It’s Magic

MYSTERIES REVEALED— Above, Labak the Magician wows the audience during the Mysteries of Magic event Jan. 7 at the Westlake Village Civic Center. The festivities kicked off Westlake Village Reads, the annual two-month-long, One City One Book program. Above are 11-year-old best friends Kaylynn Winter and Tanya Patel of Thousand Oaks, who are practicing a magic trick they learned during […]

Badges at the blood drive

The Reagan Library will host its third annual Battle of the Badges American Red Cross blood drive from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mon., Jan. 23 at the library, 40 Presidential Drive, Simi Valley. Walk-ins are welcome; however, donors are encouraged to make appointments to avoid excessive wait times. The Battle of the Badges blood drives began in 2007 in […]

High School Highlights

Agoura Chargers Fri., Jan. 13: Student-directed musical/black box/7 p.m. Sat., Jan. 14: Student directed musical/black box/2 and 7 p.m. Mon., Jan. 16: Martin Luther King Jr. Day-no school Wed., Jan. 18: PFC meeting/ Agoura Hills Public Library/9 a.m. Thurs., Jan. 19: IBPA meeting/G building/7 p.m. Chamber music and jazz combo concert/main stage/7 p.m. Calabasas Coyotes Mon., Jan. 16: Martin Luther […]

Opposed to cosmetics firm in Calabasas

Sadly, in a 3-2 vote, the majority of the Calabasas City Council voted to approve the Coty cosmetics company and its research and development arm to occupy a building in a residential area of the city. The zoning is not the only problem. Calabasas has welcomed a company that allows animal testing. Even though they say it will not be […]

Time to take a hike

Discover Conejo Valley trails for free

The Conejo Recreation and Park District welcomes hikers over the age of 12 to discover some of the many trails in the Conejo Valley every second Saturday at 8 a.m. for free. The first hike, on Jan. 14, is a moderate six-mile hike with elevation gain of 1,000 feet from White Horse Canyon to Los Robles Trail. Participants should wear […]

Real men don’t complain, they fix stuff

Family Man

My 13-year-old son made me promise not to write about the breakup between him and his first real girlfriend of three months. But I did want to write about how he’s handled it like a man— he hasn’t made it a big deal at all. “You wanna go get a couple root brewskis?” my father-in-law asked the kid. Years after […]

Opportunity to sponsor golf classic

The Triunfo YMCA is seeking sponsors for its fourth annual golf classic Mon., May 1 at the North Ranch Country Club in Westlake Village. Proceeds from the event will go toward YMCA childcare, summer camps and youth and adult enrichment and fitness programs. Available sponsorships range from tee/green signs to an exclusive tournament host sponsor. Group golf packages are also […]

Man who gave statue to cancer group speaks out

When the Wellness Center angel disappeared, I was in Rancho Mirage and Palm Springs with a younger brother, Donovan, enjoying a Thanksgiving vacation. While in the desert, it was very important to me to take Donovan to experience the Cancer Survivors Park near Palm Springs. The wonderful park has meant a lot to my late wife, Jacqueline, and me. The […]

Sharing photos the old-fashioned way

Flying Squirrel

We’re 12 days into the new year, and I have a question for you. How many resolutions do you still have? When it comes to travel, many people start the year with an obvious one. See more, do more, visit new places, try new things. Be more adventurous, more curious. Those are all good resolutions. Maybe you’re already planning a […]

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