History/Culture

Church to Present ‘Finding God in Star Wars’ Sermon Series

(The following is from a press release) What do Star Wars and God have in common? That intriguing question will be explored beginning Sunday, January 10, at Moorpark Presbyterian Church during the 8:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. worship services. “The simple answer is, ‘More than you might think,’” said Pastor Mark McIlraith. “The Star Wars […]

New Book Spotlights History of Calabasas

A new book chronicling the history of Calabasas is being released Nov. 30. From the Chumash Indians to its Hollywood pedigree, Calabasas takes center stage in Images of America: Calabasas, a pictorial time machine that revisits the people and places that shaped the area. Written by local historian Cim Castellon (Images of America: Agoura Hills‘ contributing editor), […]

Day of Outdoor Family Fun

Families from all over Southern California ascended upon Paramount Ranch Saturday for the 2nd annual Rec Fest. “We wanted to introduce people who have never been to the park to discover all the recreational opportunities available…,” said Park Ranger Ken Lowe, ” And we wanted to show people, locally, what we offer.’ The National Park Service […]

Lots of Fun Family Festivities at the 11th Annual Reyes Adobe Days

The elegant Night at the Adobe officially kicked off the weekend-long 11th annual Reyes Adobe Days Friday night. Saturday featured the RAD Runs followed by a crowd-pleasing parade and a day in the park. The festivities included live entertainment, street painters, a petting zoo, pony rides, local artisans and food trucks. This year’s parade grand […]

Disney Star Will Be Reyes Adobe Days’ Parade Grand Marshal

by Judi Uthus Teen actor Corey Fogelmanis will be the 2015 Reyes Adobe Days’ parade grand marshal, as part of the four-day Reyes Adobe Days festival and celebration, Oct. 1-4. Fogelmanis, best known for his role as Farkle Minkus on “Girl Meets World, a popular television sitcom that airs on the Disney Channel. Growing up […]

Daniel Stern Sculpture Installed in Agoura Hills

“Angle of Repose,” a sculpture created by artist and actor Daniel Stern, was unveiled at the Agoura Hills Library Wednesday evening at an official installation ceremony. The bronze, featuring a man dozing on a lawn chair with a book on his lap, is the 21st piece to be added to the community’s Art in Pubic […]

Agoura Hills to Launch Acclaimed Author’s Latest Novel During One City One Book Festivities

Bestselling author Lori Lansens (Rush Home Road, The Girls) admits that she never would have written The Mountain Story–Agoura Hills’ 2015 One Story One Book selection–if she hadn’t moved to the Conejo Valley from Toronto nine years ago. Lansens, her husband, Milan Cheylov–a television producer/director–and their two children, Max, 15, and Tashi, 13, live in the secluded […]

Historical Society Seeking Old Photos For Forthcoming Book

The Calabasas Historical Society is seeking old photos and ephemera of the Calabasas area, including Hidden Hills, Park Moderne/Bird Streets and surrounding areas, for the creation of a forthcoming book. They are requesting that you look through your old photo albums for possible participation in the creation of a publication that reflects on the history […]

Live Entertainment, Hands-On Kids’ Fun, Fun Rides at 59th Annual Conejo Valley Days

(The following is from a press release) The 59th Annual Conejo Valley Days (CVD), May 7 through May 10 at Conejo Creek Park South (23 Freeway/Janss Rd. exit) in Thousand Oaks, will feature everything from live entertainment at the Golden Horseshoe stage to kids’ crafts to outhouse races. The four-day event also includes over 25 […]

Video: ‘Oak Park California 1967 Kanan Road’

“This video was filmed by my father, Chet Spencer in 1967 and edited by my mother, Lois Spencer a few years ago,” writes Kathy LeClair on the YouTube post for this video. Were any of you here back then? Tell us in the comments below: