Volunteer ushers offer guests more than just direction to their seats at Civic Arts Plaza

For longtime Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza volunteer usher Sharon Caswell, the job is so much more than showing people to their seats. Sometimes it’s being the perfect wingman. “There’ll be a teenager and his girlfriend and they’ll have seats in the balcony. They’re in the nose bleed, but you don’t say that, that’s not nice. I like to say, […]

California Wildlife Center to the rescue

On June 18 the California Wildlife Center received a call that a large raptor was being hand-fed at a golf course in Malibu. Somebody was able to give food to a wild raptor? What? Julie Gluck, CWC board treasurer and volunteer, collected the bird and brought it back to the center’s intensive care unit in Calabasas. What species was this […]

Take care of the WLV animals

I have to say that I am quite ashamed to call a town home that has already proven to not care about its trees but has also shown me that it can’t be trusted— when permitting a town function—to take the wildlife into consideration. On July 4, I put my body in front of traffic at the intersection of Lakeview […]

Visit medieval castle in Agoura Hills

The Westlake Women’s Club will host a Medieval Enchanted Evening from 7 to 10 p.m. Sat., Aug. 9 at the Ashford Castle, 29608 Lazy Oak Place, Agoura Hills. Guests can tour a home that has been redesigned to mimic a medieval castle. The evening will include hors d’oeuvres, wine tasting, beer and entertainment. Proceeds from the evening will benefit the […]

Life coach, educator with tips for raising kids

I have heard many people exclaim, “ Why isn’t there a class for parents? We all have to take driver’s education to get a license, so why isn’t there some training for parenting?” The following are four common ways we learn how to parent. Childhood experience. Our first classroom experience in parenting comes from our childhood. Some of us had […]

He’s a Dodger fan no more

Thank you Guggenheim Group and TWC. I no longer spend my time sitting in front of the TV watching the Dodgers. I have started doing much more productive things. My backyard is cleaned up. Palm trees and bushes are trimmed. My car gets washed more often, and I’ve even started folding laundry with my wife. The family budget is better […]

Misty lake shrouds mysterious visitor

A spooky, ethereal mist occasionally creates a floating shroud that levitates above Seminole Lake in the rural Agoura community of Seminole Springs. Since it materializes sporadically, possibly due to drastic temperature differentials (Seminole Springs in summer can be a furnace by day and a freezer by night), it’s by random chance that a wakeful human night owl might encounter the […]

Boaters feel the Spirt

More traffic?

I recently called the Westlake Village city traffic officer regarding the new Target center that is getting ready to open in Westlake. I told the engineer that I noticed that there is no posted speed limit on Russell Ranch Road. I’m concerned that once the center and the In-NOut Burger open, there will be a considerable amount of traffic on […]

Magical tricks at the library

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