They’re king and queen for a day

Lake Sherwood couple honored for ongoing altruism

This year ’s Mardi Gras queen and king, Lynn and Ed Hogan, will be honored for their contributions to the community at the 23rd annual Mardi Gras Ball at 5 p.m. Sat., Feb. 21 at the Hyatt Westlake Plaza, 880 S. Westlake Blvd. The yearly fundraiser helps to support the Under One Roof Human Services Center where 12 nonprofits are […]

Family Men

Winter barbecue

It was January. And what a perfect time to be outside in the sun. My wife, our 11-year-old boy and I went on a morning hike. In Southern California, you can do that. Still, my wife had our kid bundled up for an Indiana blizzard. He hated that. Even if his lips were blue and his fingers were icicles, he […]


Business panel discusses innovation in education

Today’s college students are being encouraged to think beyond the ivy-covered walls of universities and apply the knowledge they gain in the classroom to the nonacademic world. A panel made up of college officials addressed members of ACG 101 Corridor on Jan. 7 at the Westlake Village Inn in a program titled “Deans of Innovation: Sources of Future Growth.” ACG […]

LVUSD environmental committee pushes sustainability

Green Team spent two years studying ecology, trash and waste issues at local schools

After two years of planning, Las Virgenes Unified School District’s “Green Team” is making great strides toward its goal of creating environmentally sound schools, but according to Rhonda Bacot, director of maintenance, operations and facilities for the district, there’s still much work to be done. Bacot introduced a few of the members of the district’s Environmental Stewardship Committee during a […]

Disney’s ‘Aladdin Jr.’ on stage

The Young Artists Ensemble is presenting Disney’s “Aladdin, Jr.” through Feb. 15 on Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. and Saturdays and Sundays at 2 p.m. at the Hillcrest Center for the Arts, 403 W. Hillcrest Drive, Thousand Oaks. The tickets for these shows are $17 for adults and $16 for children, students and seniors. Additional performances with actors with […]

Calabasas mother of three dies in freeway crash

A mother of three on her way to pick up a daughter at Calabasas High School died Feb. 4 in a six-vehicle crash on the 101 Freeway in Woodland Hills. The accident that claimed the life of Claudia Carolina Mejia, 40, occurred shortly after 3 p.m. near the off-ramp of the southbound 101 at Valley Circle Boulevard. Mejia, who was […]

Picture Perfect

Vision problem forces photographer to see world in a different light

For Dr. Glenn Cohen, the world is a pictorial playground A Westlake Village hand surgeon, Cohen relies on exceptional hand-eye coordination to treat his patients. And he also puts these skills to use behind the camera to transform everyday scenes into photographic artwork. Be it a lone telephone booth in England, a puddle of water on a cobblestone street in […]

Rutherford arbitration disallowed

A Los Angeles County Superior Court judge denied an arbitration request in a lawsuit against Westlake Village City Councilmember Mark Rutherford and other defendants regarding the management of a mobile home park in Hacienda Heights. The case will go to trial. The lawsuit filed in May 2014 by over 60 residents of the Wildwood Mobile Country Club included allegations of […]

Minister to speak to Republican women

The Rev. Jesse Lee Peterson will speak at a joint meeting of the Conejo Valley and Westlake Village Republican Women Federated on Fri., Feb. 20 at Los Robles Greens, 299 S. Moorpark Road, Thousand Oaks. Registration and social connections will begin at 11 a.m., followed by the program and luncheon at 11:30 a.m. Peterson is a media commentator for Fox […]

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