Two Christian schools complete in mock trial competition

Trinity Pacific Christian School in Thousand Oaks and Oaks Christian School in Westlake Village were two of 22 schools from across the world to compete at the recent Empire San Francisco mock trial tournament at the United States District Courthouse. Six teams from California participated along with 14 teams from across the U.S. and two teams from Korea. The case […]

Supervisors recognize Oak Park anniversary

Oak Park residents had a chance to see their county government in action when the Ventura County Supervisors held a board meeting at the Oak Park Community Center last week. The Sept. 20 meeting coincided with Oak Park’s 50th anniversary. The unincorporated community is home to about 14,000 residents. Supervisors John Zaragoza, Kathy Long, Peter Foy and Linda Parks attended […]

Introduction to Girl Scouts in free night out events

Girl Scouts of California’s Central Coast invites girls K-6 to learn about scouting at these Girls Night Out events in Ventura County. All events are free. Girls and their families will learn about various Girl Scout programs, including outdoor activities, building robots, camping, earning badges, playing sports and the Girl Scout cookie program. These family events, open to the public, […]


Christmas musical seeks singers The Elation Arts Series at Emmanuel Church will present its annual Christmas production, “Under a Starry Sky,” at 5 p.m. Sun., Dec. 11 at the church, 588 Camino Manzanas, Thousand Oaks. Residents are invited to sing in the musical drama as part of Emmanuel’s Christmas Choir. Christmas rehearsals are from 7 to 8 p.m. Thursdays beginning […]

Prop. 63 reduces clip capacity

Ballot measure takes aim at magazine rounds, other issues

A measure on the ballot in November is designed to tighten gun control laws in California, a state with some of the strictest firearm restrictions already in place. Proposed by Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom, Proposition 63—also known as the Safety for All initiative— comprises a set of gun-control measures that address gun usage and the sale of firearms and ammunition […]

Symphony of sound

FOR BILL—At bottom, New West Symphony’s Nancy Israel thanks guests for attending a Sept. 24 recital at Cal Lutheran University in honor of her late husband, Bill, who would have been 100 years old. The Israels have been longtime symphony supporters. From the top, Oak Park pianist Sean Chen performs, Paul Fried plays the flute and Diane Ketchie sings. The […]

A taste of India in the Conejo Valley

Sunday’s sweltering heat, with temperatures reaching triple digits, made Thousand Oaks’ annual India Festival seem even closer to its roots, organizers said. “This feels like India; the only thing missing is the humidity,” said Monisha Rao, a member of the India Friends Association, which puts on the festival. “If we had the humidity also, this is what people would experience.” […]

Coach of the Year kudos

JOB WELL DONE—Colin Pratt, Agoura High School cross country and track head coach, is named 2015-16 Coach of the Year the AHS Coaches Council. Under his coaching, five school records were broken in 2016. The boys’ 2015 cross country team and boys’ 2016 track and field team were both undefeated and won league championships.

Beach trailer donated to Lost Hills Sheriff

MOBILE COMMAND— From left to right, Steve Rishoff, David Stern, Barry Myerson, Christopher Levinson and retired Dep. Robert DeSantis proudly display a new Sheriff’s Department mobile command center trailer that will be assigned to Zuma Beach in the summer months and to other areas throughout the year. Harbor Freight Tools of Camarillo donated funds to the Lost Hills Sheriff’s Foundation […]

Agoura electrical outages spark concern

Planned electrical outages by Southern California Edison are said to be a necessary inconvenience, but the frequency of the work is getting on some customers’ nerves. Mark Leinwand, an Agoura Hills resident, is peeved that a Sept. 14 planned outage took three times longer than SCE said it would. Leinwand said neighbors told him they had to throw away some […]