Calabasas planners give cosmetics firm the green light

  The Calabasas Planning Commission approved a request by Coty Cosmetics Inc. to move some of its operations to a commercial building in the 4500 block of Park Granada. The office building just east of Parkway Calabasas was previously occupied by Bank of America and has been vacant for about a year. Coty is a beauty products company with about […]


THURS., DEC. 22 Deck the Halls With Holiday Cheer 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Simi Valley Public Library community room, 2969 Tapo Canyon Road. Local musicians perform holidays songs, classics and contemporary favorites. Audience participation encouraged. No charge. Phone: 805.526.1735. Web: www.simivalleylibrary.org. SUN., DEC. 25 Public Menorah Kindling Ceremony 4:30 p.m. in Vons shopping center, 4225A Tierra Rejada Road, Moorpark. […]

On the brink of extinction, Warriors survive

First-year head coach leads young squad on the mat

A dwindling number of wrestlers and a vacant head coaching position nearly forced Westlake High to shut down its wrestling program this year. First-year head coach Phil Naz, who replaced longtime coach John Cuccia, helped save the Warriors. “I wasn’t planning on coming here,” Naz said. “It was out of necessity. I don’t want a program to close down.” Naz, […]

Board of Supervisors ushers in a new era

Diverse group of four women and one African American facing tough choices for L.A. County

The homeless crisis in downtown Los Angeles may seem distant to local residents, but it’s a problem that has become a priority for the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors. The supervisors say homelessness in the county is an emergency, and they voted to place a new quarter-cent sales tax on the March 2017 ballot to subsidize housing and support […]

Stern officially a Calif. senator

SWORN IN—The new senator from the state’s 27th District, Henry Stern, second from right, takes his oath of office earlier this month in Sacramento. Stern’s district includes the cities of Calabasas, Agoura Hills and Westlake Village. He replaces the retiring Fran Pavley of Agoura.

Mesmerizing tree illuminates the holidays

One year I voted to replace my threadbare miniature artificial Christmas tree. It had been a bargain purchase at a summer yard sale, boxed and never used. After a half-dozen years of being subjected to the brusque unfolding of its wiry kinked branches and the torturous bending of them every which way to accommodate appropriately teensy ornaments, the tree was […]

Agoura Hills man arrested for guns and narcotics

Deputies arrested an Agoura man after large quantities of drugs and weapons were reportedly found in his car and home. The Ventura County Sheriff’s Office said Sean Mulvey, 47, had been involved with illegal narcotics sales to residents in Ventura and Los Angeles counties. Deputies obtained a warrant to search his home in the 2300 block of Laguna Circle Drive […]

Here’s how we do winter in SoCal

SERENITY CRUISE—Westlake Village resident Julie Newsome and her 10-year-old Irish Terrier, Molly, find the going smooth during a recent kayak outing on Westlake Lake. Julie and Molly take the boat out three to four times a week, weather permitting. The excellent photography is courtesy of Julie’s husband, Michael Edelstein.

‘Westworld’ makes a scene in Agoura

With its intricate subplots and robust cast of seasoned actors including Evan Rachel Wood, James Marsden, Ed Harris and Anthony Hopkins, “Westworld” scored three Golden Globe and three Screen Actor Guild nominations last week. Created by Jonathan Nolan and wife Lisa Joy and produced by J.J. Abrams, the HBO show has become a new favorite of popular culture. What viewers […]

Senior center to ring in the new year

The Calabasas Senior Center will host its inaugural New Year’s Eve Party from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Sat., Dec. 31 at the center, 300 Civic Center Way, behind the Calabasas Library. Both Calabasas residents and non-residents can welcome in 2017 with a catered dinner, dessert, wine, beer, live entertainment and music. Baritone Patrick Bell, an opera-singing magician, will entertain with […]

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