Song circles to meet

Free song circles for lovers of acoustic music—including instrumentalists, songwriters, singers and listeners—are being held in the area. For more information and driving directions, call the respective circle leader or go to Songmakers.org. The Woodland Hills Library Song Circle meets from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. Mon., April 15 in the upstairs activity room (elevator available), 22200 Ventura Blvd. Call Linnea […]

Opposed to city’s West Village

Regarding the proposed West Village at Calabasas project at the intersection of Las Virgenes and Agoura roads: The New Home Company is up to their old dirty tricks, same as with the Canyon Oaks project. This time they are claiming the public gets everything they really want from the West Village at Calabasas project. That is a misrepresentation of the […]

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 […]

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