Sale at Fibber McGee’s store

The National Charity League Inc., Conejo Valley Chapter, will host a customer appreciation sale with extended hours Thurs., July 14 at Fibber McGee’s thrift store at 451 E. Avenida de Los Arboles, Thousand Oaks. The store will extend its hours today from 4 to 7 p.m. National Charity League Inc. is a national nonprofit organization of mothers and daughters in […]

LVMWD awarded for excellence in accounting

The Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada awarded a Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting to the Las Virgenes Municipal Water District for its 2014-15 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report and for its Popular Annual Financial Report. The certificate is the highest form of recognition in the field of government accounting and financial reporting. “Popular” […]

STEM teachers learn new lessons

WILL IT STAND?—Carol Mallett from Sumac Elementary School works with her team to build a tower to hold a marshmallow using 20 pieces of dry spaghetti and masking tape in the “marshmallow challenge” during the STEMposium 2016 on June 27 at University Preparation Charter School. The weeklong workshop helped to strengthen teaching skills for STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) […]

More school tax opposition

Right on, Brusius and Toomey. Senior voices need to be heard with a no on any new taxes. Let the students stay in their own districts. We seniors have supported them for too many years. When LAUSD has a decline in enrollment, they close or sell off the excess property. Anybody remember the aerospace industry in Southern California: Doulas Lockheed, […]

Acorn ‘Family Man’ columnist a top humor writer in the U.S.

Picarella receives honorable mention

Michael Picarella, who writes the “Family Man” humor column for the Acorn Newspapers, has been recognized as one of the top humor writers in the country. The National Society of Newspaper Columnists awarded Picarella an honorable mention in the humor category for newspapers with a circulation of 50,000 or less. The awards were presented June 25 during the group’s 40th […]


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 […]

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