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Linda Bailey and Nicole Kowalski sell Frame A Memory, handmade frames.

Weekend Holiday Happenings

Conejo Valley Happening stopped by a couple of the charitable holiday boutiques this weekend: Healthcare for Homeless Animals Holiday Boutique in Agoura Hills and the Cancer Support Community Holiday Homes Tour and Boutique in Westlake Village. Now in its seventh year, the Healthcare for Homeless Animals Annual Holiday Boutique raises funds for the medical care […]

We all do need to get those holiday presents at some point, but we need not go crazy and stressed.

The Money Savvy Mommy: How to Stay Above the Holiday Shopping Madness

by Mira Reverente Black Friday has come and gone and so has Cyber Monday. Do you still feel overwhelmed with your shopping and holiday lists? Perhaps a bit over-stimulated with all the ads, fliers and catalogs all vying for your attention? It is inescapable. We all do need to get those holiday presents at some point, […]

Take care of yourself and be socially selective this holiday season.

The Money Savvy Mommy: 10-Step Guide to Rocking the Holidays

by Mira Reverente Today, I voted and I am hopeful. Just like many Americans, I will await election results with bated breath and hope for the best for our country and for our kids. Meantime, I am also hopeful about the upcoming series of holidays and festivities. I want it to be special just like […]

Calabasas Pumpkin Festival Celebrates the Season and City

Calabasas Pumpkin Festival Celebrates the Season and City

Once again, the Calabasas Pumpkin Festival drew thousands of people of all ages over the weekend. For over 40 years, this two-day festival has brought the community together for fun and excitement all themed around everyone’s favorite orange gourd. Presented by the City of Calabasas and the Calabasas Chamber of Commerce, the event was situated […]

Grand Marshal Butch Hartman welcomes the crowd along with sidekicks Noog Dood and Red Noog.

Reyes Adobe Days Features History, Family Fun and ‘Noogs’

“Noogs” were a main attraction at the 2016 Reyes Adobe Days this past weekend in Agoura Hills. The brain-child of this year’s Grand Marshal Butch Hartman, Noogs are the funny-looking stars of his Noog Network app for kids. Hartman–creator of the Nickelodeon series the Fairly Oddparents, Danny Phantom and Tuff Puppy–thought the characters would provide interactive fun […]

The traditional RAD sign welcomes visitors to the festival.

Reyes Adobe Days 2016 Announces Festival Highlights

(The following is from a press release) Celebrating the very best of California culture, past and present, the city of Agoura Hills is presenting the 12th Annual Reyes Adobe Days (RAD) with title sponsor Agoura Dental Group. The four-day festival taking place on Oct. 6-9, is centered at the city’s Reyes Adobe Historical Site, an […]

A young fan poses with Tracy Lee Stum's rendering of the Machu Picchu.

13th Annual Thousand Oaks Arts Fest Delights and Entertains

by Mira Reverente Performances, vendors and visual artists entertained crowds at the 13th annual Thousand Oaks Arts Festival held at The Lakes in Thousand Oaks. Over 50 visual artists in the fields of photography, watercolor, oils, mixed media, sculpture, ceramics, pastels and street painting exhibited their latest works and performed demos. World-renowned sculptor Delesprie was […]

On the main stage, Hartman creates a drawing for lucky audience member, Isabelle.

‘Fairly OddParents’ Creator, Chalk Artist to Headline 2016 Reyes Adobe Days

Butch Hartman–the creator of Nickelodeon’s Fairly OddParents, Tough Puppy and Danny Phantom–and chalk artist Tracy Lee Stum, will be the grand marshall and featured artist, respectively, at the 12th annual Reyes Adobe Days (RAD), Oct. 6-9 in Agoura Hills. Hartman, who will premier Bunsen is a Beast on Nickelodeon in 2017, recently designed the Noog Network app and […]

Cupcakes and Wishes is a charity started by Kamdon Kodimer, 13 (left), so sick kids at Children's Hospital LA can have birthday parties. Also pictured is his mom, Lisa, and Alex Stiller.

Photo Gallery: Community Expo Showcases Women in Business

Women-run businesses and non-profits were represented at the Women’s Expo, held at the Agoura Hills/Calabasas Community Center on Sunday. Enjoy some highlights in our photo gallery.

Mia Rose and Gabrielle, both from Agoura Hills, enjoyed the "craft-your-own-strawberry-shortcake experience.

Crowds Go Nuts for Strawberries at Annual Festival

A record breaking 66,129 patrons joined in the celebration of the 33rd Annual California Strawberry Festival last weekend, May 21, 22, at Strawberry Meadows of College Park in Oxnard. Under sunny skies, the two-day fete was in full swing with loads of berrilicious foods, live music, arts & crafts, contests, rides and attractions, cooking demonstrations, and more. Last […]