Four Seasons Hotel serves up new fare

Four Seasons Hotel Westlake Village opened the doors to its new main dining room last week following eight months of remodeling. Dubbed Coin & Candor, the hotel’s central restaurant was given a complete makeover with bright colors and fresh tones cast in mid-century style. A chic oculus bar creates a social focal point for the space and features stylish gold […]

A ‘starry’ night with LA Winds

The nonprofit Los Angeles Symphonic Winds, directed by Stephen Piazza, will present the annual “Stars of the LA Winds” concert at 2:30 p.m. Sun., April 14 in the Calabasas High School performing arts education center, 22855 Mulholland Hwy. The Winds will pay tribute to tribute to music teachers by featuring four respected Southern California music educator/conductors, all members of the […]

Keep trees intact

I want to draw attention to the future of our area oak trees. I was saddened having seen the devastation from the fires to Chesebro Canyon and Paramount Ranch. But, wonderfully, the grasses and flowers have revitalized and are plentiful and beautiful. Most oak trees that are black and look dead have started the miracle of regrowth. I hope that […]


14 Cannons Brewery

14 Cannons is a brewery and showroom in Westlake Village. This Q and A is with head brewer Nic Bortolin. Q: What sets your business apart from other breweries? A: We have a competitive edge because we’re owned by a general contractor, the Marshall Group, which means we’re able to innovate on the fly instead of having to plan out […]

Thoughts about college scandal

University admissions offices are far from exclusively devoted to judging academic merit. They have quotas for various applicant categories—or more likely upper and lower bounds for each category. These consist, typically, of children of alumni and donors, minority applicants in various subcategories, athletes, students from underrepresented states or from deprived backgrounds and so on. Beyond those categories, admissions offices have […]

Bravo to the women

The Ventura County chapter of the National Association of Women Business Owners will present its 20th annual Bravo Awards from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Fri., April 12 at the Serra Center, 5205 Upland Road, Camarillo. The 2019 honorees are: Woman Business Owner of the Year: Catherine Von Burg, SimpliPhi Power of Oxnard. Innovator of the Year: Michelle Wilner, VIRTIS […]

Path to glory

Sheriff’s Blotter

Agoura Hills A burglar broke into a home on Quail Run Drive on April 2. The owner was out of town, and the crime was reported by a neighbor who saw the home’s front door was open. The culprit got in the house by breaking a kitchen window, causing $200 in damage. The home was ransacked, but it was unclear […]

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Lindero returns as School to Watch

Lindero Canyon Middle School has been designated once again as a Schools to Watch/Taking Center Stage school. Lindero Canyon joins 33 other previously chosen schools whose commitment to continued progress and achievement allows them to retain the Schools to Watch designation. The school was recognized at the Schools to Watch state awards presentation March 14 in Sacramento. California’s Schools to […]