Walk to school

GROUND GAME—Above, Lupin Hill Elementary School principal Scott Foli huddles with the school mascot and students Shannon Sirody (left) and Madison Rios during national Walk to School Day Oct. 4. Below, the kids make their way to class—on foot. More than half of the student body took part.

Water professionals appreciated

Las Virgenes Municipal Water District is using the inaugural Water Professionals Appreciation Week Oct. 7 through 15 to recognize its employees. Water Professionals Appreciation Week was established by Senate Concurrent Resolution 80 by Sen. Bill Dodd (D-Napa). “I personally want to thank all district employees who provide water and wastewater services to the community. I’m talking about the folks who […]

Classic cars at the ranch

SNAZZY RIDES—Above, 4-year-old Liam Hartman of Ventura and his father, Brett, left, appreciate Dave Reid’s 1958 Jaguar XK150 during a classic car show and drive-in movie Oct. 7 at Paramount Ranch in Agoura. Below, 17-year-old James Hanover of Newbury Park is all smiles as he takes the wheel of a 1953 Nash Rambler for a photo op during the event.

Walk for mesothelioma research at the ranch

The Pacific Mesothelioma Center will host its sixth annual 5K walk/hike fundraiser from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sun., Oct. 22 at Paramount Ranch, 2903 Cornell Road, Agoura Hills. On-site registration will open at 8:30 a.m. The day will start with either a 5K or 1K walk at the ranch. A catered lunch will follow, along with vendors, live music […]

Last week’s top performers

Michael Hewitt, WR, Oak Park: The Eagle snared six catches for 154 yards and one TD. Michael Holcomb had seven tackles and one receiving TD, while Keith Mowatt notched 12 tackles. Keithan Gooden, RB, Calabasas: Gooden scored three total touchdowns against Westlake. He had 15 carries for 87 yards and two TDs on the ground; he also had a team-high […]

Ways to improve credit score

Five steps to take advantage of low interest rates and a strong economy

Low interest rates, a strong economy and the turn of the seasons are all causing the real estate market to heat up. More homes on the market bring more competition to buy the inventory that is out there. And one way to stand apart from other buyers who are vying for their dream home is to take steps to improve […]

Unsafe driving habits near campus, study says

App info exposes alarming trend

A report card about traffic conditions near schools gives low marks to several Las Virgenes and Conejo Valley campuses included in the national survey. San Francisco-based Zendrive, a traffic analytics company, examined drivers’ cellphone data from April 2017 and ranked the nation’s elementary, middle and high school campuses according to the number of unsafe driving practices that were observed. The […]

Agoura Hills to host State of the City

The City of Agoura Hills will host its annual State of the City address from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Wed., Oct. 25 at the Agoura Hills Recreation and Event Center, 29900 Ladyface Court. The Greater Conejo Valley Chamber of Commerce is cosponsoring the event. A “Sea of Flags” will be displayed on the outdoor terrace, courtesy of Pepperdine University. […]

Senior Concerns to host seminar on adaptive devices

Tools to make caregiving easier

Senior Concerns will host a community seminar on “Adaptive Devices and Supplies to Make Caregiving a Bit Easier: A Show and Tell” from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Fri., Oct. 20 at 401 Hodencamp Road, Thousand Oaks. The seminar leader will be Rajinder Rai, Pharm.D., owner of All+Med Drugs in T.O. Rai will provide an overview of adaptive devices and supplies […]

Praying and praising through song: how music can enrich faith

Roots of Faith

In a musical, the characters need a motivation to suddenly break out into song, which people don’t do in daily life. The characters sing when words alone cannot express their emotions. “Those who sing, pray twice,” goes an old saying. Music has always been a vital part of religion, allowing worshipers to vocalize deep feelings. “Joy rises in my heart […]