A foodie’s dream at Conejo Food and Wine Fest

The seventh annual Conejo Food and Wine Fest will take place from 1:30 to 5:30 p.m. Sun., June 25 at the St. Paschal Baylon School grounds, 155 E. Janss Road, Thousand Oaks. The charitable event will bring together over 30 restaurants, wineries, breweries and other establishments in the Conejo Valley. Local musicians, including the Kevin Stoller Jazz group, Phil Pepe […]

The Tara Davis show

Agoura superstar wins three gold medals, snares second place in girls’ team standings

All eyes were on Tara Davis. Agoura High’s track and field superstar chased three gold medals at last weekend’s CIF State Track and Field Championships. On the biggest stage at the biggest meet of the season, the Georgiabound senior delivered. Davis took first place in the long jump, triple jump and 100-meter hurdles with a performance for the ages. “It […]

Tag, You’re It!

FAMILY FUN PLACE—Right, members from the Greater Conejo Valley Chamber of Commerce gathered around Kristina Kutsina, left, and Natalia Driguenitch, along with their children in the center, at the May 24 ribbon cutting at Blast City Laser Tag in Oak Park. Below, Chamber Member Joe Joyce hides from his grandson during a game of laser tag during the celebration.

Tourism district puts Conejo Valley on the travel destination map

Business is booming at local hotels, and officials in the cities of Agoura Hills and Thousand Oaks want to make sure the trend continues. At the request of hotel operators, councils in the two municipalities have agreed to renew the Conejo Valley Tourism Improvement District, which was created in 2013 to promote tourism and help increase occupancy and revenue for […]

A family fair

Assemblymember Jacqui Irwin (D-Thousand Oaks) and the City of Thousand Oaks will co-host a family-oriented safety fair from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sat., June 24 at Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza Park, 2100 T.O. Blvd. Open to the public, this free event will feature emergency preparedness booths and law enforcement agencies. The Ventura County Fire Department will showcase its […]

Kanye the conqueror of Calabasas? No thanks


Kanye West is a schmohawk. Minions of West, the rap mogul married to Kim Kardashian, spoke with Calabasas High officials about redesigning the school’s sports uniforms, changing the mascot from Coyotes to Wolves (because West wrote a song called “Wolves,” of course) and upgrading the athletics facilities, according to multiple sources. Dan Stepenosky, the school district’s superintendent, told Fred Roggin […]



Agoura Hills A burglar shattered a $200 window and stole $7,500 worth of photography equipment from a car parked near a home on United Road May 25. Calabasas A thief stole a $900 cellphone from a gym bag next to the basketball court at Gates Canyon Park in the 25800 block of Thousand Oaks Boulevard May 24. Someone took a […]

Invention aims to smooth road ahead

Ever since the advent of paved roads, potholes have been the bane of city officials and motorists alike. Not only costly to fix, and often fix again, potholes damage tires, shocks and struts. But a local entrepreneur has been working on a new invention that may help reduce the cost of repairing pock-marked streets and smooth the ride for commuters. […]

Guidetti goes for gold

Former Oak Park star sets long jump record for Cal Lutheran women’s track andfield team

Kendall Guidetti is no ordinary athlete. The 19-year-old recently capped a historic freshman year at Cal Lutheran. Guidetti, who hails from Oak Park, was the university’s only track and field athlete to qualify for the NCAA Division III tournament in Geneva, Ohio, this spring. “She is a very hard worker, and she is very determined,” said freshman teammate Ana Cordoba, […]