Young women attend leadership conference

The Westlake Women’s Club sponsored five local high school sophomores to attend the Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership seminars at California Lutheran University earlier this month. The students, selected by their high schools and sponsored by the Westlake Women’s Council, were Jordan Briers, Westlake High School; Christina Burcelis, La Reina High School; Milli Desai, Agoura High School; Brett Hall, Oak Park […]


THURS., JUNE 26 Pest-free Gardens Ventura County Rose Society meets at Ventura County Office of Education Conference Center, 5100 Adolfo Road, Camarillo. Doors open 6:30 p.m. Rose Celebration 7 p.m. Program 7:30 p.m. Ron Whitehurst, pest control advisor of Rincon-Vitova Insectaries in Ventura, discusses “Emergency Measures to Control Bugs in the Garden.” Lending library, refreshments. Visitors welcomed. Janet Sklar (818) […]

Graduation is music to his ears

Young Eric Lamm is living his dream. Lamm, an Agoura High School graduate and an accomplished musician, has been accepted to The Juilliard School, a competitive performing arts conservatory in the heart of New York City. Lamm received a scholarship that will cover his tuition at the private school for four years. Tuition at Juilliard runs more than $28,000 per […]

A fashionable fundraiser

LOOKIN’ GOOD- From left, Peace Child India organizer Stacy Mcenna and Sumac Elementary students Serena Hawkins and Carlee Gilbert listen as Madison Menyuk talks about her recycled clothes made from newspaper and crushed soda cans during the recent Peace Child India’s fashion show fundraiser at Westminster Presbyterian Church.

Clinic appreciation

Westminster Free Clinic located in Conejo Valley would like to thank the following seniors for their volunteer service to low income, uninsured people in East Ventura County for the past two or more years, as part of our medical team. They have volunteered a minimum of 300 hours with some providing more than 1,000 hours of service. The students volunteering […]

CHP to teach Start Smart driver class

The California Highway Patrol, West Valley Area will host a Start Smart driver safety course for teen drivers and their parents/guardians at 6 p.m. Wed., July 9 at West Valley CHP, 5825 De Soto Ave., Woodland Hills. The program will cover traffic collision avoidance techniques, collision causing factors, driver/parent responsibilities and seat belt usage. Officers who have investigated fatal collisions […]

Looking good

Board certified cosmetician Ruth Swissa has taken advantage of the growing popularity of permanent makeup by opening a studio in Agoura Hills. Micro-pigmentation for men and women is seen not only as a cosmetic procudure, but also as an art form, Swissa said. Swissa’s studio is at 29020 Agoura Road, Ste. A6. Call (818) 735-8818.

Student travels long road for diploma

To ensure he would graduate from high school Edgar Ribachauskas, 18, left his Las Vegas home to attend Indian Hills High School in Calabasas. Short 100 units when he arrived at Indian Hills in September 2007, Ribachauskas had to work day and night to meet the graduation requirements. He blamed his shortcomings in Las Vegas on laziness and his inclination […]

Church presents movie night

St. Paul Lutheran Church will screen “Meet the Robinsons” on an outdoor screen at Fri., July 11 at the church, 30600 Thousand Oaks Blvd., Agoura Hills. “Meet the Robinsons” is a computer-animated Disney film that takes place in the year 2037 as a young inventor tries to find a family where he fits in. The film is rated G. Food […]

GOP on a spending spree

People are finally waking up to the terrible damage Republicans have done to the United States of America. They do not like the regulation of industry because it means they cannot lie, cheat and steal from citizens. It started with Ronald Reagan (1981) with the savings and loan rampage. He believed debt was a good thing. Now (2008) Dick Cheney […]