All hands on deck for Ventura’s Pirate Days

Grab yer doubloons and set sail to Ventura “Aarghbor” Village for the ninth annual Pirate Days Festival from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sat. and Sun., July 19 and 20 at Ventura Harbor Village, 1583 Spinnaker Drive. This year’s theme is “Hook, Jack and Tinker,” featuring a meet and greet with Tinkerbell. New events this year include a pirate wedding […]

Westlake hosts a star-spangled July 4

New Chamber board member

Greater Conejo Valley Chairman of the Board Leonard Greenlee of Baxter Healthcare has announced the appointment of Jack Lyons of Anthem Blue Cross to the Chamber’s Board of Directors. Lyons is the director of individual and small group sales. The other board directors are: Kristen Davis, Rick Lemmo, Angel Robertson, Mary Guy, Matthew Midura, Yvonne Noblitt, Lisa Safaeinili, Margie Cochrane, […]

Can’t we just get along?

‘Let’s use some common sense and people don’t have to die on the road,’ bike safety advocate says.

Retired pro cyclist Dave Zabriskie of Westlake Village is on a mission to make roads safer for two wheels. Zabriskie, 35, is a Tour de France veteran and seven-time U.S. National Time Trial champion. Nicknamed “Captain America,” he became the first American cyclist to win stages in all three of the European grand tours in France, Italy and Spain. In […]

Cars, coffee and camaraderie

Conejo Valley Cars and Coffee, a social/conversation group, will meet from 7 to 9 a.m. on the first and third Saturday of the month at The Oaks mall parking lot opposite the Muvico Theaters on Hillcrest Drive, Thousand Oaks. Free coffee will be provided. The group is for those who have a classic car, hot rod, exotic vehicle or just […]

Irish dancers are world champs

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Annexation, capital projects on the radar for Agoura

City undaunted by loss of redevelopment

Despite pressure from day-today expenses and a redevelopment fund that has dried up, the City of Agoura Hills will push ahead with several improvement projects planned for the area. The city, like many municipalities in California, operated a redevelopment agency that relied on state funding, but in February 2012, all RDAs in the state were eliminated. Agoura Hills lost about […]

The Other Side of 50

Lessons of rock A confession: When I was young, “good” rock ’n’ roll somewhat eluded me. I was born in 1958. I loved songs like The Foundation’s “Build Me Up Buttercup.” Petula Clark’s “Downtown” was also one of my faves and the innocence of early bubblegum rock (The Monkees, The Archies) really stuck to me. But the British invasion (Beatles, […]


Carson Lewis of AgouraHills, a music major, andBaylee Power of WestlakeVillage, a psychology major,were named to the springsemester dean’s list at Northeastern University in Boston,Mass. Each student earned atleast a 3.5 grade average.Amanda Gee and IvanaOrozco from Oak Park earnedspring dean’s list honors atBoston University.Devon LeRose and Alexander Shapiro from AgouraHills also made the BostonUniversity spring dean’s list.Juliana Distefano ofAgoura […]

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