Displaced but still in first place

TEAM SPIRIT—Team Venom wins the 2018 American Roundball Corp. Gold Division fall league championship, defeating Oakwood Rec. Black 63-43 at Cal State Northridge. Top row from left are: Nick Phenix, Aaron Huggins, Aiden Wier, Lukas Friedlander and coach Dave Goosen. Bottom row: Dylan Goosen, Gavin Udell and Peter Iba. The boys are so dedicated to the team that when their […]


FRI., NOV. 30 End Of Season Performance 7 p.m. at Thousand Oaks High School stadium, 2323 N. Moorpark Road. Performances by marching bands of five local high schools. Free, open to public. Brief ceremony to honor Borderline victims. Freewill donations taken for Borderline/wildfire victims’ funds. Hark! A CHICO Holiday Concert 7:30 p.m. at Rancho Campana High School performing arts center, […]

No fake news

Your coverage of the shootings and the fires were the highest form of community journalism. The stories were complete, personal, sensitive, accurate. The photos supported the stories and added a dimension to them. All of it was there on every page, told as neighbors tell each other what happened. I was especially impressed by your reporters going to the vigils, […]

Actor, voice artist to share tips for making, selling audiobooks

Will speak at writers club meeting

Actor and award-winning book narrator David Stifel will present “Audiobooks: The Why and How for Authors” at 1 p.m. Sat., Dec. 1 in the Saban Community Room, Motion Picture and TV Fund, 23388 Mulholland Drive, Woodland Hills. The event will take place during the regular meeting of the San Fernando Valley Chapter of the California Writers Club. Stifel will share […]

Have beer and a blast at 14 Cannons

Acorn Epicurean

Make your holidays even happier this year at 14 Cannons Brewery and Showroom in Westlake Village’s “Beermuda Triangle,” where all things beer are offered to knowledgeable brew fans as well as members of the Craft Beer for Dummies group, like myself. Just ask anything of 14 Cannons’ head brewer Nic Bortolin, who knows his offerings inside and out. With a […]

Guardian angels

The sky, rather than leaves, turned red and orange that Thursday afternoon in November. An eerie, bright blood-orange sun hung in the sky. The fire erupted, lapping the sky like a million tongues from voracious dragons. And the air, choking, was filled with the smell of smoke. Instantly our trees lost their leaves and stood like naked black Giacometti sculptures […]

City boutique, photo show

Artisans sell, photog on display

The City of Agoura Hills and the Cultural Arts Council will offer the following events on Fri., Dec. 7 at the Agoura Hills Recreation and Event Center, 29900 Ladyface Court. A holiday boutique from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. will feature local artisan vendors with handmade products, including some items that can be personalized. A solo photography show featuring Brian […]

Chorale offers uplifting experience

The Los Robles Master Chorale will ring—and sing—in the season with its annual holiday concerts. “We have all been jarred by recent events in our area, and our hearts go out to those personally impacted,” said LRMC board president Kally McMurray-Fisher. “Choral music is a quintessential part of the holidays, and our hope is that people will come together and […]

Helpful business

As the Woolsey fire was making its way into Oak Park, I went to the Vons market on Kanan Road in Agoura Hills. My goal was to get drinking water for the hundreds of firefighters and first responders making their way into Oak Park and Agoura Hills. I contacted the manager, Trevor Smith, and explained the situation. Without hesitation, Trevor […]

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