High School Highlights

Agoura Chargers Fri., March 16: Film festival/ main stage/7 p.m. Sat., March 17: Munch Madness, silent auction/4 p.m. Wed., March 21: Senior servants auction/main quad/10:20 a.m. Thurs., March 22: Senior servants auction/main quad/all day Calabasas Coyotes Fri., March 16: Register to vote/ lower quad/nutrition and lunch Boys’ water polo banquet/ multipurpose room/6 p.m. Wed., March 21: Service learning fair/upper quad/nutrition […]

Updated Morrison Ranch home with large backyard, patio

Master retreat has sitting area along with walk-in closets

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

AHS student wins prize in monologue match

In his play “Joe Turner’s Come and Gone,” the late August Wilson has a character deliver this bit of wisdom: “Everybody has to find his own song.” The statement serves as a metaphor for carving one’s own path in life. Jackson Lewis, a junior at Agoura High School, is just beginning to etch out his life’s journey. Musical theater is […]

An enchanting musical at OPHS

PLAY REVIEW /// ‘Beauty and the Beast’

Veteran drama director Allan Hunt has become an institution during his 18-year tenure at Oak Park High School, directing some 49 productions of classic plays and musicals. His latest effort, Disney’s stage version of “Beauty and the Beast,” contained all of the familiar OPHS hallmarks: stellar lead performers, innovative choreography, a solid, opulent set and a scintillating orchestra. The result […]

All ashore for Ellis Island

IMMIGRANTS—Above, third-grader Libby Rothfuss waits in line for processing as a new arrival to America during the White Oak Elementary School Ellis Island simulation on March 9. At left, playing the role of nurse, Kristi Blas checks third-grader Jacob Sostrin as part of the processing for immigrants. Bottom left, third-grader Delilah D’Amore has her ID card inspected by John Blas, […]

Oakridge Estates home with patio, spa

In award-winning Newbury Park Unified School District

This Oakridge Estates home features five bedroom and three baths and is approximately 2,967 square feet. The living room has a fireplace. There is a formal dining room and plantation shutters throughout. The upgraded kitchen has a center island, walk-in pantry, Corion counters and upgraded appliances. The family room has a fireplace and mirrored wet bar. The downstairs has one […]

Remembering the 17

Local students join national walkout for school safety

The rising tide of school activism has reached the shores of the Conejo Valley. One month after the Feb. 14 school shooting that killed 17 people in Parkland, Fla., students staged a nationwide campus walkout on Wednesday to voice their support for greater school safety measures and tighter gun laws, and kids at Calabasas, Agoura, Oak Park and Westlake high […]

Strange plant is like a bad hair day

On the Trail

When I’m experiencing a seriously bad hair day, that’s when it appears that a plant known as Euphorbia tirucalli, commonly called “pencil bush,” has sprouted atop my head. This plant, which can range from a potted houseplant on a windowsill to a 30-foot-tall landscape tree capable of producing shade, is indisputably one weird-looking character. Think of a porcupine—with blunted, harmless […]


THURS., MARCH 15 Pleasant Valley Garden Club 10:15 to 11:30 at Seventh-day Adventist Church, 3975 Las Posas Road, Camarillo. Snacks at 10:15 a.m. Program at 10:30 a.m. Laura Maher, installer of Greywater Action, presents “How to save seeds from your garden.”Harvesting, storing and germinating seeds. Contact: Teri McDaniel. Phone: 805. 482.6933. Channel Islands Gulls 11 a.m. at Pacific Corinthian Yacht […]

Purim, Conejo Valley-style

A celebration
of costumes and games

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