2016-08-25 E-Edition

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Re: Calabasas development

After being a resident of Agoura for 50 years, this is the first time that I am speaking up on the proposed Canyon Oaks Hotel and home development as well as any proposed development plans by builders of our open space areas. What I don’t understand is why Fred Gains, Alicia Weintraub and David Shapiro support “development” when in reality […]

Memorial park debuts new mausoleum in Westlake Village

Pierce Brothers Valley Oaks– Griffin Memorial Park completed a new walk-in private mausoleum in the cemetery’s Tranquility Garden. The property is on a hill overlooking the memorial park and the Conejo Valley. It includes 16 private family interment spaces consisting of four casket spaces and six glass-front niches, which can hold two interments and memorabilia inside. Each niche has its […]

Agoura 4-H equestrians are champs

The Agoura 4-H Horse Project made a good showing at the recent Ventura County 4-H Grange and Youth Horse Show at the Ventura County Fairgrounds. Agoura Hills resident and trainer Katy Rishoff marked her 18th year as the volunteer leader of the group, which met at least once a week throughout the year. The equestrian event took place over three […]

Viewpoint hosts Japanese students

Viewpoint School in Calabasas welcomed a group of Japanese student-athletes from Ritsumeikan Uji High School in Kyoto from Aug. 10 to 22 as part of a unique exchange initiative. The Japanese youngsters attended U.S. culture classes at Viewpoint to improve their English language skills and spent time on the practice field to increase their knowledge of the sport they call […]

Candidate for water board

I want to put my local water board experience to work so that we will have a reliable water supply for tomorrow as well as today. That is why I am running for the seat on the Calleguas Municipal Water District board that represents most of the Conejo Valley. Now is the time to make decisions on how to stretch […]

Time for kids to play ball in fall

Register for soccer, basketball

Registration is underway for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Conejo Valley’s Fall Coed Jr. NBA Basketball League in Thousand Oaks and the Sunday Soccer League in Agoura Hills. Both leagues are open to ages 3 through 12 and run for eight weeks from Sun., Oct. 2 through Sun., Nov. 20. The Jr. NBA Basketball League meets at Los […]

Montecito continues strong core growth


Montecito Bank & Trust reported 13.6 percent year-over-year loan growth, ending the quarter at $752 million, company officials said. Total assets for the bank grew $71.5 million during the same 12-month period, and 3 percent from the fourth quarter of 2015, closing at $1.3 billion. Total deposit growth was flat versus the prior quarter and up 3.3 percent year over […]

New director at Halstrom

Halstrom Academy has appointed Sepideh Yeoh the director of its Westlake Village campus. As director, Yeoh will be responsible for creating a supportive academic culture, and maintaining relationships with students and parents while managing the day-to-day activities of the school. Yeoh has more than 15 years experience as a teacher, coach, and administrator. Prior to coming to Halstrom, Yeoh served […]

Black lives

The Black Lives Matter movement was built and perpetuated on numerous lies, and yet the cause continues to be championed by President Obama and democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton. The group’s grievances came into light after the fictional account of the 2014 police shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Miss. Chants of “hands up, don’t shoot” echoed throughout social media […]