The innovators

The VC Innovates 2018 Pathfinder Awards were presented to this year’s most innovative educators, business and community partners for their support of career and technical education recently during a luncheon at the Spanish Hills Country Club in Camarillo. All of the honorees have played a role in bringing career and technical education opportunities to the students of Ventura County. The […]

Lost Hills housing discussed

Homes proposed near new overpass

For the communities that have endured three years of construction on the Lost Hills overpass, this summer’s planned ribbon-cutting is a signal that life will soon return to normal. But on its heels comes another construction project in the area: a housing development that could end the quiet sooner than some residents would like. Real estate developer Borstein Enterprises held […]

It’s always kitten season in California

COMMENTARY /// Animal care

It is kitten season again, but with California’s constant warm weather it’s a time that seems to never end. As of last week, Los Angeles Animal Services reported 122 unweaned kittens in need of fostering or rescue. If you find a litter of kittens in your yard, what should you do? First, make sure they really are abandoned before you […]


THURS., JUNE 7 Marines/ FMF Corpsmen 6 p.m. at Elks Lodge, 1561 Kuehner Drive, Simi Valley. Ronald Reagan Marine Corps League Det. 597 meets for dinner and business. Open to all Marines and corpsmen. Contact: Ken Honaker. Phone: 805. 416.4063. Email: JrViceMCL597@gmail.com. Web: mcl597.org. Goebel Stamp Club 6:30 p.m. at Goebel Adult Community Center, 1385 E. Janss Road, Thousand Oaks. […]

High School Highlights

Agoura Chargers Fri., June 8: Early senior finals Sat., June 9: ACT Mon., June 11: Senior finals Tues., June 12: Senior brunch/Hyatt Regency Westlake/ 9 to 11:30 a.m. Wed., June 13: Senior picnic/ 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thurs., June 14: Last day of school Fri., June 15: Graduation/ stadium/6 p.m. Calabasas Coyotes Fri., June 8: Physics boat race/pool/8:36 a.m. […]

City, water district pioneer Helsley dies

Calabasas activist Harold “Hal” Helsley died April 11 and was known for his love of the environment as well as his role in the founding of the City of Calabasas in 1991. Helsley, a Calabasas resident, died of leukemia at the age of 81, three days before his 56th wedding anniversary. He served for 20 years on the board of […]

Waste roundup

Los Angeles County residents can safely dispose of household hazardous and electronic waste at a roundup event from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sun., June 10 at the Calabasas Landfill scale area, 5300 Lost Hills Road, Agoura. The roundup will accept the following items: antifreeze, unused pharmaceuticals, car batteries, used motor oil, paint, pesticides, household batteries and fluorescent light bulbs. […]

Young actors shine in flashy musical

PLAY REVIEW /// ‘Catch Me if You Can’

The glitz of 1960s television variety shows is the palette from which “Catch Me If You Can” is painted. The bright and bubbly 2011 Broadway musical is based on the memoirs of Frank Abagnale Jr., a con artist who used his personal charm, off-the-charts guile and skill at forging documents to masquerade as a doctor, a lawyer and the co-pilot […]

Volunteers deliverflowers and friendship

On a recent Thursday morning on a quiet street near Conejo Community Park in Thousand Oaks, a trio of volunteers from Hospice of the Conejo met at a residential care facility with a basket full of flowers in hand. The three women visited the patients inside, holding their hands and stroking their arms as they said hello and gave out […]

The many angles of Cornerstone

It happened: A judge ruled against the City of Agoura Hills and suspended development of the 8-acre Cornerstone development in Agoura Village. But the May 23 decision by L.A. County Superior Court Judge Mary Strobel still leaves many questions unanswered. The 116,000-square-foot development calls for seven new buildings on a scenic knoll at the doorstep of the Santa Monica Mountains. […]

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