Celebrate the Jewish New Year Calabasas-based Congregation Or Ami will hold its Jewish High Holy Day services for the fourth year in the Kavli Theatre, Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, 2100 E. T.O. Blvd. Rosh Hashana celebrates the Jewish New Year of 5779, beginning Sun. and Mon., Sept 9 and 10. The 10 days of awe will culminate on the […]

Simi Valley home has covered arbor-style patio in backyard

First time on the market, this house was built in 2013 by Richmond American Homes. This Costa Del Verde two-story home has a great-room-style floor plan with four bedrooms, a downstairs office/possible fifth bedroom, an upstairs loft and 3.5 bathrooms in 3,964 square feet of living space on a 10,000-square-foot lot. The exterior has professional landscape and hardscape, a large […]

Write on with Brown

Author and educator Rita Keeley Brown will lead a writers’ workshop at 1 p.m. Sat., Sept. 8 during the monthly meeting of the San Fernando Valley Branch of the California Writers Club at the Motion Picture and TV Fund campus at 23388 Mulholland Drive, Woodland Hills The workshop is designed to open and free the writer’s creative impulse. Brown’s published […]


YOUNG SOLDIER— Toni and Keith Caruso of Oak Park join their son Anthony at his recent graduation from U.S. Army boot camp at Fort Sill, Okla. The young Caruso graduated from Oak Park High School on May 23. One month later he was at Fort Sill to begin his 11- week training course. The soldier is now at Fort Sam […]

New faces, new places at Las Virgenes district

Leadership changes at five campuses

As students went back to school on Wednesday, the Las Virgenes Unified School District welcomed new leaders at several of its campuses. In all, 60 new teachers and staffers have joined the LVUSD ranks. The following is a rundown of the schools where new principals and assistant principals have come aboard. •Agoura High School: Dr. Stephanie McClay, principal McClay comes […]

Lake Sherwood waterfront home with guest house, dock

Built in 1937, Wildwood Cottage is a waterfront property with panoramic views of Lake Sherwood and the Santa Monica Mountains. Monterey Revival styling is joined to more traditional cottage architecture. The house has been expanded and remodeled. Meandering stone pathways lead down to the guest house, main house, separate office/workshop/studio and boat/hobby shed. The main house is mid-point on the […]

Fun, fun in the sun

SURFIN’ SUMMER SAFARI—Above, 6-year-old Theo Azra takes a quick trip down the slide at last Sunday’s City of Agoura Hills Summer Concerts in the Park at Chumash Park. Right, the tribute band Surfin’ performed the final show in the city’s summer concert series. A fireworks show followed. Below, Lisa David of Agoura Hills leads the dancers on the grass in […]

Oaks watch thief will wind up doing time

Time has run out for the man behind a series of daytime smash-and-grab robberies in Southern California targeting high-end wristwatches. Keith Walton, 47, of South Los Angeles, a senior member of the Inglewood Family Gangster Bloods, was sentenced this month to 55 years in federal prison for his role as ringleader of a crew that netted $6 million worth of […]


The Calabasas Library will offer the following free programs in September at 200 Civic Center Way. The library will be closed Sat. and Sun., Sept. 1 and 2 for the Labor Day holiday and will close at 5 p.m. Thurs., Sept. 20 for the State of the City address. For more information on programs, call (818) 225-7616 or visit calabasaslibrary.org. […]

Young campers down on the farm

EE-I-EE-I-O—Left, Westlake Village resident Michael McErlane, 5, and Thousand Oaks resident Carson Eldridge, 10, wash a goat during Farm Camp on July 31 at Underwood Family Farms in Moorpark. Right, 13-year-old Vincent Losberg of Westlake Village feeds a baby goat at the camp that gives city kids a taste of rural life.

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