Fundraiser is the cat’s meow

The Valley Cats volunteer cat rescue organization will host a Catsino Royale fundraiser from 7 to 11 p.m. Sat., April 22 at the Agoura Hills/Calabasas Community Center, 27040 Malibu Hills Road, Calabasas. The event will feature blackjack, roulette, money wheel, craps and a poker tournament along with raffle baskets, games and a dessert and beverage bar. Funds raised will be used for […]

Seeking help for Agoura family

I have been a resident of Agoura Hills for the past 22 years. My neighbors, the Dato family, have been out of their home for eight weeks so far due to underground flooding as a result of the heavy rains in January and February. They have requested help and information from the City of Agoura Hills, but very little has […]

Whip up a winning recipe

Calling all strawberry lovers with a passion for creating culinary masterpieces. Entries are being accepted for the 2017 California Strawberry Festival Berry Blast Off Recipe Contest. All contestants who submit a recipe will receive a free ticket to this year’s 34th annual celebration Sat. and Sun., May 20 and 21. The submission deadline is noon Fri., April 7. Applicants must […]

Acorn columnist to discuss sin, redemption

Acorn columnist Sally Carpenter will give a PowerPoint presentation titled “Thou Shall Not Kill: a Mystery Writer Looks at Sin and Redemption” from 7:30 to 9 p.m. Tues., March 28 at Holy Cross Catholic Church, Cosgrove Center, 13955 Peach Hill Road, Moorpark. The talk is part of the annual University Series multi-parish adult education program that runs during Lent. The […]

La Reina makes a mock trial comeback

The queen has reclaimed her throne. After La Reina High School’s streak of five straight Ventura County Mock Trial titles was snapped in 2016, it again captured the championship last week in Ventura, litigating its way past teams from Westlake and Newbury Park, which finished second and third respectively. Defense attorney and senior Talia Berriz, 17, said last year’s bitter […]

Difficulty in name pronunciation

I was recently mailed the spring 2017 Recreation Program Guide from the City of Agoura Hills. On page 27, at the end of the Reyes Adobe information it says, “To schedule a group or private tour, please call (818) 597-7361 and ask for Xochitl Ruwhiu, recreation supervisor.” I mean no disrespect to Ms. or Mr. Ruwhiu, but I have no […]

Local writer, actor to appear on ‘Jeopardy!’

Robert Weibezahl, a writer and actor from Westlake Village, will compete on TV’s “Jeopardy!” Fri., March 24. Weibezahl is the author of two novels, “The Wicked and the Dead” and “The Dead Don’t Forget.” Also a music and drama buff, Weibezahl received an Associate in Arts in music from Moorpark College. He is a co-founder of the local theater troupe […]


Scout Shabbat Scout Shabbat will be celebrated in the round at 7:30 p.m. Fri., April 14 in the Temple Etz Chaim social hall, 1080 E. Janss Road, Thousand Oaks. Scouts of all ages may participate in the service and are encouraged to wear their uniforms. To take part in the service, send an email to Rebecca by April 5 at […]

Open house

La Reina High School invites prospective students and their families to the spring open house from 6 to 8 p.m. Thurs., March 30 at the school, 106 W. Janss Road, Thousand Oaks. Students will lead campus tours. Faculty, parents and alumnae will be available to answer questions. Reservations for the open house are not necessary; however, tours can be booked […]

Use proper CPR

I have comments on the March 16 article on cardiac arrest victims. First, it states that “people suffering from cardiac arrest will likely be unconscious and not breathing.” In order to do CPR, the victim must be unconscious and not breathing, or they should not get CPR in the first place. Too many people are getting CPR who do not […]

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