Calabasas mulls new projects both eastside and westside

Four construction sites in the pipeline

Agoura Hills isn’t the only city that continues to grow. New development in Calabasas is proceeding on a variety of fronts. In addition to the Paxton homes under construction, and the West Village mixed retail and housing development under planning— both on Las Virgenes Road—local residents can expect to see two additional building projects breaking ground within the next year: […]

Botanic hike bursts with blossoms

In the mood for an easy hike with colorful flowers to spare? Check out the nature path at the Conejo Valley Botanic Garden. A ¾-mile nature path wraps around the 33-acre garden, meandering through hillsides lush with California sunflowers, especially this spring. To help on sunny days, a portion of the trail follows along a shaded riparian corridor under a […]

‘They shall beat their swords into plowshares’ and guns into tools

The audience in the chapel at Emmanuel Presbyterian Church on March 26 sat in silence as they listened to a blacksmith in the courtyard pound on a piece of forged metal on top of an anvil. Each strike was to commemorate a life lost in the mass shooting in November at Borderline Bar and Grill. Blacksmith Michael Martin had sawed […]

A big basket for a little boy

EGGSTRAVAGANZA—Westlake Village resident Rocky Stayart and her 5-year-old grandson Kade Hood walk near a large Easter basket during Underwood Family Farm’s Springtime Easter Festival on March 30 in Moorpark. The festival, which runs through April 22, includes a visit with the Easter Bunny, a petting zoo, a haystack, an animal show, arts and crafts, carnival games, face painting, pony rides […]

Sheriff’s Blotter

Agoura Hills A man and a woman stole $138 worth of medication from the CVS pharmacy on Kanan Road on April 10. The couple stole Alli Weight Loss Medication, Preparation H and Recticare. On April 9 a man stole $280 worth of merchandise from the CVS pharmacy on Kanan Road. An employee reported that a man was seen placing items […]

Art guild celebrates 50th

The Westlake Village Art Guild invites the public to its 50th anniversary celebration from 5 to 9 p.m. Fri., May 3 at the Thousand Oaks Community Gallery, 2331- A Borchard Road, Newbury Park. The event will feature artists from the five art associations of the Conejo Valley competing in the inaugural Paint-off Challenge. The artists will have 90 minutes to […]

Easter fun

Messy Church will host its annual Easter celebration at 5 p.m. Sat., April 20 at the United Methodist Church of Thousand Oaks, 1000 E. Janss Road. The event will feature an egg hunt, stories of God’s many surprises, Easter crafts and activities, and an interactive Easter Vigil starting around the fire pit. A light dinner will be included. The family-friendly, […]

Business women build an online space for female entrepreneurs

Last year about 28 million women ages 20 to 64 were not members of the workforce, according to the U.S. Department of Labor. Many of these women faced obstacles returning to work after having children, earning their degrees or taking personal time off. “Research suggests that as many as 35% of these women would welcome paid work if it was […]

Follow-home robbery proves costly in Westlake

Two thieves committed a strong-arm robbery at a home April 8 on Country Lane in Westlake Village. A couple had just returned to the home and were in their car in the garage when one of them saw a white sedan pull up in front of the house. According to a sheriff’s report, two men got out of the sedan, […]

Stroll along Kimber keeps writer limber

On the Trail

It never ceases to amaze me how one can accidentally stumble on a burst of fresh new territory to explore. Getting lost helps considerably. That was my initial predicament. On a sunny but chilly afternoon, I was idling outside my favorite doughnut shop on Kimber Drive at its junction with Wendy Drive, trying to find the most wind-free direction to […]

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