Come clean Sat. at the creek

Organizers of the 16th annual creek cleanup in Agoura Hills are seeking volunteers to help pick up trash at a local creek from 9 a.m. to noon Sat., Sept. 20. The cleanup is organized by the City of Agoura Hills in conjunction with Heal the Bay’s annual coastal cleanup day, when thousands of participants worldwide will remove trash and debris […]

Science center visit

The Leisure Age group of Ascension Lutheran Church will sponsor a trip to view the California Science Center’s Pompeii Exhibition and the Imax Theater film “Forces of Nature” from 9:30 a.m. to about 6 p.m. Thurs., Oct. 16. Members of the community can take part. The trip, via deluxe motor coach, will leave from the church parking lot at 1600 […]

At the Library

The Agoura Hills will offer the following activities at 29901 Ladyface Court, Agoura Hills. During the month of September, teens and kids who show their library card or apply for a new one will receive a free book. Also, residents can drop off used books at the Book Cellar or library. Donation proceeds support library programs and buy new materials. […]

Y not now?

YMCA says time is right for final fundraising push

In the throes of the recession, few were hit harder than the nation’s nonprofit organizations whose funding—the private donation—dropped faster than the falling dollar. But times are better now and so is the outlook for those charitable groups that depend on the generosity of others. Officials say sizeable contributions have been made to the $55-million Westlake Village Park and YMCA, […]

Balloon release for loved ones

The Compassionate Friends’ Ventura County Chapter will have a balloon release ceremony to honor loved ones at 12:30 p.m. Sat., Sept. 27 at the Conejo Mountain Funeral Home and Memorial Park, 2052 Howard Road, Camarillo. This fundraising event to benefit the chapter will feature a raffle and silent auction, and desserts and beverages at no charge. Free balloons and cards […]

Healing the world, one burn victim at a time

Calabasas student supports burn care clinic in Bangalore, India

Two days before her uncle’s wedding in 2010, Ashlyn Gary of Calabasas burned her face while using a curling iron. The burn, although small, was “incredibly painful,” said Ashlyn, 17, a senior at Calabasas High School. Ashlyn said she was fortunate because she was able to receive quality medical treatment for her injury right away, reducing the chance of scarring. […]

They’re in a race to remember

80 people participate in the inaugural Agoura Hills 9/11 run

On Sept. 7, the Travis Manion Foundation hosted a 5K race in Old Agoura in remembrance of the heroes of the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks and of the wars since. In its seventh year, 9/11 Heroes Run puts on a series of races in more than 50 locations across the U.S. and abroad. The inaugural Agoura Hills 9/11 Heroes Run […]

Life in the Single Lane

O, solo me, oh

As much as I enjoy my single life, there are just some things about it that frustrate the heck out of me. For instance, there’s a little black dress in my closet that I can’t wear because it zips up in the back. No matter how much twisting and maneuvering I do, I just can’t seem to do it up […]

Local art school draws to a close

By December, Thousand Oaks- based California Art Institute will close its doors for the last time. But the 30-year-old institution will live on through its professional artists and instructors. In a telephone interview, Kate Burdick Barnholtz, CAI’s owner and director, cited the economic crisis of 2007 and 2008 as one of the reasons for the school’s inability to gain financial […]

Local player is League of Legends gaming star

When Nicolas Haddad started playing the computer battlefield game “League of Legends” two years ago, he didn’t give much thought to the name he would use. “I have always had a hard time coming up with names in video games, and I was just trying to think of something quick so I could get past the account creation page and […]