2014-08-21 E-Edition

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Bell has rung and it’s back to class

Las Virgenes schools open

Yesterday was the first day of school for the Las Virgenes Unified School District, and students this year will have a variety of alternative and specialized programs to choose from, Superintendent Dan Stepenosky said. Among the options offered to the district’s 11,100 students are an International Baccalaureate program, a media and entertainment academy, and a dual immersion English-Spanish language program—as […]

One magical Night

Westlake couple remembers Beatles’ big L.A. debut

On Aug. 23, 1964, Beatlemania was here, there and everywhere— especially at the Hollywood Bowl. This weekend, the Bowl will present a 50th anniversary celebration of The Beatles’ famous performance, their first in Los Angeles. Debbie and Jeff Kurtz of Westlake Village are lifelong fans of John, Paul, George and Ringo, and have vivid memories of that magical night a […]

The benefits of raw apple cider vinegar

Regardless of what it’s made from, any alcoholic beverage will turn into vinegar over time as it becomes exposed to the bacteria in the air. Most vinegars are made by mashing grain, apples or grapes, adding alcohol and then letting it ferment. The vinegar is then distilled. Recorded history tells us that more than 5,000 years ago people of Babylon […]

Total Woman latest tenant at WLV center

Total Woman Gym + Spa has opened the doors to a new, more than 13,000-square-foot flagship facility at 30800 Russell Ranch Road in Westlake Village. The full-service gym and day spa has an expansive exercise floor featuring state-of-theart cardio equipment outfitted with personal viewing screens, weight training equipment, TRX and free weights. The gym offers three group fitness studios featuring […]

Rindge Dam off limits

Rindge Dam on Malibu Creek will be closed to the public starting today, Aug. 21. California State Parks officials say the 88-year-old dam is being closed for a variety of reasons related to public safety and protection of the environment. The Rindge Dam, built by the Rindge and Adamson families in the 1920s for cattle and farming, is an aging […]

On the Trail

If art’s in your heart . . . Originally I trained to be a fine artist, then switched to literary mode when it proved easier to write art criticism than create great art. Surrounded by masterpieces while working for Christie’s and the Getty Museum extinguished any lingering ambition I harbored to set brush to canvas. Then along came my friend […]

Workshop on advance care directives

The Cancer Support Community Valley/ Ventura/ Santa Barbara will host a free workshop on Physician Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment and Advanced Care Directives from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Thurs., Aug. 28 at 530 Hampshire Road, Westlake Village. Planning for times in life when someone else may have to make decisions is difficult. However, putting ones wishes in writing is one […]


Drought is on—you’re being watched

New steps taken to promote conservation

Messages everywhere remind residents about the ongoing drought, but voluntary conservation measures won’t be enough to save California’s declining supply, water officials say. To ensure conservation, the Las Virgenes Municipal Water District officials adopted an odd- and- even irrigation schedule for ratepayers. The district provides potable and recycled water to residents in Agoura Hills, Calabasas, Hidden Hills, Westlake Village and […]

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