Calabasas High football program seeks participants for golf tournament

It’s not too late. Golfers can still sign up to participate in the second annual charity golf classic benefiting the Calabasas High School varsity and JV football teams. The tournament will take place Sun., Oct. 28 at Los Robles Greens Golf Course, 299 S. Moorpark Road in Thousand Oaks. Registration will begin at 11 a.m. The program will include practice […]

Political play perfect for season


With a little more than a week to go in the election season, it seems you can’t avoid politics. It’s everywhere: on television, on the Internet, in our mailboxes and constantly in our ears. Why not get away from it all and go see a nice musical at the Civic Arts Plaza? Whoops! It’s there, too. Fortunately, Cabrillo Music Theatre’s […]

Marmonte West standings League Overall

Oaks 3-0-0 7-1-0Moorpark 3-0-0 7-1-0TOHS 2-2-0 5-4-0Agoura 0-3-0 2-6-0Calabasas 0-3-0 1-7-0

Popular educator’s sudden death stuns the community

Jim Benton, a beloved teacher, mentor, and coach at Medea Creek Middle School and Oak Park High School, died suddenly while chaperoning an eighth grade school trip. Benton collapsed Mon., Oct. 22, on a bus headed to Williamsburg, VA. He was 33. An autopsy has not confirmed the cause of death. Benton’s wife, Meredith, said the coroner’s only finding was […]

CLU student launches trick or treat food drive

California Lutheran University senior Chloe Golembesky has created a canned food drive, Trick or Treat So Kids Can Eat, that will take place throughout Ventura County on Halloween night. Volunteers will go door to door to collect canned food for Ventura County FOOD Share. On Oct. 28, participants will distribute fliers requesting participation from residents in the communities where they’ll […]


THURS., OCT. 25 Ventura County Rose Society 6:30 p.m. at Ventura County Offce of Education Conference Center, 5100 Adolfo Road, Camarillo. At 7:30 p.m. Dr. Jim Downer of UC Davis Extension speaks on soils and amendments. Contact: Janet Sklar. Phone: 818.337. 9970. Web: www.venturarose.org. Conejo Valley Cloggers Halloween Dance 6:45 to 9 p.m. at Old Meadows Center, 1600 Marview Drive, […]

Last week’s top performers

Sean Bar, OLB/RB, Agoura: The junior dynamo had a season-high 13 tackles against Thousand Oaks. Westlake offense: The Warrior offense was a model of consistency against Simi Valley. WHS had 213 passing yards— primarily from junior QB Tommy Gonzales—and 216 rushing yards from seven different Warriors. Kevin Robledo, K, Westlake: The sophomore went 3-for-3 on field goals, including a 44-yarder. […]

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Pastor’s faith brings strong vision

Obstacles in life should be looked at as hurdles, not fences. The Rev. Bob Bjerkaas relies on this philosophy daily to overcome his own obstacles and make the most of life. Bjerkaas only sees objects and people directly in front of him due to an inherited disease that causes tunnel vision. In spite of that, the pastor coaches a youth […]

One-man show is all about romance

Comedian Mike Birbiglia will perform his off-Broadway show, “My Girlfriend’s Boyfriend,” at 8 p.m. Fri., Nov. 2 at the Kavli Theatre, Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, 2100 Thousand Oaks Blvd. In the show, the storytelling comedian shares romantic blunders and miscues. The show won the Lucille Lortel Award for outstanding solo performance and was nominated for the Drama Desk and […]

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