A blazing start

Agoura High School athlete representing U.S. at world event

Agoura Hills resident Tara Davis is one of 49 athletes representing the USA in the World Youth Championships in Cali, Colombia. The track and field competition sponsored by the International Association of Athletics Federations began July 15 and will end July 19. The USA team—26 girls and 23 boys ages 16 and 17—embodies some of the best young athletes in […]


Principal heads to Burbank position

Christina Desiderio, longtime principal at Yerba Buena Elementary School in Agoura Hills, will not move to A.E. Wright Middle School in Calabasas as planned but will instead leave the district for a job in Burbank. Desiderio, a specialist in gifted education, was set to transfer to A.E. Wright in the fall since her speciality suited the focus of the school, […]


No more ‘Mow No Mow’ rebates

Las Virgenes Municipal Water District has announced that funding for the district’s popular “Mow No Mow” turf replacement program has been exhausted. No more applications will be accepted. The program offered a rebate of $2 per square foot of turf removed at area homes and businesses. “Since its inception, the Mow No Mow program has helped replace thousands of square […]


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Honing new skills

Trail safety is a serious matter

Thank you very much for publishing the article on trail etiquette on June 25. It seems that Mark Langton has taken the situation seriously, and I am thankful for his contribution to make the trails better for everyone. As a hiker, road cyclist and equestrian, I know how to act on the trails. Unfortunately, most of the mountain bikers I […]

KCLU news director to discuss getting a story on TV or radio

Award-winning KCLU-AM/ FM news director Lance Orozco will be the featured speaker at the upcoming Public Relations Society of America California Gold Coast Chapter meeting on Wed., July 22 in the KCLU Community Room at California Lutheran University, 60 W. Olsen Road, Thousand Oaks. The event will begin at 8 a.m. with networking, followed by the program from 8:30 to […]

Hands do the talking in this one-man show

Artist shares his story of growing up in a deaf household

The Elation Arts Series at Emmanuel Church will present William Martinez in “SIGNing the Song” at 7 p.m. Sun., July 26 at 588 Camino Manzanas, Thousand Oaks. This story of love and encouragement shows how dreams can come true. This one-man show incorporates American Sign Language and music. Martinez shares his story about growing up in a deaf household with […]

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