About those Calabasas football players

I would like to respond to your editorial regarding the recent success of Calabasas football. While you are correct, that it has been a meteoric rise and the team did have some players from other districts move into the area so they could attend a great high school as well as play football for a program that may give them […]

Broadway, holiday tunes pleased the crowd

CONCERT REVIEW /// Cabrillo’s Holiday Family Celebration

Each year since 2006 Cabrillo Music Theatre has paid tribute to American service men and women and their families by presenting a free Christmas concert at Naval Base Ventura County in Point Mugu. The concerts have become such a success that Cabrillo has been besieged by its fans to offer the show to the general public, and on Dec. 13 […]

Tips on how to stay fit and healthy during pregnancy

COMMENTARY /// Baby weight

For most of us, our relationship with food is complicated— but for women, it’s never more so than during pregnancy. To make things worse, people typically encourage you to eat everything you desire when you’re pregnant— and as much of it as you’d like. “The baby wants it,” they’ll say, or, “After all, you’re eating for two now.” The reality […]


Agoura Hills A thief stole $200 worth of hand tools, a $20 gift basket and a checkbook from a car parked on Colina Vista Street Dec. 7. The culprit later got $500 by cashing one of the checks at the bank. A burglar stole $1,200 worth of jewelry and a $120 electronic reader from the bedroom of a home on […]


THURS., DEC. 24 Advent Services 4 p.m. today and 10 a.m. Friday at Lighthouse Bible Church, 4910 Cochran St., Simi Valley. Phone: 805.584.8222. We b : LighthouseBiblesimi.com. FRI., DEC. 25 Movie And Chinese Dinner 4:30 p.m. at Congregation B’nai Emet, 9 W. Bonita Drive, Simi Valley. Screening of romantic comedy “Crossing Delancey.” Dinner, brief Kabbalat Shabbat service and dessert. Cost: […]

Choristers are merry and bright

SING NOEL—The members of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Conejo are on a mission to spread holiday cheer to seniors. All of the clubs have been Christmas caroling at local convalescent homes including Mary Health of the Sick, Hillcrest Royale, Thousand Oaks Royale and Belmont Village. From left are Boys & Girls members Hailey Fisher, Lauren Tuxill, Amy […]

For the Love of Trees

Man plants 1,000s of native valley oaks

A local man has been on a mission to propagate oak trees in the Santa Monica Mountains, acorn by acorn. Vince Curtis, a 57-year-old Oak Park resident, has been a volunteer for the National Park Service for 15 years, working to revegetate the parkland with native valley oak trees. Many of the existing oaks have suffered during the long hot […]

Musical is a charming diversion

play review /// ‘Gift Rap’

Christmas is almost here, and if you’re still undecided on what to get for that special someone, Gold Coast Plays offered a few tips for recalcitrant shoppers, but not the materialistic kind. Last weekend, the theater company presented “Gift Rap,” a 1990 one-act musical by Richard Hellesen that evokes the spirit of giving. Although it doesn’t specifically reference Christmas, the […]

Pet of the week

A HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS—Theo is a male black Labrador Retriever mix about 4 years old. He is very gentle and sweet. If you would like to adopt Theo ask for ID No. A4899271 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.

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