Plenty of family fun at Sumac fundraiser

Student’s faith film up for award

Sophie Glander, a 17-year-old senior at Agoura High School, is in the running to win the Tony Blair Faith Foundation competition for a short film she produced that explores what she sees as the discrepancies between the rich and poor in America and how faith and religion factor into the equation of an unjust world. Sophie’s film, “Whys and Cereal” […]

Marmonte runners chasing titles

Marmonte League Cross Country Finals will run today at Agoura High. Early races are slated to begin after 1 p.m. There is no fee to attend. Simi Valley is the favorite in the varsity girls division. Thousand Oaks, Royal, Newbury Park and Westlake are other top contenders. On the boys’ side, Thousand Oaks and Simi Valley could end up nipping […]

Rachel Lee sentenced in ‘bling’ case

One of five alleged members of the so-called Bling Ring charged with burglarizing celebrity homes two years ago was sentenced to four years in prison on Oct. 21. According to the L.A. County District Attorney’s office, 21-yeaold Rachel Lee of Calabasas pleaded no contest to burglarizing Audrina Patridge’s home. Patridge is former star of “The Hills.” In exchange for the […]

Three dead who attended Agoura High

Students, teachers, parents and supporters gathered at Agoura High School Tuesday night to remember three young lives recently lost, two by suicide and one by apparent alcohol poisoning. More than 600 people attended the candlelight vigil to honor Dan Behar, Josh Feinberg and Griffen Kramer. AHS senior Elizabeth McGrane organized the vigil with the help of classmates. “We’re here to […]

Native plant sale

The Channel Islands Chapter of the California Native Plant Society will present its Fall California Native Plant Sale from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sat., Nov. 12 in the parking lot of Calleguas Municipal Water District, 2100 Olsen Road, Thousand Oaks. At 11:15 a.m., guest speaker, Bob Sussman, owner of Matilija Nursery, will talk about native landscapes for all seasons. […]

Mathnasium learning center open in Oak Park

Mathnasium, a math- only learning center for children, is opening its newest location at 630 Lindero Canyon Road, Oak Park, next to the Fresh & Easy neighborhood market. Mathnasium’s program is for students in pre-K through 12th grade who need to boost their math skills or want an extra challenge. Mathnasium’s approach is to determine what a student knows and […]

Singer tells of African adventure

Singer/songwriter Travis Taylor will perform at the culmination of an annual mission outreach event at 6:30 p.m. Sat., Nov. 12 at Emmanuel Presbyterian Church, 588 Camino Manzanas, Thousand Oaks. The concert is sponsored by the Elation Arts Series in conjunction with the church’s Mission Council. Proceeds from the show will go to World Vision, and concert goers will be encouraged […]

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In Agoura Hills, Calabasas and Westlake Village, time to get out the vote

The city council elections in Agoura Hills and Westlake Village are Tues., Nov. 8, and for the first time in a decade both cities feature races that are perhaps too close to call. The competition is refreshing to see (just having a contested election in these cities is worth shouting about), and a welcome change for a pair of cities […]

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