Communities seized by vandalism

What is it about our local communities and their gang of relentless vandals? Property-destroying teenagers have struck again, making this one of the worst years on record for local vandalism. Two young people confessed to last week’s car vandalism in the Peacock Ridge neighborhood of Agoura Hills. A third suspect, 18, was being sought. Last week, two 17-year-olds admitted in […]

Taste of the Conejo dishes out tempting treats

Each fall I look forward to attending Taste of Conejo at the Four Seasons Hotel in Westlake Village. Presented by the Greater Conejo Valley Chamber of Commerce, the annual event is a terrifi c opportunity to sample food and beverages from area restaurants, wineries and bakeries. Between 1,300 and 1,400 guests attended this year’s Sept. 27 fundraiser. About 70 food […]

Girls’ softball team has the right stu

Rocker helps to ‘drive away cancer’


Oak Park dad gearing up for long ride to support his daughter

The theft of Sean Williams’ $1,500 bicycle from his Oak Park home hasn’t altered his ambitious plan to ride two wheels through Death Valley and raise funds for juvenile diabetes research. Williams purchased a new bike within a week after his old one was stolen from his home so he could continue to train for the 100-mile ride taking place […]

Fall concert is slated

The Westlake Village Music Society will present a fall concert featuring Amici Musicae at 3p.m. Sun., Oct. 9 at the United Methodist Church of Westlake Village, 1049 S. Westlake Blvd. The musicians are Moonjun Allison, violin and viola; Nancy Bonds, clarinet; and Christine DeKlotz, piano. They will perform works by Max Bruch, Mozart, Brahms and Alan Hovhaness, commemorating his 100th […]

Healthy living event

The Thousand Oaks Seventhday Adventist Church will present Health Emphasis Day on Sat., Oct. 15 at the church, 480 W. Gainsborough Road. The speaker at the 11:10 a.m. service is John Westerdahl, PhD, an authority in the field of nutrition and wellness. A potluck will follow the service. The film “Forks Over Knives” will be shown at 2 p.m. The […]

Teachers deserve some of the blame

The best way to handle students who don’t meet the administration’s STAR expectations is to restrict their teachers and make them stay on campus and actually work an eight-hour day sans the help of parent volunteers, parties, student free days, gifts and showing movies to students instead of teaching them. I am certain that will solve the problem. Debra HerschmanOak […]

Agoura Hills celebrates rancho history with REYES ADOBE DAYS

A goura Hills hosted its seventh annual community festival last weekend at the Reyes Adobe Historical Site, an original California abobe. Residents of all ages enjoyed a parade, live music, historical demonstrations, games, museum tours, farmers market, pony rides and food vendors. The weekend kicked off with a Friday afternoon Mexican buffet lunch for seniors, which included a Spanish dancing […]

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