2015-05-21

2015-05-21 E-Edition

SCHOOL VACCINES YES? NO?

Senate bill disallows exemptions, but the debate is far from over


A bill that requires children to be vaccinated against diseases such as measles, mumps and whooping cough passed the California Senate last week despite opposition from parents who believe they have the right to keep their children from receiving the shots. Senate Bill 277 gained bipartisan support and now goes to the Assembly. It requires students to be vaccinated before […]

Sheriff’s Blotter



Agoura Hills A resident of Lobo Canyon reported that someone vandalized his tractors. The incident happened April 25. The value of the loss was not listed. Shoplifters stole $3,900 worth of beauty products from the CVS store in the 5600 block of Kanan Road April 18. Oak Park A 56-year-old woman was cited May 11 for vandalizing a car in […]

Ronald Sower

1942 - 2015

Ron was born in Boise, Idaho, and died peacefully at home on April 24th. He is survived by his wife, Patty, her four children; his first wife, Diane and their two sons Scott and Ryan (wife, Marianne) and their sons Zachary and Oliver of Pasadena. A memorial service will be held on May 30th promptly at 3p.m. – 5p.m. at […]

Club starts summer camp signups



The Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Conejo Valley is taking registration for 2015 Summer Camp. Campers can attend all of the 10-week sessions or register for a few weeks at a time. Options include Musical Theater Camp, STEM Summer School, traditional day camps, traveling camps with day trips, and sports camps with archery, basketball and soccer. Older youth can […]

University honors outstanding students



California Lutheran University honored several top students for their academic achievements at the 44th Annual Honors Day Banquet recently. Following are the local students who were awarded honors. Jared Berman of Westlake Village and Lauren Witman of Simi Valley both received the Provost’s Award for Academic Excellence as valedictorians of the Class of 2015. They had the highest cumulative grade […]

Agoura High musicians jazzed about New York

Band scores high at (Duke) Ellington competition


Agoura High School’s Studio Jazz group wowed the judges at the prestigious Essentially Ellington High School Jazz Band Competition and Festival in New York City earlier this month. Agoura High School was one of 15 nationwide finalists to compete and perform in the elite jazz event, which took place at the Jazz at Lincoln Center venue May 7 to 9. […]

Agoura Hills talking budget




Revenue for the City of Agoura Hills will continue to climb due to an improved economy that generates sales tax, City Manager Greg Ramirez said during a recent budget workshop. The city receives about $1.5 million each year in sales, property and other taxes. But the city will face additional expenses in the coming year, including several storm water projects […]

Still time to attend a clock class



The Ventura and Santa Barbara chapter of the National Association of Watch and Clock Collectors will hold a two-day introductory workshop on antique clocks from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sat. and Sun., May 30 and 31 at the Dudley House Museum, 197 N. Ashwood, Ventura. No experience is required for the workshop, which is open to the public. Class, […]

Lights will shine bright on Broadway Night



The Agoura High School music department will present its annual Broadway Night at 7 p.m. Thurs., May 28 at the AHS Performing Arts Education Center Mainstage, 28545 Driver Ave. Students, alumni and teachers of AHS will perform Broadway hits in honor of the late Deborah Frank, a former teacher at the school. The event will benefit the Aiding Hearts Foundation […]


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