2015-05-28 E-Edition

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Water police are just around the corner

Desperate times call for desperate measures As the drought worsens, the Las Virgenes Municipal Water District has hired the services of a security firm to catch water wasters in the act. Beginning June 1, the extra eyeballs will be monitoring the water-use habits of 65,000 Las Virgenes customers from Hidden Hills to Westlake Village. With home and business sprinklers still […]


Take a stand on human trafficking The Ventura County Coalition Against Human Trafficking will present a Pearls of Gratitude awareness event called “In Plain Sight”about human trafficking at 11:30 a.m. Sat., May 30 at Muvico in The Oaks mall, Hillcrest Drive, Thousand Oaks. Tickets, which can be purchased in the lobby one hour prior, are $15 for adults and $10 […]

Film about safety for people on autism spectrum

“Be Safe The Movie,” a 60-minute film made by and for teens and adults with autism spectrum disorder and similar disabilities, will be screened from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Wed., June 3 at 30345 Canwood St. in Agoura Hills. The Conejo Valley Friendship Circle will host the free interactive screening. The film, co-produced by Joey Travolta and Emily Iland, the […]

Athletes gear up for chance to compete at state meet

A horde of track and field stars from Acorn country are headed to the CIF-Southern Section Masters meet on Friday at Cerritos College. Athletes from Agoura, Moorpark, Newbury Park, Oaks Christian, Rio Mesa, Simi Valley, Thousand Oaks and Westlake high schools will be on hand for the meet. The top six competitors from each event at Masters will advance to […]


Mary Fichera

March 12, 1912 May 4, 2015

A beautiful birthday for Mary Fichera was held at her home on Westlake Island as she turned 103 years old. My parents fell in love with this beautiful place and moved here some 30 years ago. Sadly, on May 4th mom passed away in her sleep. She joined my dad in their resting place at Forest Lawn.

Good sportsmanship at WAGS Memorial Weekend softball tournament

Water polo players make a splash


I am a resident of Oak Park, but teach in Simi Valley. This past week at my school we had a fundraiser called “Penny Wars” where the grade levels were in competition against each other to see who brought in the most pennies. There were also coins of other denominations brought in and all the coins needed to be counted […]