2015-11-25 E-Edition

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This holiday season, visit a gem close to home

Even if you don’t care to learn zumba, needlepoint or watch a “Hunger Games” movie marathon, there are plenty of good reasons to visit the new City of Agoura Hills Recreation and Event Center that crowns winding Ladyface Court. It’s one of the gems of the city that we can all be thankful for this holiday season. The center occupies […]

National Park Service stores to host holiday sales

Books, toys, games and other items will be available during the holiday sale this weekend at two National Park Service centers. The Santa Monica Mountains Visitor Center at King Gillette Ranch is hosting a holiday sale with items discounted between 15 and 75 percent. The three-day event is from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Fri. through Sun., Nov. 27 to […]

Village Voices Chorale in harmony

The Village Voices Chorale will perform “Holiday Harmony” at 8 p.m. Fri., Dec. 4 and 2:30 p.m. Sat., Dec. 5 at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza Scherr Forum Theatre, 2100 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd. The 70-voice choir will open the concert with “Gloria in Excelsis Deo” by Vivaldi and continue with traditional Christmas carols, Hanukkah songs and holiday favorites […]

Getting saturated in God’s word

Roots of Faith

Once upon a time, an official of the royal court of the Ethiopian queen was riding in his chariot and reading a scroll, a passage from the prophet Isaiah. If he could read and afford to purchase a scroll, he must have been a well-educated and wealthy man. The apostle Philip approached him and asked if he understood what he […]

Political Cartoon

The science of attraction

Recently released Cal Lutheran University study shows men don’t like to date women who are smarter than they are

It’s a familiar dating problem: In the quest to meet a soulmate, we sometimes find our ideal notion of a person—what “looks good on paper”—isn’t what we’re actually attracted to in real life. What, then, do women really want? Well, the jury’s still out on that one. But when it comes to men, what they really don’t want is a […]

Westlake High actors take comic roles seriously

Four songs from movie are performed

As any good journalist will tell you, the best kind of interviewer knows the answer to his question before he asks it. But in the case of “Grease,” which concluded an acclaimed four-day run at Westlake High School’s Carpenter Family Theatre last weekend, director DeDe Burke threw a curve at me when I asked if her students found it easier […]

The music of Advent

The 10 choirs of the United Methodist Church of Westlake Village will present a Christmas concert and Advent celebration at 4 p.m. Sun., Dec. 6 in the sanctuary, 1049 S. Westlake Blvd. All are welcome to attend. The program will have “A Shepherd’s Story,” a musical story based on Luke 2:1-20, as well as carol singing, vocal and handbell choir […]

Calabasas development

Your editorial last week, “Calabasas, like Ventura County, caught in development conundrum,” was way off base and completely insulting. “In Calabasas, the paradox goes like this: Residents demand the finest amenities from their city, yet many are opposing the construction of two, four-story hotels on Las Virgenes Road whose tax revenue could help pay for the same programs and services […]