The Agoura Hills Library will offer the following free activities at 29901 Ladyface Court. In addition, book donations to the Book Cellar helps support library programs. For details, call (818) 584 7219. For more information on the events, call (818) 889-2278. Fri., Dec. 20 and 27, “Music N Motion” for babies and toddlers ages 9 months to 2 years and […]

Eric Parker Geesen

On Monday, December 9, 2019, Eric Parker Geesen, loving son and brother, passed away at the age of 53 following complications due to a major stroke. Eric will be forever remembered by his mother Sydney, brother Andy, sister-inlaw Margaret, nieces Maddie and Olivia, and nephew John. Eric is predeceased by his father Parker and brother Patrick. Eric will also be […]

Exer adds new West Hills location

Camarillo coming next

Exer Urgent Care opened a new center Dec. 4 in Platt Village near Victory Boulevard and Platt Avenue in West Hills—the company’s 11th grand opening in Southern California since it began an aggressive expansion campaign in 2016. Used as an alternative to the traditional hospital emergency room, Exer now has 15 locations in SoCal. The privately-owned company, founded in 2013, […]

Old songs make residents feel young

Honoring our Lady of Guadalupe

Her neighbors began leaving bouquets of flowers two weeks ago in front of the vibrantly painted mural of Our Lady of Guadalupe that adorns one stucco wall of Blanca Jimenez’ modest, two-bedroom home in Simi Valley. They’ve done that every December since she moved in 13 years ago, she said. “Everyone who lives around here knows this as the neighborhood […]

‘Tis the season for music

United Methodist Church Westlake Village’s 40-voice Chancel Choir will present “The Living Light” during the 9 and 10:30 a.m. worship services Sun., Dec. 22 at 1049 S. Westlake Blvd. The presentation is free and open to the community. Directed by Gloria Hilliard, a small orchestra will accompany the dramatic musical presentation, which will also include a live nativity tableau. The […]


Traveling with the Holy Family

Las Posadas, an event that reenacts the journey of Mary and Joseph to Bethlehem, has become an annual tradition at the United Methodist Church of Thousand Oaks. Las Posadas will take place at 5 p.m. Sat., Dec. 21 at the church, 1000 E. Janss Road. The bilingual program will begin with craft and activity stations to teach families about the […]


Hanukkah at Stonehaus Temple Ner Simcha and The Stonehaus at the Westlake Village Inn will host their annual Hanukkah celebration for the community at 6 p.m. Sun., Dec. 22 at The Stonehaus, 32039 Agoura Road. The event will have games, music, surprises, prayers and the lighting of the menorah. Earlier in the day, Temple Ner Simcha will run its annual […]

Good advice for families giving kids mobile devices this season

Buying children mobile devices this holiday season? You’re in good company. Fifty three percent of children own a smartphone by age 11, and 84% of teenagers have their own phones, according to Common Sense Media. While there are many benefits to being digitally connected at a young age, there are certain issues families should address. Once the dust settles after […]