Bestselling author to speak

The Agoura Hills Cultural Art Council is introducing to the community a new literary arts program, Meet the Author, with the first program of the year featuring New York Times bestselling author Martha Hall Kelly. The city-sponsored author night will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Wed., Jan. 15 at the Agoura Hills Event and Recreation Center, 29900 Ladyface Court. […]

Blood transfusion gives relief to bird afflicted by rodenticide

Medical procedure is a first in the center’s history

The California Wildlife Center in Calabasas recently received an adult female red-tailed hawk with evidence that she had been poisoned by anticoagulant rodenticide, which prevents blood from clotting. The bird likely became exposed to the rodenticide by eating rats or mice that had ingested the toxin, the center said. The hawk also had multiple bruises on her body, was bleeding […]

Students take charge of battery recycling

Saving the environment is a big job for just one person. Three students in Las Virgenes Unified School District are teaming up in the hopes that their combined efforts in recycling will make a difference. Calabasas High School junior Aiden Rubel, along with A.C. Stelle Middle School students Eli Rubel, Aiden’s younger brother, and Daniel Oroszlan have started a nonprofit […]

Scholarships offered for civic-minded students

Deadlines are fast approaching for students to apply for several scholarships being given by the Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation and Institute. The foundation is the nonprofit branch of the Reagan Library that sustains the presidential museum and oversees educational opportunities. The foundation awards more than $1 million in college scholarships annually to student leaders, both locally and across the nation, […]

New Moorpark president sought

The next leader at Moorpark College will have important shoes to fill. For four years, the community college stood under the watchful eye of Luis Sanchez, a president who helped maintain and bolster the institution’s reputation as one of the best community colleges in the state. Under Sanchez’s leadership, Moorpark College increased its student completion rates, expanded its online education […]

A taste of India with a California twist


Currying Flavors is a new culinary concept in a category all its own—an Indian-inspired counter restaurant with a California twist. The approach is the brainchild of the owner, attorney Shahed Hasan, and his team of professionals that make everything work down to the last detail. For example, Luis Garcia, the general manager, has been in the restaurant business for decades. […]

Pianist fine-tunes classical series

Hillcrest Center for the Arts continues its series of classical concerts in the Hall of Mirrors on weekends at 403 W. Hillcrest Drive, Thousand Oaks. The series will feature the following internationally renowned classical artists and well-known local chamber groups and musicians. They will perform in an acoustically-perfect and intimate venue, featuring classical music the way it was first performed […]

Free art exhibit to brighten the day

The Arts Council of the Conejo Valley presents Bright Lights at UBS, an arts exhibit with paintings by six artists. The show will hang through Fri., Feb. 28 at the UBS Offices, third floor, 3011 Townsgate Road, Westlake Village. A free artists’ reception will take place from 5 to 7 p.m. Thurs., Jan. 16 at UBS. The title of the […]

Music guild to host new performers

Epiphany Music Guild will present a concert titled “Bitter-Sweet” at 6 p.m. Sun., Jan 12 at The Church of the Epiphany, 5450 Churchwood Drive, Oak Park. The performers are from FutureReadyMusicians, an organization that supports music graduates by providing performance opportunities as they begin their careers. The program will include works for oboe, English horn, violin, viola and violoncello by […]

Brrr-fect day for a swim

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