malibu Lagoon Museum at 23200 PCH, Malibu. The training will take place once a week in three-hour sessions on Tuesday afternoons from March 25 through May 6. Prospective docents will participate in an intensive sevenweek training course with additional study time […]

Pet of the Week



Coyotes hound Warriors




Marcos Soto’s team just lost a big game, but he still managed a smile. Soto and the Westlake High boys’ basketball team lost at Calabasas 59-52 on Jan. 31, but the teams could still share a Marmonte League title. “It’s been a nice rivalry,” said Soto, a senior center with an offer to play at Dartmouth College in the Ivy […]

Horn of plenty



Expo visitors see benefit of meals in the raw




The raw food movement, based on the belief that food loses nutrients and living enzymes if cooked above 112 degrees, is becoming increasingly popular among individuals in the mainstream population seeking to improve their health. “Raw food is powerful—it’s feeding your mind and whole being,” says Myra Penny of Chicago, who traveled to the Conejo Valley last weekend to attend […]

Protecting wildlife during birthing season

. Take care when trimming trees to avoid disturbing nests


In spring, love is in the air. But wait, this is winter—or at least the calendar says so. However, love has already been appreciated in the world of wildlife around us. Right now there are tiny squirrels in their nests and even tinier hummingbird eggs, and owlets are waiting to be fed by their parents. So even though we do […]

Rule the wild, wild West



Waxman, Yaroslavsky leave void

Candidates for two high-profile seats are lining up


The pending departure of two prominent politicians in Los Angeles and Washington D.C. is opening the door for a new generation of legislators eager to represent local constituents. After 20 consecutive terms, U.S. Rep. Henry Waxman, the incumbent in the 33rd Congressional District whose political career began when Gerald Ford was president, announced he would retire next year. Zev Yaroslavsky, […]


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