A big cheer for Agoura High

GO TEAM!—The Agoura High School cheerleading team performs during a recent showcase at the school’s Performing Arts Education Center. The event also featured presentations on the diverse programs offered at the school. Also, counselors led various college workshops for students and parents.

Parents object to student data request

Opt-out provision being offered

A court ruling that will allow access to student records dating back to 2008 has placed the privacy rights of millions of current and former California students at risk. As a deadline to protect the information approaches, local educators say they are worried. Morgan Hill Concerned Parents Association and California Concerned Parents Association sued the California Department of Education in […]

Dead trees can still support life

Ask the Arborist

When is a tree no longer a tree? For instance, does a tree cease being a tree if it’s toppled over and lying on the ground as opposed to towering over us? I’d argue that dead trees, depending on their location, species and size, can still serve a purpose long after they’ve “died.” Let’s use my own backyard as an […]

A way to help youth learn

Ross Dress For Less Stores is partnering with Boys & Girls Clubs of America in a three-week program called Help Local Kids Learn. In the program, which launched Feb. 7, Ross customers can make a monetary contribution at checkout for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Conejo Valley throughout the month. The participating store is at 396 N. Moorpark […]

Catholic archdiocese reaffirms policy on reporting child abuse

News reports claiming that new Vatican guidelines exclude bishops from being liable for reporting clerical child abuse cases to the police are being refuted by the Archdiocese of Los Angeles and by some local churches. According to recent media reports, French Monsignor Tony Anatrella told newly appointed bishops they are not required to report abuse to law officials. The duty, […]

Cabrillo announces new season

Cabrillo Music Theatre’s 2016-17 season has three Cabrillo debuts and one classic favorite not seen in nearly 15 years. All productions are produced, auditioned and rehearsed locally and presented at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, 2100 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd. Performances are 7:30 p.m. Thursdays, 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, and 2 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. A post-show discussion […]

Customers turn noses up at higher gas bills

When Westlake Hills homeowner Sandra Lion received a bill for $232 from the Southern California Gas Co. in January, she figured something must be wrong. During the same billing period the previous year, Dec. 10 to Jan. 13, her bill was just $109. Wondering how her bill doubled, she decided to call the gas company to find out. A customer […]

Time for a clock class

The Ventura and Santa Barbara chapter of the National Association of Watch and Clock Collectors will present a two-day introductory workshop on antique clocks from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sat. and Sun., March 12 and 13 at the Dudley House Museum, 197 N. Ashwood, Ventura. The workshop is open to the public and no prior experience is required. Class […]

Registration opens for Spring Break Camp

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Conejo Valley will host Spring Break Camp 2016 at two locations. Grades K-5 can attend camp at Chaparral Boys & Girls Club on the campus of Chaparral Elementary School in Calabasas. Grades 1-8 can go to camp at the Cal and Marje Johnston Club on the campus of Colina Middle School in Thousand […]

Pet of the week

SUCH A SWEET GIRL—Evie is an female white and gray pit bull/boxer mix about 11 months old. She is a sweet puppy. If you would like to adopt Evie ask for ID No. A4900891 at the Agoura Hills Animal Shelter, 29525 Agoura Road. Occasionally pets have already been adopted, so check http://animalcare.lacounty.gov before visiting the shelter.