2017-02-09

2017-02-09 E-Edition

Taylor is Chamber’s Man of the Year

‘An honor,’ says Westlake Village city manager


For more than two decades, Ray Taylor has brought out the best in the employees and the elected leaders of Westlake Village, say those who are closest to him. Taylor has been city manager of Westlake Village for 24 years, and although he usually shies away from the limelight, he couldn’t escape it Monday when Jill Lederer, president and CEO […]

Low on funds, museum seeks volunteer help




There’s a Native American saying that goes, “When you are in doubt, be still and wait; when doubt no longer exists for you, then go forward with courage.” Perhaps the leaders of the Chumash Indian Museum were taking the Ponca people’s advice when they decided late last year to shut down for a short period, let go of staff members […]

Many coats for Many Mansions



BUNDLE UP—Lily Paden, left, an Oak Park High School junior, and Corinne Lauer, children services coordinator at Villa Garcia, count donated coats before sorting them by size and gender. The warm clothes will be distributed to the residents of Villa Garcia, a Many Mansions housing site in Thousand Oaks for low-income residents. In eight days, Lily had collected more than […]

High School Highlights



Agoura Chargers Fri., Feb. 10: Film festival/main stage/7 p.m. Mon., Feb. 13: Charger Club meeting/A2/7 p.m. Wed., Feb. 15: PFC meeting/ Agoura Hills Library/9 a.m. AHS showcase/6 p.m. Thurs., Feb. 16: District music festival/PAEC/8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Music concert/main stage/7 p.m. Oak Park Eagles Fri., Feb. 10: AP, honors information meetings through Thurs., Feb. 16/8 to 9 a.m. Spring […]

Hundreds show support at Conejo mosque

‘I’m overwhelmed’ says one local Muslim


Carrying signs that touted love and tolerance in a time of division, hundreds of people came to the Islamic Center of Conejo Valley Feb. 5 to show their support for Muslims. Lining both sides of Borchard Road in front of the Newbury Park mosque, people of all ages, religions and backgrounds held signs expressing encouragement and comfort for the Muslim […]

No place for hate

Oak Park High students learn to appreciate diversity


War, hate crimes, and the need for cultural and religious diversity were among the topics explored during Awareness Week Jan. 17 to 20 at Oak Park High School. The school’s Advanced Peer Counseling program hosted the event, which featured speaker Judy Shepard, the mother of 21-year-old University of Wyoming student Matthew Shepard who was beaten and tortured and left to […]

Strolling down a street back in time

On the Trail

As Valentine’s Day approaches, I find myself giddily in love . . . with a street. I was traveling north on Kanan Road when something compelled me to hang a right onto Smoke Tree Avenue, a street I’d never visited. I’d always presumed this neighborhood was in the far end of Agoura Hills, but it’s actually the front end of […]

Coyotes rise to the top

Calabasas boys’ basketball team captures league title on senior night



Jack Roggin was on fire. The Los Angeles Fire Department couldn’t extinguish this one-man inferno. Roggin, a senior guard for the Calabasas High boys’ basketball team, dazzled the crowd like Reggie Miller eviscerating Spike Lee’s Knicks, David Bowie singing “Heroes” at the Berlin Wall or Max Ernst dabbing the final brush strokes to “Birth of a Galaxy.” In his last […]

Maurer named head of area Conservation Corps



Calabasas Mayor Mary Sue Maurer is the new head of the California Conservation Corps’s Camarillo Center. Maurer, who will continue her duties as mayor, began working with the 72 young men and women of the CCC’s Camarillo Center on Feb. 1. Established in 1977, the center is the only CCC site in Southern California where corps members live on campus. […]


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