Man killed in Agoura freeway crash

A Moorpark resident was killed and two other men seriously injured the morning of April 28 when a pickup truck crashed into an embankment off the northbound 101 Freeway in Agoura Hills. According to a California Highway Patrol report, 41-year-old Juan Manuel Castro was seated in the right front passenger seat of the truck, which hit a guardrail and concrete […]

Exhibit has guests seeing green

The nonprofit Arts Council of the Conejo Valley will host a new, free art exhibit titled “Seeing Green” from May 18 through June 30 at UBS, 3011 Townsgate Road, Ste. 300, Westlake Village. Guests can meet the artists at free reception open to the public from 5 to 7 p.m. Thurs., May 18 at UBS. The five featured artists are: […]

Fine arts fest in Calabasas

More than 150 artists will exhibit their works at the 20th annual Calabasas Fine Arts Festival. The event will take place from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sat. and Sun., May 6 and 7, at the Calabasas Civic Center and the Commons shopping center. The show brings culture to the community and allows people to support local artists, organizers say. […]


Agoura Chargers Fri., May 5: Spring dance concert/ main stage/7 p.m. Sat., May 6: SAT ComedySportz/main stage/6 p.m. Mon., May 8: Charger Club meeting/A2/7 p.m. Wed., May 10: TAB/faculty dining room/6:30 p.m. Football meeting/A1/7 p.m. Oak Park Eagles Fri., May 5: AP testing through Thurs., May 11 PFA meeting/library/8:30 a.m. Spotlight production/pavilion/ 7 p.m. Sat., May 6: Oak Park residential […]

Cold case of the hot guitars

Public storage thefts are not uncommon

Michael Hand is an avid guitar player who loves to not only strum fine instruments, but to collect them, too. Hand, a 59-year-old lawyer and a professional player in his spare time, kept his rare and exceptional guitars under lock and key at the climate-controlled, Public Storage warehouse on Agoura Road in Westlake Village, but on Halloween night in 2015, […]

One city, one book, lots of people

ATTENTIVE AUDIENCE—Best-selling author Daniel James Brown, at right and above, captures the attention the audience during an April 27 talk about his popular nonfiction work,“The Boys in the Boat.” The Agoura Hills Recreation and Event Center hosted the event. Brown’s book was chosen by Agoura Hills Mayor Denis Weber as this year’s One City, One Book selection, a national literacy […]

Agoura residents can pitch in

The City of Agoura Hills invites community groups and citizens to gather at Chumash Park to participate in the third annual Community Service Day from 9 a.m. to noon Sat., May 6. The Agoura Hills City Council designated this day for citizens to participate with their neighbors in various community projects, which may include, trash pick-up at various locations, painting […]

Coding crew sends strong message

A group of 9-year-olds in Kathy Strong’s third-grade class at Brookside Elementary School are fierce competitors when it comes to coding and robotics. Team GLENT, a name that was created from the first letter of each child’s name on the team, were honored at the April 18 Oak Park Unified School District Board of Education meeting for tying for first […]

Women honored for their commitment to protecting the environment

The importance of open space in the area and the achievements of the many women who have campaigned for the preservation of the Santa Monica Mountains will be the focus of a May 7 recognition ceremony at King Gillette Ranch in Calabasas. The Santa Monica Mountains Fund’s Spring Celebration begins at 4 p.m. Sunday at the Anthony C. Beilenson Interagency […]

Photography exhibit is wild

Features work of Jazan Kozma

The Santa Monica Mountains Interagency Visitor Center will host an exhibit and sale by local photographer Jazan Kozma through May 30 at 26876 Mulholland Hwy., Calabasas. In addition, guests can meet Kozma from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Sat., May 6. Titled “Keep It Wild!,” the exhibit showcases Malibu’s mountains and ocean in an ongoing series. The exhibit is open from […]

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