2018-02-08

Write on! CHS wins second acadeca title

School will advance to state competition next month

The students of Calabasas High School put their brainpower to work and won the Ventura County Academic Decathlon— again. La Reina High School of Thousand Oaks and Westlake High School came in second and third. The 2018 decathlon was held over the past two Saturdays at Pacifica High School in Oxnard. It is the second year in a row that […]

Marching to the beat of his own drum



Frequent commuters through the intersection of Kanan and Agoura roads have probably seen or heard the long-haired man who spends his weekends playing a drum kit that he has set up in a dirt lot known for its Halloween pumpkin and Christmas tree displays. The one-man concert band faces Kanan Road, and when he’s there, and he’s on, he’s hard […]

EYE ON LOCAL AREA STOCKS

Concert for valentines

The Los Angeles Symphonic Winds, directed by Stephen Piazza, will present a Valentines concert at 2:30 p.m. Sun., Feb. 11 at the performing arts education center at Calabasas High School, 22855 Mulholland Hwy. The concert will celebrate famous couples from the stage and screen: Romeo and Juliet, Porgy and Bess, Samson and Delilah, and Tristan and Isolde. Soprano Christina Roszhart […]

Woman goes doctor shopping, winds up in jail

Calabasas resident busted trying to obtain painkillers

Detectives arrested a Calabasas woman Jan. 24 on charges of trying to scam area doctors for painkiller drugs. In Nov. 2017, detectives from the Ventura County Interagency Pharmaceutical Crimes Unit received a tip from a doctor in the county about patient Jennifer Williams, 49, who was allegedly visiting numerous physicians throughout Southern California to fraudulently obtain controlled substances. An investigation […]

Special message for Feb. 14

LOVE NOTES—Americans Supporting Americans Greater Conejo Valley is sending valentines, like this one, to troops on the front line in Afghanistan. Students at Willow and Sumac elementary schools in Agoura Hills prepared 400 notes for ASA to mail to service men and women abroad.

Updated Morrison Ranch home with private backyard on a cul-de-sac

Updates include new shower-tub in fourth bedroom, remodeled guest bath

This Morrison Ranch South home with four bedrooms and 3.5 bathrooms has been updated and remodeled. The cul-de-sac lot has curb appeal and a large, private backyard with landscaping and large patio. The light and bright, 3,580-square-foot home has a spiral staircase, two-story ceilings and wood floors. The kitchen has an island with marble countertop, Thermador double oven, granite perimeter […]

The yucks are on us

Live Standup Comedy on the Hill returns at 8 p.m. Sat., Feb. 10 at the Hillcrest Center for the Arts, 403 W. Hillcrest Drive, across from The Oaks mall, Thousand Oaks. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. February’s lineup is Flip Shultz and Al Ducharme. The 90-minute show is for ages 18 and up. Beer and wine can be bought with […]

Sheriff’s Blotter

Agoura Hills A thief stole $215 worth of cold medicine from Ralphs grocery store on Kanan Road the evening of Jan. 25. On Jan. 22 a thief opened an unlocked car parked outside Tire Man on Dorothy Drive and took a long board, skateboard, pocketknife, headphones and phone charger. The stolen items were worth $480. A burglar broke into a […]

Roadrunner revs it up

On the Trail

It’s not the most common sight to witness—a ground bird high atop a boulder. But there it was, a roadrunner perched on the edge of a rock the size of a Mini Cooper. Maybe the bird wasn’t used to heights or had made a poor landing, for it stood at an awkward tilting angle. Its long tail quivered as if […]


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