Student earns high honor

Oaks Christian High School senior Elizabeth Sams recently earned the Congressional Youth Gold Medal in recognition of her outstanding achievement in community service and the arts. Elizabeth and other high school students nationwide were recognized in a Washington, D.C., ceremony in June. At the event, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi welcomed the honorees and their families. The Moorpark resident hopes […]

Kudos to WLV recreation rep

Westlake Village is a special place, and it’s that way for many reasons. A lot of that has to do with the people and the master plan for the city from the start. But we often forget about the role that the city staff play in it as well. This Fourth of July weekend, we got a good dose of […]

Navy SEAL to speak at forum

The Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation will present a forum with Senior Chief Petty Officer Robert J. O’Neill at 6 p.m. Wed., July 27 at the Reagan Library, 40 Presidential Drive, Simi Valley. O’Neill will speak about his military career as well as his latest mission of helping veterans and their families. As a Navy SEAL, O’Neill assisted on the rescue […]

Kabrillo Kids alumni sing an encore

Grown-up child performers appear in TGIF concert

Cabrillo Music Theatre’s annual offering at Westlake Village’s TGIF event last week was bittersweet for longtime artistic director Lewis Wilkenfeld. Wilkenfeld will be vacating the post he has held for 10 years at Cabrillo. Among the marks he has left on the company is the creation of the Kabrillo Kids nine years ago. The Kids is an ensemble of child […]

French connection

Oaks Christian grad roams outfield in World Softball Championships

Vive la France. Natalie Glover, an Oaks Christian High graduate born and raised in Camarillo, will represent Team France at the Women’s World Softball Championship from July 15-24 at Surrey, British Columbia, Canada. “To sum it up, in one word, it’s just awesome,” Glover said. “It’s a very fun, rewarding experience.” Glover, 19, is a veteran in the international softball […]

Let voters decide

Your voting rights are under attack. Those already in power know that elections are the chief means of calling leadership to account. We voted to defend our open spaces from developers but the City Council took that away from us. We need to take it back. Last month our City Council voted to let a developer grade and destroy 32 […]

Cabrillo theatre brings ‘Little Mermaid’ to the stage

Cabrillo Music Theatre will open “The Little Mermaid” at 8 p.m. Fri., July 15 in the 1,800- seat Kavli Theatre at Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, 2100 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd. The show will run through Sun., July 24 and is appropriate for all ages. Performances will take place at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, and 2 […]


THURS., JULY 14 Thousand Oaks Toastmasters At Lunch Noon in Oak Room, third floor, Thousand Oaks City Hall, 2100 E. T.O. Blvd. New president, Brian Gothberg, presides. No charge for visitors. Phone: 805.498.3393. Margarita Mixoff 5:30 to 8 p.m. at The Gardens at Los Robles Greens, 299 S. Moorpark Road, Thousand Oaks. Restaurants present appetizers and margarita tasting. Prizes for […]

Commandos conquer Nebraska

PLAY BALL—The Valley Commandos U-11 baseball team won the Triple Crown Sports SlumpBuster tournament on Father’s Day in Omaha, Neb. Pictured in the front row, from left, are Max Price, Ryan Kakuk, Sean David, Aidan Ruiz, Luis Torres, Nick Ravo, Julian Areliz, Cole Georgia, Jake Price, Ryan Speshyock, Matt Erhart and Jake Ravo. Back row: coaches Mark David, Hector Areliz, […]

Petition quarrel

On June 22, the Calabasas City Council approved the highly controversial Canyon Oaks development on Las Virgenes Road just south of the Mobil gas station. This development involves over 2 million cubic yards of grading that cuts down hillsides to fill in the canyon to accommodate a huge, blocky-looking, three-story, 72,000-square-foot hotel, in addition to 71 not very attractive homes […]

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