2016-06-23

Students build boats, teamwork skills for annual Solar Cup competition




Students from Calabasas High School and Camp David Gonzales, a juvenile detention center in Malibu Canyon, learned science and engineering skills by building solar-powered boats and racing them against 36 other teams at the 2016 Solar Cup competition. The annual race, hosted by the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California, is a seven-month program in which teams of students build […]

Family fun at Gateway Church



CHILD’S PLAY—Above, Agoura resident Zoey Walker, 4, checks out her new face painting at the Gateway Church Family Fun event June 18. Left, Brad Lyon, 6, of Carlsbad indulges in a sweet treat at the Calabasas event.

Time runs out on major watch theft ring



Federal authorities indicted nine Los Angeles men June 8 in connection with a series of smash-and-grab robberies that targeted millions of dollars worth of Rolex and other high-end watches being sold at retail outlets across Southern California, including stores in Thousand Oaks, Woodland Hills, Canoga Park and Malibu. Four suspects were arrested June 16, three were already in custody and […]

Olympic medalist at open house



Victory Gymnastics Acade m y will host a National Olympic Day Open House today from 5:15 to 7 p.m. Thurs., June 23 at 2330 Teller Road, Newbury Park. At this free community event, guests can meet 1996 Olympic silver medal winner and Victory Gymnastics coach Jian Shen. The event will also have an Olympic-style demonstration by Victory’s competitive team, free […]

School theater program sweeps awards



To a sold-out audience, Oaks Christian High School performed “Magic To Do” from the musical “Pippin” at the recent National Youth Arts and Jerry Herman Awards presentation at the Pantages Theater in Hollywood. Under the direction of the award-winning producer, director and theater department head, Rosalind Allen-Enciso, 35 cast members appeared on stage prior to receiving the Jerry Herman Award […]

‘True gentleman’ helicopter pilot remembered for duty and service




Family, friends and fellow pilots gathered at Camarillo Airport June 21 to pay tribute to Charles Aaron, a 35-year-old Westlake Village man who was killed in a solo motorcycle crash on Kanan Road earlier this month. Aaron was riding his BMW motorcycle south toward Malibu June 13 when he missed a curve in the road and crashed into the side […]

Virtual tour demonstrates life with dementia



Meadowbrook Senior Living will host a Virtual Dementia Tour from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Sat., June 25 at 5217 Chesebro Road, Agoura Hills. The free, 20-minute educational tour allows participants to experience life as a person with Alzheimer’s or a related form of dementia using virtual reality techniques.. The tour is recommended for any adult who seeks to understand […]

Greeks are in a festive spirit this weekend



St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church will host the annual Ventura County Greek Festival Fri. to Sun., June 24, 25 and 26 at Freedom Park in the Camarillo Airport, 480 Skyway Dive, Camarillo. Hours are 5 to 10 p.m. Friday, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday. The fest will have live dance groups and […]

SHERIFF’S BLOTTER



Agoura Hills A thief stole a pepper spray container, a stun gun and a flashlight from a car parked on United Road June 9. Someone took $700 worth of clothing from a car parked on Tarrytown Lane June 9. A vandal caused $ 250 in damage shattering the window of a car parked on Valley Heights Drive June 8. A […]

Panama Canal expansion complete

Flying Squirrel

One of the most unusual destinations in the world will soon become greatly more interesting. The Panama Canal, opened over 100 years ago, will celebrate a new and significant milestone June 26. That day, a commercial ship will transit the canal using a brand new set of locks that have been under construction for nine years. It’s not a new […]


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