A former student remembers when

Regarding your articles about the 50th anniversary celebration of Las Virgenes Unified School District, Miss Thilmony was a wonderful teacher of first-graders and, after retiring, remedial reading and English. Other notable educators of that era were principal Mr. Oswald, vice principal Mr. Wilkins and teachers Mr. Barnes and Mr. McCormick, to mention just a few. Those great teachers and administrators […]

Eye on the Conejo

Summers of the past and future

What’s your favorite season? For many people, summer is the No. 1 time of year. As a child, I loved summer. It meant a three-month reprieve from school. When I was growing up, almost every summer day was spent outdoors. It was after third grade, I think, that I took off my shoes when I got home from school and […]

Teen to represent diabetes chapter

Agoura Hills resident Brandon Kosikov, 16, has been selected by the JDRF (Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation) Los Angeles chapter to represent California at the JDRF 2013 Children’s Congress in Washington, D.C., from July 8 through 10. Brandon will join 150 other children from around the country to meet with their members of Congress and discuss the need to continue supporting […]

Indian Hills High School graduate grateful for second chance

Health issues that led to missed classes and failing grades may have been the impetus for Allie Spratt to join the Indian Hills High School campus in Agoura Hills as a sophomore, but that’s not why she stayed at the school through graduation. Allie made up her missing credits within the first semester, but as her stress level diminished and […]

Did wrongful U-turn cause motorcycle fatality?

Man’s Ducati collided with truck

Authorities believe an illegal U-turn was the cause of an accident that killed a 25-year-old motorcyclist in Calabasas last week. John Thompson “Tom” Westerlund died as the result of an accident at the 5000 block of Las Virgenes Road on June 12. Westerlund’s Ducati motorcycle collided with a pickup truck shortly after 1: 30 p. m. on Las Virgenes Road […]

Sheriff’s Blotter

Agoura Hills A burglar stole a $200 watch, a wallet with $500 in cash and bank cards, a golf bag containing a set of golf clubs valued at $250 from the garage of a home on Colodny Drive June 5. A thief stole an $800 motorized scooter from a property on Colodny Drive June 5. Someone stole bank statements from […]

Camarillo welcomes Greek festival

St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Christian Church in Camarillo will host the 35th annual Ventura County Greek Festival Fri. through Sun., June 21 to 23 at the church grounds, inside the Camarillo Airport Complex at 400 Skyway Drive. Hours are 5 to 10 p.m. June 21, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. June 23 and 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. June 23. […]

Business the Month

Souza and Associates Inc. Jacqueline Souza has been in the accounting field for more than 24 years. Early on, she was fortunate to have a great mentor who nurtured and helped her through the beginning of her career. She worked for a public accounting firm for 13 years, specializing in divorce litigation, bookkeeping and tax preparation, starting off as a […]

Saving goodbye to Indian Hills High is difficult

There was little pomp but plenty of circumstance during the Indian Hills High School graduation ceremony at the Agoura High School performing arts education center June 12. The students sitting on the stage overcame personal setbacks, including family hardships and learning problems, to earn their diplomas. The intimate afternoon event honoring the nine graduates also paid tribute to the alternative […]

Westlake hit and run results in shots fired

Man allegedly drove vehicle at deputy as he tried to escape

A Gilroy man was shot by a Thousand Oaks police officer Saturday night, after he allegedly smashed his vehicle into one patrol car and attempted to reverse into another deputy in Westlake Village, according to authorities. The man, who TOPD later identified as 33-year-old Rogelio Gutierrez, suffered several gunshot wounds and was taken to the emergency room at Los Robles […]