Sweet strategy will cheer up the troops

Sheriff’s Blotter

Agoura A thief stole a $1,700 satellite meter from the backyard of a home in the 29300 block of Mulholland Highway Nov. 15. A burglar shattered a $200 window and stole $840 in cash and a $300 cash register from a dry cleaning business in the 30600 block of Thousand Oaks Boulevard Nov. 14. Someone took $630 in cash and […]

Students schooled on latest CSU fee hike

15 percent increase coming

Donna Seltzer and Noheli Viramontes are among thousands of university students who will be working harder for a college degree that just became more expensive. The women, juniors at California State University Channel Islands in Camarillo, will have to pay higher tuition fees starting Jan. 1. It’s a reality faced by 430,000 CSU students throughout the state. The California State […]

Entertaining historical lesson

Thanksgiving theme

“Both abundance and lack exist simultaneously in our lives, as parallel realities. It is always our conscious choice which secret garden we will tend…when we choose not to focus on what is missing from our lives but are grateful for the abundance that’s present — love, health, family, friends, work, the joys of nature and personal pursuits that bring us […]

Martial arts academy opens

The new Israeli Martial Arts Academy is open at 30961 W. Agoura Road, Ste. 107, Westlake Village. For information, call (805) 768-4646, e-mail info@dsjj-usa.com or go to www .SelfDefenseLA.com.

How UC Berkeley evaluates applications

Last week I attended a meeting with UC Berkeley admissions officers where we evaluated two freshman applications. Berkeley’s holistic approach means that readers of admission applications look at a full range of academic and personal achievements in the context of each student’s opportunities. Readers use specific information about a student’s school in order to evaluate how that student made the […]

Mobile marine repair business launches locally

Company is family owned

Marinesmith and RV, a boat and RV repair company, opened its doors for business on Nov. 1. The Conejo Valley-based company says it can send a mobile technician to diagnose customer problems within 24 hours. The company is family-owned and operated and is committed to providing timely service with quality workmanship. Marinesmith and RV uses OEM parts when available and […]

Jaguar of T.O. raises funds for Las Virgenes Education Foundation

Test drive yields $2,300 for foundation

Approximately 150 people turned out for a test drive and wine tasting in October at Malibu Wines, organized by Jaguar of Thousand Oaks for the benefit of Las Virgenes Educational Foundation. Guests were treated to an evening of food courtesy of Fiamme restaurant in Thousand Oaks, wine provided by Malibu Wines, entertainment and test drives of the 2011 Jaguar models. […]

Celebrities support student’s mitzvah project

A celebrity softball game will take place Sun., Dec. 5 from 11 to 3 p.m. at Agoura High School, 28545 Driver Ave., Agoura Hills. The event is the mitzvah project of Amanda Schwarz, 12, who attends Lindero Canyon Middle School in Agoura Hills. Local celebrities will serve as coaches, announcers, players or guests, including the cast of Disney’s “Good Luck […]