2017-10-26

Youth is served at Boys & Girls gala



Family values are more important than ever in today’s world— even when parents can’t be the committed role models they would like to be. Serving as a home away from home, the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Conejo Valley provides before- and after-school care for more than 4,200 children at nine middle and elementary schools in the Conejo and […]

Jeanne “Ma-Honey” Shura

OPUSD test scores lead local districts

Students meet or exceed all requirements


A recent spate of test scores show that local schools are once again some of the highest performers in California. The 2017 California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP) scores show that students in Oak Park and Las Virgenes unified school districts continue to perform well in math and language arts. Students in grades three through eight and grade […]

Unique modern home in Lobo Canyon with drought-tolerant landscaping

Smart-home system enabled

This home is nestled in the Santa Monica Mountains in Lobo Canyon of Agoura Hills, surrounded by views, privacy and open space. This unique, modern home with mid-century accents was built in 2016-17. One enters the property through 24-foot-wide steel entry gates. The yard has drought-tolerant landscaping on a custom drip system. The home has a northern orientation, making the […]

Pet of the week

HIP HOP—Theo is a white and brown male rabbit about 1 year old. He is very sweet but a little shy. If you would like to adopt Theo ask for ID No. A5111700 at the Agoura Hills Animal Shelter, 29525 Agoura Road. Occasionally pets have already been adopted, so check http://animalcare. lacounty.gov before visiting the shelter.

Deputies prepare with active shooter drill

Sheriff’s station strives for readiness


The Lost Hills Sheriff’s Station conducted an active shooter drill last week to see how well deputies would respond in case of a local attack. Lost Hills Station Capt. Josh Thai said the purpose of the drill was to help him assess his station’s readiness—personnel, equipment and coordination with other agencies. Thai said determining the proper response to a gunfire […]

Call for new Big Brothers and Sisters

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Ventura County is putting out a call for Bigs—adult mentors who can benefit from the friendship of a Little Brother or Little Sister. About 150 youth throughout the county, “Littles,” are waiting to for a role model and friend. Some have been waiting for more than a year. As a part of this call to […]

Haunt the house or scare the kids

Family Man

Every Halloween, I decorate my house for trick-or-treaters with elaborate scenes that have special lighting and effects, and soundtracks I design to fit each scene. I buy too much candy in the slight chance we get a rush of kids (by slight chance I mean none whatsoever), and every Halloween, no kids come. At the end of the night, my […]

Mayor names Yerba Buena school float best in parade

POWER TO THE PEOPLE—Top right, the enthusiastic students at Yerba Buena Elementary School take part in the Oct. 14 Reyes Adobe Days Parade in Agoura Hills with a superhero-themed float, above, named “What’s Your Super Power?” Right, Principal Erin Roderick displays the trophy for Mayor’s Choice Award that the school won for its entry.

Sotheby’s celebrates grand opening of Westlake office

Annette Berger, vice president and brokerage manager for Sotheby’s International Realty Westlake Village, celebrated the grand opening of the new Westlake Village office Oct. 12. Kathy Korte, president and CEO of Sotheby’s International Realty, was among the executive leadership team. Frank Symons, executive vice president and COO; Bradley Nelson, senior vice president of marketing; and Clifford Siegel, executive vice president […]