Large property features vineyard, pool, spa

This house is approximately 3,800 square feet with five bedrooms, three baths plus a bonus room. The house is in an exclusive area on a cul-de-sac. The ¾-acre property has a vineyard on the slope, pool, spa, large grassy area and possible RV access on both sides of the grounds. The living room has a fireplace. The large kitchen with […]

A tale as old as time

Oak Park High School will present “Disney’s Beauty and the Beast” in the pavilion at 899 N. Kanan Road. Showtimes are 7 p.m. Thurs. through Sat, March 8 to 10 and a 2 p.m. matinee Sat., March 10. “It’s a tale as old as time.” The 18th century classic French fairy tale tells the story of Belle, a beautiful and […]

Parents, be civil and support your refs and coaches

Signs are made to be read, and the one at the right is being seen alright. You can’t miss it. Attached to a fence, it sits in plain view next to the beautiful soccer fields that just opened last month at the Westlake Village Community Park. These are kids. This is a game. The coaches volunteer. The umpires are human. […]

Resident marks 100 years

LIVING A FULL CENTURY—An area resident for many years, Elsie Smith celebrates her 100th birthday on Feb. 19. The centenarian’s festivities included a visit from her cousin Linda and her husband, Steve, from Chelshire, England at luncheon with friends and family. A singer serenaded Elsie during the birthday party. The U.S. centenarian population has grown 66 percent over the past […]


THURS., FEB. 22 Night Of The Horse 6 to 8 p.m. at Leonis Adobe, 23537 Calabasas Road, Calabasas. Beer, margaritas, Mexican food, silent auction, live music. Calif. Coastal Horse Rescue shares news of its activities. Admission: $35 at the door. Phone: 805.758.8312. Email: connect@calcoastalhorserescue.com. Web: calcoastalhorserescue.com. Ventura County Rose Society 6:30 p.m. at Ventura County Office of Education Conference Center, […]

Wax museum helps teach history

COME TO LIFE— Above, Karen Moalem of Calabasas pushes fifth-grader Zoe Greco’s “button”to start her story of Sacagawea during the Feb. 7 Explorer Wax Museum at Bay Laurel Elementary School in Calabasas. For the museum,fifth-grade students were required to research an explorer from history and act out the character. Right, Zach Sobolevsky waits to tell his tale of Marco Polo.

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Tips to avoid seed waste

COMMENTARY /// Eye on the environment

The rain two weeks ago caused calamities to the north, but local hillsides are now sprouting shoots of green. You may be tempted to help nature’s process by spreading seeds on hillsides stripped bare of vegetation, but erosion, flooding, fire danger and weed removal are the possible price to pay for planting incorrectly. Whether on your own slopes or in […]

Green-eyed monster is a primal force

PLAY REVIEW /// ‘Othello’

Here’s a quick quiz: What am I talking about if I mention treachery, deceit, invasion of a foreign power, racism, spousal abuse and the sanctity of marriage? No, I’m not referring to issues currently roiling U.S. politics. These are all dominant themes in William Shakespeare’s play “Othello,” which is being performed by the Newbury Parkbased California Shakespeare Company at Playhouse […]

Teens unite in support of Israel

One hundred teenagers came together in the Conejo Valley to show their support and solidarity for Israel at the second annual Unite 4 Israel Day on Jan. 21 at Chabad of Westlake Village in Thousand Oaks. Members of Stand With US, Jerusalem U, Israel Martial Arts Academy and Jewish National Fund gave lectures. An array of workshops included the Taste […]

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