Filmmakers to Screen ‘Finding Kind’ to Raise Awareness About Bullying

by Susan Pascal The effects of bullying can last a lifetime. I know. I was bullied in middle school. I was in seventh grade and had just moved from a laid-back, small town, where I had plenty of friends, to an upscale, suburban neighborhood to become the quintessential fish out of water. Because I wasn’t […]

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 […]

‘Fright Night’ to Celebrate Halloween in a Terrifying New Way

(The following is from a press release) Spotlight The Arts Foundation presents dramatic readings of Edgar Allan Poe’s works and other surprises at a free event on Sunday, October 23, 6:30-8:30 p.m. A week before Halloween, author, actor, poet, director, and playwright Peter Hayes Brothers directs performances to captivate you by talented thespians of the […]

3rd Annual Festival Debuts Independent Films

Celebrities and local dignitaries walked the red carpet Sept. 21-22 at the 3rd annual Calabasas Film Festival. The four-day event kicked off with the US premieres of two independent films: The Monster, starring Zoe Kazan, and Sticky Notes, starring Ray Liotta, screened at Edwards Grand Palace Stadium 6. The Monster is distributed by A24 and will hit theaters […]

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 […]

Agoura Hills Seeks Sponsors/Volunteers/Parade Entries For 12th Annual Reyes Adobe Days

(The following is from a press release) The City of Agoura Hills is now accepting applications for sponsors, volunteers and parade entrants to be part of the 12th Annual Reyes Adobe Days (RAD), coming this fall October 6-9, 2016. Sponsor and volunteer support helps provide the free cultural activities and entertainment enjoyed by over 15,000 […]

College Sophomore Reflects on Life in Agoura Hills

  Blogger Emily Marcus recently posted on Odyssey, a millennial digital social platform, an homage to her hometown entitled “11 Reasons Why Agoura Hills Is The Most Special Place You’ll Ever Live.” Can you add anything to her list?

Thousand Oaks Ranks High Among ‘Safest Cities to Live in America’

A Conejo Valley city is among the country’s safest cities, according to a recent ranking. Niche, a research company that compiles information on cities, recently released its annual list of the safest cities in the country. Thousand Oaks is listed at number two. The research, taken from FBI and U.S. Census data, was based on “crime rates for […]

Osteria Orto: An Authentic Taste of Italy in the Conejo Valley

by Mira Reverente Dreaming of an Italian getaway or food-based vacation this summer? Look no further than Agoura Hills and Osteria Orto. Well-Traveled Chefs Opened in May, the restaurant’s earthy decor recalls the rustic ambiance of a Tuscan villa with lots of charm and character. The food is another story, inspired by the Marche region of Italy from […]

City of Calabasas to Celebrate 25th Anniversary, Senior Center Opening With Flurry of Events

To commemorate its 25th anniversary, the City of Calabasas will kick off a series of celebratory events this weekend, June 24-26, including the Grand Opening of the newly constructed Calabasas Senior Center. “We look forward to celebrating the 25th anniversary of Calabasas city-hood with a diverse series of events designed to include the many different […]