Rehearsals start for community bands

The Conejo Valley Community Concert and Jazz Band will present a concert at 4 p.m. Sun., March 4 at Lindero Canyon Middle School, 5844 Larboard Lane, Agoura Hills. Robert Hackett will conduct both bands. New musicians are invited to participate. Rehearsals will take place Tuesdays at 7 p.m. starting Jan. 23 in the Agoura High School band room, 28545 Driver […]

Promoting student exchange

International Education Student Exchange Programs, a nonprofit high school organization, is recruiting volunteers to serve as area representatives. Responsibilities include: Finding and interviewing host families for exchange students; contacting local high schools for their acceptance of students; delivering both host family and student orientations; making monthly contacts with host families and students; and planning activities for the students and their […]

Coffee tomorrow?

Happy New Year, and please save the date and join me for my next constituent coffee or, as I like to call it, Coffee with Alicia, at 9 a.m. Fri., Jan. 12 at the Corner Bakery at the Commons. My last coffee was a great opportunity for me to hear from you in an informal environment and, as a result […]


Senior lunch bunch The St. Jude 50+ Senior Group will meet at 12:30 p.m. Wed., Jan. 17 at St. Jude Catholic Church hall, 32032 Lindero Canyon Road, Westlake Village. Lunch will be salad, coq au vin (French stew with chicken braised in red wine and brandy), breads and dessert. Vocalist Phil Pepe will provide entertainment. Reservations are required by Sun., […]

Pet of the week

GOOD LITTLE BOY—Ralphie is a male tan and white terrier about 7 years old. He is good with other dogs and playful with small children. If you would like to adopt Ralphie ask for ID No. A5137505 at the Agoura Hills Animal Shelter, 29525 Agoura Road. Occasionally pets have already been adopted, so check http://animalcare.lacounty.gov before visiting the shelter.

In the spirit

The Agoura High School Spirit Team is entering the 2018 competition season by hosting a United Spirit Association Regional qualifier for USA Nationals from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Sat., Jan. 20 in the school gym, 28545 Driver Ave. Teams from across Southern California will compete for a spot at Nationals. USA Nationals is a three-day competition with thousands of […]

Impressed with local dog park

I have never been to a dog park before. But now that we have a new puppy, we wanted to give it a try. We want him to be comfortable around and play nice with other dogs. So my daughter and I took our 7-month-old mini Australian shepherd to the Oak Park dog park on Jan. 7. All three of […]

Reading with kids

STORIES ARE FUN—At top, Alexander Kim, 8, of Calabasas works on a puzzle during the Read With Me program Jan. 6 at the Calabasas Library. Above, Dorianne Spivack of Calabasas reads to her daughters Lila, 3, and Elianna, 5, during the event designed to spark kids’ interest in books.

What’s good for the goose

SHORE LEAVE—Even before the rain, the water looks pristine at Westlake Lake. Almost 2.5 inches fell in the area, and local lakes are full again.

Kicking off the new year right with God’s unbreakable promises

Roots of Faith

How many new year’s resolutions have you broken so far? A calendar changeover often spurs us to take stock of our lives and strive to improve. Yet despite good intentions and valiant efforts, we often keep those promises only a short while before we fall back into old habits or give up in exhaustion before reaching our objective. Fortunately for […]

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