February 23, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Supernatural powers used in cancer fight

Make-believe helps Westlake woman cope

Fairies, feminine superheroes and fierce, but pretty, pirates are just some of the weapons that Holly Spiegel has used in her fight against cancer. More...

Health & Wellness

Could there be danger lurking inside that mole on my skin?

COMMENTARY /// Skin disease

Nearly all of us have some sort of mole or brown spot on our skin. More...

Healthy eating on a budget

Senior Concerns will host a community seminar titled “Healthy Eating on a Budget” from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Tues., Feb. More...

They beat the clock in fight against cancer

DEVOTED FOLLOWERS— It a cool, wet start to the 5K race at the ninth-annual Westlake Village Pancreatic Cancer Research Run/ Walk Feb. 18. More...

Schools

We are the champions — again!

A+ FOR AHS—The Agoura High School Spirit Team wins the CHEERPros California state title for the second year in a row in the Sideline Cheer category Jan. 29 in Ontario, Calif. More...

District going off the grid

Schools to get solar panels

In its ongoing commitment to environmental issues, Oak Park Unified School District said it will install solar panels at all schools, a program that will take the district 80 percent “off the grid,” or free from electrical consumption.&nb More...

DAR honors student essays

The Conejo Valley chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution recognized area students for their outstanding scholastic achievements in essay composition Feb. 8 at St. Patrick’s Episcopal Church in Thousand Oaks. More...

Faith

Newbury Park artist channels faith into driftwood art

The morning Mike Amato turned 49, he woke up in Los Robles Hospital lucky to be alive.  The Newbury Park resident had suffered a “widow-maker” heart attack. More...

Baptism: the gateway to a new life in God and in the church

Roots of Faith

When Christians speak of a “watery grave,” they don’t mean they’re sleeping with the fishes.  A friend once told me she’d been baptized as an infant and wondered if the ritual was still valid even though she no long More...

On the Town

Captivating retake on a Disney classic

PLAY REVIEW /// ‘Beauty and the Beast’

Theatergoers attending the opening weekend of Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast” at the High Street Arts Center were the first to see the venerable theater’s new look since it was shut down, ironically, for a production crew from More...

Local theater to honor champions

Conejo Players Theatre to raise the curtain on gala dinner March 4

Conejo Players Theatre will present the winners of its third annual Arts Advocate Awards honoring local theater champions at an event Sat., March 4.  The awards will be part of its Encore! More...

Arsenio Hall live on stage in T.O.

Arsenio Hall of the Emmy Award-winning “The Arsenio Hall Show” and co-star of “Coming to America” will perform at 7 p.m. Sat., March 4 at the Scherr Forum Theatre, Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, 2100 Thousand Oaks Blvd.  More...

Letters

Opposed to homeless tax

Thank you for bringing attention to Measure H for Los Angeles County residents.  I strongly oppose the measure. L.A. More...

Oroville Dam has local importance

Conejo Valley residents have a direct connection with the Lake Oroville Dam because it is the origin of most of our imported potable water.  Our water starts as snow melt and rain from the Sierra Nevada Mountains, which drains into Lake Oroville More...

Poor survey

I hope the City Council did not pay a lot for such a superficial and vague survey as printed in the Feb. More...

Editorials

Nation’s ugly mood turns even our own community sour

The year is off to a difficult start as we see a nation convulsed by anti-Muslim and anti-Semitic behavior: The Islamophobia rooted in a desire to effect changes in national immigration law, the hatred of Jews rooted in centuries of learned behavior More...

Political Cartoon

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Oak Park hate speech strikes again

Anti-Semitic notes rattle the community

The community of Oak Park once again became the target of anti-Semitic acts with a Feb. 11 report that four young males had posted hateful notes on the doors and mailboxes of eight homes in the 5900 block of Conifer Street. More...

Cornerstone appeal planned

Agoura Hills officials are bracing for a March 8 hearing that appeals an earlier decision by the city planning commission to approve new stores, homes and restaurants at the intersection of Agoura and Cornell roads known as Cornerstone.  More...

Community

Police, family seek help in finding missing daughter

Woman last seen in Calabasas

The family of Elaine Park— a 20-year-old woman from Glendale who went missing Jan. More...

Triunfo boasts general manager of the year

Mark Norris, general manager of the Triunfo Sanitation District, was named General Manager of the Year by the Ventura County Special Districts Association at an awards dinner on Feb. 7.  More...

Triunfo Park neighbors turn the tide

CRPD district agrees to preserve more grass

When residents complained that they were unhappy with the level of grass removal at Triunfo Park, the Conejo Recreation and Park District listened.  More...

Business

T.O. Auto Mall sign to get fresh look

A quirky landmark for a generation of residents—and at one point the center of a contentious debate—the Thousand Oaks Auto Mall sign is getting a fresh look.  More...

EYE ON LOCAL AREA STOCKS

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Pet of the week

NEED A NEW LAPTOP?—Francois is a male gray tabby and white somestic shorthair cat about 3 years old. He is a mellow indoor cat that would be good in an adult-only home. He seems to get along OK with dogs. More...

Sports

Eagles are staying alive

Oak Park’s boys’ basketball team advances to Open Division consolation quarterfinal round

The Eagles needed a spark. They turned to the Slajchert brothers, who delivered in crunch time. More...

Keep slipping away

GET A GRIP—Oaks Christian High senior captain Brennan Corrigan loses control of the ball during the boys’ basketball team’s 52-50 win against Camarillo in the CIF-Southern Section Division 2AA playoffs on Feb. 15. More...

Power trio

Calabasas seniors help wrestling team capture league title with muscle, moxie

It takes a special lineup to seize a Marmonte League championship.  Calabasas High wrestlers had the recipe for success—they just didn’t know it entering the season.  More...

Family

AYSO Agoura Eaglesfly to the top

WINGIN’ IT—The Agoura Eagles, girls’ U-10 AYSO soccer All-Stars from Area 10E, sweep the regional finals and are headed to the next round in Bakersfield. The coaches are Chis Clericuzio, Simon Beaven and Dave McLaughlin. More...

Story of Jewish family in Wild West

WORDSMITH—Author Barbara Bietz of Oak Park signs a copy of her new children’s book, “The Sundown Kid: A Southwestern Shabbat,” Feb. 12 in the Barnes & Noble at The Promenade shopping center.  More...

AT THE LIBRARY

The Calabasas Library will offer the following programs and events during March at 200 Civic Center Way. More...

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THURS., FEB. 23 Portuguese Fraternal Society 11:30 a.m. at Main Street Restaurant, 3159 E. Main St., Ventura. No-host luncheon and meeting at noon. For anyone of Portuguese descent or interested in the culture. Contact: Cora Corella. Phone: 805.483. More...

Columns

Let’s get back on the road to respect

Hot Flashes

The Staple Singers sang about it. Aretha did too.  Despite their efforts, there’s one thing our world seems to be short on, and that’s respect. Sounds like a pretty serious subject for a column titled “Hot Flashes,” yes? More...

Online dating Part 2: Few good men

Single Files

Before we know it, spring will have sprung and the time for summer barbecues and long drives up the coast will soon be here. More...

From birth, cultured kid watches only good movies vetted by dad

Family Man

The arts are among the core building blocks of a child’s development, and since the birth of my son I’ve aimed to give him an edge in the cinematic arts.  More...