Bound for Nebraska

Making college affordable again

The cost of a public university education in California has almost doubled over the last five years, and hoping to protect students from more costly tuition hikes in the months ahead, state Republicans have introduced legislation to freeze tuition at all University of California and California State campuses for at least seven years while the Prop. 30 tax increases remain […]

Businesswoman, community volunteer to receive Spirit of Calabasas award

Each year, the Calabasas Chamber of Commerce bestows the Bill Van Gieson Spirit of Calabasas Award to reflect the pioneering spirit, exceptional initiative and outstanding contributions to the Calabasas community in memory of Bill Van Gieson, who is remembered for his creative leadership in developing Chamber activities. This year’s award goes to Marie White of Money Mailer. White is a […]

Chamber announces annual award nominees

The Greater Conejo Valley Chamber’s annual Recognition Gala is slated for Fri., Jan. 25 at the Four Seasons Hotel Westlake Village, Two Dole Drive. The theme for the evening is the classic move “Casablanca.” Since 1963, the gala has honored a Man of the Year and Woman of the Year, both selected from the Chamber’s membership. Other categories the Chamber […]

Youth to play American music in concert

The Conejo Valley Youth Orchestras will present “Sounds of the USA” at 3 p.m. Sun., Jan. 27 in the Kavli Theatre, Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, 2100 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd. Three orchestras and a percussion and brass ensemble, will perform music representing Americana, including American folk songs, video game music, music by Aaron Copland and Dvorak’s “New World Symphony.” […]

Calabasas City Council election turns up the heat

    The politics in small-town Calabasas often pack a big punch, especially during election time when City Council candidates look for any edge they can find.    In the March 5 Calabasas City Council election, challenger Jody Thomas will join incumbents James Bozajian, David Shapiro and Mary Sue Maurer in a battle for three seats on the panel.    The battle lines […]

Kids and their cellphones

I know this is none of my business, and I realize that if we all thought along the same lines that this would be a rather boring world. But every week as I read the Sheriff’s Blotter, and a middle school or high school student has had their $750 or very expensive cellphone stolen, I have to stop and wonder […]

Pro car tester living the dream

As he steered a sporty 2013 Infiniti IPL G convertible through the windy turns of Mulholland Drive last week, automotive journalist Michael Harley was enjoying another day at the office. “It’s nice to finally be living the dream,” he said. “The mountains, the coast, the 101 Freeway . . . the roads are like my office.” A senior writer for […]

Networking group opens

Chabad of the Conejo is forming a new Conejo Jewish Business Networking Group open to all men and women. The group will include social and business networking along with Jewish learning. The women’s meetings will take place at 7:30 p.m. Tues., Jan. 22 and Feb. 19 at the Center for Jewish Life, 30347 Canwood St., Agoura Hills. The men’s meeting […]

Performing arts centers will open with fanfare, ‘new beginnings’ theme

The performing arts education centers recently completed at Agoura and Calabasas high schools will open with fanfare in a two-day festival. The Las Virgenes Unified School District Festival of the Arts and Education: A Grand Opening Celebration is scheduled from 6 p.m. Fri. Jan. 25 to 11 p.m. Sat., Jan. 26 at both schools. Theater, music, dance, comedy and educational […]