Start anew with clean power

Over the past year, all cities within east Ventura County as well as the neighboring cities of Calabasas, Agoura Hills and Westlake Village joined the new Clean Power Alliance. The numbers also include 30 other cities and the unincorporated areas of Los Angeles and Ventura counties. They’ve joined together in pursuit of a more sustainable and cleaner future. Among the […]

Holiday homes decorated in style

Annual tour benefits Cancer Support Community

The Garden State Gecko

Taylor Donaldson is a scoring machine for Lion girls’ basketball squad

Taylor Donaldson can sink baskets from any spot on the court. Just don’t ask her to cradle her pet leopard gecko, “T,” which she welcomed into her home this summer. “We spent an hour trying to pick up the gecko,” said teammate Savannah Faalevao. “Neither of us wanted to touch it. We got it out of the tank by picking […]

Kuehl criticized for imprudent spending

Recently we have seen murders, dumped bodies, home invasion robberies, car break-ins and burglaries, armed and dangerous bums running rampant in the streets and the hills above us, intoxicated criminals invading peaceful citizens’ homes, massive traffic jams and middle-of-the-night manhunts when we are told via loudspeakers to stay inside and lock our doors and windows. We are experiencing a serious […]

Annual boat parade lights up the lake

Oak Park district marks Indian holiday

To honor the large population of Indian students attending its schools, the Oak Park Unified School District changed its calendar to give students a half-day off for Diwali, a major Indian holiday. Diwali falls on different days each year, and this year it was celebrated Nov. 7. The quest to recognize Diwali was inspired by three Oak Park High School […]

Officials warn about Woolsey fire scams

With Woolsey fire recovery efforts underway, Los Angeles County officials caution the public to beware of charity scams. “Some charities spend most of their donations on administrative costs or don’t use the funds the way they promised,” the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office said in a statement. “Others may not be legitimate charities at all. Just because an organization […]


THURS., DEC. 6 A World Of Nativities 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Thousand Oaks Community Art Gallery, 2331-A Borchard Road, Newbury Park. Runs daily through Dec. 23 and on Dec. 27, 28 and 29. Over 500 nativity scenes on display. Scavenger hunt and Giving Tree for kids. Free admission. Goebel Stamp Club 6:30 p.m. at Goebel Adult Community Center, […]

High School Highlights

Agoura Chargers Fri., Dec. 7: Late start day Coffeehouse night/G building/ 6 p.m. Mon., Dec. 10: Link Crew/G building/12:30 to 1 p.m. Tues., Dec. 11: “Every 15 Minutes” meeting/A1/6 p.m. Calabasas Coyotes Fri., Dec. 7: Theater Arts Club inductions/black box/6 p.m. Sat., Dec. 8: SAT/ACT/8 a.m. to noon Mon., Dec. 10: Auditions for musical through Fri., Dec. 14/ black box […]

Crime writer reveals nitty-gritty details

Michael Connelly, one of the book world’s leading mystery-crime writers, shared the secrets of his success and the evolution of his fictional lead detective, Harry Bosch, at the 2018 Agoura Hills One City One Book program on Nov. 29. Connelly’s background as a crime reporter for the Los Angeles Times played a pivotal role in his subsequent career as a […]