Celebrate the Jewish New Year Calabasas-based Congregation Or Ami will hold its Jewish High Holy Day services for the fourth year in the Kavli Theatre, Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, 2100 E. T.O. Blvd. Rosh Hashana celebrates the Jewish New Year of 5779, beginning Sun. and Mon., Sept 9 and 10. The 10 days of awe will culminate on the […]

New faces, new places at Las Virgenes district

Leadership changes at five campuses

As students went back to school on Wednesday, the Las Virgenes Unified School District welcomed new leaders at several of its campuses. In all, 60 new teachers and staffers have joined the LVUSD ranks. The following is a rundown of the schools where new principals and assistant principals have come aboard. •Agoura High School: Dr. Stephanie McClay, principal McClay comes […]

Young campers down on the farm

EE-I-EE-I-O—Left, Westlake Village resident Michael McErlane, 5, and Thousand Oaks resident Carson Eldridge, 10, wash a goat during Farm Camp on July 31 at Underwood Family Farms in Moorpark. Right, 13-year-old Vincent Losberg of Westlake Village feeds a baby goat at the camp that gives city kids a taste of rural life.

Students hit the books at Las Virgenes

The Las Virgenes School District’s 11,300 students returned to class Wednesday at 14 campuses from Calabasas to Westlake Village. The nervous energy was palpable as students sought out new teachers, friends and classmates. LVUSD superintendent Dan Stepenosky said 60 new teachers and staffers were hired by the school district for the coming year, including four new principals. “Our new school […]

Workshops for service academy candidates

Students hoping to enroll into the U.S. Naval Academy, U.S. Military Academy, U.S. Air Force Academy, U.S. Merchant Marine Academy, and U.S. Coast Guard Academy can find out more about the application process at a series of upcoming workshops. Hosted by U.S. Rep. Julia Brownley (D-Thousand Oaks), the informational meetings will be held Thurs., Sept. 6 at Thousand Oaks High […]

Junior competitors find smooth sailing ahead

Young sailors from yacht club are buoyed with confidence

The Westlake Yacht Club junior sailing team recently traveled to Dana Point to participate in the North America National Tera Championship. The sailing competition, which took place Aug. 4 and 5 outside the harbor breakwater in open ocean under moderate to good winds on Saturday followed by light winds on Sunday. The Westlake team consisted of four Westlake Yacht Club […]


YOUNG SOLDIER— Toni and Keith Caruso of Oak Park join their son Anthony at his recent graduation from U.S. Army boot camp at Fort Sill, Okla. The young Caruso graduated from Oak Park High School on May 23. One month later he was at Fort Sill to begin his 11- week training course. The soldier is now at Fort Sam […]


The Calabasas Library will offer the following free programs in September at 200 Civic Center Way. The library will be closed Sat. and Sun., Sept. 1 and 2 for the Labor Day holiday and will close at 5 p.m. Thurs., Sept. 20 for the State of the City address. For more information on programs, call (818) 225-7616 or visit […]

Transportation available for kids’ clubs

Buses pick up from Las Virgenes, Conejo Valley schools

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Conejo Valley is taking registration for after-school van transportation to five Boys & Girls Clubs throughout the Conejo Valley and Las Virgenes unified school districts. Parents can choose the club closest to their residence: Catlin Boys & Girls Club (Lindero Canyon Middle School) at 5844 Larboard Lane, Agoura Hills picks up from Mariposa, […]

Teddy bears snuggle up for picnic, music

Art Trek Inc. and Vet’s Here will present the Teddy Bears’ Picnic Children’s Concert from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sat., Sept. 8 at Art Trek, 703 Rancho Conejo Blvd., Newbury Park. Kids can bring a teddy bear for an afternoon of art and music featuring Mr. K. The cost is $5 per persons. All ages are welcome. For more […]

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