2018-03-29

College standouts

Lynsey Cole, Andrew Mahler and Christopher Reilly of Agoura Hills made the fall 2017 dean’s list at Boston University. Clara Cutbill, Leon Leeds and Carson Lewis of Agoura Hills earned fall 2017 dean’s list honors at Northeastern University in Boston. Benjamin Too of Oak Park and Matthew Ku and Lucas Berens of Calabasas were named to the fall 2017 dean’s […]

Grand jury invite

I’d like to encourage Ventura County residents to become part of a valuable community service by serving on the Ventura County Grand Jury. The grand jury is a civil, investigative panel of 19 volunteers. This watchdog group investigates issues and citizen complaints and then makes recommendations to improve the operation of local government. The grand jury may examine all aspects […]

Belmont Village now open for business

High School Highlights

Agoura Chargers Calabasas Coyotes Oak Park Eagles Fri., March 30: Spring break-no school through April 6 Westlake Warriors Fri., March 30: Spring break-no school through April 2 Tues., April 3: Leadership meeting/ college and career center/2 p.m. Wed., April 4: Common planning day Thurs., April 5: Staff appreciation lunch/faculty cafeteria/11 a.m. Boys’ basketball boosters/12K/6 p.m.

Call of the wild

HERD ABOUT THIS?—Susi Manners, an amateur photographer and head of the Malibu Association of Realtors, said she was driving home from work March 20 when she saw this amazing herd of deer feeding by the road near Westlake Lake. She stopped, approached within 6 feet of the deer and took a photo with her cellphone. “Quite a moment,” Manners told […]

Cops slam door on local heroin business



With dozens of arrests following a two-month investigation, the Ventura County Sheriff’s Office says it’s put a major crimp on the supply of heroin coming into Thousand Oaks. The department has arrested 30 people in connection with an alleged drug distribution operation based in Los Angeles, sheriff’s officials said. The suspects include customers, door-to-door delivery drivers, street-level dealers and the […]

Upgraded North Ranch home backs to open space

Property situated on over half-acre lot

This upgraded, single-story home features four bedrooms and 3.5 bathrooms and is approximately 3,200 square feet. The North Ranch house sits at the end of a cul-de-sac and backs to open space. The living room has a marble fireplace and wood floors. The formal dining room has French doors. The large sunny kitchen has a granite center island, upgraded stainless […]

Teens relate to ‘The Outsider’

True Hazel Productions presents “The Outsiders,” a play written by Christopher Sergel and based on the novel of the same name by S. E. Hinton. Performances are 7:30 p.m. Fri. and Sat., April 6 and 7 and 2 p.m. Sat. and Sun., April 7 and 8 at the Hillcrest Center for the Arts, 403 W. Hillcrest Drive, Thousand Oaks. A […]

Local students flex their political muscle

Marches, walkouts spur teen voter awareness


A teenage political tsunami rose up in the wake of last month’s shooting at the high school in Parkland, Fla., where which 17 students and teachers were killed—and it’s showing no signs of letting up. Both angry and afraid over the surge in campus gun violence, students across the country are showing their political muscle by attending protests and rallies— […]

Drought, or not?

A DRY SEASON—Annmarie Ashker-Feiss and 6-year-old Roj Diem of Agoura Hills share an umbrella while on their way to Sumac Park during the March 22 rainstorm that hit Southern California. The local area received about 5.5 inches of rain in March, bringing the season’s total to just under 8.5 inches, still well below the expected average of 12 to 13 […]


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