2011-02-03

Vote for Gaines



We have lived in Calabasas for 19 years and feel compelled to express our strong endorsement for a candidate for Calabasas City Council, Fred Gaines. He’s the kind of man every community wants representing it: intelligent, upstanding, honest, open and enthusiastic. When we first saw Fred in action, he was the voice of calm and reason when a contentious neighborhood […]

Studio owner celebrates creative dance form




With her toes pointed down and her body perfectly straight, Caterina Gennaro spins carefully around the vertical pole with grace and precision. The Thousand Oaks resident considers pole dancing a sport, a performance art, a legitimate form of fitness and the perfect way for a woman to build self-confidence. Gennaro, 45, owner of Poleates in Westlake Village, says pole dancing […]

Spotlight Award semifinalists announced



The Music Center has announced the high school students selected as semifinalists for the 23rd annual Spotlight Awards. These young artists were selected from nearly 1,200 students who auditioned in six categories: ballet, non-classical dance, classical voice, non-classical voice, classical instrumental and jazz instrumental music. The local semifinalists are: Aaron Page, Calabasas, 12th grade, Viewpoint School, nonclassical voice. Natalie Leibert, […]

Rattlers zap Vipers in tournament finale



Do deputies serve and protect?



I must be completely uninformed because I have always thought that law enforcement officers are supposed to serve and protect the public. In fact, most police vehicles proudly display this slogan on the side of their cars. Unfortunately, serving and protecting the community by the Lost Hills Sheriff’s Station seems to be non-existent or not in their vocabulary. Gail Reznik’s […]

Scouts in Pinewood Derby driven to success



Youth orchestra in tune with the community

Concert review


In 1961, two dozen string music students began rehearsing together in a farmhouse near California Lutheran College. The ensemble was formed by a CLC professor named Betty Bowen, who saw the need for music students to have an outlet for community performance. The group would eventually become the Conejo Valley Youth Orchestra. Through the sponsorship of the Conejo Symphony Orchestra […]

Agoura coach pulling for Matthews, Packers




Agoura High has a rooting interest in the Green Bay Packers. Clay Matthews, a 2004 AHS graduate, will start at outside linebacker for the Packers on Sunday in Super Bowl XLV against the Pittsburgh Steelers. Agoura head varsity football coach Charlie Wegher said this is the first time an athlete he’s coached at AHS will play on professional football’s grandest […]


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