Epic champions

A GREAT SEASON—The 2014 Westlake Agoura Girls’ Softball (WAGS) U-12 regular seaon champion is team Epic. Top row from left: David Riebel, Bryron Chee, Mike Berger, coach David Cohen and Tanya Tong. Middle row: Charlotte Riebel, Aly Berger, Malia Cohen, Alia Koe, Tatum Quaker, Alina Tong and Alyssa Anderson. Bottom row: Angelina Taylor, Grace Kelly, Summer Windisch, Jordan Chee and […]

WAGS team is a weekend wonder

High-schoolers do well in Solar Cup competition

Three local high schools earned honors at the annual Solar CupTM competition held near Temecula at Lake Skinner from May 16 through 19. Forty schools competed in the nation’s largest solar boat competition, sponsored by the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California. Calabasas High School and Camp David Gonzales were sponsored by Las Virgenes Municipal Water District. Calleguas Water District […]

Youth can learn movie making in summer class

Free program also covers animation

Movies By Kids and KidzCity, in conjunction with the Academy of Arts and Science nonprofit in Westlake Vi l lage, wil l offer free tuition for its Summer Academy of Movie Making and Animation camp from June 30 through Aug. 8 at KidzCity, 20841 Ventura Blvd., Woodland Hills. The tuition is free for the first 40 students who register each […]

Girls prepare for a tournament

Games and fun galore at Kids 4 Kids Carnival

Proceeds will support local youth programs, schools

Jr. Variety will host its annual Kids 4 Kids Carnival from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sun., June 1 at Willow Elementary School, 29026 Laro Drive, Agoura Hills. The carnival will have gokarts, inflatable obstacle courses, chair swing, Tub of Fun ride, food, face painting, games, prizes, a raffle, silent auction and, for the first time, live music and two […]

Wedding bells heard in Calabasas


What are some distinguishing characteristics between butterflies and moths, both of which belong to the order Lepidoptera? Butterflies fly by day exclusively, sport bright coloration and have knobbed antennae. The majority of moths are nocturnal creatures garbed in drab hues (with dramatic exceptions) and display a variety of antennae forms. Moths hold their wings differently at rest, usually creating a […]

My most marvelous, magnificent moth

I recently met a moth that, to paraphrase the romantic poet Lord Byron, flies “in beauty, like the night/Of cloudless climes and starry skies.” It was a mysterious creature, hunkered on the roadside at dusk beneath an oleander, performing warm-up exercises in ultra slow motion. The moth was nearly the same shade of crimson as the shrub’s flowers. Large antennae […]

Reading the Bible cover-to-cover

Volunteers requested to assist

The Simi Hills Christadelphians will host a marathon to read through the Bible without stopping beginning at 10 a.m. Thurs., June 12 at the Christadelphian Ecclesia, 6701 Santa Susana Pass Road, Simi Valley. The Bible is comprised of 66 books with 1,189 chapters. Volunteers will gather at the chapel to read. Guests can listen in and follow along online at […]