Boutique Fitness studio opens The Get Lean and Fit Fast boutique fitness studio recently opened at The Landing, 32123 Lindero Canyon Road, Ste. 222, Westlake Village. The studio offers fitness training, nutrition, yoga, meditation, Pilates and detoxification body wraps. European facial workouts are also available through a holistic approach. Chamber networking The Greater Conejo Valley Chamber of Commerce will present […]

High electric bills

I’ve read with great interest the article of the “efficiency” of the new electric meters installed by SCE and that they are correctly reading the amount of electricity that each home is using. I also have read the letters from readers over the last few weeks on the same topic. However, what intrigues me is, if SCE knew the older […]

Patrol takes to trails to serve, protect

. Safety for all in the recreation area is the goal

In response to increased complaints and collisions on local trails, the National Park Service has teamed with the Concerned Off-Road Bicyclist Association (CORBA) to promote safe and courteous riding in the Santa Monica Mountains. CORBA is a nonprofit organization founded in 1987 to serve the mountain biking community of Los Angeles and surrounding areas, including southern Ventura County. Rangers report […]

Happiness is Agoura High’s student-directed musical

PLAY REVIEW ‘You’re a good man, Charlie Brown’

One of the hardest jobs for aspiring Broadway playwrights is to adapt a four-panel comic strip to the musical stage. It’s been done (“Li’l Abner” and “Annie” were the most successful; “Spider-Man” the most notorious), but “You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown” is the one that will probably out live them all. Agoura High School’s production of the show, which […]

Forum hosts utilities chief

The Lacayo Institute for Workforce and Community Studies at Cal State Channel Islands will host its first forum on Mon., Dec. 10 featuring Michael R. Peevey, president of the California Public Utilities Commission. Registration will begin at 7:15 a.m., followed by breakfast at 7:30 and the program at 8 a.m. in the Petit Salon on the Camarillo campus. The institute […]


SAT doesn’t pass the test

About this time of year, aspiring high school students experience the SAT “TRAP” (Tenuous Results and Predictability) for the first of perhaps many tries. The presumption in preparing and spending money on test taking is that a high score ensures student admission and success at a university they would like to attend. In support of this effort, many well-intending parents […]

YMCA names new program director

John Napotnik has been named the Triunfo YMCA’s new program director. Napotnik oversees the Y’s aquatics programs and summer resident camp on Catalina Island as well as family, teen and sports programs. He grew up in La Crescenta and, as a child, was involved in YMCA summer camp, sports, Youth and Government teen programs and family programs. While attending college […]

Abandoned rabbits need homes

The County of Los Angeles Department of Animal Care and Control is rescuing rabbits that have been illegally abandoned on the island at Alondra Park in Torrance. Animal Control and the L.A. County Department of Parks and Recreation are working together to safely remove the rabbits from the island. Animal Control and Parks and Recreation have been monitoring and caring […]

Bakery opening is grand