Graduation 2018

FACES OF THE FUTURE— Local high school graduations hit full force this month. Clockwise from top left, Zubair Sidhu approaches the football field for commencement ceremonies at Westlake High School on June 7. Yibin Bai of Thousand Oaks greets his daughter Alyssa with roses after the ceremony has concluded. And Amy Estrada is the center of attention as she walks […]

Runaway teen reunited with his mother

Zaire McLean, a 17-year-old from Thousand Oaks, was taken to the hospital to receive medical attention after he was found wandering the streets for several days. McLean, a student at Westlake High School, ran away the morning of June 3. The boy’s mother, Christy McLean, created a Facebook page to help locate her son. A post on June 9 stated: […]

Russell James Livingston

Russ (Coach Russ) left us unexpectedly on June 3, 2018. Among his many accomplishments are graduating from Agoura High School and Cal Poly San Luis Obispo. Working in the restaurant and viticulture business for many years, he owned restaurants, and a winery, but finally found his true passion coaching Track & Field at Agoura High School, his alma-mater. Russ was […]


THURS., JUNE 14 Flag Retirement Ceremony 10 to 11 a.m. at the Eric Huberth Memorial, Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, 2100 E. T.O. Blvd. VFW and Rolling Thunder personnel conduct ceremony. Keynote speaker is Police Chief Tim Hagel. Patriot Pen program winner reads her essay. Seating and shade provided. Bring old, soiled or torn U.S.flags for disposal. No charge. Conejo […]

How to identify IRS scammers

COMMENTARY /// Financial safety

As a former IRS agent and CPA for over 45 years, I’ve experienced almost every tax situation you could imagine. But there is a new twist tied to an old scam aimed at international taxpayers and nonresident aliens. In this scam, criminals use a fake IRS form W-8BEN to solicit detailed personal identification and bank account information from victims. Here’s […]

Student accolades abound

Hard work pays
off for new grads

Scores of seniors at Agoura High were honored at the school’s awards ceremony last week, some winning hefty scholarships while others earned praise for their accomplishments in athletics, academics and community service. All were pleased to be graduating and moving on in life. The ceremony on June 5 at the school’s performing arts education center kicked off with a pre-party […]

Sheriff’s Blotter

Agoura Hills Two women stole over $1,000 worth of health and beauty items June 2 from the Ralphs supermarket on Kanan Road. On June 1 two men stole an undetermined amount of merchandise from the CVS on Kanan Road. Employees attempted to stop the men and called the police, but the thieves left the store and drove away before sheriff’s […]

Community forum event

The Conejo Valley Unitarian Fellowship will offer a free Community Forum event at 7 p.m. Fri., June 15 at 3327 Old Conejo Road, Newbury Park. The documentary film titled “An Outrage,” about lynchings in the South that claimed the lives of more than 4,000 African Americans between 1877 and 1950, will be screened. Afterward, members of the church’s Racial and […]

Local actor/playwright stages premiere

PLAY REVIEW /// ‘Push-Pull’

Aging and loneliness aren’t concepts normally found in a stage comedy, but in “Push- Pull,” Camarillo resident Helene Cohen’s new play, which is making its world premiere at Studio Channel Islands in Camarillo, both are treated with tenderness and humor in a sweet-natured production featuring a cast of skilled local theater veterans. Cohen is a treasured doyenne on the Ventura […]


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