Elton John’s guitarist to host fundraiser for Lupin Hill School

Davey Johnstone, the lead guitarist in Elton John’s band for 35 years, will join other seasoned professionals and a bevy of youth musicians at The Canyon club on April 26 for a concert to benefit Lupin Hill Elementary School. Johnstone has organized benefit concerts for the Calabasas school on three other occasions, but this year’s show promises to carry a […]

Swimming lessons

Big day for Agoura’s Hultin, Oaks Christian’s Bloch at V.C. Swim Championships

The following area student-athletes won finals races during last week’s Ventura County High School Swim Championships at Ventura College Aquatics Center. Girls’ events 200-yard medley relay: Agoura’s Shannyn Hultin, Mariko Snyder, Christina Vournas and Savannah Fletcher in 1:56:60. 50-yard freestyle: Lauren Barnett of Thousand Oaks in 25.02, a meet record. 100-yard freestyle: Ariana Peschke of La Reina in 54.03, a […]

Moody moments at The Canyon

The Janks’ bittersweet laze-pop sound is coming to town. The group appears tonight, April 16 at The Canyon club in Agoura Hills. The Southern California group lets nostalgia rule while still hinging on the big, booming sounds of UK pop-rock. There are heavy impressions of Jeff Buckley in singer Zack Zmed’s vocal touches. He’s a bit gloomy, but without feeling […]


Holocaust survivor shares with students

It’s not easy for Lou Schotland to talk about his life during the 1940’s. Still, the 87-year-old Agoura Hills resident spoke recently to students at Oak Park High School about his experiences during the Holocaust. “If it wouldn’t be for you I wouldn’t be here,” Schotland told the teens. “The new generation, it’s up to you to carry the ball, […]

Sustainability expert offers landscaping advice at Oak Park event

A recent landscaping workshop at Oak Park Community Center included nursery and landscape exhibits and a presentation by Owen Dell, a landscape architect and author of “Sustainable Landscaping for Dummies.” “You can make a better world just by working in your garden,” Dell said. “This is a revolution that starts in your own backyard.” Though there’s nothing wrong with wanting […]

Squirrel of the Month

Los Robles Master Chorale concerts slated

Los Robles Master Chorale ends its 31st season, and its first under the new leadership of artistic director Lesley Leighton, with a concert titled “Splash!” at 8 p.m. Fri. and Sat., May 1 and 2 at The Church of the Epiphany, 5450 Churchwood Drive, Oak Park. The concert features the choral music traditions of South America and Southern California. The […]

Julia Otero

Julia Otero was awarded Top Producer in January 2009 for Prudential California Realty’s Camarillo office. A second-generation Realtor, Otero is among the top agents from the Camarillo office. She is a Top Listing & Top Selling agent, and a multi-million dollar producer and is delighted to work alongside her daughter, Domonique Rodriguez, also a successful agent in Prudential Camarillo and […]

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