Pet of the Week

PLAYFUL—Charlie is a male tan short hair Chihuahua and about 10 years old. He is playful and sweet. If you would like to adopt Charlie ask for ID No. A4887502 at the Agoura Hills Animal Shelter, 29525 Agoura Road. Occasionally pets have already been adopted, so check http://animalcare. lacounty.gov before visiting the shelter.

Local voters have multiple choices Nov. 3

When election day arrives Tues., Nov. 3, voters in the region will see a rare slate of city council and school board races on the ballot. Due to a decision by Calabasas to move its municipal election from the spring to the fall to coincide with the Las Virgenes school district election and increase voter turnout, seats on three city […]

Lunch with a side of mah-jongg

A day of lunch and mah-jongg for intermediate and advanced players will take place from 10:30 am to 3:30 p.m. on the second Wednesday and third or fourth Friday of the month at the Hyatt Westlake Plaza, 880 S. Westlake Blvd, Westlake Village. The upcoming dates are Wed., Nov. 11 and Fri., Nov. 20. There is no charge to attend […]

Monsters are jerks

Yes, monsters are jerks. What they love most is to scare women and kids. Because women and kids scream. Loudly. And they run and plead, “Don’t scare me!” If you tell a monster not to scare you, guess what? The monster is going to scare you. And there’s a reason monsters do that. Monsters are jerks. Some years back, I […]

Teacher, health clerk honored by LVUSD

Jennifer Klein and Edna Sandoval have been recognized as 2015 Employees of the Year by the Las Virgenes board of education and school district leaders. The women were honored during the Oct. 13 school board meeting. Klein is a 25-year employee of Las Virgenes Unified School District who teaches the Journeys prekindergarten class at Lupin Hill Elementary School in Calabasas. […]


Mitzvah Day at Temple Etz Chaim Temple Etz Chaim will host Mitzvah Day from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Sun., Nov. 1 at the synagogue, 1080 E. Janss Road, Thousand Oaks. The event is a coordinated day of social action where individuals from the synagogue and community participate in volunteer projects to benefit local, national, and international nonprofits. Individuals can […]

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Mastering the power within

Tai chi martial arts form offers health, happiness and vitality

Traditional Chinese music resonates through the morning mist, conveying serenity and harmony as a dozen people move in synchrony in a quiet area of Oak Canyon Community Park. The group is performing a series of slow, fluid movements under the direction of David Chang, a tai chi instructor from Newbury Park. Tai chi, also spelled t’ai chi and tai ji, […]

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New library at girls’ school

DEDICATION—Principal Kathleen Vercillo and Sister Myra McPartland on the steps of the newly renovated library at Louisville High School, a Catholic girls’ school in Woodland Hills. The school recently hosted a dedication ceremony for the library, including a blessing of the new space by Bishop Gerald Wilkerson.