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This holiday sail was relaxing

SUMMER CRUISE— Right, boaters take advantage of the warm weather May 28 during the Westlake Yacht Club’s Memorial Day Open House. Below, Kathy Wingfield of Olathe, Kan, relaxes by the lake during the daylong event that showcased the club’s opportunities for new members.

Food, wine, fun

The eighth annual Conejo Food and Wine Festival will run from 1:30 to 5:30 p.m. Sun., June 24 at St. Paschal Baylon School grounds, 155 E. Janss Road, Thousand Oaks. Guests can sample food, wine, beer and desserts provided by local restaurants, wineries, breweries and bakeries. Local musicians will provide entertainment. The event has raised nearly $100,000 for multiple charities. […]

Upgraded Westlake home is at the end of a cul-de-sac

Large master suite has balcony overlooking the pool

This upgraded Westlake home has four bedrooms and three baths and is approximately 2,500 square feet. The living room has a fireplace, plantation shutters and vaulted ceiling. The formal dining room opens to the backyard and pool. The sunny kitchen has upgraded appliances, cabinets, tile floor and a family eating area. The family room with a fireplace adjoins the kitchen […]

Readers disagree with owner’s decision to leave dog in car

Maybe the owner who left their dog in the car and went to the movies should try spending a couple of hours in her Land Rover, with one window “open a few inches,” while Bella the pup goes to the movies. If she wants to leave her dog in her car, she should at least purchase a dog crate and […]

Hike and herb talk Sunday

The Herb Walks with Lanny Kaufer program will return to the secluded Stunt High Trail along Cold Creek in the Calabasas Hills on the north side of the Santa Monica Mountains from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sun., June 10. The event will be an easy, slow-paced walk, other than the descent down into the canyon and the climb back […]

Musical gives audience ‘What It Wants’

play review /// ‘Dirty Rotten Scoundrels’

Toward the end of “Dirty Rotten Scoundrels,” dapper con man Lawrence Jameson says to his unpolished mentee Freddy Benson, “What you lack in grace you certainly make up for in vulgarity.” This sums up the generally satisfying 2004 musical, which runs through July 1 at High Street Arts Center in Moorpark. The musical—based on the 1988 Steve Martin/Michael Caine film […]

South Shore Hills residence has pool, spa, gated driveway

This house in South Shore Hills has five bedrooms and three bathrooms in over 2,800 square feet. The house sits at the end of a long gated driveway with a three-car garage. There is space for parking and for the kids to play in the private and secluded front yard. The front and back of the 13,000-square-foot lot features new […]

The ugly American

I just returned from a lovely tour of Eastern Europe. My only disappointment was the stingy and self-absorbed behavior of my fellow tour travelers. We saw much poverty. Ragged and probably homeless people were selling many small items to make a little money to survive. For example, one elderly crippled woman was selling T-shirts for $5. Our tour guide reminded […]

Take a bow

De’Anna Nowling of Calabasas wins girls’ 100 sprint gold at state meet

Orange isn’t the new black. It’s neon green. At the biggest track and field meet of the season, De’Anna Nowling and her Calabasas High teammates chose to wear neon green. It was the seventh different jersey the Coyotes have donned this season since debuting in black-and-white uniforms at the Texas Relays in March. Nowling has dazzled in all-white, all-black and […]

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