2016-02-04

Paint-out planned



CALLING ALL ARTISTS— Allied Artists of the Santa Monica Mountains and Seashore will have a plein air paint-out and demo with pastel artist Bruce Trentham at 9 a.m. Sat., Feb. 13 at Dan Blocker State Beach, 26000 Pacific Coast Hwy. For more information, visit www.allied-artists.com.

Ladyface Ale looks back on first year



The Conejo Valley’s first brewery, Ladyface Ale Companie, celebrated its sixth year in business last month by serving food and artisanal craft beer made at the Agoura Road restaurant. From Jan. 18 to 24, the brewery and gastropub hosted dinners and events, including commemorative glassware and anniversary ale releases. “This year’s anniversary ale, named The Iron Lady, refers to the […]

Western Fairs Association selects president

Quaid also serves on Ventura Chamber

Barbara Quaid, chief executive officer and general manager of the Ventura County Fairgrounds, was elected president of the Western Fairs Association’s board of directors. She was inaugurated at the association’s annual conference in Anaheim. Quaid will serve a one-year term as president. Previously she served as 2015 vice president and 2014 treasurer. As president of the 19-member elected board, Quaid […]

Calabasas schooled on Klubhouse shortfall

Preschool and senior center pose financial challenges


A city-run preschool in Calabasas can’t make financial ends meet, prompting government leaders to explore new fees and payment options for users. The city’s new senior recreation center hasn’t even opened and it, too, is facing economic challenges. Both enterprises are owned and operated by the City of Calabasas and came under discussion at the Jan. 13 City Council meeting. […]

Belinda Lee Jesse-Carr



Belinda Lee Jesse-Carr, 54 of Agoura Hills passed away on December 26, 2015 with her family by her side. She was born on November 4, 1961 in San Diego, the daughter of Marsha L. Stoughton and Larry L. Jesse. Belinda is well known and loved at Rite Aid in Agoura Hills where she worked for many years, welcomed everyone with […]

Masterful chef makes Whizin restaurant a go-to place

RESTAURANT REVIEW /// Hugo’s


Don’t be fooled by its Hollywood roots and celebrity clientele: Hugo’s Agoura Hills is all about authenticity—no touch-ups, no body doubles and no special effects. Just real food prepared by people who love what they do. It’s an old-fashioned, salt-of-the earth approach to food service that’s refreshing—literally and figuratively—in the day of GMOs and processed everything. More important, it’s a […]

Chamber names board member



David Kirken, General Manager of the Hyatt Regency Westlake, has been named to the board of directors for the Greater Conejo Valley Chamber of Commerce. Kirken will also serve on the Conejo Valley Tourism Improvement District board of directors. “We’re delighted to have David’s outstanding hospitality experience along with the Hyatt Regency brand on the Chamber’s board of directors,” said […]


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