Priest celebrates 44 years

SPIRITUAL LEADER— The Rev. William Kerze of Our Lady of Malibu Catholic Church and School celebrates the 44th anniversary of his ordination to the priesthood. Kerze graduated from St. John’s Seminary in Camarillo. He had been with Our Lady of Malibu parish for 18 years.

Calabasas luxury homes approved

After a two-hour debate during a recent meeting, the Calabasas Planning Commission approved the construction of three new homes on vacant properties along Mulholland Highway. The development at 23401 Mulholland Hwy. will consist of Mediterranean-style homes ranging in size from 6,700 to 9,880 square feet, with attached garages and swimming pools. The vacant parcels spanning 17 acres are directly across […]

Fashion show benefits area seniors

The forgiveness of birds

A recent lovely spring morning found my young pup fascinated by something on our backyard’s ivy-covered slope. He’s an adventurous little tyke and loves exploring our rambling, wooded lot in rural Agoura. Distracted by garden chores, I ignored him as he continued to poke about. Then a pair of Say’s phoebes— small flycatcher birds with distinctive dark hoods—seemed to decide […]


THURS., MAY 2 Fran Pavley Program 6 p.m. at Grant Brimhall Library, 1401 E. Janss Road, Thousand Oaks. State Sen. Fran Pavley speaks on “Women and Leadership.” Free, public invited. Sponsored by Thousand Oaks AAUW. Conact: Narda. Email: pfargot@verizon.net. Mysteries To Die For Book Group 6:45 p.m. at Super Tommy’s, 3085 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd., T.O. Discussion of “Veil of […]

Stars shine at county meet


The Ventura County Track and Field Championships featured moments of jubilee and disappointment. Some competitors broke personal and meet records. Others fell short of achieving their goals. The area’s finest high school student-athletes showcased their skills at last weekend’s county meet at Moorpark High. Newbury Park’s Savannah Sipes and Oaks Christian’s Jontelle Cabral battled to the finish line in the […]

Peterson ends long run as park district manager

In search of a new challenge, Larry Peterson has decided to leave his post as general manager of the Rancho Simi Recreation and Park District, which includes Oak Park. His resignation is effective in the fall. “I’m a firm believer that life is short, and I like to have new experiences and I like to learn,” said Peterson, who has […]

Agoura student wins 2013 Young Naturalist Award

The American Museum of Natural History in New York recently selected Tanner Saul, a senior at Agoura High School, to receive the Young Naturalist Awards for 2013. Tanner’s essay on “Analysis of the Composition of Mammalian Species in an Urban, Fragmented Area in Southern California” was one of two winners for the 12th grade. The nationwide science-based research competition is […]

Students enter congressional art contest

Three students at Indian Hills High School, an alternative school on the Agoura High School campus, have submitted works of art to the 2013 Congressional Art Competition. The national high school visual arts competition, sponsored by the Congressional Institute to recognize and encourage the artistic talent of youths within each congressional district, is held each spring. Indian Hills is in […]

Chorale concert will show ‘spirit’

Los Robles Master Chorale caps its 35th anniversary season with the first of two concerts at a new venue: the Performing Arts and Education Center at Agoura High School. The Enduring Spirits concert will be performed at 7 p.m. Sun., May 5 at the PAEC, 28545 W. Drive Ave., Agoura Hills. A free pre-concert conversation at 6 p.m. will offer […]