2021-07-08

Positions on arts board

The Arts Council of the Conejo Valley is accepting applications for positions on its board of directors through Mon., July 12. In addition to serving staggered, two-year terms, board members attend monthly meetings and participate in the arts council committees and programs of their choice. Positions open for election on the board are: president, vice president, secretary, finance director, membership […]

Oak Park Girl Scout good as gold

Girl Scout Elisha Tong has provided directional trail markers in Oak Park’s open space areas as part of her Girl Scout Gold Award project. Elisha volunteered to design and construct markers to help trail users navigate the Oak Park trail system. She and other volunteers also raised funds for the project. The markers are in key locations to inform hikers […]

Three brothers battle for international chess glory

Prizes include computers, chess board

Three brothers from Thousand Oaks recently cashed in at an international chess competition in Las Vegas. The Cash siblings Dylan, 13, and Ryder, 11, both won first place in their divisions while their oldest brother, Tyler, 15, finished a respectable ninth out of 109 competitors at the Las Vegas International Chess Festival, held June 16 to 20 at the Westgate […]

David Marshall Burns IV

David Marshall Burns IV was born in Tacoma, WA November 2, 1955 where his family was stationed at Fort McChord AFB. In 1957 they moved to Richmond, VA which became home through his 1974 graduation from Hermitage High School. From an early age, Dave developed a deep passion for music, which continued to form during middle and high school where […]

Discipline tips: Why can’t siblings all just get along?

Ask Ms. Bonnie

Question: Ms. Bonnie, what can I do to help my children get along? Everyone says sibling rivalry is normal, but I can’t stand their fighting! There isn’t a parent alive with more than one child who doesn’t know this feeling, whether the children are toddlers or teens or somewhere in between. Children experience sibling rivalry whether there is a 15-month […]

Bumblebee Foundation buzzes over to Idaho

The Westlake Village-based BumbleBee Foundation, a pediatric cancer organization founded in Southern California a decade ago, will expand its support services into Idaho starting next year, officials from the organization said. The foundation supports over 370 pediatric cancer families throughout California and is looking forward to helping more families in need in Idaho, officials said. “Even though we are expanding, […]

New vice chancellor in Ventura County

Ventura County Community College District has appointed Cynthia Herrera to the position of vice chancellor for “institutional effectiveness” in a further move to help the district achieve its goals. Herrera joined the college district in 2009 and most recently served as the associate vice chancellor of strategic partnerships, enrollment and advancement. With a background in business and educational leadership, Herrera […]

College standouts

Abigail King of Oak Park High School earned academic distinction for the 2021 spring semester at Whitman College in Walla Walla, Washington. The following students made the spring dean’s list at the University of Wisconsin in Madison: Shauna Berman, Agoura Hills; Maya Angel, Ryan Armour, Luke Bender, Jennifer Marcus, Jenna Morris and Maya Zuckerman of Calabasas; Hannah Ritvo, Lilliana Rosen […]

Local businesses will get extra boost under revised pandemic payout



When President Joe Biden signed the $1.9-trillion American Rescue Plan Act in March, $16 billion of that money went to California cities to help pay for coronavirus relief. Not everyone got their fair share of the distribution, however. Under ARPA guidelines, the state’s 482 municipalities were divided by population: those with more than 50,000 residents and those with less. Funds […]

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