One sunny Sunday

FLOWER POWER—The rose bushes and jacaranda trees are in full bloom as spring puts on a colorful display at The Promenade shopping center in Westlake April 15. This weekend will be sunny and cool.

Kaiser gives $100K to Triunfo YMCA

Kaiser Permanente donated $100,000 to the Triunfo YMCA in a ceremony April 13 to support the building of the new Y on Thousand Oaks Boulevard just west of Lindero Canyon Road in Westlake Village. The Triunfo Y is set to open in spring 2019. The project had stalled due to funding, but work will be able to resume next month […]

Oak Park garden back in bloom

The Oak Park Community Garden is celebrating spring with an open house from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sat., April 28 at 401 Kanan Road. Admission to the open house is free. Members of the Oak Park Gardeners will provide information about the garden and give tours. Applications will be available for those interested in renting a parcel. The Oak […]

Music in the air at Medea Creek

FESTIVE SONGS—Above, the Medea Creek Choir sings during the third annual Oak Park Music Festival on April 15 at Medea Creek Middle School in Oak Park. Right, Oak Park High School bass player Arielle Markowicz adds to the harmony. At top right, Sat Nemani and his son Saish, 9, of Oak Park enjoy the young musicians’ performance.


Westridge rat problem raises homeowner alarm

Residents object to use of rodenticide in posh Calabasas community

Many people view the rat as a sign of filth, disease and death. But the easy solution to getting rid of the rodent—rat poison—poses its own set of problems. Concerns about the use of rat poisons in public have been building in recent years. The California Department of Fish and Wildlife advocates the use of non-chemical rodent control because poison […]

Fair promises big fun despite cutbacks

Increased operating expenses and lower attendance have taken their toll on the Ventura County Fair, coming in August. In a cost-cutting move, operators have canceled the fair’s traditional parade and reduced the number of fireworks displays from 12 nights to four. The rising costs of operations, permits and cleanup work have led to the cutbacks, James Lockwood, the public relations […]

At the library

The Agoura Hills Library at 29901 Ladyface Court will present the following free programs. For more information, call (818) 889-2278. Linnea Richards will present Music n’ Motion for babies and toddlers at 9:30 a.m. Fri., April 27. The L.A. County Department of Consumer and Business Affairs will host an “Open a Business in L.A. County” seminar at 10:30 a.m. Sat., […]

Finding the Right Therapist Made Easy

Advekit is a new and easy way to find the right mental health therapist. Advekit was created by Alison Fussell and Arielle Garellek, two female entrepreneurs who are passionate about making the process of finding a therapist cost-free and straightforward. No more sifting through online directories—clients simply answer a couple of questions about what they are looking for in a […]



The Las Virgenes Municipal Water District provides water to more than 65,000 residents of Agoura Hills, Calabasas, Hidden Hills and Westlake. David Pedersen, right, is the GM. Q: What makes Las Virgenes different from other water districts? A: We’re a full-service water district. We provide potable water, wastewater services, compost, recycled water and soon pure water. Q: What’s the biggest […]