Halloween house pays homage to ‘Nightmare before Christmas’ movie

A home on Parkmor Road near Lupin Hill Elementary School in Calabasas is a family-friendly Halloween house that’s been thrilling neighborhood kids for years. The home’s “Nightmare Before Christmas” theme is fun, not too scary and appropriate for people of all ages, even toddlers. Each October, Pat Audick and her son, Kyle, add creations that transform the front of their […]

Realtor fair offers healthy options

Coyotes derail Chargers’ senior night


Knowledge counts. Setting water policy and understanding complex water issues takes intelligence, analytical skills and education. Glen Peterson is the past president of the statewide association of California Water Agencies. He holds a seat on the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California Board of Directors. He is considered one of the leading water authorities in the state. Lee Renger is […]

Marshall Tuck endorsement

The campaign for California’s nonpartisan superintendent of public instruction is about much more than which Democrat (as both candidates are Democrats) will be elected the state’s chief school officer. It is, as a recent San Diego Union Tribune headline declared, a campaign pitting “reformer versus union” in an election with significant national, and local implications. The reformer is Marshall Tuck, […]

On the Trail

Perilous journey to reach nature’s salvation

There is hope for beleaguered souls when a block of time opens in a tumultuous day, enabling one to escape via a leisurely drive to reach a hiking trail. I like that the road I live on in rural Agoura has been so grandly dubbed the “Mulholland scenic corridor.” I like even more that, only minutes from my home, the […]

Westlake HS student wins poster contest

Drawing will be used in publicity

Audrey Kao, a 14-year-old freshman at Westlake High School, submitted the winning artwork will represent the 2015 Ventura County Science Fair. Audrey’s artwork features a pair of young students under the word “IMAGINE,” the science fair theme, spelled out using various scientific images. The drawing will be used in posters, fliers and packets publicizing the event. The 61st annual Ventura […]

Free local diabetes classes

Livingston Memorial Visiting Nurse Association will hold free diabetes classes in the following cities. The classes introduce information about Type 2 diabetes and the development of an individual plan of care that includes diet, medication, exercise and blood sugar monitoring. New developments in diabetes and common management problems will also be addressed. Class registration is not necessary. Classes will meet […]

Or Echard to light up the Sabbath

Or Echad will join the Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles in hosting one of the 1,000 Shabbat celebrations on Fri., Nov. 14. “Let’s Shine as One” is the motto of the annual event. “Or echad translates to ‘one light,’ so it seems appropriate that we participate in showing our unity with the Jewish community in celebrating the blessings of […]


The Las Virgenes water district has been promoting water conservation for many, many years now. It seems like forever that the district’s newsletters have prodded customers to landscape with native plants instead of thirsty lawns and shrubs. When Lee Renger arrived on the board of directors nine years ago, he upped the ante by urging tiered water rates, which reward […]

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