New pastor is learning about his flock

The Rev. Dave Rohde is a little nervous about taking over as pastor at Westminster Presbyterian Church in Westlake. He’s ready to do the job, but the San Diego native is a Padres fan and worries about his three kids growing up in a city that bleeds Dodger blue. “(The church’s) pastor search committee presents its candidates to the congregation. […]

Eagles seek winning touch on hardwood

Oak Park girls’ squad has equaled win total from last year through first seven games

It only took Oak Park High’s girls’ basketball team seven games to earn the same number of wins the Eagles mustered in all of last season. The Eagles, 4-3 overall, are looking to surpass last season’s win total at 7 tonight at home against Hart. Oak Park also plays host to Buena at 6 p.m. the following day. “We’ve already […]

Honoring a fallen hero

FINAL GOODBYE—Community members join firefighters on freeway overpasses Sunday to honor Cal Fire engineer Cory Iverson as his funeral procession passed through town en route to San Diego. Iverson died Dec. 14 fighting the Thomas Fire.

Museum hosts holiday soiree

PARTY HEARTY—Leonis Adobe Museum hosts its annual holiday party Dec. 5 in recognition of the volunteers, board members and Calabasas city officials who support and help oversee the nonprofit in Old Town. From left are: James Bozajian, Calbasas City Councilmember and Leonis Adobe Association member; Dennis Washburn, former mayor and longtime Leonis Adobe supporter; Fred Gaines, Calabasas mayor; Carol Washburn, […]

Unusual lives inspire prolific hymn writers

Roots of Faith

Two great hymn writers illustrate how God can use the most unlikely people in his service. John Newton (1725-1807) was speaking of himself when he wrote, “Amazing grace, how sweet the sound that saved a wretch like me. I once was lost, but now am found, was blind but now I see.” Newton worked at sea on British merchant ships. […]

Upgraded home in Oak Park has gourmet kitchen

This Oak Park Morrison Sutton model is on a cul-de-sac. This thoroughly upgraded home has five bedrooms and 3.5 bathrooms with high-end energy-efficient windows and doors. The gourmet kitchen has upgraded cabinets, a huge center island with sink, stainless steel Viking appliances, full refrigerator and freezer, Double Farmers sink, granite counter tops and two dishwashers, including a two-drawer. There are […]

Calabasas City Council reorganizes

AT THE HELM— New Calabasas City Council members are sworn in Nov. 29 at City Hall. From left are: James Bozajian, last year’s mayor Mary Sue Maurer, new mayor Fred Gaines, David Shapiro and Alicia Weintraub.

Separating items from packaging is no fun at all

Hot Flashes

Where’s the jaws of life when a girl needs it? A few days ago, I returned from a daily trip to OSH with a new pair of scissors, locked in packaging so sturdy and impenetrable that I considered dynamite but didn’t want mess up my new shears. Still, after trying to cut it open, I went with the mallet then […]

Hanukkah Events Light up the Night

A TIME OF FESTIVITY— Above, Cantor Kenny Ellis of Agoura, third from left, kicks up his heels with Chabad members Dec. 17 during Chanukah at the Shoppes in Westlake. At right, Agoura Hills Mayor William Koehler lights a candle during the Menorah Kindling Ceremony on Dec. 13 at Agoura City Hall. The eight-day festival of Hanukkah began at sundown Dec. […]

Thousand Oaks home is at end of cul-de-sac

This well-maintained home is near the end of a cul-de-sac in Thousand Oaks. The backyard has a cascading waterfall, koi pond, lush landscaping and a fully enclosed gazebo. The home has four bedrooms and 2.5 baths. One bedroom has been converted into a home office. The living areas offer plenty of space for gathering and relaxing. For more information on […]

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