Lost Hills deputies come to dog’s rescue

IN THE ARMS OF SAFETY— Lost Hills Sheriff ’s Station deputies Matt Brantley, left and Tracy Koerner, right, with resident Sunshine Tutt and her pet Dachshund, who were rescued when a condominium fire broke out at 9 a.m. May 9 in the 23900 block of Civic Center Way in Malibu. The scared pooch had run under a bed, but was […]

Young pianists demonstrate their prowess

In the only professional piano competition held annually in Ventura County, Man-Ling Bai and Rosalind Wan Wong have been named the adult co-winners of the New West Symphony Quick Bowman Piano Competition. Jocelyn Chen, Leo Jergovic and Claire Hou are the youth competition winners. Henry and LaReine Quick created the piano competition in 1990 to give local youths an opportunity […]

Howl for history

Coyotes make case that they’re the best boys’ volleyball team ever at school

This isn’t a renaissance. This is a golden age. Calabasas High’s boys’ volleyball team is savoring the greatest season in program history. The Coyotes racked up a single-season school record for wins—they were 26-6 overall at press time—and they vaulted to their deepest playoff run ever, reaching the CIF-Southern Section Division 2 semifinals. Calabasas battled Laguna Hills in the Division […]


INTREPID LADIES—Hikers trek through the Ahmanson Ranch open space, once slated for a 3,000-home development, as part of the recent Three-Canyon Challenge event that also included a walk into Palo Comado and Cheesboro canyons. Thirty hikers participated in the 7-mile journey as a way to celebrate the women who have made a contribution toward protecting the local environment.

In space: the final frontier

Astronaut Scott Kelly discusses his year orbiting Earth

From launch to landing, Capt. Scott Kelly took the audience on a motivational journey of personal discoveries through space and back down to earth. People often ask: What’s the best part of flying in space? “For me it’s about doing the hard things. . . . That’s what’s so great about the space program,” Kelly told attendees in his recent […]


THURS., MAY 18 Antiques/Collectibles Study Group 9:30 a.m. to noon at Stagecoach Inn Museum, 51 S. Ventu Park Road, Newbury Park. Bring an antique or collectible to discuss with group. Free. Phone: 805.444.3610. Email: pen1@verizon.net. Channel Islands Gulls 11 a.m. at Alexander’s Restaurant, 1050 Schooner Drive, Ventura Harbor. Lunch at noon. Spring fashion show. Table centerpieces sold for charity. Cost: […]

CIF playoffs for baseball, softball teams arrive

Break out the peanuts and Cracker Jack—baseball and softball playoffs are here. Newbury Park High’s baseball team opens the CIF-Southern Section Division 2 playoffs at 3:15 p.m. Friday against Santa Barbara or Burroughs. A final score was not available in Oaks Christian’s wild card test against Alemany on Wednesday. In softball, Oaks Christian opens the Division 1 dance on the […]

School tax loses by 25 votes

Measure A seen as referendum on District of Choice

The May 2 election to renew a school tax in Oak Park has lost, leaving teacher jobs, salaries and class sizes at the eastern Ventura County school district in jeopardy, a top administrator said. Measure A, an eight-year extension of an existing $197-per-year parcel tax on Oak Park properties, received 1,944 votes in favor and 1,009 against, just 25 votes […]

Assistance League announces its new board members for 2017-2018

Assistance League of Conejo Valley has elected a new board for the 2017-2018 fiscal year. The officers are: Tammy Richards (president), Chriss Alwood (vice president of membership), Marina Grignetti (vice president of philanthropy), Rozalia Schawnauer (vice president of resource development), Sue Keller (recording secretary). Also, Denise Landenberger (corresponding secretary), Annette Sobolewski (treasurer), Leith Devine (director of marketing communications), Lynne Sasse […]

‘The Drowsy Chaperone’ on stage

Youth Musical Theatre will present “The Drowsy Chaperone,” the five-time Tony Award-winning parody of 1920s musical comedy, from May 25 to 28 at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza’s Scherr Forum Theatre, 2100 E. T.O. Blvd. Performances are at 7:30 each night with 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday matinees. The farce is about an antisocial, die-hard musical theater fan who […]