March 16, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Woman is 105 years young

In 1939, on the eve of World War II, Marta Broido, 27, did her part to help 650 Jews escape Nazi-occupied Czechoslovakia.  Last week, she celebrated her 105th birthday at Sunrise Senior Living in Thousand Oaks.   More...

Health & Wellness

Simi Valley Hospital completes $41-million ER expansion

Simi Valley Hospital’s expansion of its emergency services department is officially complete.  On March 2, the hospital celebrated the completion of the three-phase, $41-million project with the dedication of the Thakkar Family Emergency More...

Cardiac arrest victim can ‘stay alive’ to the beat of disco song

COMMENTARY /// Hands-only CPR

Most of us would agree that cardiopulmonary resuscitation, or CPR, is a great skill to possess. For various reasons, however, only a small percentage of people are certified in the technique. More...

Treatment available for leg and back pain

Alexander P. Hersel, M.D. and Bradley Spiegel, M.D. of Pain Management and Injury Relief Medical Center have achieved results for back and leg pain with a new treatment. More...

Schools

Agoura High School students shine at Spotlight Awards

The Music Center has named 111 Southern California high school students as semifinalists in 29th annual Spotlight Program, a free scholarship and performing arts training program for teens.  Semifinalists were named in seven categories: acting, More...

School mom named a Partner in Education

HIGH PRAISE—The Oak Park Unified School District honors Kim Gregorchuk, center, for her contributions to the local schools and the fundraising events that she has held on behalf of the Oak Park Neighborhood School. More...

Dance for all H.S. students

The Newbury Park Gay- Straight Alliance, in conjunction with the GSAs and allies from Thousand Oaks, Westlake, Agoura, Oak Park, Camarillo and other area high schools, will sponsor the fourth annual “Under the Rainbow—A St. More...

Pets

Talkin’ turkey

WINGIN’ IT—Lauren Todd of The Nature of Wildworks displays a turkey at the Sustainability Fair and Recycling Event held Feb. 4 at Oak Park High School.   More...

Pet of the week

SHY BOY—Diego is a male terrier about 7 years old. He is a little shy when you meet him, but he is sweet with a moderate activity level. To adopt Diego ask for ID No. A4996963 at the Agoura Hills Animal Shelter, 29525 Agoura Road. More...

Faith

Finding spiritual strength by walking in the Way of the Cross

Roots of Faith

People with ashes on their foreheads, special midweek soup and salad study groups, eating fish on Fridays, rehearsals for the Easter cantata—yes, Lent is here.  More...

SYNAGOGUE SAYS: MAY THE FORCE BE WITH YOU

A NEW HOPE—The Purim Spielers acting troupe of Congregation Or Ami in Calabasas, shown above, tells the story of the Jewish holiday of Purim, recast as an epic Star Wars-style battle in a recent performance at the temple.  More...

New Jewish center opens in Calabasas

Rabbi Ron Li-Paz, Chaplain Jennifer Nye and musical director Jack Bielan announced the grand opening of Valley Outreach Synagogue’s Center for Jewish Life, a synagogue and Jewish community center at 26670 Agoura Road in Calabasas.  Opening More...

On the Town

‘Superb’ cast make stage version of Disneyfilm a splash hit in Simi

PLAY REVIEW /// ‘The Little Mermaid’

“The Little Mermaid,” Disney’s stage version of the classic animated film, tells the now-familiar story of Ariel, a mermaid princess who finds love in “the world above,” but not before risking her soul and her voice in t More...

Enjoy a modern yet authentic traditional dining experience

Restaurant review /// Janchi Korean BBQ

Conejo Valley residents have a unique and delicious culinary adventure in store for them at Janchi Korean BBQ in Thousand Oaks. More...

Stakes for high for true-life interracial couple

MOVIE REVIEW /// ’A United Kingdom’

This is an engaging and inspiring film without violence, special effects, sex, nudity or four-letter words. Who knew they still made movies like that?  More...

Columns

Fueling up on junk food no longer works

Hot Flashes

About 35 years ago, a needlepoint pillow rested comfortably on our living room couch, strategically placed by Mom.  “Screw the golden years,” it declared.  Never one for subtleties, Mom must have thought “Home Sweet Home&r More...

The day a mysterious package arrived

Family Man

My wife and I don’t use our home phone. We use our cellphones. More...

