2016-05-05

Westlake Village Symphony to perform



The Westlake Village Symphony will be performing two concerts for the community this month. Led by associate conductor Paul Piazza and featuring guest conductor Lauern Wasynczuk, the program will include Beethoven’s Symphony No. 1, the overture to Mozart’s opera The Marriage of Figaro, and Dvorak’s Sererenade for Wind Instruments. The first concert will begin at 7:30 p.m. on Fri., May […]

Political Cartoon



Men share their dating deal-breakers

Single Files

As a single person in today’s world, have you given a thought to your dating deal-breakers, those red flags that you are careful to avoid—or should be watching out for? A few weeks ago, I outlined some fun and interesting dating deal-breakers for women, and I said I’d follow up with some for men, too. The following are red flags […]

House of Magic



Student has more than just bass-ic skills




Chris Palmer, a senior at Agoura High School, was recently awarded a 2016 National YoungArts Foundation award. Palmer excels at the double bass. The annual recognition program honors students in all walks of art, including theater, visual arts, writing, dance and, in Palmer’s case, jazz. The program is open to 15- to 18-year-old students nationwide. This year, the foundation received […]

Calabasas against Las Virgenes four-story hotel




The Calabasas City Council let it be known at its May 4 meeting that it doesn’t want a four-story hotel built on Las Virgenes Road near the entrance to the 101 Freeway. The council asked the developer of the 127-room Rondell Oasis hotel, Richard Weintraub, to come up instead with a three-story design. It’s not clear what the developer will […]

Thorsen’s replacement announced



The Malibu City Council announced that assistant city manager Reva Feldman replaced outgoing city manager Jim Thorsen following Thorsen’s May 2 retirement. Thorsen is the former public works director for the City of Agoura Hills. “Over the last 11 years serving the city, Reva has shown that she has the leadership skills, knowledge, strength, experience and dedication to the community […]

Director of Health Care Agency to retire

Will leave Oct. 1 after serving 15 years

Ventura County executive officer Mike Powers recently announced that Health Care Agency director Barry Fisher will retire Oct. 1 after 15 years of service to the county. Fisher began his service in 2001, and served the HCA in multiple roles, including emergency medical services administrator, public health division manager, public health director and chief deputy director. He has led the […]

Poke restaurant new in Thousand Oaks



A new poke restaurant opened last week in the North Ranch Mall in the Westlake portion of Thousand Oaks. Poke is a raw fish salad served as an appetizer in Hawaiian cuisine. According to the owner, it is the first or one of the first poke restaurants in Ventura County. Honeyfish Poke is at 3835 E. T.O. Blvd., Ste. G. […]

High School Highlights



Agoura Chargers Fri., May 6: Murder mystery/G building/7 p.m. Spring dance concert/main stage/7 p.m. Sat., May 7: Hall of Fame/6 p.m. Murder mystery/G bldg/7 p.m. Mon., May 9: Charger Club/ A1/7 p.m. Tues., May 10: Eighth-grade visit/9:30 to 11 a.m. Wed., May 11: Student-directed one-acts/7 p.m. Thurs., May 12: Junior Java/ main quad/10:20 to 10:30 a.m. Student-directed one-acts/7 pm. Calabasas […]


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