2015-03-12

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Support the Red Cross



It’s Red Cross Month and we would like to recognize our everyday heroes who reach out to help their neighbors when they are in need. These everyday heroes are our volunteers who help disaster victims get on the road to recovery. They give blood to help someone in the hospital. They brighten the day of an injured service member in […]

Flying Squirrel

Mindful photography

With spring break weeks away and summer travels just around the corner, it’s time to make your vacation photography shot list. Wait, what? Spring break and summer mean vacation time. What’s this about a shot list? Well, when we’re on vacation, we take pictures. Lots of them. But what kind of pictures? Hopefully the kind you’re happy with; though, speaking […]

Pet of the week



Sacred music



The Los Robles Master Chorale will perform French composer Maurice Duruflé’s “Requiem” and Ralph Vaughan Williams’ “Mass in G minor” in a concert at 4 p.m. Sun., March 15 at Ascension Lutheran Church, 1600 E. Hillcrest Drive, Thousand Oaks. The chorale will also present the world premiere performance of “Aleluia,” written by Jasper Randall, the chorale’s composer in residence. Tickets […]

Change is in the air at Las Virgenes Unified School District




There are lots of exciting changes occurring for Las Virgenes Unified School District students. The dedicated and passionate teachers, principals and staff at LVUSD are hard at work to help ensure our students are successful academically, and college and career ready. One of the changes is the Common Core State Standards that are being implemented in California, as well as […]

Bringing Civil War history to life




After 150 years it might seem that there’s nothing left to learn about the Civil War, but David Zimring, an Agoura High School alumnus, found a fresh angle to a topic that has captivated the imagination of history buffs since the war ended in 1865. Zimring, the son of former Las Virgenes Unified School District Superintendent Donald Zimring, published his […]

New kitty in town claims her territory




There is a sense of curiosity, playfulness and delight that seems to be the exclusive province of the very young, be it kids or kittens. A neighbor in our rural Agoura community recently acquired a kitten brimming over with that magical mix. In appearance, the little one, a female named Rosy, is not exceptional. She’s a rather thin, gangly black-and-gray […]

Benefit gala supports Songs of Love



A star-studded cast of Los Angeles musicians, actors and chefs came together last month for an evening benefit on behalf of the Songs of Love Foundation, a nonprofit organization that provides free personalized and uplifting songs for children and teens facing medical, physical or emotional challenges. Taking place at the $25-million private estate of Leah Quin in Calabasas, the event […]

Topanga hilltop home postponed again




Plans to build a house on top of a ridgeline near scenic Old Topanga Road in Calabasas were delayed for the second time last week due to opposition from several neighboring residents and persistent questions by city planning commissioners. The developer, Broadway Trust, wants to construct a 7,600-square-foot single-family home with an attached garage, a 1,300-square-foot basement and accessory structures […]


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