2015-05-21

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 […]

Cal Lutheran students present ‘Walk Through Time’ art exhibit



California Lutheran University students will curate an art exhibit titled “Walk Through Time,” which will run from May 28 through July 30 on campus in the William Rolland Gallery of Fine Art at 160 Overton Court, Thousand Oaks. A reception will take place from 6 to 8 p.m. Sat., June 6. Admission is free. The exhibit explores the evolution of […]

Daughter they loved




A year after 19-year-old Veronika Weiss was killed in a shooting rampage in Isla Vista, her family and friends still feel her presence. Bob Weiss said that his wife, Colleen, and their only daughter loved to shop together at Nordstrom. Recently the mother was there alone. “She was feeling a little down because Veronika wasn’t there, who always went shopping […]

Estate Diamond is robbed

Armed intruders make getaway

Two armed robbers held employees at gunpoint and stole an estimated $700,000 worth of jewelry and watches from Estate Diamond Exchange on Kanan Road May 13. According to a sheriff’s report, two black men entered the jewelry store and threatened the employees with semi-automatic handguns. The robbers held the workers hostage as they took merchandise from display cases in the […]

The OTHER Side of 50

Identity theft hits home

Who would have thought my parents would become the victims of identity theft? Not long ago, my parents received a letter from the FBI informing them their Medicare Advantage Plan insurance company had been hacked, and names, Social Security numbers and other personal information had been compromised. I was so skeptical of this letter that I asked Judy Christman Yates, […]


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