Scifres named LVUSD director of instruction

The Las Virgenes Unified School District Board of Education announced that Steve Scifres will be LVUSD’s new director of instruction effective July 1. Scifres has served the school district in various roles for the past 12 years and is currently the principal of Bay Laurel Elementary School in Calabasas. He also served as an assistant principal at Calabasas High School […]

Expo shines light on crime-fighting

Burglars and computer hackers try to use technology to their advantage, but technology and other tools can also help residents fight back, said Matt Slatoff, a public safety commissioner for the City of Calabasas during a crime prevention expo hosted earlier this month by the city and security professionals. About 100 people attended the event May 10 to learn how […]

These rockers ready to rock

“Ventura Rocks the Nation,” the national rock/gem show of the American Federation of Mineralogical Societies, will run the weekend of June 9 to 11 at the Ventura County Fairgrounds, 10 W. Harbor Blvd., Ventura. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Fri. and Sat., June 9 and 10, and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sun., June 11. The sponsor is […]

Warriors spike the opposition

CONGRATS—The Conejo Valley Unified School District honors the Westlake High School Warriors boys’ varsity volleyball team for winning the Marmonte League title, their second consecutive league title. The team finished 10-0 in league play. From left: Archish Anand, Blake Crisp, A.J. Faille, Jake Simon, Danny Sutton Farrell, Aaron Li, Troy Magorien and Doug Magorien, head coach. Not pictured: Reagan Cutler, […]

Pet of the week

PLAYFUL- Cosmo is a male white terrier mix about 6 years old. He has medium energy and is very playful. He likes to play with toys and walks well on a leash. If you would like to adopt Cosmo ask for ID No. A5046195 at the Agoura Hills Animal Shelter, 29525 Agoura Road. Occasionally pets have already been adopted, so […]

Commercial pot sales won’t be happening in Oak Park

Officials remain adamantly opposed

The Oak Park Municipal Advisory Council rejected the possibility of a marijuana dispensary opening in its jurisdiction, with MAC members saying that a pot shop would be inconsistent with the community’s family values. In November 2016, Californians approved the use of recreational marijuana. Previously, the state allowed dispensaries to sell marijuana for medical purposes only. Several Conejo Valley cities have […]

Calabasas mother remembered

The Calabasas community is rallying to support a grieving man and three children who lost their beloved wife and mother much too soon. Mary Welter Solis died May 17 after a two-year battle with a rare cancer. She was 45. The dedicated wife, mother and friend was known in the community for her grace and compassion. “Mary was a gentle […]

Create a masterpiece

The Westlake Village Library will offer cartooning for kids ages 6 to 12 at 4 p.m. Wed., May 31 at the library, 31220 Oak Crest Drive. In addition, adults ages 18 and up can take part in an artist-led acrylic painting workshop at 11 a.m. Sat., June 3. Attendees will learn technical and creative techniques to help create a masterpiece. […]

Girls are home run hitters

PINK POWER—The Pink Ladies softball team celebrates after winning the WAGS U-12 championship game. Standing from left: Adi Kashman, Jessie Yalinkatian, Kiana Asgariani, Elena Yan, Sarah Stout, Olivia Turner, Raven Flaig, Haley Carlson and Dylan Briggs. Sitting: London Gamble.