2015-09-24 E-Edition

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Conservation better, but still lagging

Water conservation in the Las Virgenes Municipal Water District fell to 30 percent in August when compared to the same month in 2013. Combined with the June and July data submitted to the State Water Resources Control Board, LVMWD’s cumulative reduction level is 33 percent, still below the state’s mandated 36 percent decrease for June 2015 through February 2016. “With […]

Mexican Riviera

One of our neighbors turns 50 this fall, and considering how many times she’s circled the globe and the mileage she’s racked up, she looks pretty good. Santa Clarita-based Princess Cruises celebrates its 50th anniversary in November. Fifty years ago, Stanley B. McDonald chartered a 6,000-ton ferry boat called the Princess Patricia. Used for Alaskan summer service, the ship was […]

Raising a racket on Tennis Play Day

COME TO THE NET—The Westake Athletic Club will host a USTA Tennis Play Day from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Sat., Sept. 26 at the facility at 32250 W. Triunfo Road, Westlake Village. Any junior, beginner through advanced level, who is interested in trying out tennis or wants to learn about WAC programs is welcome to this free vent. To register, […]

Bands strut their stuff

The eighth annual Sounds Of Conejo, a celebration of marching bands, will take place at 7 p.m. Sat., Oct. 3 at the Thousand Oaks High School football stadium, 2323 N. Moorpark Road. Doors open at 7 p.m. This field show exhibition will have performances by marching bands from Buena, Camarillo, Moorpark, Newbury Park, Oak Park, Royal, Simi Valley, Westlake and […]

Sheriff’s Blotter

Agoura Hills A resident reported that someone tried to make fraudulent purchases with her bank card. The victim believes her card was stolen while she was at a location on Ladyface Court Sept. 10. Someone stole two car seats, worth $1,000 each, from a vehicle parked in the 30200 block of Agoura Road Sept. 6. The culprit also caused $500 […]

Navajo rug and jewelry show comes to King Gillette Ranch

Artist talks and demos on the schedule

The Santa Monica Mountains Interagency Visitor Center will host a Navajo rug and jewelry show Sept. 26 and 27 with artist talks and demonstrations. Running from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day, the free event comes from Hubbell Trading Post, the oldest continuously operated trading post in the American Southwest. Hubbell trader Edison Eskeets will describe the history, symbolism, […]

October brings Harvest Festival to the community

Underwood Family Farms will present its 18th annual Fall Harvest Festival throughout October at 3370 Sunset Valley Road, Moorpark. The farm is open daily from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. through Thanksgiving, and on weekends Thurs., Nov. 27 through mid-December. The Friends of the Farm Weekend will honor firefighters, law enforcement agencies and rescue workers Sat. and Sun., Oct. 3 […]

Local band blissfully rocks out Sept. 26 in Agoura Hills

When it comes to breaking into the hyper-competitive music industry, marketing know-how is almost as important as talent. Givers & Takers, a four-member indie rock band formed about five years ago, decided to take a measured approach in presenting its music to the public that included a savvy business plan, successful gigs from Santa Monica to Portland, Ore., and a […]

At school, safety always comes first


With students getting settled in at school, now is a good time to remind everyone that child safety comes first, even before the first bell rings. Coming to and from campus, always expect traffic. Take it slow as you head through school zones, especially when approaching crosswalks. We all know that kids—still getting used to the new school year—aren’t very […]