Santa bringing good cheer to Agoura/Westlake Village residents

Santa may be the busiest guy during the holiday season, but he is taking time out of his toymaking schedule to once again help the Westlake Village Junior Women’s Club host the 35th annual Santa Comes to Westlake/Agoura and Beyond food drive. This year’s nondenominational event will take place from 9 to 11 a.m. Sat., Dec. 6 in the Agoura […]

Science goes awry in WHS fall drama

Too much knowledge can be a dangerous thing. The Westlake High School theater arts department explores the human condition with its fall drama “Flowers for Algernon,” playing tonight through Saturday. “Flowers” began as a science fiction short story published in 1959, earning author Daniel Keyes a Hugo Award. Keyes expanded the story into a book in 1966, picking up a […]

Owners get a break, but pay a fee

Calabasas officials voted to establish a new fee for Mills Act contracts, an arrangement that gives economic incentive for the preservation of historic buildings and landmarks. The statewide Mills Act legislation, enacted in 1972, enables owners who participate in the restoration and maintenance of historic venues to receive a discount on their property tax bills. The savings can be used […]

Take the plunge: Find out what happens after you flush

Do you know what happens after you flush your toilet? Have you ever thought about it? The topic of sanitation is not the most popular subject; however, the drought and mandatory local water restrictions are finally drawing attention to water consumption. Water-wise community leaders and entrepreneurs are looking for opportunities for greater water conservation. They’re even looking to the toilet […]

Christmas music at CLU

California Lutheran University will present its annual free Christmas Festival Concerts, “O Great Mystery,” at 8 p.m. Fri., Dec. 5, and 4 p.m. Sat. and Sun., Dec. 6 and 7 in Samuelson Chapel, 165 Chapel Lane on the Thousand Oaks campus. Included is a carol sing-along and performances by the Kingsmen and Regals quartets. First will be an organ prelude […]


THURS., NOV. 20 Woodland Hills Woman’s Club 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Woodland HiIls Country Club, 21150 Dumetz Road. Program with students from Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership seminars. Open to all women. Luncheon cost: $25. RSVP requested. Contact: Stephanie Knizek. Phone: 818.718.1668. Pleasant Valley Garden Club 10 a.m. at Seventh-day Adventist Church, 2975 Las Posas Road, Camarillo. Owners of […]

WHS coach sues parent of former player

Rob Bloom, head coach of the Westlake High School boys’ basketball team, is suing the parent of a former player for $1 million, claiming the parent committed libel by sending out scores of emails and letters over the course of two years that sought to “destroy” him, his livelihood and his reputation as a coach, according to the lawsuit. The […]

Black Friday pet adoptions

Fees only $20

Ventura County Animal Services is getting in on the Black Friday madness by offering discounted pet adoptions on all dogs and cats. From Fri. through Sun., Nov. 28 to 30, VCAS will reduce the regular $125 adoption fee to $20. “We hope that Ventura County residents will look beyond merely purchasing material goods this holiday season, and open their hearts […]

Alumni get their game on for annual Turkey Bowl

Thanksgiving Day football tourney remembers Oak Park high player

The eighth annual Turkey Bowl tournament will run from 8 a.m. to noon on Thurs., Nov. 27 at Oak Park High School’s stadium, 899 N. Kanan Road. Sixteen teams from the graduating classes of 2001 through 2013 will play football to raise money for the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) in memory of Shawn Rishko, a 2002 OPHS graduate […]

Little Fish, big sound

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