Junior Women’s Club hosts spring shopping event

The Westlake Village Junior Women’s Club will host its first Spring Charity Boutique from 5:30 to 9 p.m. Thurs., March 29 at Los Robles Greens, 299 S. Moorpark Road, Thousand Oaks. Shoppers can expect a variety of goods from jewelry and home accessories to clothing. The event will also feature hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar. Admission is free. For […]

Spring musical is adapted for school

The Calabasas High School Theater Department will present its spring musical, “Avenue Q: School Edition,” at 7 p.m. March 22, 23 and 24, with an additional 2 p.m. matinee on Sat., March 24 at the CHS Theater, 22855 W. Mulholland Hwy. The show won three Tony Awards for Best Musical, Best Score and Best Book. The play that tells the […]

Acorn Bits

Johns Hopkins University has taken notice of Sumac’s L-STEM program. Sumac teachers, parents and administrators joined Las Virgenes Unified School District officials and school board members at the Sarah B. Barder Fellowship Annual Conference last month at the Four Seasons Hotel in Westlake Village. The Feb. 3 keynote speaker was Will Richardson, author of “Personal Learning Networks: Using the Power […]


Sheriff’s Blotter

Agoura Hills Someonestolea$ 100 navigation system and a wallet containing $198 in cash and bank cards from a car parked in the 3900 block of United Road March 10. A thief stole a $5,000 pendant from a drawer in a bedroom at a home in the 29700 block of Canwood Street March 8. A vandal caused $ 1,400 in damage […]


Uncovering the mystery of wild parrots in Southern California

Environmentally speaking

On a mild and clear winter day some two or three years ago, I set out on a hike with a friend in Malibu’s renowned Escondido Falls trail, just off Pacific Coast Highway near Point Dume. A well-traveled trail, Escondido Falls did not present us with many wildlife species that day, other than squirrels and a few crows. As we […]

Auditions for ‘Music Man’

The High Street Arts Center in Moorpark will have open auditions for Meredith Willson’s musical “The Music Man” at 7:30 p.m. Mon., Wed. and Thurs., March 26, 28 and 29 at the Moorpark Community Center Apricot Room, 799 Moorpark Ave. Callbacks will be at noon Sat., March 31 at the same location. Eighteen performances will be given over six weeks: […]

Oak Park High’s robotic team wins LA competition

The Oak Park High School robotics team, along with an allied team from Viewpoint School, won first place in the recent Los Angeles VEX Robotics Competition at California State University Northridge. The tournament title qualifi es the team to compete in the world championship from April 19 to 21 in Anaheim. The OPHS team was formed five years ago. This […]

In the aftermath of the sanitation district overbilling

Regarding the recent discovery of almost $500,000 overbilling by Triunfo Sanitation District to Sherwood Country Club by Triunfo’s administrative support at Ventura County Sanitation District— because the amount is so large, it would be prudent, on behalf of people living in both districts, to have their independent auditor perform selected procedures to verify the amount over-billed. Further, because it is […]