Helpers can clean up Medea Creek

Volunteers will meet Sat., Sept. 16

Jeremy Wolf wants volunteers for the annual Medea Creek trash pickup. It’s the 25-year-old’s fifth time organizing the cleanup, which will take place on Sat., Sept. 16. Volunteers will meet at 9 a.m. at Kanan and Agoura roads in Agoura Hills and work until noon. “Last year we removed around 2,000 pounds of trash from the creek,” Wolf said. “People […]

Time for a happy Sunday Funday at the club

Journey Church will celebrate its new location at the Marion and John E. Anderson Boys & Girls Club with a Sunday Funday event at noon Sun., Sept. 10 at the club at 1980 E. Avenida de Las Flores, Thousand Oaks. The celebration will feature games, inflatables, a bubble party, gaga ball, coffee tasting, petting zoo, activities and live music. Vendors […]

New West Symphony Studio Quintet jazzes up the evening

HITTING THE HIGH NOTES—Above, Grammy-award-winning studio musicians, from left, Mark Gasbarro on piano, P. Blake Cooper, electric bass, Jim Grinta on trumpet, Tom Mendola on drums and Brian Scanlon on saxophone play jazz arrangements from Hollywood movie scores at a free concert for the public Aug. 27 in Calabasas. At right, Calabasas Mayor Mary Sue Maurer introduces the musicians of […]

When is it the right time to move?

Other Side of 50

My parents have new neighbors. Jack and Carole, both in their early 80s, realized their Rhode Island home was too much for them, with bedrooms on the second floor and the washer and dryer in the basement. They would soon need some help and decided a one-story home, minutes from their son in New Hampshire, was a good choice. One […]

City honors longtime UPS driver

HAPPY TRAILS—Local UPS driver Steve Krein, who retired after 30 years of service to the residents of Westlake Village, offers a dog treat to Natasha while owner Don Rosenberg looks on during a neighborhood celebration in Krein’s honor Aug. 27 at Three Springs Park. Along with being generally helpful along his route, Krein was also known for leaving dog biscuits […]

Fairy tales with no strings attached

A REAL BOY—Zak Harvey, a seventh-grader at Chaparral Middle School, portrays Pinocchio in Chris Carnicelli’s “Pinocchio 2: The Return of Stromboli” on Sept. 2 at Foxfield Park in Westlake Village. The performance was part of the Fairy Tales in the Park theater series featuring the Gypsies in a Trunk players. The other actors in the play were: writer/director Chris Carnicelli […]

Make trip videos an eye-popping experience

Flying Squirrel

If you traveled this summer, you likely returned home with a smartphone and/or camera filled with hundreds, if not thousands, of photos. But did you bring back any memories? Oh sure, you can swipe through your pictures and recall the experiences and activities. That’s certainly a pleasurable experience. But the kind of memory I’m referring to is one where you […]

Help for Harvey victims

KIDS IN ACTION—With a slogan of “Take A Stand: Turn Lemons Into LemonAID,” children and their parents from across the Conejo Valley raise funds for the Hurricane Harvey victims by setting up a lemonade stand and collecting donations Aug. 30 at Berniece Bennett Park in Westlake Village. At top from left with the lemonAID stand are Gavin Lau, Norah Lee, […]

Pet store celebrates

Love’s Pets in Agoura Hills will host its 35th anniversary from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sat., Sept. 9 at 5651 Kanan Road in the Agoura Meadows shopping center. Everything in the store that day will be at 20 percent off. The event will also feature free food and drinks, demos, samples and a gift-basket raffling. Raffle proceeds will go […]