2017-01-19 E-Edition

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Flea market

A flea market to raise funds for Mariposa School of Global Education in Agoura Hills will be held in Sumac Elementary School’s multipurpose room from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sun., Jan. 22 at 6050 Calmfield Ave., Agoura Hills. Rachel Russell, chair of the market, said parents are bringing a wide variety of treasures for the community to purchase, including […]

Lonnie Jordan declares War on Agoura

Band revives ‘70s Afro-Latin funk sound

Practically the ’70s incarnate, War—with its casually multicultural membership, elastic funk beats and staccato horn blasts— came to musically represent the best aspects of the decade. Quintessentially California, the Afro-Latino collective may be best known for cheerful hits “Why Can’t We Be Friends?” and “Low Rider.” Thanks to the 1978 Cheech & Chong comedy “Up in Smoke,” the latter tune […]

Spirit team says, ‘Be our guest’

HOST WITH THE MOST—The 15-time national champion Agoura High Spirit Team will host the United Spirit Association Regional USA Nationals Qualifier in the AHS gym at 10 a.m. Sat., Jan. 21. Many Southern California cheer, song and pep flag teams will perform throughout the day.

In-house credentialing put on hold

Trustees want more information

A plan to provide in-house teacher and administrator credentialing services in the Las Virgenes Unified School District hit a snag at last week’s board of education meeting as trustees requested more data about teacher recruiting, retention and other factors that are driving the decision. Las Virgenes teachers currently attend credentialing programs at the Ventura County Office of Education. Ryan Gleason, […]

Happy hike, happy life

Precise diagnosis needed for pain relief

COMMENTARY /// Back pain

Chances are you’ve seen a doctor for back pain or you know someone who has. Back pain is one of the top reasons people seek professional care. And it’s not just a medical problem: Work absences, reduced productivity and other factors related to back pain cost billions of dollars every year. When a person goes to a doctor with chronic, […]

Attending Senior Congress makes sense for older adults

Program will look at aging process in new ways

“Making Sense of Your Senses” is the theme of this year’s Senior Congress at St. Maximilian Kolbe Catholic Church, 5801 Kanan Road in Westlake Village, where experts will discuss eye and ear conditions, the sense of intuition and other older adult related topics from 8:45 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Wed., Feb. 1. “When we were brainstorming this, we thought about […]

Canadian Brass to perform in T.O.

The 47-year-old Canadian Brass quintet will present a free concert at Cal Lutheran University at 7:30 p.m. Thurs., Jan. 26 in Samuelson Chapel, 165 Chapel Lane on the Thousand Oaks campus. In black suits and white running shoes, the hallmarks of Canadian Brass performances are entertainment and spontaneity, presenting baroque, Dixieland and new compositions and arrangements created especially for the […]

Grammy-winning guitarist in concert at church

The Elation Arts Series will present a return concert by Grammy Award-winning acoustic guitarist Mark Hanson and his wife, vocalist Greta Pedersen, at 5 p.m. Sun., Jan. 22 at Emmanuel Presbyterian Church, 588 Camino Manzanas, Thousand Oaks. Hanson, a finger-style guitarist, won a Grammy in 2005 for his contributions to the Henry Mancini “Pink Guitar” CD. Pedersen is the Young […]