2014-04-10

Good for Gaines



City Councilmember Fred Gaines has just finished his first term as mayor of Calabasas, and we wish to applaud his diligent efforts throughout the year and thank him for making our city a better place. During his tenure, it was clear that the entire City Council set a very high standard for its own conduct, both during meetings and while […]

On the Trail



Renewal at Rock Ridge Is there a trail in Oak Park that does not go up, as in Empire State Building kind of up? Up as in “Welcome to the world of thigh strain, calf ache and ankle tendons that feel like slack guitar strings?” Yet even as I groan, I cherish these trails. To be sure, I am not […]

‘Requiem’ on Palm Sunday



Contemporary classical composer John Rutter’s “Requiem” will be presented at the 8 and 9:30 a.m. Palm Sunday worship services on April 13 at Ascension Lutheran Church, 1600 E. Hillcrest Drive, Thousand Oaks. The public is invited. Ascension’s Chancel Choir and a chamber orchestra will present this special music event under the direction of Howard Sonstegard. Rutter was commissioned to write […]

Volunteers can learn grant writing



Grants To You is a national nonprofit organization helping to strengthen communities by offering volunteers a low-cost grant writing and research class to enable them to assist a local nonprofit. The next class will run Wednesdays from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. beginning April 30 at the boardroom of the Ventura County Community Foundation, 4001 Mission Oaks Blvd., Camarillo. In the […]

Break on through

Chargers find winning formula on, off diamond


The Chargers reached a crossroads. Agoura High’s softball team was 1-7 after a demoralizing 10-0 loss to Westlake on April 1. The captains called for a players only meeting at a teammate’s home that night. The Chargers talked for two hours. “It was very productive,” said Amanda Schwartz, a sophomore who patrols third base. “We each got a chance to […]


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