Grant program supports music in public schools

The Ventura County Arts Council, Musicians on a Mission California, and The Collection at RiverPark recently implemented a grant program to benefit public and private high school music programs in Ventura County. The funds assist high schools in purchasing instruments, sheet music, uniforms and educational tools. In addition, many of the grants help students in need of financial assistance to […]

Westlake grad among those slain in shooting

At dusk on Monday, silent mourners gathered around the pool at Westlake High School where former water polo player Veronika Weiss spent many hours. Some sat close together in rows of bleachers and white chairs, and when the seats were filled, others stood with their heads bowed or sat on the cold concrete. Some held small bouquets of flowers; all […]

A legacy for generations of students

Two founding Oaks Christian School leaders retire

The 242 students graduating from Oaks Christian School today aren’t the only ones moving on to the next stage of their lives after the commencement ceremony ends. Jeffrey Woodcock, headmaster of the Westlake Village school, and Paul Oberhaus, CFO and vice president of business operations, are departing. When David Price and Dallas Price-Van Breda established the school in 1998, Woodcock […]

Free program about identity theft

Adults can learn about identity theft at a special program titled “Identity Theft: Prevention, Detection and Resolution” from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Tues., June 3 at the Westlake Village Library, 31220 Oak Crest Drive. The Los Angeles County Department of Consumer Affairs will teach attendees how to safeguard their personal and financial information, detect if they’ve been a victim, and […]

Epic champions

A GREAT SEASON—The 2014 Westlake Agoura Girls’ Softball (WAGS) U-12 regular seaon champion is team Epic. Top row from left: David Riebel, Bryron Chee, Mike Berger, coach David Cohen and Tanya Tong. Middle row: Charlotte Riebel, Aly Berger, Malia Cohen, Alia Koe, Tatum Quaker, Alina Tong and Alyssa Anderson. Bottom row: Angelina Taylor, Grace Kelly, Summer Windisch, Jordan Chee and […]

Thrill of victory

Oaks Christian boys’ tennis team secures first section title; Lions have 37 CIF crowns

The Lions made history. Oaks Christian High’s boys’ tennis team captured the program’s first CIF-Southern Section championship last weekend. The Lions have earned 37 section titles for all sports in school history. The Lions capped off the season with an appearance at the Southern California Regionals on Tuesday. They lost to Rancho Bernardo of San Diego 5-2 on the road. […]

Calabasas resident making bid for attorney general

Ron Gold, an attorney who helped Calabasas become a city 25 years ago, is one of six challengers trying to defeat Kamala Harris for the office of California Attorney General. Harris, a career prosecutor who served two terms as district attorney of San Francisco, was elected in 2010. The attorney general represents the people of California in civil and criminal […]

Outstanding OCS grads move on

Well-prepared for the future, these students are hoping to make their mark in the world

MARIAH BARNES Mariah Barnes, 18, will attend Carnegie Mellon University to major in cognitive science. Mariah completed a biomedical research internship through the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases at UCLA’s David Geffen School of Medicine and Charles Drew Medical Education Program. Paired with a physician researcher from UCLA, she collaborated with the L.A. Chapter of the […]

Showcase for local artists in all media

The Arts Council of the Conejo Valley presents a new, free arts show, “Voice of the Arts,” from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. through Mon., June 23 in the Galleria at Hillcrest Center for the Arts, 403 W Hillcrest Drive, Thousand Oaks. The show comprises artwork from board members and friends who support local arts by teaching, leading and creating. […]

Beatles tribute comes together well

This year, the Conejo Community Park summer concert series is awash in tribute acts to legendary rock groups from the ’60s and ’70s. It began on Memorial Day with the appearance of The Stars of Beatlemania, a Beatles look-alike/sound-alike act that has a tad more credibility than the plethora of similar groups performing at other venues. This is because two […]