History/Culture

A Place Where Jewish Kids Learn Faith and Tradition Without Temple Affiliation

Nomie Azoff believes that receiving a proper Jewish education does not necessitate a family belonging to a synagogue. This is why, in 2002, she opened Judaic Studies by Nomie (JSN), an independent Hebrew School unaffiliated with any Temple or organization. “What makes JSN different than all other unaffiliated programs is that students are learning to […]

‘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 […]

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 […]

Filmmaker Exhibits Conejo Valley Horror Collection at LACMA

The collection of horror memorabilia from director Guillermo del Toro’s so-called “Bleak House,” located in the Conejo Valley, is now on exhibit at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. According to the LACMA  description, “At Home With Monsters” reveals del Toro’s: …creative process through his collection of paintings, drawings, maquettes, artifacts, and concept film art. […]

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 […]

‘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 […]

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 […]

Conejo Valley Days Celebrates 60th Year

by Mira Reverente One of the much-awaited community events of the year is back with a bang, celebrating six decades of fun, fanfare and family atttractions. “It’s bigger and better than ever,” said Mary-Catherine McBride, executive director of Conejo Valley Days. “We have more rides, more events, more sponsors, more things for everyone to look […]

Q & A with Noted Street Painter Tracy Lee Stum

by Mira Reverente Internationally-acclaimed 3D artist and street painter Tracy Lee Stum has another feat to add to her mile-long list of accomplishments–author. The Art of Chalk, an inspiring book featuring the many creative and exciting applications of chalk, is slated for release on May 15th. It features the work of many local and international […]

What’s Happening at the Library

Now that the holiday events have come to an end and more wet weather on the way, why not take advantage of the many fun, free programs offered at the local libraries. Here’s a listing of upcoming events by city: Calabasas Library, 200 Civic Center Way, Calabasas, CA 91302 Every Thursday – Pumpkin Patch Story Time, […]