2015-03-12 E-Edition

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Hotels and homes planned for scenic Calabasas corridor

Pair of developments are targeting Las Virgenes Canyon

Two hotels being proposed for Las Virgenes Road in Calabasas will provide a boost to the city and its business economy, proponents of the project say; but the two, fourstory hotels—along with about 70 homes that are also part of the plan—have already ignited critics who worry about the growing urbanization of this scenic western part of town. One project, […]

Kanan Shuttle will offer service on Saturday

Starting next month, the Kanan Shuttle in Agoura Hills and Oak Park will begin Saturday service. The trial run will start April 11 and will continue for an undetermined amount of time. The bus program began nearly two years ago. The route starts near the 101 Freeway on Kanan Road in Agoura Hills, continues north to Oak Park and loops […]

On the Trail

Love bridges the gap

When giddily in love, we often rashly vow to follow the object of our enthrallment to the ends of the earth—or across a treacherous washout on a derelict trail in the Santa Monica Mountains. My beau had lived in Trancas Canyon for many years and explored every brush-choked inch of its remotest reaches. Even though the “forever after” thing eventually […]

Students go back in time for ‘Bye, Bye Birdie’

Lindero Canyon Middle School drama teacher Raymond Saar faced an unusual challenge when he prepared his students to stage this weekend’s performance of “Bye, Bye Birdie.” Not only did he have to teach them how to act, sing and dance, but he also needed to acquaint his young charges with an era a halfcentury ago, before cellphones and YouTube, when […]

What’s new? Everything

It’s the beginning of a new era for the Oak Park High softball team. The Eagles have a new head coach, new players, a new league and a new home field this year. “It’s exciting and challenging. I’m very happy to be here,” firstyear head coach Stefan Valentino said. “I’m anxious to get things going and start a new era.” […]

Surprise: You’re an academic superstar

The highest academic achievers at Agoura High School were surprised to find out that their hard work and determination has earned them a place of honor on June 11, graduation day. Without being told why, students were asked to leave class and attend a March 6 meeting in which their counselors called each one up and gave them a letter […]

Young ladies present glamorous fashion show to raise charity funds

National Charity League Inc., Conejo Valley Chapter rolled out the red carpet for its 44th annual Day of Giving and Modelette Fashion Show on March 8 at the Hyatt Westlake Plaza. The fundraiser featured boutique shopping, silent auction, activities, refreshments and the fashion show. The purpose of the event was to raise money for the 21 local charities the chapter […]

Councours returns

The Westlake Village Concours D’Elegance will take place from 1 to 5 p.m. Sun., March 22 at the Four Seasons Hotel, Two Dole Drive, Westlake Village. An inaugural concours was held two years ago at the David Murdock residence in Thousand Oaks. Vintage automobiles from museums and private collections will be on display along with historic and celebrity cars and […]

Joke revue harkens to Borscht Belt

There once was a time when, in hotel lounges in the Catskill Mountains of upstate New York, the most popular entertainment involved Jewish comedians telling jokes about Jewish life to Jewish audiences. Known as the Borscht Belt, this was the proving ground for countless comedians of Jewish descent—including Danny Kaye, Jack Benny, and Phil Silvers—to practice their craft before moving […]

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