Never too late for a bar/bat mitzvah

CALLED TO THE TORAH—Several members of Congregation Or Ami celebrate the culmination of their a two-year program for adults who never had a bar or bat mitzvah, a rite of passage in the Jewish religion at age 13, on Jan. 19 at the Calabasas synagogue. Back row from left: Rabbi Paul Kipnes, Carolyn McNary, Talee Sands, Marcy Cameron, Michael Ratican, […]

Just keep swimming

Warriors rely on speed from drivers to generate offense

Westlake High students had the day off of school on Jan. 22, but that didn’t stop the girls’ water polo team from training in the pool. The Warriors were swimming laps by 9 a.m., prepping for the home stretch of Marmonte League competition. Westlake, which graduated 10 seniors from last year’s roster, are battling in a rugged league with four […]

Westlake community park open for business

PLAY TIME—Kids, families and officials gather Jan. 21 at the grand opening of the $26-million Westlake Village Community Park. Above, a boy tries out the new skate park. Left, 9-year-old Caden Atkinson of Westlake Village tosses a football on one of the artificial turf fields that occupy the 18- acre hilltop site at the northeast corner of Lindero Canyon Road […]

Don’t wait to learn how to give CPR

Other Side of 50

I’m embarrassed to admit it, but I really didn’t want to learn CPR. I always thought there would be someone more knowledgeable around if the need ever arose, and if I learned it I might be obliged to resuscitate someone. I was disabused of that belief several years ago when I was attending a CPR and first-aid training session for […]

Traveling exhibit in T.O. brings hunger home

Temple Adat Elohim and Ascension Lutheran Church will host the last stop for “This Is Hunger,” a national touring exhibit that will be in Thousand Oaks from Feb. 10 through 14. The exhibit is housed in a 53-foot-long double expandable semitrailer that will be parked at Ascension church, 1600 E. Hillcrest Drive. The free exhibit will bring Conejo Valley residents […]

Chargers stay busy in January

Agoura High has had a whirlwind month. Jason Rosenthal, the only head coach the school has ever had in girls’ water polo, went for career win No. 700 on Wednesday against Westlake. A final score was not available at press time. Rosenthal’s win total includes his 12 seasons leading the boys’ water polo team. His Agoura girls’ squads won a […]

Mudslide debris trucked south to Calabasas

As cleanup from the Montecito mudslides continues, up to 1,000 tons of disaster debris will be carted to the Calabasas Landfill between now and April 15. The mudslides earlier this month claimed the lives of 20 people, destroyed more than 100 homes and shut down the 101 Freeway for two weeks. Emergency crews are working to clear more than 100,000 […]

William Glen “Doc” Doody

1931 – 2018

Colonel William Glen “Doc” Doody M.D., 86, passed away on Thursday, January 18, 2018, after suffering a stroke in late November. Bill was born on August 4, 1931, in Waynesburg, PA, the youngest of four boys (Joe, Richard, Robert and William) born to Joseph and Mayme Shock Doody. Bill entered the U.S. Airforce Cadet Program and received his commission and […]

California labor market good, but could be better

The California Labor Market Information Division released its December 2017 report recently, showing surprisingly little movement in the data. State unemployment remained stable at 3.8 percent, with a net change of minus 100 jobs in the non-farm sector. Last month we reported that 3.8 percent was the lowest unemployment rate we’ve seen for any November going back at least to […]

Avanti apartments in Calabasas have access to pool, spa, clubroom, retail

Single-story apartments have direct-access private elevators

Avanti by the New Home Company is an enclave in the heart of Calabasas of new Italian-inspired single-story apartments designed by architect Robert Hidey. The homes have a spacious design and resort amenities, and are within walking distance of Old Town Calabasas and the Commons. The apartments have direct-access private elevators for ease and safety. With little to no upkeep […]