World Cup fever heats up in the Conejo Valley

California Catholics to observe 9 days of prayer for immigrants

During weekly living-room prayer meetings, parishioners of St. Mary Magdalen Church in Camarillo gather to offer prayers of intercession. Recently, their petitions to God have been directed toward undocumented immigrants. “We are praying for them,” said Olga Dennis, president of the church’s 15-member Grupo Guadalupano prayer circle. “It’s very sad what is happening with the children.” Like Dennis, Catholics and […]

Maintaining a spiritual attitude about finances and giving

Roots of Faith

In the comic novel “The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy,” Douglas Adams writes: “Most of the people living on it (Earth) were unhappy for pretty much of the time. Many solutions were suggested for this problem, but most of these were largely concerned with the movements of small green pieces of paper, which is odd because on the whole it […]


Summer singing Emmanuel Church in Thousand Oaks is seeking singers to join the summer choir during July. Singers who enjoy worshipping through music and the fellowship of other music lovers can perform with Emmanuel’s summer choir. Rehearsals begin at 8 a.m. with the service following at 9 a.m. Sundays beginning July 1 in the sanctuary at 588 Camino Manzanas. The […]

Gala to honor community leaders

Food and mime evoke a Paris night

Unity of the Oaks will host “An Evening in Paris” from 7 to 10 p.m. Sat., June 30 at a private home in Mountain View Estates, Calabasas. The event will honor Conejo Valley leaders and support Unity of the Oaks Church of Thousand Oaks. The celebration will feature gourmet French food and pastries, wine, a silent auction, mimes, street painters […]

Pet of the week

LAIDBACK— Romeo, handsome but shy, can be found in the Habikat room with his friend Smokey. Fully vetted, he needs a quiet home. If you would like to adopt Romeo ask for ID NO. A5180657 at the Agoura Hills Animal Care Center, 29525 Agoura Road. Occasionally pets have already been adopted, so check Los Angeles County Animal Care & Control.

Raptors delight rapt crowd

QUITE AN ACT—Above, Kim Stroud from the Ojai Raptor Center displays a burrowing owl to a guests June 9 at Wild Birds Unlimited in Thousand Oaks. Left, Garvin, a peregrine falcon, cries out to the audience during the exhibition of wild birds. The Ojai Raptor Center provided the ambassador birds that are unable to survive in the wild and must […]

Senior Scout earns Gold Award

Ashley Prokey, Agoura High School Class of 2018, received her Girl Scout Gold Award June 2 at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium. Ashley, an 18-year-old Agoura Hills resident, has been in Troop 6016 since the third grade. She completed her Gold Award project at the Agoura Animal Care Center with the help of fellow Scout Alexa Wishner and many volunteers. The […]

Welcome, CHS class of 2018


Calabasas High School

Number of Graduates 477 Valedictorians Henna Ahmed, Maria Ahmed, Sonya Azimi, Abigail Barber, Lucas Bartok, Jacob Bershatski, Catherine Chomyk, Aidan Denlinger, Amanda Feenberg, Allyson Gerard, Vidish Gupta, Ellie Haber, James Ioannou, Matthew Jaysen, Nicholas Kahn, Cameron Klein, Megan Lackey, Rachel Lackey, Haley Mark, Donya Mazdeyasnan, William Miller, Eden Moyal, Ava Naziri, Nhat Nguyen, Dorian Saisse, Ethan Shanfeld, Eashan Sharma, Suraj […]