Alison Louise Knutson, a graphic design major, earned 2016 dean’s list honors at Iowa State University in Ames, Iowa. Students named to the dean’s list must have a grade point average of at least 3.5 on a 4.0 scale while carrying 12 credit hours or more. David Pavone of Agoura Hills, Shayda Ebrahimi of Calabasas and Jack Heath of Westlake […]

Public urged to ask experts about brain trauma

Parents, high school coaches, school nurses and anyone else interested in learning the latest information about concussion and brain injuries among children and teenagers can pose their questions directly to experts at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The CDC’s new Heads Up Facebook page “Ask the Experts” activity that launched this week allows people to connect directly with […]

County floats homeless tax

Measure H on March ballot

Measure H, a Los Angeles County quarter-cent sales tax on the March 7 ballot, will raise an estimated $355 million annually for the next 10 years to combat homelessness. The money would fund services for thousands of homeless individuals, including children, foster youths, seniors, battered women, people with disabilities and veterans. It will also give the county one of the […]

Beauty and the feast

High school club raises funds to fix campus

Members of the Calabasas High School Beautification Club collected more than $200 selling baked goods Feb. 11 at the Calabasas Farmers Market. The money will be used to beautify the CHS campus and to restore vegetation in the surrounding 500-acre area that was burned last June during the Old Fire. “It’s important that Calabasas High School has an inviting and […]


THURS., FEB. 16 Channel Islands Gulls 11 a.m. at Pierpont Inn, 550 Sanjon Road, Ventura. Social hour 11 a.m., luncheon at noon. Wear red for having a healthy heart and longevity. Raffle tickets and centerpieces for sale. Proceeds go to charities. RSVP requested. Contact: Shirley. Phone: 805.263.6062. Woodland Hills Woman’s Club 11:30 a.m. at Woodland Hills Country Club, 21150 Dumetz […]

Barone’s named California’s top pizza

In Westlake Village

Barone’s Pizzeria Express only took 72 years to become an overnight success—it was recently voted California’s best pizza in an MSN survey. Barone’s Pizza began in 1945 when five Italian families, all related, moved from Buffalo, NY to Los Angeles. They brought with them their authentic Italian pizza recipes with Sicilian and Neapolitan roots dating back to the early 1900s. […]

Cost of housing a drag, experts say


Thousand Oaks Rotary Club’s annual Economic Outlook Forecast Breakfast at Cal Lutheran University, traditionally a subdued event, got a shot in the arm last week courtesy of Bill Dallas, CEO of Skyline Home Loans. Bouncing between historian, self-promoter and motivational speaker, the Oaks Christian School founder told a crowd of more than 100 inside CLU’s Lundring Events Center that the […]

Community remembers popular school teacher

The Malibou Lake Mountain Club swelled with friends and family Feb. 12 for a memorial to a man who inspired thousands of students during his 38-year career at A.E. Wright Middle School in Calabasas. Craig Vaughan died Jan. 23 at age 70 after a long battle with cancer. Family, friends, former students and teachers shared stories of Vaughan at the […]

Shakespeare comedy: love is in the air

One of William Shakespeare’s best-regarded comedies, “Much Ado About Nothing,” made its debut earlier this month at Camarillo Skyway Playhouse in a production directed by local actress/producer Vivien Latham. The London-born Latham, a cousin of the late Oscar-winning director Sir Richard Attenborough, has been producing and performing plays in the county since moving to Ventura in 2002. She is only […]

Award to University Village

University Village retirement community in Thousand Oaks and its landscaping company, Stay Green Inc., have won a top statewide award for excellence in landscaping and maintenance from the California Landscape Contractors Association. University Village won a first-place Trophy Award in the category of “Public Works/Sports, Parks and Athletic Fields.” Professional judges evaluated entries for workmanship, quality of construction, quality of […]