Paramount Ranch looks for sequel

Venerable movie set hopes to rebuild

Paramount Ranch, a spot straight out of the Wild West, finally met its match. But even though the historic film set featured in old movies and new television shows was almost destroyed in the recent fire, park officials are confident the popular old venue will make a comeback. The Woolsey fire destroyed a saloon, jail, sheriff’s station and other structures […]

SAR member retires in a blaze of glory

Patrolled streets and battled fires

After nearly 40 years with Malibu Search and Rescue, Kevin Ryan was eyeing retirement. He had one foot out the door when the Woolsey fire struck Nov. 8, ensuring his last days with the organization would be anything but calm. Ryan, 65, lives in Woodland Hills. He is the emergency services coordinator for the City of Hidden Hills. He spent […]

Victory lap

Oak Park’s Sarah Shulze seizes silver; Newbury Park boys winfirst state title

Panthers don’t get stage fright. Newbury Park High’s boys’ cross country team, in its fourth visit to the CIF State Cross Country Championships, made history in Fresno. The Black Cat Attack seized its first CIF State Division II title with a team time of 77 minutes, 51 seconds, the second-best collective performance of all time in that division. “It was […]

School parents form fire relief fund

In the days immediately following the Woolsey fire, a group of parents in the Las Virgenes Unified School District founded Las Virgenes Fire Relief (LVFR), an organization that raises money and collects goods on behalf of district families whose homes were lost or severely damaged in the fire. Nearly 100 families with student and staff in the school district either […]

Seminole Springs park will dig out from the ashes

Half the residents lost their homes

Residents from Calabasas to Oak Park are thankful the Woolsey fire stayed mostly in the hills and ravines that surrounded their homes. But some mountain communities wedged into the line of fire had no such luck. Nearly half the residents of the Seminole Springs Mobile Home Park, on Mulholland Highway and deep in the Santa Monica Mountains, lost their homes. […]

Shop and support Cancer Support Community

Boutique is part of annual Holiday Homes Tour weekend

The 24th anniversary Holiday Homes Tour will host a holiday boutique this weekend at St. Maximilian Kolbe Catholic Church, 5801 Kanan Road, Westlake Village. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sat. and Sun., Dec. 1 and 2. The shopping experience will offer many unique holiday gifts. Admission to the boutique is free. Sales will benefit the Cancer Support Community […]

Pet of the week

SHE’S GOLDEN-Delilah likes to play but needs a soft touch. She can be found in the Habikat Room. Meet Delilah, ID No. 5209681, at the Agoura Hills Animal Care Center, 29525 Agoura Road. Occasionally pets have already been adopted, so check Los Angeles County Animal Care and Control before visiting the shelter.

High School Highlights

Agoura Chargers Fri., Nov. 30: Cabaret night/black box/7 p.m. Dancing with the Star Chargers/ gym/7 p.m. Tues., Dec. 4: Senior panoramic picture info/gym/8:45 a.m. Celebrity concert/main stage/7 p.m. Wed., Dec. 5: Blood drive/gym/7 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. Calabasas Coyotes Fri., Nov. 30: Pumpkin stress ball sales/homeroom and lunch Native American games rotations/ upper quad/noon Winter dance concert/PAEC/7 p.m. Sat., Dec. […]

Triunfo introduces new board member

The Triunfo Sanitation District welcomed a new member to its board of directors. Oak Park resident Leon Shapiro, 68, was appointed to the board last month to fill a seat left by former chair Mike Paule, who resigned. Shapiro is president of 21st Century Water Solutions, a consulting firm. He has built a career working in water and wastewater treatment. […]

Genealogy with a Jewish twist

Finding your family roots can be a passionate pursuit, and for Jewish families with kin either lost or splintered because of the Holocaust, the tracing of relational bonds can be especially poignant—and sometimes surprising. A display celebrating International Jewish Genealogy Month, which was Oct. 10 to Nov. 8 this year, has been extended through December at the Friends of the […]