Community backs teen with cancer

Concerned community members are about to show their heartfelt support for Taylor Messina, a 15-year-old Oak Park girl stricken with a rare form of cancer. Taylor was diagnosed with stage 4 metastatic midline carcinoma in March and had two surgeries to remove her ovaries and the tumors that had spread to her lung. She’s now undergoing chemotherapy at CedarsSinai Medical […]

Erin Alexandra Walker

Erin is a student at Oak Park High School where she’s a member of the California Scholarship Federation and an AP scholar. She’s an Ivy Chain Member (top GPA). She’s an advanced peer counselor and peer facilitator/mentor. She’s been a member of the advanced vocal ensemble for three years. She placed second at the regional cheerleading competition. Her career interest […]


THURS., MAY 21 Margarita Mix-off 6 to 8 p.m. at Conejo Creek Park North, behind Grant Brimhall/Thousand Oaks Library, 1401 E. Janss Road. Sponsored by Soroptimist International of the Conejo. Guests sample margaritas from 10 local restaurants, vote for best drink. $30 includes drink samples, appetizers. Must be 21 to attend. Phone: 805.484.7320 Contact: Marcy Shewmon Email: shewmon @msn.com Time: […]

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Outdoor summer movies

The city of Agoura Hills Department of Community Services will present free movies in the park again this summer. Free movies will be shown on an outdoor screen starting at dusk on Saturdays at Reyes Adobe Park, 30400 Rainbow Crest Drive, Agoura Hills. The movies are “Annie” on June 13, “Madagascar” on July 11 and “Indiana Jones and the Raiders […]


Four Prudential California Realty agents recently achieved quality service certified (QSC) platinum status for 2008. Platinum status went to agent team Lora Martin, (818) 370-3443, and Michael Radonic, (818) 458-2963, and agent Ryan Wharton, (805) 907-9772, from the company’s Thousand Oaks Regional office, and to agent Julie Knutson (805) 3771117 from the Camarillo office. Clients of QSC agents receive a […]

Casino Night brings in money for charity

The Westlake Village Junior Women’s Club and Tarzana Treatment Center raised more than $25,000 during the annual spring fundraiser on May 2 at Padri Restaurant & Martini Bar in Agoura Hills. The sold-out Casino Night began with cocktails and traypassed hors d’oeuvres, followed by an Italian buffet dinner. Guests had the opportunity to wager $1,000 in funny money on games […]

Lindsay Tattersall

involved in the Define concert dance program. Outside of school she participates on the fashion board at Nordstrom. Her career interest is sales. Lindsay is planning on attending Baylor University next fall. She’s the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Mark Douglas Tattersall of Westlake Village.

Bank names new president

Wells Fargo Bank has named Robbin Preciado of Agoura Hills as regional president for Community Bank’s Pacific Coast region. Preciado will oversee 41 banks and 685 employees across Ventura and northwest Los Angles counties. Preciado previously had been responsible for the development and execution of Wells Fargo’s investment sales strategy for more than 1,400 financial agents at the retail bank. […]

Sheriff’s Blotter

Agoura Hills Sometime during the day on May 12 a home at 5509 Rainbow Crest Drive was broken into and robbed. Electronics and jewelry were stolen. A person in the 31500 block of Agoura Road reported receiving annoying phone calls and text messages May 7. Someone stole a $15,000 airway measuring device known as a pharyngometer from a medical office […]