First Agoura Village project gets final OK

City Council turns down an appeal

The Agoura Hills City Council denied a request to stop the Cornerstone retail and residential development following a contentious eight-hour meeting that began March 8 and spilled over into the next day. The vote was 3-2. More...

Joshua Thai selected as Lost Hills Sheriff’s captain

Replaces the retired Pat Davoren

Joshua Thai of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department has been promoted to captain of the Lost Hills Sheriff’s Station, replacing Pat Davoren, who recently retired.  More...

Conservancy adds iconic Conejo Mountain to its open space ‘wish list’

An 1,800-foot peak between Newbury Park and Camarillo known as Conejo Mountain is the newest addition to what the Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy calls its open space “wish list.”   More...

Community

Oak Park council sides with weekend gardeners

Panel says leaf blowers OK for now

The Oak Park Municipal Advisory Council decided it will not ban commercial gardening on Saturdays and Sundays in residential neighborhoods. More...

Detective outlines popular scams

Message is clear: ‘Don’t be fooled’

P.T. Barnum might have been right about a sucker being born every minute—but that doesn’t mean you have to be one of them. More...

Tanning-bed tycoon looking at 5 years

The Ventura County district attorney’s office says it will seek the maximum penalty for a local businessman found guilty of molesting a minor 15 years ago. Tan LA founder Gary Haw, 54, was convicted Feb. More...

Business

Amgen dodges drug pricing inquiry

A shareholder group has been turned away in its attempt to force Amgen to reveal how it sets the prices of its top-selling prescription drugs. More...

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Sports

Where Eagles dare

Oak Park boys’ volleyball team is No. 1 in CIF-SS Division 1 poll

It’s the year of the Eagles.  More...

Ring ’em up

Calabasas softball team wants to reach the postseason

Nicole Hillman picked herself up from the dirt infield. Tiny rocks were embedded in her palm, which was flecked with blood. She had cuts on her arms and elbows. Her manicure, however, was immaculate. More...

Uphill battle for defending champs

Five sophomores start for Agoura baseball squad

Agoura High’s baseball team opened Marmonte League action Wednesday seeking a winning formula.  The Chargers have snagged five straight league championships, but this will be the toughest title defense yet.  Agoura (3-5 overall at pre More...

Police

SHERIFF’S BLOTTER

Agoura Hills   A shoplifter snatched a $40 bottle of vodka from the Vons store in the 5600 block of Kanan Road March 2.  Electronic equipment worth $1,000, including a laptop computer and two iPods, were stolen from a home on Castlehill Dri More...

Family

Club to shine a light on superstars

Celebrities will meet and greet

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Conejo Valley invites the community to its signature event, the 14th annual Superstars of the Year Celebration from 2:30 to 5 p.m. Sun., March 19 in the Kavli Theatre, Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, 2100 T.O. More...

Boys & Girls Clubs welcome new governor

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Conejo Valley has added Barbara Impellizzeri to its board of governors.  Impellizzeri is a manager at PwC, one of the second largest professional services firms in the world, which serves as one of the four More...

Obituaries

Gerald A. Collier

January 10, 1942 - March 11, 2017

Gerald Alan Collier, a longtime resident of the area, died on March 11, 2017, at Kaiser Hospital due to complications from a prior surgery. More...

Calendar

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THURS., MARCH 16 Antiques/Collectibles Study Group 9:30 a.m. meet on Susan Drive beside Stagecoach Inn Museum, 51 S. Ventu Park Road, Newbury Park. Carpool to vintage shops and lunch in Oxnard. Phone: 805.444.3610. Email: pen1@verizon.net. More...

Letters

Save District of Choice

Our local students, families and the Conejo Valley community at large would be tragically impacted if the District of Choice law sunsets this summer.  California adopted the District of Choice program in 1993 to foster healthy competition and im More...

Superintendents speak out

As superintendents who represent more than 63,000 public school students, we share a commitment to ensure that all students feel safe, respected and nurtured in our schools. More...

Objects to vote by City Council

Where is the real Harry Schwarz?  Did the pod people take him and replace him with a developer clone?  I was at all eight hours of the March 8 Agoura Hills City Council meeting on the proposed Cornerstone mixed-use development. More...

Editorials

Agoura Village gives city the identity it deserves

After more than 10 years of planning and enough debate and discussion to last a lifetime, Agoura Village has finally been given the green light. More...

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