When women ruled the world

University professor Kara Cooney will discuss a time when women ruled the world at 8 p.m. Fri., Feb. 22 in the Fred Kavli Theatre, Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, 2100 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd. Cooney is a professor of Egyptian art and architecture at UCLA. She specializes in craft production, coffin studies and economies in the ancient world. Cooney received […]

Lions feast on many foes

O.C. dominates on field, in classroom

The Lions stay busy when they’re not feasting on foes on the pitch. Oaks Christian High’s girls’ soccer players, who earned a trip to the CIF-Southern Section Division 2 playoffs with a 13-2-1 overall record, including 6-2 in the Marmonte League, also dazzle in the classroom. Thirteen of 17 players boast a GPA above 3.5. Oaks Christian head coach Sebastian […]

Los Robles Medical Center settles class-action lawsuit

Employees say they were shortchanged

Although it admitted no fault, Los Robles Regional Medical Center has agreed to pay nearly $3 million to settle a class-action lawsuit alleging that it owes some employees and former employees back wages. The settlement is the result of a suit filed in June 2014 by former Los Robles nurse Jeanette Munden, who complained that the hospital prevented employees from […]

Borderline hero’s family seeks change

Eleven weeks after Telemachus Orfanos was fatally gunned down at Borderline Bar and Grill, his family is pulling themselves together, one piece at a time. His parents, Marc and Susan, and his brother, Tymaeus, are trying to adapt to life without the 27-yearold’s boisterous personality and towering frame. The rhythms of normal life—going to work, paying bills, maintaining their garden—often […]

Community 360 goes beyond

In its ongoing effort to support the social and emotional needs of students, the Las Virgenes Unified School District has broadened its reach to parents and the community at large by offering a new round of resources, services, events, podcasts and phone apps. Called the Community 360 Collaborative, the program represents a partnership between the school district, mental-health professionals, law […]

Student groups host gun-violence forum

Sue Orfanos, mother of Borderline Bar and Grill victim Tel Orfanos, 27, said Sunday that her son’s friends now plan escape routes at every venue they go to. The Thousand Oaks resident said their new reality reflected a failure of American adults to act, noting that Scotland and Australia changed their laws following mass shootings in their countries, while the […]

Big man on campus

FROM WESTLAKE HIGH TO THE NFL—Above, local dad and former NFL tight end Mike Seidman talks to Cub Scout Pack No. 3787 on Feb. 1 at Lang Ranch Elementary School in Thousand Oaks. Seidman, who grew up in Westlake Village, talked to the scouts about his education, training, being recruited by the Carolina Panthers and the Indianapolis Colts, and playing […]

High School Highlights

Agoura Chargers Mon., Feb. 11: Late start day Wed., Feb. 13: Junior Java/main quad/10:20 to 10:30 a.m. Link Crew meeting/G building/ 12:30 to 1 p.m. Thurs., Feb. 14: Student-directed musical/black box/7 p.m. Calabasas Coyotes Fri., Feb. 8: ComedySportz game/7 p.m. Mon., Feb. 11: Murder Mystery Night auditions/black box/3:15 p.m. Dance team parents/lecture hall/6:30 p.m. PFC/media center/7 p.m. Wed., Feb. 13: […]

Heads are still high despite big game loss

With only minutes to go in last Sunday’s Super Bowl—rain falling in the Southland— one city’s hopes and dreams circled the drain. In their place came a new reality: Maybe those other guys really were better than us. The final score would indicate so. As the clock ticked down and Julian Edelman caught his umpteenth pass, hopes that our Conejo […]

Family heirloom granted to grateful grandson

Other Side of 50

My nephew Tanner is a pretty accomplished young man. He has a knack for mechanics. During his high school years, he worked for a company that made sensitive equipment parts for the military. On the side, he bought lawnmowers, dirt bikes, jet skis and other small vehicles that needed repair. He fixed them and resold them for a tidy profit. […]