High School Highlights

Agoura Chargers Fri., Feb. 15: Spring club rush/ main quad/10:15 to 10:45 a.m. Date night day care/5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Student-directed musical/ black box/7 p.m. Sat., Feb. 16: Student-directed musical/black box/1 and 7 p.m. Mon., Feb. 18: Presidents Dayno school Wed., Feb. 20: Senior servants through Fri., Feb. 22/ main quad/10:20 to 10:30 a.m. Student council interest meeting/ A1/12:30 to […]

Recognition of local heroes

GRATITUDE—At the Jan. 29 Las Virgenes Unified School District Board of Education meeting, the board and Superintendent Dan Stepenosky thank the individuals, businesses and organizations that provided support to the community during the Woolsey fire last year. Private honorees include the YMCA Southeast Ventura County, Engage Therapy, Ludington Institute for Family Enrichment, Prime Realty, Target Westlake Village, Gelsons Market, Tavern […]

Bay Laurel students go to a state fair


Kids are superstars The Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Conejo Valley will celebrate youth for their outstanding achievements during the 16th annual Superstars of the Year Celebration on Sun., March 17 at the Agoura High School performing arts education center, 28545 Driver Ave. Doors open at 2:30 p.m. The show runs from 3 to 5 p.m. The special celebration […]

Crafty critters play jokes on passer-by

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A soft, small voice called “Hello” as the dog and I ambled in the vicinity of Wendy Park in Newbury Park. Strange thing was, the streets were deserted except for us. When the voice again said “Hello” in the same pleasant murmur as before, even the dog appeared mystified. I peered into opened garages and up at second-story windows. Not […]

When you lose a pet

Because I foster and adopt senior animals, people often ask, “How do you do it? They die so soon.” Years ago when I was in high school I had a teacher who taught life skills, including a section on coping with death. The year after I took that class my father died suddenly, and what I’d learned in the class […]

Pet of the week

BE MY VALENTINE— Reggi is looking to meet her soul mate. She’s an easy going gal that digs other cats, playing with toys but her fave is humans. Meet Reggi, ID No. 54925197 at the Agoura Hills Animal Care Center, 29525 Agoura Road. Occasionally pets have already been adopted, so check Los Angeles County Animal Care & Control before visiting […]

Youth share their life with cancer

The Cancer Support Community Valley/Ventura/Santa Barbara is taking entries for the seventh annual “Dear Cancer, It’s Me” high school essay contest. The entry deadline is before midnight Thurs., Feb. 28. All students in grades nine through 12, attending schools from the West San Fernando Valley to Santa Maria, who have experienced cancer are eligible to submit essays. The composition of […]

Still time to receive a flu vaccination

As of Feb. 7, Ventura County has seen five influenza-related deaths this flu season, which started in October 2018. At this point in 2018, the county had seen 40 deaths resulting from complications from the influenza virus. Many deaths in a flu season occur in people who have multiple health issues, such as diabetes, dementia or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. […]

They got the beat: heart health

The West Hills Hospital and Medical Center will host a free Heart Smart community health event from 2 to 5 p.m. Thurs., Feb. 21 at Corporate Pointe at West Hills, 8413 Fallbrook Ave. Healthy snacks will be served. The schedule for seminars is: 2 p.m.: Hands-only CPR demo and discussion. West Hills Hospital’s cardiac catheterization lab team will show the […]

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