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 […]

City of Calabasas and ‘robocalls’

When I signed up for the Calabasas Connect-CTY Emergency Notification System, I thought it was just that, an emergency notification system. In fact, to quote the city website, “What types of messages will be sent using the service? Any message regarding the safety or welfare of our community would be disseminated using the Connect-CTY service. Examples would include severe weather […]

Boys & Girls Clubs hosts workshop on robotics

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Conejo Valley and Las Virgenes will offer Robotics Hands-on STEM (science technology engineering and math) workshop programs at four middle schools in Agoura Hills and Thousand Oaks on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday afternoons, and at Chaparral Elementary School in Calabasas in a special early afternoon program on Wednesday (for first- though fifth-graders only). […]

New year begins at JNet

Temple Etz Chaim will host a meeting of the nonprofit JNET organization from 6:45 to 9 p.m. Thurs., Jan. 17 at the temple, 1080 E. Janss Road, Thousand Oaks. JNET is a 10-chapter community of Jewish business people, professionals, tradespeople and corporate executives. Four new branches are scheduled to open this year. There is no charge to attend the first […]

Community forum to address parental concerns

The Friends of Oak Park Schools Education Foundation will host a community forum Mon., Jan. 28 at the Oak Park High School pavilion. According to Barry Myerson, president of the foundation, the forum will keep residents and parents up-todate on school issues such as attendance, the budget and safety. After the opening session, attendees will be encouraged to get together […]

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