Community shows it cares with scares

While the 2018 Woolsey fire wreaked havoc on the community, it also brought with it a silver lining of sorts. In the aftermath of the blaze, residents came together and developed a sense of camaraderie in the neighborhoods that were hit. Spirits were hard to break. After the fire destroyed the Calabasas home of Scott Zone, the Parkmor Road resident […]

Award-winning teacher supports her students

Self-portraits of students in Susan Levy’s second grade class hang above the whiteboard in her classroom. The portraits are expressive, with unique and identifiable features. The drawings display varying levels of artistic skill. All 22 portraits clearly portray unique individuals, which goes along with Levy’s own experience with her students. When asked what earned her the Teacher of the Year […]


Kids love to dance The Agoura High School Dance Team will present its inaugural Agoura’s World of Dance at 7 p.m. Fri., Nov. 15 in the gym at 28545 Driver Ave. Duets, quartets and crews will compete for the audience’s vote. In addition, the AHS dance team will hold its inaugural Lightning Bolts kids’ dance clinic Sat., Nov. 9. Over […]

Where we stood and where we stand

COMMENTARY /// God and Borderline

A year ago this week, we stood on overpasses in solemn silence. As our first responders stood at attention, we watched the procession that took the body of Sgt. Ron Helus to Ventura. Earlier that morning, some of us stood in shock at the city’s teen center or the Survivor Assistance Center, trying to comprehend the horror of the night. […]

St. Julie’s parish marks 50 years of community ministry

Members of St. Julie Billiart Catholic Church in Newbury Park celebrated the parish’s 50th anniversary last month by making preparations for the congregation’s next 50 years. After Mass on Oct. 27, Archbishop José Gomez of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles turned the first shovel of earth in a groundbreaking for a new outdoor gathering space and plaza. The shovel Gomez […]

Special talk by Chabad Scholar-in-Residence

Chabad of the Conejo will host a Scholar-in-Residence weekend featuring guest speaker Chana Weisberg on Fri., Nov. 15 at the Chabad Center in Agoura Hills, 30345 Canwood St. The dinner with kosher cuisine, open to the community, will begin at 5:30 p.m. The guest scholar lecture will follow the dinner. A children’s program will take place during the lecture. The […]

More expansion in store for ever-evolving hospital

Part two of a two-part series on Los Robles Regional Medical Center’s 50-year history

Faced with an ever-shifting legislative landscape and challenges both external and internal, Los Robles Regional Medical Center is in an almost constant state of change. What’s clear is that parent company HCA Healthcare— which owns over 180 hospitals across the U.S.—is moving the Thousand Oaks-based medical system forward. A series of major renovations began in 2004, and in 2010 the […]

All-girls team, the Bandits PONY up

No softball for these hard-charging ladies

It’s 4 p.m. on a Friday afternoon. Team manager Josh Feemster patiently runs through the rudiments of batting. His tiny charge, sporting baseball pants, a helmet and blond curls, earnestly gazes up at him. The ball blows right past her bat, and then she swings. No matter. It’s not about winning. This practice is all about learning the game. The […]

Willow’s delightful garden

LVUSD lauds progress in education

School board members, teachers, parents and students gathered in the lobby of the Performing Arts Education Center at Calabasas High School on Oct. 24 for the third annual Las Virgenes State of Our Schools address as soft music played in the background and guests sampled an array of hors d’oeuvres. The musical accompaniment was provided by the Agoura High School […]

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