Second Amendment becomes first priority

Following the Feb. 14 shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., a wave of activism swept the country. There have been multiple rallies, protests and student walkouts calling for stricter gun control laws. Some have seen the movement as an assault on the Second Amendment. On May 3, students at Calabasas High School joined a nation-wide walkout […]

What goes around comes around

Rotary essay
contest explores its Four-Way Test motto

People are taught to be honest and fair, but real life is not painted in black and white. There are many shades of gray. Rotary International—a century old service organization that promotes peace and goodwill around the world—is trying to bring a renewed sense of clarity to these ideals with its annual Four- Way Test Essay Contest. The contest encourages […]

The red, white and Blue Star Moms

Blue Star Mothers of America has a new local chapter: Conejo Blue Star Moms. Membership is open to all mothers—birth, step, adoptive, foster or legal guardian—of a service member that is either currently serving or has been discharged from the American armed forces. Meetings take place the second Wednesday of the month at the Thousand Oaks Elks Lodge. 158 N. […]

Christian Science talk

Mary Bothwell, Christian Science practitioner and teacher, will give a free talk titled “Experiencing Heaven Now” at 2 p.m. Sun., May 20 at First Church of Christ, Scientist, 28635 Pacific Coast Highway, Malibu. Bothwell is in a full-time healing and teaching ministry. Ample parking and child care will be provided.

Coldwell Banker’s dynamic duo are Conejo Valley residents

Energetic team
known for smooth, prompt transactions

Whether buying, selling, renting or relocating, the Ackourey Team works with clients in all areas and price ranges. “Who better than this dynamic and energetic team to help you discover the area and find the home that is right for you,” said Joanne MacDonald, branch manager, “and with the backing of the Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage’s unsurpassed brand and tools, […]

Woman’s call for help almost backfires

A cry for help by an emotionally troubled 60-year-old Agoura Hills woman led to a deputyinvolved shooting that almost turned deadly last week. Lisa Melograno admits she’s lucky to be alive following the standoff in the 4000 block of Yankee Drive. Melograno, who is being evicted from her townhome in the Liberty Canyon neighborhood, placed a call to 911 on […]

Oak View High entry evokes Rotary spirit

STUDENT ESSAY /// The Four-Way Test

In the beginning of December I woke up to the hot howling winds and a feeling of worry and terror in my body. I knew something might be wrong. I then turned on the news and saw that a wildfire had broken out not too far away from me and my horse. The first thought that came into my mind […]


Girl power To help empower young girls and to address issues facing female youths today, the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Conejo Valley and Innerstar Girl will host a conference from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sun., May 20 at A.C. Stelle Middle School, 22450 Mullholland Hwy., Calabasas. The event will be divided into three sessions: Self-Awareness, Social Awareness […]

Oak Park High alumna wins award, honors former teacher

Following a long-standing tradition at Stanford University, former Oak Park High School student Laura Cruz-Albrecht, who recently received the university’s Frederick Emmons Terman Engineering Scholastic Award, shared the limelight with a former teacher. The award, which is presented each year to selected senior engineering students, gives recipients the chance to honor an influential secondary school teacher. Cruz-Albrecht, 21, chose to […]

Century 21 sales associate earns Centurion Producer Award

Century 21 Troop sales associate Robbie Starr earned the company’s Centurion Producer Award following her 2017 sales success. The Centurion Producer award honors sales affiliates of the Century 21 system who reach a production level that places them in the top 3 percent of real estate agents nationwide. “Achieving Centurion Producer status is a great milestone, and with continued effort […]

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