Short story contest open to high school juniors

The California Arts Council and the Ventura County Arts Council are holding a short story contest for all Ventura County high school juniors. Students are invited to write a short story based on an event or time in their lives when they thought to themselves, “I need to remember this.” Entries may be about any topic or emotion, and must […]

You cannot travel on the path until you become the path itself

As I departed the airplane and approached the terminal in Cusco, Peru, the faint echo of music wafted through the air. When I entered the terminal, something I never would have expected happened. My eyes welled up with tears. In front of me stood a band of about 10 Peruvian musicians playing guitars, wooden flutes, mandolins, percussion and hand drums. […]

Agoura will rock this summer

Concerts in the Park begin June 15

The city of Agoura Hills will present the 2008 Concert in the Park summer series. All shows begin at 6 p.m. Sundays at Chumash Park, 5550 Medea Valley Drive, Agoura Hills. Concerts are free and familyfriendly. The public is invited to bring picnic dinners and lawn seating. Food vendors will open about an hour before showtime. Pets and alcohol are […]

Located Across From The Park

This four bedroom singlestory home is located across from the park in Morrison Ranch’s South Meadows. It has high ceilings and newly the interior was recently painted. The kitchen, which opens up to the family room, includes granite countertops, a stainless steel sink and refrigerator, new appliances and stone floors. There are white Plantation shutters throughout the home, cathedral ceilings […]

Local poll workers needed

Los Angeles County RegistrarRecorder/County Clerk’s office says an additional 11,300 poll workers are needed to staff polling places for the June 3 primary election. Recruitment has been especially difficult in communities including Agoura Hills, Woodland Hills and Malibu, election officials say. Poll workers must be available between the hours of 6 a.m. and 9 p.m. to set up and close […]

Audubon Society to host annual potluck picnic

Birding trips planned for June

The Conejo Valley Audubon Society will host the club’s annual potluck picnic at 11 a.m. Sat., June 1 at the original Janss House at the end of Greenmeadow Avenue in Thousand Oaks. A bird walk at 8 a.m. will precede the picnic. Members should bring a main dish, salad or dessert for eight people, as well as their own chair, […]


THURS., MAY 22 Miniature Roses Ventura County Rose Society meets, Ventura County Office of Education Conference Center, 5100 Adolfo Road, Camarillo. Doors open 6:30 p.m. with Q&A by consulting rosarians. Bill De Vor, managing director of NorEast miniature division of Greenheart Farms in Arroyo Grande, shares production schedule of miniature rose. Lending library available, refreshments provided. Visitors welcome. www.venturarose.org. FRI., […]

Calabasas High announces valedictorians, salutatorians

Calabasas High School has announced the valedictorians and salutatorians for the graduating class of 2008. Valedictorians: Meghna Bhatter, Valerie Chang, Lucy Cheng, Erica Drazen, Jessica Engel, Kyle Grossman, Jeff Hodes, Larissa Korach, Ian Kroll, Katherine Lockwood, Sean Povil, Darin Rosen, Sydney Schutt, Talia Shear, Erica Shieh, Kiley Sobel, Kevin Soter, Andrew Su, Tessa Whitehead, Erica Wolfish. Salutatorians: Amanda Feldman, Rebecca […]

Mother/daughter tea is gift from sea

May 10 was a relaxing day by the shores of Agoura Hills for mothers and daughters at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Agoura Hills. The education wing of the church at 30600 Thousand Oaks Blvd. was decked out with shells, live fish, white tablecloths with flowing blue organza ribbons and other beach décor which made those attending feel as if […]

Oak Park schools need Measure C

Friends of Oak Park Schools, an education foundation would like to urge the voters of Oak Park to vote yes on Measure C which is the continuation of the parcel tax passed four years ago. This tax represents $197 per year which is equivalent to $16.42 per month per household (parcel). This measure will help supplement the funds that the […]