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 […]

Boat parade in Westlake

The Westlake Yacht Club will present its annual Parade of Lights Sun., Dec. 6 on Westlake Lake in front of the clubhouse at 32123 Lindero Canyon Road. Walk-in registration for boats will start at 3:30 p.m. The entry fee is $5 plus a $5 refundable deposit. Any boat with a WLMA permit can join the parade. Boats should be decorated […]

Motown, rock , doo-wop and more

Under the Streetlamp, a new vocal group with two PBS top specials, will perform an evening of classic hits from the American radio songbook at 8 p.m. Sat., Nov. 28 at the Fred Kavli Theatre, Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, 2100 Thousand Oaks Blvd. Exuding the rapport of a modern-day Rat Pack, the quartet— recent leading cast members of the […]

Survivors of suicide loss share grief, but also hope

Survivors of suicide loss gathered to tell their stories of grief and how they coped with losing their loved ones during International Survivors of Suicide Loss Day on Nov. 21 at the Agoura Hills Library. “Survivors Day is a very special day worldwide with the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention,” said Mike Matthew of Agoura Hills, one of the organizers […]

New member joins Westlake City Council

Westlake Village welcomed a new City Council member and chose new leaders during a government reorganization meeting last week. The Nov. 18 ceremony began with the certification of the 2015 City Council election. Incumbent Ned Davis was chosen for a third term and newcomer Kelly Honig selected to fill a seat that had been left vacant since March with the […]

Conversations bring the dinner table to life

Hot Flashes

It’s the bumper season of holidays— when you’re finished with one and boom! you whack right into another before you’ve had a chance to finish the candy corn. Between pumpkins, politicians, dirty dishes and a few random birthdays, we find ourselves, from Camarillo to Calabasas, all warm and fuzzy around the dinner table. And what a table it is. They […]

The ‘Rat Pack’ is back in town

Sandy Hackett’s “Rat Pack Christmas” will play at 8 p.m. Sat., Dec. 5 at the Civic Arts Plaza’s Kavli Theatre, 2100 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd., T.O. Celebrate Frank Sinatra’s 100th birthday with this holiday show featuring Hackett as Joey Bishop, Lisa Dawn Miller as Ava Gardner, Angelo Babbaro as Frank Sinatra, Kenneth Jones as Sammy Davis, Jr. and Tom Wallek […]

Pianist keys up for her own art show

Carol Arias, Juilliard pianist and long-time local piano teacher, will host a one-woman art show from 6 to 9 p.m. Tues., Dec, 1 at The Open Book bookstore on the upper level of The Oaks mall, across the corridor from the Macy’s Mens, 350 W. Hillcrest Drive, Thousand Oaks. Arias will display and discuss her watercolor paintings. Hors d’oeuvres and […]

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