Chaparral teacher retires

T.O.-Westlake Village Chamber of Commerce has busy calendar

The Thousand OaksWestlake Village Regional Chamber of Commerce presents the following events. For more information or reservations, call (805) 370-0035 or visit www.towlvchamber.org. •The Economic Development Collaborative-Ventura County will report on programs, loans and services that are free of charge to business owners at the networking breakfast from 7 to 9 a.m. Fri., July 10 at the Los Robles Greens […]


Agoura High graduate Jason Novak was selected by the St. Louis Cardinals in the 48th round, pick No. 1,449, of the Major League Baseball FirstYear Player Draft. Novak pitched at UCLA.

Teachers today are overpaid crybabies

If you’ve ever wondered why old geezers like me look in unsympathetic disapproval at the cockeyed California school system, listen up and learn. When I was a kid, every student in my class could read a newspaper (sports and funny pages) by the end of third grade, despite the presence of large classes (40 kids); old books; majority immigrant populations; […]

Fireworks coming to Janss shops

The annual July 4 Janss Marketplace Fireworks Spectacular will be from 4 to 10 p.m. this Saturday at the shopping center, off the 101 Freeway at Moorpark Road and Hillcrest Drive in Thousand Oaks. Admission is free. The event will have free music, games, fireworks viewing, giveaways, balloon twister, face painting, and Bounce House. The Copycats, a Top 40 band, […]

Dickinson joins New York Life

Tina Dickinson is a new agent with New York Life Insurance Company. Dickinson has been in the insurance industry for 20 years and is local to the Thousand Oaks/Westlake Village area. She offers products and services through New York Life and its affiliates, specializing insurance and financial strategies to help assist in their family’s potential security. For a free evaluation, […]

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Saying goodbye to Calabasas High

Last Thursday my daughter graduated from Calabasas High School. Her proud parents, grandmothers, and other extended family were there to cheer her own. This grand event ended a long four years of tears, and cheers, but mostly success. I reflected sadly in knowing she would no longer be a Coyote, but smiled knowing she was moving on to Humboldt State […]

Storyteller spices up July 4 event at Reagan Library

Historical storytelling programs will be featured at the Fourth of July Celebration event on Saturday at the Reagan Library, 40 Presidential Drive, Simi Valley. Two identical programs will be presented at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. on the Presidential Learning Center stage. Jim Woodard, Ventura storyteller and writer, will tell the story behind the composition of the National Anthem. He […]

ISWest helps city relieve Kanan traffic

ISWest, an Agoura Hills information technology company, helped the city deploy a computerized traffic signal synchronization system to relieve traffic congestion on Kanan Road near the 101 Freeway. Cameras at the intersection allow engineers to manually adjust the traffic signals and ease congestion. About 25,000 vehicles use the intersection daily. “This project was important to the city and its daily […]