2015-11-19 E-Edition

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Four-story hotel planned for Santa Monica Mountains Calabasas gateway

A second hotel also being discussed

A Malibu developer is moving forward with plans to build a 73,000-square-foot hotel on a 4-acre parcel on Las Virgenes Road next to the eastbound freeway on-ramp. The four-story hotel and 150 surrounding parking spaces would be built on a previously graded vacant commercial site at 26300 Rondell Road. The city recently completed an environmental study and said the proposed […]

Tree lighting at The Promenade

The Promenade at Westlake will have its annual Holiday Tree Lighting ceremony at 7:30 p.m. Fri., Nov. 20 at 100 Promenade Way, Westlake Village. The event will feature a winter wonderland show titled “Snow Much Fun,” singers, dancers, Santa, the lighting of the tree, snowfall, fireworks, holiday songs and reindeer. For more information, visit www.shoppromenade.com.

Sweet sounds from the East

MUSIC SOOTHES THE SOUL— At top, students sing during the sixth annual recital for the Swaramanjari School of Music held at White Oak Elementary on Nov. 15. At right, Shriya Matada, 9, of Simi Valley presents a song during the concert. Matada has been studying music for the past two years. The event also had student artwork on display and […]

Louisville girls on quest for success

Louisville High, the all-girl Catholic school in Woodland Hills, hosted a Nov. 14 evening gala to raise funds for school programs and projects. More than 300 friends, family members, students and administrators attended the annual QUEST (Quality Unsurpassed and Education Sustained by Tradition) fundraiser at the Four Seasons Hotel Westlake Village. “Our goal is to ensure that Louisville continues to […]

Hightower stands tall for Coyotes

Sophomore leads all Calabasas football receivers in yards, TD catches

Brian Hightower’s dance moves put rapper Drake to shame. The Calabasas High football star turned the sideline into a dance floor during the final minutes of the Coyotes’ CIF-Southern Section Western Division first-round playoff win against visiting Rio Mesa last weekend. Hightower, a sophomore, helped his team jump out to an early lead with a 29-yard touchdown catch in the […]

A wing and a prayer for the U.S.A.

UNFLAPPABLE—Special Operator 1st Class Trevor Thompson of Westlake Village presents the Stars and Stripes in spectacular fashion during an aerial parachute demonstration last month at the Great Georgia Air Show in Peachtree City. Thompson, a Navy SEAL, belongs to the Leap Frogs, a San Diego-based Navy parachute team comprised of SEALs that performs demonstrations around the nation in support of […]


The Agoura Hills Library will offer the following free activities at 29901 Ladyface Court. In addition, patrons can recognize someone special with an engraved leaf on the library’s Donor Tree, and gift certificates are available for the Book Cellar. Book donations can be dropped at the library or Book Cellar to help fund programs. For large collection pick-up, call (818) […]

Ernest ‘Erney’ Khougaz

February 18, 1928 - November 9, 2015

Ernest “Erney” Khougaz, 87, passed on Monday, November 9, with family and friends by his side. A loving father, brother, grandparent and husband, he was active in the Catholic Church, Serra Club and community. He is survived by his son, Gregory Khougaz; his grandchildren, Kyle, Ellie and Pierce Frawley; stepsons Scott and Dean O’Malley; and a large extended family. Services […]

Viewpoint aces robotics competition

Viewpoint High School in Calabasas is one of three winners in the inaugural VEX Robotics Competition hosted by the Ventura County Office of Education Nov. 14 in Camarillo. The competition featured robots built by middle and high school students from throughout Central and Southern California. The other two tournament champions are James Monroe High School in North Hills and Grace […]