Food, fun and song

SAVVY SENIORS—Tatjana Geary entertains attendees at the Dec. 10 Savvy Senior Winter Luncheon at Sagebrush Cantina in Old Town Calabasas. The group offers classes, excursions, special events, lectures and luncheons for seniors ages 50 and over in Calabasas and beyond. For more information about the group, call Kimberly Post at (818) 880-6461 or visit www.cityofcalabasas.com/savvy-seniors.

Best friends share role of Clara

Best friends Jane Muir and Kara Covaleski do everything together. The Westlake Village residents have been best friends since kindergarten, joined the same Brownie and Girl Scout troops and even started ballet lessons together 10 years ago. Now, Jane and Kara are sharing the starring role of Clara in the Christmas classic “The Nutcracker” this weekend at the Kavli Theater […]

Keeping osteoporosis at bay

COMMENTARY /// Health for seniors

We usually don’t pay much attention to our bones. We can’t see them and they don’t require any particular maintenance; we just assume they’re going to do their job. They’re always there and they don’t cause any trouble unless we do something to break one of them. The reality is that bones are living tissue, just like most of the […]

Are storms tip of the iceberg?

Just another El Niño story, you say? True, it remains to be seen whether last weekend’s showers are really the beginning of bigger storms to come. Maybe not, but either way, the City of Agoura Hills is taking no chances. In a better-safe-than-sorry move, Ramiro Adeva, director of public works, outlined steps that every homeowner should take before the deluge […]


Sherwood Country Club raises 50K for Boys & Girls Clubs The Sherwood Country Club recently raised $50,000 from a Keith Urban concert and donated it to the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Conejo Valley. Rick Zeilenga, president of Sherwood’s board of governors, said the donation reflects the intention of club members to support local philanthropy. Over 500 Sherwood club […]

Carolers to sing at Gelson’s

Gelson’s Markets will present in-store holiday caroling events with the Calabasas High School Choir from 4 to 5 p.m. Fri., Dec. 18 at 22277 Mulholland Hwy., Calabasas, and with the Westlake High School Choir from 3 to 4 p.m. Sat., Dec. 19 at 2734 Townsgate Road, Westlake Village. Complimentary wine and gourmet cheese tastings as well as product demonstrations will […]

Technique to relieve tension

The Cancer Support Community Valley/Ventura/Santa Barbara will host a three-session free workshop, “Alexander Technique: A New Look at Tension Patterns” with Shulamit Sendowski from 4 to 5:30 p.m. Tues., Jan. 5, 12 and 19 at 530 Hampshire Road, Westlake Village. The Alexander Technique is a gentle body movement technique developed in England over 100 years ago by F.M. Alexander. Workshop […]


Agoura Hills A vandal caused $ 600 in damage to the glass door of the Sit ’n Sleep furniture store in the 28500 block of Canwood Street Dec. 2. A thief stole a $500 iPad from an unlocked car parked on Michelle Drive Nov. 30. Someone stole a $650 handgun and two watches worth $1,300, and caused $75 in damage […]

Ugly tree becomes Christmas beacon

On the Trail

There is a tree in my rural Agoura community that is, well, just an ugly duckling. It is an Albizia julibrissin, popularly called silk tree or mimosa. From its initial planting in a narrow strip of tenacious crabgrass bordering an asphalt roadway, “Osa” was up against it. The tree had a “Y” shape, leaning hard to the left and threatening […]

Kavli performance reminiscent of old Las Vegas showbiz

CONCERT REVIEW /// ‘Rat Pack Christmas’

“Sandy Hackett’s Rat Pack Christmas,” which played for a single performance Dec. 5 at the Fred Kavli Theatre in the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, pays tribute to the freewheeling, cigarettes-and-tuxedo glamour of old Las Vegas. Holding court at the Copa showroom at the Sands Hotel in the early 1960s were its central figures: Frank Sinatra, the titular Chairman of […]

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