Westlake Elite wins AYSO Region 4

ONLY THE BEST—The Westlake Village Elite team takes top honors in the AYSO final game on Nov. 18, winning 3-1. Back row, from left are: Assistant coach Amir Mardani, George Zhou, Aidan Meek, Saman Sadraie, Kevin Ma, Milo Hudak, Max Reines, Connor Roche and coach Kieran Roche. Front row: Alex Qutami, Ricky Humphries, Max Tashnizi, Shayaun Ghamsari, Kalden Trainor and […]

Four saxes play for music lovers

The City of Angeles Saxophone Quartet will present a holiday concert at 2 p.m. Sat., Dec. 16 at Agoura Hills Recreation and Event Center, 29900 Ladyface Court. The program is for adults and teens ages 10 and up. The group will perform selections by Tchaikovsky, Rihards Dubra, Bach and Jule Styne. Refreshments will be served after the concert. Guests will […]

Century 21 Troop Real Estate feeds over 2,500 families through Turkey Drive

Nothing says giving like providing a Thanksgiving meal to a local family in need. For the 18th consecutive year, sales agents from Century 21 Troop Real Estate and the Troop Community Foundation joined with businesses and volunteers across Ventura County to provide a traditional Thanksgiving meal to 2,580 families, including 750 military families. To date, the event has fed over […]

It may be sweet, but needs to stand out

Many people are happy that a See’s Candies store has opened in the Commons. I mean, where else can you get a free piece of candy? But in contrast to every other See’s Candies store, the exterior of this one is not painted white with black lettering. The current exterior color and signage, along with its setback setting, makes the […]

O Christmas trees, Hanukkah bushes or whatever they’re called

Hot Flashes

And so the negotiation begins. If you see a mushroom cloud forming over Camino de Christmas in Wildwood, just take cover but save some Nog for me. We, the people of old stoic ways, begin the holiday season with a checklist. Fully flocked, partial flock or no fluffy at all? Artificial or from Mother Nature’s garden? Pink, turquoise or Day-Glo […]

Can highway billboards transform lives?

The Movie Nut

The story is visible in and through the eyes of Frances McDormand. In the first minutes, we can see a plan forming behind them, a plan that will take us, her, and the story through a series of emotions. Her eyes are angry and unforgiving; pained and flat and tired; thoughtful, lying, teary, boozy, wondering, wary, hopeful. Her eyes will […]

6 little upgrades that can mean a lot to homebuyers

COMMENTARY /// Remodeling

Anyone who’s ever bought or sold a home knows how even little things can sway a buyer. While major features such as a good location, a big kitchen, and a certain number of bedrooms and bathrooms all drive a home’s price, small details like fresh paint and new faucets can also help clinch a sale. When you’re trying to sell […]

City missing an opportunity with pot shops

Your recent article about Westlake Village’s refusal to allow cannabis stores in city limits mentions that the same decision is expected to be made in Agoura. If so, it will be another mistake made by our City Council. Remember the Agoura Costco and how it was rejected due to concerns about traffic and the influx of “others” coming here to […]

Gift-wrapping service at The Oaks

United Cancer Advocacy Action Network volunteers are running the organization’s ninth annual gift-wrapping store through Christmas Eve, Sun., Dec. 24, during regular hours at The Oaks mall in Thousand Oaks. The store is near the We Olive and Wine Bar in the outdoor plaza section of mall. Shoppers can drop off their gifts at the store, and they will be […]