Agoura High’s Jazz Band is a hit at ‘Swing Central’

Agoura High School’s Jazz Band tied for first place at Swing Central, a music competition conducted in Savannah, Ga., from March 27 to 31. Agoura High music director John Mosley said the music students won first place in the Big Band competition. The Jazz Combo 1 group claimed first place for Best Combo Performance, and Jazz Band II won the […]

Mozillo redux

I was going to respond to Stephen Levin’s letter in defense of Angelo Mozillo, former CEO of Countrywide, but honestly thought it was an early April Fool’s joke. Once I realized he was serious it went down as one of the great “Wait, what!?” moments of 2012. What I would say to Mr. Levin is whoa, there, buckaroo. It’s a […]

Four days of entertainment at 2012 Conejo Valley Days

The 56th annual Conejo Valley Days will be May 3 through 6 at Conejo Creek Park South, 23 Freeway at Janss Road exit, Thousand Oaks. The four-day event will feature more than 40 carnival rides and a children’s section with a petting zoo and pony rides. Three shows of motocross extreme jumping starring top freestyle rider Jesse Jolson will take […]

Luncheon features ‘Tastes of Africa’

The United Methodist Church of Thousand Oaks will present its annual United Methodist Women Spring Luncheon from noon to 2 p.m. Sat., April 28 in the church’s Dickerson Hall, 1000 E. Janss Road. The theme for this year’s event is “Tastes of Africa.” The guest speaker will be Allison Domicone, director of development for Akili Dada (“Wise Sisters”), an international […]

Using social media for that next job search

The St. Maximilian Employment Ministry will host a free public meeting titled “The Effective Use of Social Media in Your Job Search” at 7 p.m. Mon., April 23 in Room 2 at St. Maximilian Kolbe Catholic Church, 5801 Kanan Road, Westlake Village, The presenter will be Nicole Winner, president of Winner- Quotes Insurance Services Inc. A frequent speaker on the […]

Summit to address needs of elderly

The third countywide Senior Summit at Cal State Channel Islands this weekend will offer seniors a range of strategies for caring for their complete wellbeing. The event, hosted by the Ventura County Board of Supervisors and Ventura County Health Care Agency, will be from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Sat., April 21 at the university’s Malibu Conference Hall. The day’s […]

Sheriff’s Blotter

Agoura Hills Someone stole a $300 laptop computer, $300 CD player and accessories valued at $100 from a home in the 29800 block of Rainbow Crest Drive April 11. The culprit shattered a $400 sliding glass door to get into the house. A burglar stole a $200 bag and $100 navigation system from a car parked in the 5200 block […]

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Find balance at retreat

Award-winning author, Acorn columnist and spiritual mentor Dennis Merritt Jones will present a full-day Mindfulness Retreat from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Sat., May 12 at the Tierra Rejada Ranch, Moorpark. The retreat theme is finding one’s balance, both spiritually and emotionally. Jones says, “‘Walking the middle path’ is a metaphor for living a balanced life. Buddha himself ignored the […]

Put on a new face

Aesthetically Josie Skin Care will host a grand opening at its new location from 4 to 8 p.m. Sat., April 21 at the Water Court, 890-U Hampshire Road, Westlake Village. Hors d’oeuvres, wine and other beverages will be served. Aesthetically Josie’s offers advanced PCA peels microdermabrasion, waxing, LED and skincare products, and facial treatments using imported corrective products. Redington, owner […]