Voting can be ugly, but not in this contest

Let’s talk politics. OK . . . but first, did you feel that? It was everyone’s collective blood pressure rising with the thought of the ugly mid-term election coming up. We don’t blame you for your apprehension. Sharing political views in this day and age—no matter where you stand on the issues—has become more combat sport than civil chat. Which […]

Dorothy Babalis Evergates

It is with great sadness that the family of Dorothy Evergates shares of her passing on September 14, 2018, at the age of 88. Dorothy will be very much missed and lovingly remembered by her three daughters, Olga Christianson, Heather (Harriet) Evergates and Anthy Price as well as by her two sons-in-law, Ron Christianson and Ben Price. In addition with […]

Local stars and champs forever

Kids fly high at school carnival

SKY SWING—Fifteen-year-olds Jak Krawczyk of Malibu and Sasha Luczy of Agoura are swinging high and catching the light of the setting sun on Sept. 9 at the carnival event presented by the Foundation for Las Virgenes Schools. The weekend event took place at Whizin Market Square in Agoura Hills.


Dirty deeds getting done dirt cheap

It’s easy to pick up a piece of trash on the sidewalk and dispose of it, but protecting the environment needs more than just the occasional gesture. And if everyone pitches in, a seemingly impossible task can be completed in a few hours. On Sept. 15, more than 150 people came out to help pick up the trash that had […]


Red Cross blood drive coming up The American Red Cross seeks people of all races and ethnicities to give blood to help ensure a diverse blood supply for patients in need. Patients are less likely to have complications from blood donated by someone with a similar racial or ethnic background. The following donation opportunities are available: Thousand Oaks: from 2 […]

Ringling College rep at Sheldon’s

Sheldon’s Art Academy will host a presentation by Adam Dehus, admissions counselor at Ringling College of Art and Design, from 6 to 8 p.m. Thurs., Oct. 4 at the academy, 626 Lindero Canyon Road in Oak Park. Dehus will discuss what to include and not include in a college portfolio and how to master the application process. Also covered will […]

Senate Bill 998 has good intentions, bad consequences

GUEST OPInion /// Water bill payment

Las Virgenes Municipal Water District Board of Directors and staff are proud of the fact that water rates for customers in our service area are among the lowest in the region. We focus on providing high-quality water and long-term reliability in a cost effective and environmentally conscientious manner. We develop and implement policies with oversight and approval by our locally […]

Coed basketball

The Triunfo YMCA will host a fall 3-on-3 coed basketball pickup league with weekly games starting Sun., Sept. 23. Registration is underway, and participants will be placed in divisions based on grade level (fifth and sixth grades/seventh and eighth grades). Teams will have three players on the court for 10-minute, half-court, refereed games with one substitute allowed. Opponents will be […]