2018-06-28

New pump station weighs on OP residents

At the June 26 MAC meeting, Oak Park leaders voted to transfer open space to our local water wholesaler. The water district plans to build a new pump and pressure station in the Wistful Vista Open Space on the most scenic part of Lindero Canyon Road and abutting a grassy field at Yerba Buena Elementary School. There may be a […]

Sky’s the limit for this Coyote

De’Anna Nowling is fastest girl in California, but her dreams go far beyond the track



For someone born in 2001, De’Anna Nowling knows her 1990s hip-hop and R&B. On June 26, Nowling’s 17th birthday, the Calabasas High track and field sprinter walked around Keith Ritchie Stadium singing Total’s “Can’t You See” with a CIF State gold medal dangling from her neck. It’s a fitting song for Nowling and her long-awaited gold medal, the 112th first-place […]

Church brings hope to those behind bars



If you ask the Rev. Ken LaMont, there is no place God can’t go—even behind bars. For more than 15 years, a small group of members from Newbury Park First Christian Church where LaMont serves has made monthly treks to the pre-trial detention facility at the Ventura County Government Center as well as the Todd Road jail in Santa Paula. […]

Chamber hosts economic forecast breakfast

LOOKING AHEAD—Above, Jon Irwin, chief operating officer at Ring, the Santa Monica-based home security company, addresses the 2018 Greater Conejo Valley Chamber of Commerce Regional Economic Forecast breakfast June 22 in Westlake Village. Also speaking at the morning presentation at the Hyatt Regency Westlake was Matthew Fienup, below, executive director of the Center for Economic Research and Forecasting at Cal […]

What’s summer without baseball?

Thirteen players with local ties boost college squad



Nine-hour drives, doubleheaders in 97-degree heat and no air conditioning at an inconspicuous team motel. . . . It’s wasn’t the most luxurious 450-mile road trip to Healdsburg in Sonoma County, but the Conejo Oaks baseball team wouldn’t spend the dog days of summer any other way. Midway through the California Collegiate League summer season, the Oaks (6-10 overall) are […]

Natren opens in T.O.

Natren Probiotics hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony June 21 to unveil their new, state-ofthe art manufacturing facility in Thousand Oaks. Thousand Oaks city officials, representatives from the medical industry and local retailers attended the event. Thousand Oaks Councilmember Claudia Bill-de la Peña presented a certificate of appreciation to Natren founders and principals Natasha and Yordan Trenev. Established in 1982 by developmental […]

LVMWD touts water quality

Las Virgenes Municipal Water District has released and mailed its 2017 Water Quality Report to homes and businesses throughout the district’s 122-square-mile service area. LVMWD says the annual publication of test results reflects water quality analyses conducted throughout 2017 and shows that the district’s customers continue to receive excellent quality drinking water. State and federal law require that all water […]

Pet of the week

INQUISTIVITE—Bruno enjoys being with cats and other dogs. He is lively and fun and might be possessive of his home. To adopt Bruno ask for ID NO. A5169915 at the Agoura Hills Animal Care Center, 29525 Agoura Road. Pets may have already been adopted, so check http://animalcare.lacounty.gov before visiting the shelter.

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Agoura High music grad scores big

Composer jazzed about his future


Matthew Kuperberg graduated from Agoura High School this month with scores of musical achievements. At 18, Kuperberg is already a composer. The youngest of three sons of former Agoura Hills mayor Dan Kuperberg and his wife, Elaine, has been playing the piano since he was 6 and garnering numerous awards. Matthew Kuperberg recently won a DownBeat magazine student music award […]


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