As fire burns, heroes emerge

Community rallies around victims of mass shooting, destructivefire

Las Vegas. Sutherland Springs. Parkland. Orlando. Thousand Oaks has taken its place among these and dozens of cities whose names will forever be associated with gun violence. But its shown itself to be a community that takes care of its own when they’re hurting most. Since 12 innocent people were slain Nov. 7 at Borderline Bar and Grill, over $771,000 […]

It can happen here, believe it

In the wake of the fires, we haven’t had a moment to process the shooting that took place last Nov. 7. I’ve been reading a lot of, “If it can happen here, it can happen anywhere” type posts, and these make me mad. It has been happening anywhere. It’s everywhere. There’s been a mass shooting almost every day this year. […]

Community members train for emergencies

DISASTER PREPAREDNESS— Lake Sherwood resident Shari Hill, who is with the Oak Park Community Emergency Response Team (CERT), adjusts her eye protection before a disaster drill begins at the seventh annual Community Emergency Response Team Academy Refresher on Nov. 3. About 200 CERT graduates,firefighters, volunteers and other emergency service personnel took part in the exercise held at the Ventura County […]

Greater Conejo Valley Chamber names new board members

Organization also runs community foundation, tourism district

NP Chris Shaver, vice president of Shaver Automotive Group and the 2018 board chair for the Greater Conejo Valley Chamber of Commerce, recently announced the 2019 board of directors for the Chamber. “This board is stronger than ever and will build on the work of the current and past boards of our Chamber. The Chamber is turning 80 next year […]

Deepest condolences

Our deepest condolences to all the families that have lost their love ones at Borderline on Nov. 7. And thank you to all of the firemen, first responders, deputies and highway patrol officers for their dedication in helping to put out the California wildfires. George and Charlotte AnninoAgoura Hills

Still time to take action for toy drive

For the 15th consecutive year, ACTION’s Community Christmas Shoppe program will serve Ventura County families by providing free toys for Christmas. The deadline to donate is Dec. 5. Here’s how the program works: ACTION partners with social service agencies to identify families struggling financially during the holiday season. The families are then invited to attend one of the Shoppes held […]


One special shout-out

I am a resident in Agoura Hills Morrison Ranch Estates. In addition to recognizing the firefighters, I want to also bring attention to a resident in Agoura Hills who went above beyond being a good neighbor. I was driving around on Friday and came upon the Ridgebrook Drive house that burned down. When I pulled up, an Agoura Hills man […]

Annual boat parade to light up Westlake Lake

Residents can start off the holiday season with a free family-friendly event. The Westlake Yacht Club will host its annual Boat Parade of Lights event Sun., Dec. 2 at 32123 Lindero Canyon Road, Westlake Village. The public is welcome. Kids can meet a singing Santa and Mrs. Claus. Westlake High School’s award-winning singing ensemble, A Class Act, will perform. Chili, […]

Ready Player One with a home gaming experience upgrade


Whether going on an epic adventure, hunting for treasure, exploring vast wondrous lands, or playing sports, video gamers are always seeking the latest ways to create the ultimate experience at home. Here are three ways to upgrade your home gaming tools for a more immersive experience. Surround sound. Today’s games feature sound design that deserve the best at-home sound systems […]