High School Hi Lights

Agoura Chargers Fri., Dec. 19: ComedySportz/ performing arts education center/ 6 p.m. Mon., Dec. 22: Winter break-no school through Fri., Jan. 2 Calabasas Coyotes Fri., Dec. 19: ComedySportz/ performing arts education center/ 7 p.m. Sat., Dec., 20: Saturday school/ library/8:30 to 10:30 a.m. Mon., Dec. 22: Winter break-no school through Fri., Jan. 2 Oak Park Eagles Fri., Dec. 19: ASB […]

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Viewpoint names McKee

Viewpoint School’s board of trustees unanimously selected Mark McKee as the school’s next leader in charge of daily operations. McKee is currently head of school at St. Matthew’s Episcopal Day School in San Mateo, Calif., and brings to Viewpoint more than 20 years of leadership experience in K-12 independent schools. McKee will assume his role at the private Calabasas school […]

Rain falls, but water rationing continues

The recent precipitation the area has experienced will help temper the state’s water crisis but won’t put any major dents in California’s record drought. Despite the rain, local water agencies are putting plans into place to begin rationing water. “It’s still grim at this point, and while we’re encouraged by this initial series of storms, we have no reason we […]

Family Men

Road trip

It was going well—too well. So three vicious dogs ruined it by charging my 11-year-old son from behind a fence and practically eating him and his bicycle whole. I knew there’d be trouble along the way. “I want you to be able to take care of yourself. I just wanna help,” I told my son before the trip. This is […]

Ballerina sisters prepare for ‘Nutcracker’

A local family of ballerinas will share the stage this Saturday at Pacific Festival Ballet’s rendition of “The Nutcracker” at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza For the second year in a row, sisters Jayne, Jillian and Georgia Butler of T.O. are among the cast of the annual holiday season production, which is in its 21st year. The professional show […]

Water board reorganizes

Las Virgenes Municipal Water District board members were sworn into office at LVMWD’s Dec. 9 meeting. Incumbent board directors Glen Peterson (Division 2) and Lee Renger (Division 3), along with the newly elected Jay Lewitt (Division 5) began new four-year terms. Lewitt replaces former board member Barry Steinhardt after defeating him in the Nov. 4 election. Incumbent board members Charles […]

Unicycling for fun, exercise, sport

Treadling up and down the steep hills of Liberty Canyon, Patrick James Baldocchi, better known as P.J., gets his kicks riding a unicycle. A physical education teacher and triathlete who also likes to mountain bike, skateboard, surf, dive and play organized sports, Baldocchi, 39, began riding a unicycle nearly three years ago. It was a gift from his wife, Gillian. […]

Making beautiful music together

The nonprofit Songmakers will host the following acoustic music song circles in January. For addresses, call the respective leader of the circle. The circles are for instrumentalists, singers, singer/songwriters and listeners of all levels of ability. All circles are free to attend. For more information, go to Songmakers.org. Simi Valley Song Circle will gather from 7:30 to 11 p.m. Wed., […]


THURS., DEC. 18 Woodland Hills Woman’s Club 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Woodland Hills Country Club, 21150 Dumetz Road. Open to all women regardless of age, race, creed or political affiliation. Luncheon cost: $24. RSVP requested. Contact: Stephanie Knizek. Phone: 818.718.1668. Channel Islands Gulls 11 a.m. at Spanish Hills Country Club, 999 Crestview Drive, Camarillo. Social hour at 11 […]

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