How to plan a memorable family vacation

Engage the kids in planning a trip

Summer is almost upon us and it’s time to start planning the family vacation. Even if the budget is tight, the opportunity to spend quality time with spouse and children is not something that should be passed up. Vacations can be fun, but they don’t have to break the bank or cause emotional stress. The value of vacations Vacations are […]

Runnin’ and rockin’ at YB

David Shapiro out, Lucy Martin in

David Shapiro’s year as mayor of Calabasas ended on an upbeat note, echoing the spirit of a man who carved frequent time out of his schedule to be with the citizens he represented. Shapiro, an attorney, was appointed to the City Council in 2012 to fill a vacancy. He was elected to his first four-year term in 2013. His rise […]

New principal chosen for Westlake High

After nearly nine months without a permanent principal, Westlake High School will have a new full-time leader in place beginning July 1. Jason Branham, principal at T.O.’s Los Cerritos Middle School, has been promoted to replace Ron Lipari, who retired on short notice last spring. A familiar face on the WHS campus, Branham spent eight years at the school, first […]

Lots of spring EGGS-citement for all age groups

A superstar gala for the local youth

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Conejo Valley honored its top youth at the 12th annual Superstars of the Year Celebration on March 22 at the Kavli Theatre, Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza. The event recognized the youth members and volunteers who have made a significant contribution to the club. Club members performed music and dance numbers and were […]

College Corner

Making your final decision

So many students worry about getting accepted to college, but in recent weeks I have talked to seniors facing a different problem. They have 10 or more offers of admission. It may be a good problem to have, but choosing a college when you have so many options can feel overwhelming. This is the time to visit the colleges, even […]

Chesebro EIR released

The battle to preserve Chesebro Meadow in Agoura Hills continued last month with the city issuing an environmental impact report about a proposed housing development in the meadow, followed by public comments on the matter. Twenty of the 70 acres just east of Old Agoura, called Agoura Equestrian Estates by developer Benjamin Efraim, will be used to build 15 custom […]

Conejo Valley Days aim high

Popular Old West fair returns with a modernflair

Just as spring brings wildflowers to our hillsides and ballgames to our playfields, it also brings Thousand Oaks’ western-themed carnival to Conejo Creek Park. The 59th annual Conejo Valley Days is set to run May 7 through 10, and this year there will be a fun literacy angle featuring a Read and Ride program and an essay contest. For the […]

Instrumentally yours

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