2021-12-16

RHONDA BONIFEDE

Rhonda Bonifede, 71, passed away peacefully on November 28, 2021 after a private, two-year battle with breast cancer. She was surrounded by her family until the very end. Rhonda was a beloved wife, mother, friend and colleague, who battled the threat of cancer for most of her adult life. She bravely fought a sarcoma in her leg in 1994, followed […]

Holiday boaters light up Westlake Yacht Club

SANTA SPECTACLE—On a beautiful calm evening Dec. 5, decorated boats pass in front of spectators and judges at the 17th annual Parade of Lights on Westlake Lake. About 30 boats decked out in their holiday finest participated in the show. The colorful parade has become a yearly rite.

Mall decked out for holidays

City marketers help Manna

Visit Conejo Valley, the tourism marketing organization for the cities of Thousand Oaks and Agoura Hills, recently donated a check for $4,250 to the Manna Conejo Valley Food Bank on Nov. 22. The funds were used to help feed families in need for Thanksgiving. The food bank, founded in 1971, has been helping feed families in the Conejo Valley for […]

’Tis time for tasty tamale treats

RESTAURANT SPOTLIGHT /// Money Pancho


It’s the season to celebrate the holiday spirit, and what better way to do that than to load up on Mama Lupe’s delicious and popular tamales, along with other seasonal goodies. Money Pancho Mexican restaurant in Camarillo offers a joyous explosion of colors, smells and taste sensations sure to put even the Scroogiest of Scrooges in the holiday mood. The […]

Come to the manger

Kick it up a notch

BOYS’ SOCCER /// Calabasas Coyotes
Coming off first Marmonte League title season, Coyotes seek CIF glory


Nick Waley was working at the Calabasas Tennis & Swim Center one day earlier this year. A guest noticed Waley’s Calabasas High boys’ soccer shirt. “ I told him we won the league,” Waley said. “He was completely shell-shocked.” Last season, first-year head coach Evan Reifsnyder directed the Coyotes to a stunning last-tofirst transformation: Calabasas captured the Marmonte League championship […]

Drake London declares for NFL draft

Oregon’s Kayvon Thibodeaux, an Oaks Christian grad, is potential No. 1 overall pick

The NFL won’t know what hit it. Drake London, a Moorpark High graduate who stars at wide receiver for USC’s football team, declared for the NFL draft on Dec. 8. “It’s been a true blessing to compete as a Trojan over the past three seasons. You welcomed me with open arms and I will forever be grateful for the love […]

Young boy seeks marrow donor



A 5-year-old Simi Valley boy needs a lifesaving gift this holiday season. In July, Ayden Denne was told that he could resume a normal life after undergoing three years of intense treatment for leukemia. His parents enrolled him in kindergarten at Phoenix Ranch School, where he thrived. He also started jujitsu training at Gracie Barra martial arts academy. But in […]

Blood donation opportunities

The American Red Cross is facing low blood supply levels. There is no blood donation waiting period for those who have received a flu shot or a COVID-19 vaccine or booster, so long as they are symptom-free. All who come to give through Jan. 2 will receive a Red Cross T-shirt, while supplies last. Face masks for donors and staff, […]