How to have a great school year

There are ways for parents to help kids ease into school mode. “It’s natural for children to be anxious or sad about the end of summer break, but you can help smooth the transition back to school by being positive and reminding your child of the fun parts about a new school year,” says Eileen Huntington, co-founder of Huntington Learning […]

Sheriff’s Blotter

Agoura Hills Someone stole $6,500 worth of tools from the Roadside Lumber business in the 29100 block of Roadside Drive Aug. 28. A resident of Dovetail Drive reported a possible home burglary Aug. 26. Items had been moved during her absence but nothing was reported stolen. Someone caused $ 160 in damage shattering the window of a car parked in […]

Oak Park master planner honored

GREEN TEAM—Architect Richard W. Smith, Oak Park’s planner from the early 1970s, is honored with a resolution from the Board of Supervisors of Ventura County for his “pioneering use of the concept of environmental suitability” and for helping preserve the “stunning natural beauty of Oak Park’s hills and valleys. Tricia Maier, manager for the county’s planning programs section, presents Smith […]

Volunteers wanted for creek cleanup

The annual creek cleanup spearheaded by the Cornell Preservation Organization, Heal the Bay and the City of Agoura Hills will have the help of other agencies on Sat., Sept. 15. But leaders of the event say more volunteers are needed to make the day a success. According to Colleen Holmes, president of Cornell Preservation Organization, the clean-up is necessary to […]


THURS., SEPT. 6 Toastmasters Club 1934 Noon at Oak Room, thirdfloor, Thousand Oaks City Hall, 2100 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd. Humorous speech contest. Free, public invited. Contact: Richard Gaz. Phone: 805.498. 3393. Calabasas Library Used Book Sale 5 to 8 p.m. at Calabasas Library, 200 Civic Center Way. Continues noon to 4:30 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. […]

High School Hi Lights

Agoura ChargersFri., Sept. 7: Movie night/mainquad/7 p.m.Sat., Sept. 8: Mock ACT/A1/8:30a.m.Mon., Sept. 10: Staff picture/gym/7:50 a.m.IBPA meeting/faculty diningroom/6 p.m.Music booster general meeting/Gbuilding/6:30 p.m.Tues., Sept. 11: Charger Clubmeeting/A1/7 p.m.Wed., Sept. 12: PFC meeting/Agoura Hills Library/9 a.m.TAB meeting/faculty diningroom/7 p.m. Calabasas CoyotesFri., Sept. 7: NHS meeting/11:30a.m.ComedySportz auditions/3p.m.Sat., Sept. 8: ACT/8 a.m.E-waste recycling/8:30 a.m. Mon., Sept. 10: Spirit Weekthrough Fri., Sept. 14Fall play […]

Farewell to Calabasas city attorney

Chamber promotes school-to-career program

The Greater Conejo Valley Chamber of Commerce will present a School- to- Career Breakfast from 7 to 9 a.m. Fri., Sept. 7 at the Los Robles Greens Banquet Center, 299 S. Moorpark Road. The breakfast will present information on the Schoolto Career Program as well as students and business representatives who have benefited from it. Attendees can learn ways to […]

Barbecue for Ride On

Ride On Therapeutic Horsemanship will host a fall fundraiser at 4 p.m. Sat., Sept. 22 at Rancho de Caballos in Hidden Valley. Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi are the honorary event chairs. The event will feature equine demonstrations including the Foxfield Drill Team, a musical freestyle dressage demonstration and Ride On students. Boccaccio’s will cater dinner. The live auction […]

Movie Nut

“Lawless” Directed by: John Hillcoat Starring: Tom Hardy, Shia LaBeouf, Jessica Chastain, Guy Pearce MPAA rating: R for bloody violence, language and some sexuality/nudity Running time: 115 minutes Best suited for: those who like period movies with a cast to die for—and where some players do Least suited for: those who expect movies to rise well above predictable Acorn rating: […]

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