2017-02-09 E-Edition

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Jazz great to perform, teach for high school students

Calabasas and Agoura high schools will host a joint Celebrity Jazz Night featuring jazz trumpeter Terell Stafford at 7 p.m. Sat., Feb. 11 at the Calabasas High performing arts education center, 22855 W. Mulholland Hwy. Stafford and jazz bands from both schools will play the music of Terell Stafford, Duke Ellington and Steely Dan. Stafford is a professional jazz trumpet […]

Book launch for Oak Park author

A book launch and storytime for the new publication “The Sundown Kid: A Southwestern Shabbat” will be held at 2 p.m. Sun., Feb. 12 at Barnes and Noble, 160 S. Westlake Blvd., Westlake Village. All ages are welcome. The book by Oak Park resident Barbara Bietz and illustrated by John Kanzler was picked by the Sydney Taylor Book Awards committee […]

Ringing in the Chinese New Year

Shaolin Kung Fu artists to perform

The Conejo Chinese Cultural Association will celebrate the Year of the Rooster at 7 p.m. Sat., Feb. 18 at the Kavli Theatre, Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, 2100 E. T.O. Blvd. This performance is made possible by the numerous volunteers, Thousand Oaks Chinese School students and teachers, community members and invited artists. The evening will open with a melody of […]


THURS., FEB. 9 Woodland Hills Republican Women 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Woodland Hills Country Club, 21150 Dumetz Road. Bob Donovan, Ambassador with Operation Gratitude, gives the program. Members share their experiences attending the presidential inauguration. Luncheon cost: $35. RSVP req. Contact: Jane Leisure. Phone: 818.225. 0843. Simi Valley Community Council 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Sutter’s Mill, […]

Best buddies taking in the view

CHUMS—Naama Weintraub of Agoura Hills sent in this photo of her granddaughter, 18-month-old Savana, along with 6-year-old Relish, a rescue dog, in North Las Vegas. Dog is girl’s best friend.

No more horsing around with farm waste

As the weather warms, fly activity and breeding can increase in rural areas. One source of problems is improperly managed horse manure. Recent rains can also cause problems with manure piles, as run-off flows from improperly managed piles to contaminate waterways. These problems can be minimized when horse owners implement simple strategies, such as proper compost management, timely waste collection […]

Pet of the week

WHAT’S UP, DOC?—Greta is a female white and gray rabbit about one-and-a-half years old. She is very sweet. To adopt Greta, ask for ID No. A4955341 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.

Kids’ club offers transportation

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Conejo Valley is taking reservations for after school van transportation to the Catlin Boys & Girls Club on the campus of Lindero Canyon Middle School, 5844 Larboard Lane, Agoura Hills. The bus picks up fifth-graders from these schools in Agoura Hills: Mariposa, Sumac, Willow and Yerba Buena. The program runs on weekdays. The […]

Many coats for Many Mansions

BUNDLE UP—Lily Paden, left, an Oak Park High School junior, and Corinne Lauer, children services coordinator at Villa Garcia, count donated coats before sorting them by size and gender. The warm clothes will be distributed to the residents of Villa Garcia, a Many Mansions housing site in Thousand Oaks for low-income residents. In eight days, Lily had collected more than […]