December 20, 2012 RSS feed / Family

Feels like winter

BUDDY SYSTEM—Above, Jason Hansen and his daughter Adelaide of Simi Valley skate around the ice rink at The Lakes in Thousand Oaks on Saturday. The ice rink will be open through Jan. 21. More...

Saluting Our Scouts

The Cadettes of Girl Scout Troop No. 60447 in Newbury Park recently received their Cadette Silver Awards—the highest award possible for this level of Scout. More...

Strawberry Festival to pick poster contest winner

The 2013 California Strawberry Festival seeks submissions for the official poster contest of its 30th anniversary celebration, with a prize purse of $2,000 and a getaway package for two awarded to the winner.  The deadline is Mon. Jan. 7.  More...

Tinkering Zone open for winter break

The Discovery Center for Science and Technology will offer Tinkering Zone from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Dec. 26 to 30 and Jan. 2 to 6 at 43 W. More...

Gifts wrapped for a cause

United Cancer Advocacy Action Network is wrapping up its annual holiday fundraiser, GiftWrap4aCause, in the former Godspace location, Ste. More...

Arts center to show holiday films

The High Street Arts Center will host the second annual Holiday Movie Marathon from 1 to 9 p.m. Fri., Dec. 28 at the theater, 45 E. High St., Moorpark. Four contemporary holiday movies will be shown on a 36- foot screen in the 266-seat theater. More...

A cowboy’s last ride

Grant Gerson, owner of Calamigos Ranch, dies at age 92

Grant Gerson, founder of Calamigos Ranch in Malibu, and a cowboy, businessman and lover of life, died peacefully of natural causes at his Agoura home on Dec. 6, just one week after celebrating his 92nd birthday.  More...

Stuffed with love

FOR THE CHILDREN—Top, Mayia Sunshine, 12, left, of Girl Scout Troop 619-6, and Girl Scout troop leader Dina Reisman laugh during the third annual “Build A Bear, Warm a Heart” event More...

Local writer-director releases Christmas movie on DVD, web

Family-friendly film is a family affair

A family Christmas movie written and directed by a Conejo Valley native has been released on DVD in time for the holidays.  Oak Park screenwriter and director Gregory Poppen wrote “Chilly Christmas,” a story about 11-year-old Bobby C More...

The big Christ-miss wish

Why can’t my 9-year-old son ask for something simple this Christmas, like a Ferrari or a jet boat?  There are dads like me all over suburbia, I guess. I’m the kind who wants to get his kid the best Christmas gift ever. More...