Boy Scouts of America opening doors for both genders

For more than 100 years, Boy Scouts of America has provided members with a foundation in learning, adventure and community. Similar to the armed forces, age doesn’t matter—once a Scout, always a Scout. Boys who attain the vaunted Eagle rank share a bond for life. But starting this spring, the “boy” in Boy Scouts will be in name only. The […]

Environmental forum coming to Calabasas

The City of Calabasas will host an forum on the environmental impacts of wildfires and mitigation measures from 6 to 8 p.m. Thurs., Feb. 21 in Founders Hall, 200 Civic Center Way. The forum, hosted by the City’s Environmental Commission, is free and open to the public. The forum topics and speakers are: “Fire Impacts on Wildlife and Plants in […]

A Grammy for music director

Michael Christie, music director for the New West Symphony in Thousand Oaks, received a Grammy Award for a recording of a live performance he conducted with the Santa Fe Opera, the world premiere of contemporary opera “The (R)evolution of Steve Jobs,” about the life of the founder of Apple Computer and inventor of the iPhone. The opera recording, written by […]

Students welcome the Year of the Pig

Take your ACORN on vacation

Westlake hopes housing plan meets approval

City’s construction is falling short, state says

The state of California has a list and it’s checking it twice. Cities that don’t meet the state’s new housing law, such as Huntington Beach, could be in for a legal ride. The state has sued the Orange County coastal city for refusing to meet regional housing needs and standing in the way of affordable housing. Westlake Village officials are […]

When 70 is the new 40

15th annual Senior Congress teaches attendees how to plan for their future

Senior citizens are the fastest growing population in the country, and the issues involved with growing old can be complex and challenging. How to perform proper estate planning, for example, might leave some seniors at a loss. For the past 15 years, the Conejo/Las Virgenes Future Foundation has been helping to guide older citizens in their golden years. CLVFF, a […]

For acoustic-music lovers

Songmakers hosts monthly acoustic music song circles for singers, instrumentalists and songwriters of all skill levels. People who enjoy just listening are also welcome. Events are free. For more information or driving directions, call or email the respective group leader. Woodland Hills Library Song Circle from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. Mon., Feb. 18 in the library’s upstairs activity room, 22200 […]

Westlake High cast in moody, gothic drama

play review /// ‘We Have Always Lived in the Castle’

In an imposing mansion in Vermont, sisters Mary Catherine (aka “Merricat”) and Constance Blackwood are living in their own isolated hell. Six years before, the sisters’ parents, aunt and younger brother all died after eating blackberries spiked with arsenic-laced sugar. Only their uncle Julian survived, but he is now senile and confined to a wheelchair. Although Constance, who served up […]

2019-02-14 E-Edition

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