Beauty and the feast

High school club raises funds to fix campus

Members of the Calabasas High School Beautification Club collected more than $200 selling baked goods Feb. 11 at the Calabasas Farmers Market. The money will be used to beautify the CHS campus and to restore vegetation in the surrounding 500-acre area that was burned last June during the Old Fire. “It’s important that Calabasas High School has an inviting and […]


THURS., FEB. 16 Channel Islands Gulls 11 a.m. at Pierpont Inn, 550 Sanjon Road, Ventura. Social hour 11 a.m., luncheon at noon. Wear red for having a healthy heart and longevity. Raffle tickets and centerpieces for sale. Proceeds go to charities. RSVP requested. Contact: Shirley. Phone: 805.263.6062. Woodland Hills Woman’s Club 11:30 a.m. at Woodland Hills Country Club, 21150 Dumetz […]

Barone’s named California’s top pizza

In Westlake Village

Barone’s Pizzeria Express only took 72 years to become an overnight success—it was recently voted California’s best pizza in an MSN survey. Barone’s Pizza began in 1945 when five Italian families, all related, moved from Buffalo, NY to Los Angeles. They brought with them their authentic Italian pizza recipes with Sicilian and Neapolitan roots dating back to the early 1900s. […]

Cost of housing a drag, experts say


Thousand Oaks Rotary Club’s annual Economic Outlook Forecast Breakfast at Cal Lutheran University, traditionally a subdued event, got a shot in the arm last week courtesy of Bill Dallas, CEO of Skyline Home Loans. Bouncing between historian, self-promoter and motivational speaker, the Oaks Christian School founder told a crowd of more than 100 inside CLU’s Lundring Events Center that the […]

Community remembers popular school teacher

The Malibou Lake Mountain Club swelled with friends and family Feb. 12 for a memorial to a man who inspired thousands of students during his 38-year career at A.E. Wright Middle School in Calabasas. Craig Vaughan died Jan. 23 at age 70 after a long battle with cancer. Family, friends, former students and teachers shared stories of Vaughan at the […]

Shakespeare comedy: love is in the air

One of William Shakespeare’s best-regarded comedies, “Much Ado About Nothing,” made its debut earlier this month at Camarillo Skyway Playhouse in a production directed by local actress/producer Vivien Latham. The London-born Latham, a cousin of the late Oscar-winning director Sir Richard Attenborough, has been producing and performing plays in the county since moving to Ventura in 2002. She is only […]

Award to University Village

University Village retirement community in Thousand Oaks and its landscaping company, Stay Green Inc., have won a top statewide award for excellence in landscaping and maintenance from the California Landscape Contractors Association. University Village won a first-place Trophy Award in the category of “Public Works/Sports, Parks and Athletic Fields.” Professional judges evaluated entries for workmanship, quality of construction, quality of […]

Agoura survey says traffic is a pain

But residents generally happy with quality of life

An online survey in Agoura Hills shows residents are generally satisfied with the quality of life in their community, but not so happy about the city’s aging shopping centers and the traffic on Kanan Road. Amy Brink, director of community services, provided results of the survey at a Jan. 25 City Council meeting. Brink said the city convened a Community […]

TEDx creativity an inspiration for all

Talks impress OCS students and faculty

Themes of tenacity, self-discovery and inspiration were present in the fourth annual Oaks Christian School TEDx event on Feb. 2. Over 1,000 members of the OCS community attended. The day featured diverse speakers from various fields such as aerial arts, medicine, entertainment and the FBI. The annual event expands high school students’ academic experience by bringing distinguished speakers onto campus. […]

Yarrow carries on legacy of folk trio

CONCERT PREVIEW /// Peter, Paul and Mary

The members of Grammywinning folk trio Peter, Paul and Mary were an integral part of the political and social upheaval of the 1960s. They weren’t afraid to sing their conscience, performing songs that promoted humanity, hope and activism. Despite the 2009 death of bandmate Mary Travers, Peter Yarrow and Noel Paul Stookey are carrying on the group’s legacy. They’re set […]

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