New league? No problem for Bolts

BOYS’ WATER POLO /// Agoura Chargers

The Chargers are riding the lightning again. Agoura High’s boys’ water polo team captured its first Coastal Canyon League championship in its first season in the league. The Bolts last won a league title in 2016, but the squad begrudgingly shared the Marmonte League crown with Oaks Christian. This is the first outright league title for the current crop of […]

This latest scam asks home buyers and businesses to email funds

The Ventura County District Attorney’s Office warns the public of a fraud scheme in which individuals purchasing a home or engaging in business transactions can be tricked into wiring large sums of money to thieves. Typically, the crook hacks into an email account to monitor communications about an upcoming real estate purchase or business deal. When the deal nears completion, […]

Mayor Koehler bids farewell

STATE OF THE CITY /// Agoura Hills

Retiring Agoura Hills Mayor Bill Koehler gave a fond farewell to friends, colleagues and other members of the community in his State of the City address Oct. 24 at the Agoura Hills Recreation and Event Center. Koehler announced earlier this year that he would not seek reelection to the City Council. The State of the City is presented each year […]

Kiyomi Kowalski

I want to tell everyone about an amazing neighbor I recently met: Kiyomi Kowalski. She’s running for a spot on the Las Virgenes School District board against all incumbents. If she wins, she’d be the first African American to ever become a LVUSD board member. Kiyomi lives in the Castle Peak community with her partner of nearly a decade and […]

Learn mahjong

Mahjong lessons for beginners take place every Wednesday from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Agoura Hills Recreation and Event Center, 29900 Ladyface Court. Attendees can learn strategy and how to play the game, and socializing and all levels of play are welcome. For more information, call Lorraine at (818) 419-9167


THURS., NOV. 1 Goebel Stamp Club 6:30 p.m. at Goebel Adult Community Center, 1385 E. Janss Road, Thousand Oaks. Introduction of members. Contact: Jeff Goldstein. Phone: 805. 358.6162. Conejo Valley Woodworkers Assoc. 7 p.m. at Redwood Middle School, 233 W. Gainsborough Road, Thousand Oaks. Project demo and tool raffle. Phone: 805.229.1559. Email: president@cvwa.org. Web: cvwa.org. Business-Professional Women Of Conejo Valley […]

Grider is a grinder

Caddie goes from gallery to bag man at Sherwood tournament

Ethan Grider, a Simi Valley resident, has worked as a caddie at Sherwood Country Club for six months. When head golf pro Jeff Fowler asked Grider if he wanted to carry a golfer’s bag for the second and third rounds of the Invesco QQQ Championship, Grider thought it was a joke. After all, the IQQQ is the second-to-last event of […]


Local Jews mourn Pittsburgh 11

‘We must turn our grief into action’

Members of the local Jewish community remained stunned, but not silent, following the Oct. 27 attack on a Pittsburgh synagogue in which alleged gunman Robert Bowers killed 11 people and injured six others, including four police officers. As a baby-naming ceremony took place inside the city’s Tree of Life Synagogue, the 46-year-old Bowers launched his attack while reportedly shouting hate-filled […]

And, don’t forget to vote on Nov. 6

During these very politically charged times, I wanted to take a minute and beg my neighbors to please vote. No matter which side of the aisle or side you may be on, it is our civic duty and obligation to get out and vote. We are blessed to be living in this free society where our vote really does matter. […]