Pastor encourages people to see ‘big picture’

The Rev. Gary Keene of Camarillo United Methodist Church said he adopted a “greater sense of duty” in his life when his older brother died in a car crash when he was a child. “I remember distinctly feeling like whatever I did, I was going to need to step up and make up for his absence,” he said. “I felt […]

Thieves help themselves at local Blue Table restaurants

Running a restaurant is hard work, and made doubly tough when crooks break in, steal cash, and cause property damage. Gina Marcione, the owner of Blue Table, said both of her restaurants in Agoura Hills and Calabasas were burglarized in the past two months. The first incident happened about 5:30 a.m. March 2 when two masked burglars broke through the […]

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Hurray for ‘Bollywood’

The local Indian community will host an evening of Bollywood music and traditional Indian food during an event titled “Then and Now—A Bollywood Evolution” on Sun., May 15 at Calabasas High School Performing Arts and Education Center, 22855 W. Mulholland Hwy. A sit down Indian meal will begin at 5:30 p.m. followed by a show at 6:30 p.m. This is […]

Houses of worship, agencies to take action

The nonprofit organization ACTION (Area Christians Taking Initiative on Needs) is uniting churches, agencies, schools, organizations, and businesses to meet needs throughout Ventura County during City Serve Days 2015. Serve Days are by city, starting May 7 in Agoura Hills and ending June 4 in Oxnard. Volunteers will provide practical help to seniors, disabled, under-resourced families, youth and the homeless […]

Race’s lone Republican talks economy

The third in a series of stories profiling candidates in the June primary election. Steve Fazio, the only Republican candidate in the 27th California Senate district race, says the residents currently represented by Democratic stalwart Fran Pavley of Agoura Hills are ready for a new leader who will work to improve the business climate, reform education and reduce crime. Fazio […]

Sign of the times

Oak Park High students in ASL class will tell a story to hearing-impaired kids

Sarah Glassman and Sophie Einbund are not your typical storytellers. The girls, who are sophomores in Deanne Bray’s American Sign Language class at Oak Park High School, will share their burgeoning communication skills at 2:30 p.m. Sat., May 14 at the Agoura Hills Library. Sarah and Sophie will read the story “Shay & Ivy: Beyond the Kingdom” to hearing-impaired children […]

Volunteer for Meals on Wheels

Calabasas Meals on Wheels is looking for volunteer drivers and coordinators to help serve the communities of Calabasas and Woodland Hills. Drivers must have their own vehicle and car insurance as well as be available from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. weekdays. Volunteers can schedule the days they prefer. Coordinators must be available to work from home using email and […]

Fractured fairy tale at Agoura High

“Once Upon a Mattress,” the show that made a star of Carol Burnett, is one of the theater’s great comedies, a fractured fairy tale that lampoons the ancient “Princess and the Pea” fable with broad comedy, festive costumes and sprightly songs by Mary Rodgers (Richard’s daughter) and Marshall Barer. These elements make it a sure-fire success with high school and […]

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