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 […]

Cal Lutheran launches nonprofit center

Cal Lutheran University will celebrate the launch of its Center for Nonprofit Leadership to provide training for the region’s charities at 5:30 p.m. Wed., Sept. 7 in the Lundring Events Center on the Thousand Oaks campus. Dena Jenson, who led the former Center for Nonprofit Leadership at the Ventura County Community Foundation, will direct the new center. The center will […]

Westlake woman named company principal

Westlake Village resident Sheila Wray Given has been named a company principal and business development leader for Glendale-based LKG-CMC Inc., which specializes in the planning and construction of infrastructure projects including highways, rail lines, airports and water treatment facilities. Wray Givens is a 25-year veteran in the infrastructure development field. Her past clients include the Bay Area Rapid Transit District, […]

Theater conservatory to begin fall season

Gold Coast Theatre Conservatory will begin its fall session of theater arts for students in grades three through 12 from 9 a.m. to noon Saturdays beginning Sept. 10 at the Four Friends Gallery, 1414 Thousand Oaks Blvd., T.O. The 10-week session will run through Nov. 19 with students presenting the one-act comedy “Drop Dead, Juliet.” Since 1994 Gold Coast Theatre […]

Helping hands

I was riding my road bike through Fountainwood after a ride with my friend and neighbor, Phil. Riding on Carell Avenue, I noticed a piece of 40-by-4-foot board lying in the middle of the road. Probably some kids threw it or it fell off a truck. I easily maneuvered my bike around it when I heard Phil behind me saying, […]

Two communities, rival teams come together to support one cause

Campaign a tribute to kids with cancer

Two rival high school football teams will come together at 7 p.m. Fri., Aug. 26 to support one cause: the honoring of children who are battling cancer. During the first game of the 2016 season, the Agoura Chargers will face off against the Calabasas Coyotes at the Agoura High stadium. While fighting for supremacy on the field, the teams will […]