Agoura Hills On June 19 someone broke into a car parked on Chesebro Road by damaging the driver’s door lock, causing $350 damage. The thief stole cash, credit and debit cards that had been left inside, all worth $415. A thief stole the catalytic converter from a car parked on Lake Lindero Drive on June 19. The part was worth […]

Youth affected by cancer submit poignant essays about life, death

In a year marred by one ugly illness, coronavirus, another disease continues to impact the community—as it always has. Despite the pandemic, the Cancer Support Community Valley/Ventura/Santa Barbara is moving forward in its mission to provide programs and services to the people and families affected by cancer, and on May 15 winners of the eighth annual Dear Cancer, It’s Me […]

Boxing class delivers blows to Parkinson’s

Rock Steady Boxing VC/LA (Ventura County/Los Angeles) has been fighting Parkinson’s disease since 2014. The company says the Rock Steady Boxing method has been scientifically proven to decrease symptoms and delay the progression of Parkinson’s. With the threat of gyms closing due to the pandemic, clients asked, “What will I do without my boxing class?” With seven years of experience […]

Columnist publishes mystery

Sally Carpenter, an Acorn columnist, has published her sixth cozy mystery novel, “Hippie Haven Homicide.” The book, second in the Psychedelic Spy series, is set in 1967 and follows the adventures of Noelle McNabb, an actress at a Christmas-themed park and amateur spy with the SIAMESE (Special Intelligence Apparatus for Midwest Enemy Surveillance and Espionage) agency. A counterculture religious cult […]

Yarrow YMCA set to reopen

The Simi Valley Family YMCA and Yarrow Family YMCA in Westlake Village will reopen Wed., July 1. The Conejo Valley YMCA, which serves Thousand Oaks, Newbury Park, Moorpark and the Santa Rosa Valley, remains closed pending implementation of social distancing measures. Conejo Y members can use the Simi Valley and Yarrow facilities, officials said. Fitness centers are the first to […]


The Calabasas Library’s online summer reading program “Dig Deeper!” continues through Aug. 2. Participants can register online, read books—audios and ebooks count—and earn points to be entered in drawings for gift cards throughout the summer. All events are online and free. For more information, call (818) 225-7616 or visit www.calabasaslibrary.org or the library’s Facebook and Twitter pages. The library will […]

All about COVID-19

Seminar aimed at helping seniors

Senior Concerns will present a virtual community seminar titled “What Older Adults Need to Know about COVID-19” from 4 to 5 p.m. Thurs., July 9 via Zoom. The seminar leaders are Terri E. Hilliard Olson of Terri Hilliard PC and Teri Helton, RN, chair of the Ventura County Coalition for Compassionate Care. The seminar will present an overview of the […]

Meet the Boys Team Charity Inc. Conejo Valley grads

Jace Aschbrenner Jace Aschbrenner, son of Jeff and Marcie Aschbrenner, attended Newbury Park High School where he was a four-year varsity cross country and track athlete. Jace served as team captain his senior year and received all-state and all-American honors in cross country with his team winning the national championship. Jace graduated as a full International Baccalaureate diploma candidate. While […]

Debate teacher has students talking

Audrey Israel began coaching the Oak Park High School debate team in 2015, when her twin sons were freshmen at the school. The team that started with 11 members grew to 43 students by 2019 and had won a number of competitive tournaments. When her sons were seniors, she said, “a mother approached me and wanted me to teach the […]

Conejo Players take their act online

PLAY REVIEW /// ‘Bad Auditions . . . On Camera’

Conejo Players Theatre peeked out from underneath the COVID-19 shutdown by presenting its first virtual play, Ian and Carrie McWethy’s one-hour production of “Bad Auditions . . . On Camera.” Although the results in no way approximate the atmosphere of live theater, CPT’s production shows that the creative instincts of its crew and cast are still active and cautiously making […]

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