Nominations for WIB awards

The Workforce Investment Board of Ventura County is seeking nominations for its annual WIB Awards. The selected winners will have shown exemplary commitment to advancing workforce development in Ventura County. The nomination deadline is April 13. Winners will be announced at the WIB annual meeting on June 28 at the Ventura County Office of Education, 5100 Adolfo Road, Camarillo. An […]

New map changes game

Redrawn districts split the communities

The race is on for the California Assembly and its newly drawn legislative districts. But the local communities have been splintered by the new legislative map. Unlike in the past, Agoura, Calabasas and Westlake Village fall into different districts. Calabasas is in the new 45th District with the West Valley, and Westlake is in the 44th District with Thousand Oaks […]

The Movie Nut

This is a movie that’s making its millions the old-fashioned way: It’s earning them. A well-made, thoroughly entertaining film, it deserves to be a hit. Those who’ve read Suzanne Collins’ book on which this film is based will find “The Hunger Games” true to the characters she created and the story she told. Those who have not read the book […]

Local healthy living expo returns

Healthy living is the theme of the Conejo/Las Virgenes Future Foundation’s upcoming health expo. Community Health Expo II will take place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sat., March 31 at the Agoura/Calabasas Community Center. According to Karen Malatesta, the foundation’s executive director, the health expo is a free interactive event with activities for the entire family. “Healthy Living for […]

Team Fuego battles it out

Coyote relay team has momentum on its side

Aaron Schwartz, Bradley Dern, Denis Reznik and Chandler Lee form a potent 200-yard medley relay quartet for the Calabasas High boys’ swim team. The four Coyotes have to work diligently on their craft for the entire group to benefit, and they each bring a little something different to the pool. Schwartz, a sophomore, swims the breaststroke in the medley relay. […]

Cell tower critics are dropping the call What’s

one thing the San Fernando Valley has on the Conejo Valley? Great cellphone coverage. For years, local residents who crisscross the Conejo and Las Virgenes valleys have bemoaned the spotty cell reception in various pockets from Calabasas to Thousand Oaks. People who love their cellphones—sports fans, soccer moms, business men and women, neighborhood gossipers—have taken their frustration to their wireless […]

Agoura Hills oers spring activities for students

The City of Agoura Hills is offering several activities for kids and teens in April. •“Kidz Lov Soccer:” The Agoura Hills Recreation Center will hold soccer classes Fridays from 3:45 to 4:30 p.m. for ages 5 to 7; and from 4:30 to 5:15 p.m. for ages 7 to 10, starting April 20 at Sumac Park, 6000 Calmfield Ave. Classes will […]

Opinion How health reform law affects Medicare

We hear a lot of back and forth these days about the Affordable Care Act—aka the federal health reform law—but not much about how it affects people with Medicare. When you sort through all the rhetoric, one thing is clear: The two-year-old reform law contains some real benefits for those who get their coverage through Medicare. Take the so-called “doughnut […]

Chaminade opens new performing art center

Chaminade College Preparatory in West Hills has opened The Tutor Family Center for the Performing Arts. The $9.7-million state-of-the art facility houses teaching and rehearsal space for drama, dance, band and choral students. The drama room doubles as a black box theater; while the dance room features a sprung, slip-resistant floor. The band and choir rooms each have acoustic treatments. […]

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