2017-01-05

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Party like it’s 2017



NEW YEAR’S EVE BASH—Groove Kitty’s guitarist Matt Rice performs with his band during the New Year’s Eve celebration at The Canyon club in Agoura Hills. Below, Kay Howell is happy to see either the end of 2016 or the start of 2017, or both. Check out The Canyon’s 2017 artist lineup at www.canyonclub.net.

Musicians present Tchaikovsky, Mozart

Chamber artists to perform Jan. 15

The California Chamber Artists will perform Tchaikovsky’s “Souvenir de Florence” and Mozart’s Quintet for Clarinet and Strings at 4 p.m. Sun., Jan. 15 at Ascension Lutheran Church, 1600 E. Hillcrest Drive, Thousand Oaks. Clarinetist Daniel Geeting, who retired in 2016 after 32 years of teaching at Cal Lutheran University in Thousand Oaks, and his wife, cellist Joyce Geeting, are leading […]

LVUSD wants to credential own teachers




Plans are underway for Las Virgenes Unified School District to operate its own in-house teacher credential program, a cost-saving move that will help the district make sure it retains the best educators possible. Credentialing programs are generally offered at county offices of education, but LVUSD is following the lead of some bigger, more independent school districts such as Long Beach […]

Gold strike

Freshman forward kicks off Oak Park soccer career with four-goal bonanza



Sophia Druian will always remember her first goal as a high school soccer player . . . and her second, third and fourth. Druian, a freshman for Oak Park’s girls’ soccer team, scored four goals in her second varsity match, a 4-0 home win against Canyon on Nov. 29. The 15-year-old striker has kept up the torrid pace, notching eight […]

Take a journey into Jungleland




For those too young or too new to the area to remember the days when lions and tigers roamed Thousand Oaks, a new exhibit at the Civic Arts Plaza offers a history lesson. The display inside the plaza’s Fred Kavli Theatre— featuring classic photos, memorabilia and exotic animal-inspired works of art—commemorates the 90th anniversary of the opening of Louis Goebel’s […]

The dynamic duo

Junior guards steady Lion girls’ basketball squad



The Lions don’t rebuild. They simply build. Oaks Christian High’s girls’ basketball team has dominated on the hardwood with 20 straight Marmonte League victories since leaving the Tri-Valley League two years ago. The CIF-Southern Section Division 1AA behemoth graduated two star players last spring— Roxy Barahman and Katie Campbell— who combined to average nearly 30 points per game. That’s not […]

How coffee and resolutions are related

Single Files

Just recently, I ran out of milk for my morning coffee. Who cares? you might ask. I do, because I’ve been drinking the hot brew with some version of white stuff in it since around age 18. Over the years, I’ve gone through a gamut of additions, from milk—whole, 2 percent, 1 percent and skim—as well as powdered fake creamer, […]

Agoura High alumnus has ‘Big’ heart as youth mentor




Agoura High School graduate Justin Regan has a big heart. So big that he was recently honored as one of 2016’s “Bigs of the Year” by the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Flagstaff, the Arizona city he now calls home. As a “Big,” Regan has mentored the same boy for four years and counting, an experience that not only benefited […]

Agoura fire, no problem



Firefighters worked quickly to extinguish a blaze that started shortly before noon on Dec. 29 when a metallic party balloon reportedly struck a power line along a trailhead leading to Malibu Creek State Park just south of Liberty Canyon in Agoura Hills. The fire briefly threatened homes on Patrick Henry Place and Park Vista Drive. Saturated soil from earlier rainfall […]


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