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Role turns bad for film producer

Caro ripped off partner for $1.5 million

An independent film producer from Calabasas pleaded guilty to the theft of almost $1.5 million that should have gone to his partner as part of a production deal. More...

Health & Wellness

Breast-feeding benefits mom, baby

COMMENTARY /// Breast-feeding

For a few thousand years, there was no question about where newborns and infants would get the food they needed. Breast-feeding was, for the most part, the one and only option. More...

Vaccination campaign underway in L.A. County

Meningococcal can cause brain infection

In response to the state’s recent identification of an outbreak of meningococcal disease in Southern California, Supervisor Sheila Kuehl introduced a motion directing the Los Angeles County Health Agency and the Department of Public Health to d More...

Recovery program

Food Addicts in Recovery Anonymous is a free 12-step recovery program for anyone suffering from food obsession, overeating, under-eating or bulimia. Meetings are held from 7 to 8:30 p.m. More...

Business

Custom office industry appears the move

Irvine-based Premier Business Centers, a private workspace and executive suite provider, announced the opening of its first Calabasas location in the Corporate Center Calabasas office park at 26565 W. Agoura Road. More...

Eacker receives patriotic service award

Tamara Eacker, general manager at Pierce Brothers Valley Oaks-Griffin Memorial Park in Westlake Village, recently received a Military Order of the World Wars Patriotic Service Award. More...

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Sports

Payton pays it forward

Cleveland Browns rookie from Oaks Christian directs free football camp for 200 youngsters

Jordan Payton made a pit stop at his alma mater before heading off to his first NFL training camp with the Cleveland Browns. More...

Bachman is back

Former Lion receiver wants to make impact in sophomore season

Alex Bachman is ready to step into a larger role this fall. Bachman, an incoming sophomore receiver for Wake Forest University’s football team, played sparingly last season. More...

Palarz steps down from Calabasas basketball post

Jon Palarz stepped down as head coach of the Calabasas High boys’ basketball team to take over Chaminade of West Hills. Palarz, arguably the most successful basketball coach in Calabasas history, led the Coyotes for eight seasons. More...

Family

YMCAs collecting food for Manna

Drop off items at Triunfo Y in Agoura

Local YMCA branches are collecting food donations to give to Manna, the Conejo Valley food bank. More...

On the Town

Cabrillo’s musical is a splashy hit

PLAY REVIEW /// ‘The Little Mermaid’

Stage magic has never been as enchanting as in Cabrillo Music Theatre’s latest offering, Disney’s “The Little Mermaid,” which runs through Sun., July 24 in the Kavli Theatre at Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza. More...

One-woman show explores modern dating

The Hillcrest Center for the Arts will host a one-woman musical comedy by Bailey Thompson at 8 p.m. Fri. and Sat., July 22 and 23 at 403 Hillcrest Drive, Thousand Oaks. More...

Comedy cabaret is full of chuckles

HashtagComedy brings Hollywood stand-up to T.O.

HashtagComedy will present its next show at 8 p.m. Sat., July 23 at the Hillcrest Center for the Arts, 403 W. Hillcrest Drive. More...

Columns

Illegal trash dumping hurts everyone

COMMENTARY /// Eye on the environment

When someone illegally dumped construction debris on their local citrus farm, Keith and Laura Huss struck back. More...

Must the captain always go down with the ship?

Single Files

Often readers ask me where I get my ideas and inspirations for this column. Sometimes I wonder myself. Believe me, I definitely get that sinking feeling when I sit down at my computer to write and nothing flows easily. More...

Husband’s good manners are infectious

Family Man

She was coughing, sneezing and, worse, not covering up, and we were still going to let her in our house. My wife wanted to let her in because her friend was lonely. I wanted to let her friend in because if I didn’t, I’d be lonely. More...

Man charged in machete attack on woman

A 23-year-old man was charged with trying to kill his former girlfriend with a machete last week in Agoura Hills, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office said. The incident occurred just before 7 a.m. More...

Pottery maven

Dozens of handcrafted dog bowls engraved with pet names sit on a large table, ready to be glazed before they are shipped to their respective owners. More...

School gun control

The Oak Park Unified School District took a hard look at gun control on campus and voted against concealed weapons carry. More...

Community

Chabad plans cop appreciation day

In light of the latest wave of attacks that have been waged against police forces across the country, Chabad of the Conejo will sponsor a community-wide Police Appreciation Day at 4 p.m. More...

Incumbents want return to water board

Two members of the Las Virgenes Municipal Water District board of directors are seeking reelection this November. The water district is governed by a five-member board, each member representing a different geographical area. More...

Seven Conejo Valley delegates prepare for Democratic National Convention

Status of Bernie Sander’s backers unclear

With the 2016 presidential election less than four months away, 10 Ventura County residents— including several from the Conejo Valley—are involved with their party’s national conventions. More...

Schools

School district announces budget details

The Las Virgenes school board acknowledged possible trouble in coming years even as it OK’d its budget for the 2016-17 school year at a public hearing June 14. More...

Jay Greenlinger comes home to Oak Park

Educator to serve as curriculum director

Jay Greenlinger is returning to Oak Park Unified School District as the director of curriculum and instruction, a position cut from the budget eight years ago to save money when California slipped into a long recession. More...

Student completes leadership program at Vanderbilt

Henry Scholefield, a 16-yearold from Agoura Hills, took part in the Economic History for Leaders study program last week at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tenn. More...

Pets

Hungry heron won’t quit till it snags dinner

CRITTER TAIL /// Our local wildlife

What must it be like to live wild and lack the option of sailing past the drive-thru window of a fast-food restaurant when you’re famished? More...

Pet of the week

BIRDS OF A FEATHER—Eleven yellow and brown chickens about 3 months old. You can adopt one or more. To adopt a chick, ask for ID No. A4970806 to A4970816 at the Agoura Hills Animal Shelter, 29525 Agoura Road. Check http://animalcare. More...

Police

SHERIFF’S BLOTTER

Agoura Hills A thief stole a car registration, insurance card and repair receipts from a vehicle parked on Willow Court July 3. More...

Faith

God’s love fits us like a glove

Roots of Faith

Sometimes God uses the strangest means to get our attention. God tells the prophet Jeremiah to buy a brand-new linen loincloth, a type of underwear. He is to put it on but not to wash it (Jeremiah 13:1-11). More...

Briefs

Lots of laughs with clean comedy Moorpark Presbyterian Church will host the Clean Comedy Cavalcade of Stars at 6:30 p.m. Sat., July 23 at the church, 13950 Peach Hill Road. More...

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THURS., JULY 21 T.O. Stamp Club 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Goebel Adult Community Center, 1385 E. Janss Road, Thousand Oaks. Program on stamp design errors. Contact: Rick McHenry. Phone: 805. 405.4566. Conejo Valley Bonsai Society More...

Letters

Growing pains

It’s bad enough that the construction being done at the TJ Maxx mall in Westlake has made the corner an eyesore. But it gets worse. Last week as I was walking to the Subway store, I just missed falling into an uncovered hole about a foot deep. More...

Disgruntled school taxpayer

With close to 50 percent of the students being out of district and a school board trying to lure and retain more out-of-district kids, one might wonder where our community schools have gone. More...

Canyon Oaks

The Canyon Oaks developer, the New Home Company, hired a squad of men to disrupt residents gathering signatures for a referendum on their project. These men also distributed very creative flyers proclaiming “Don’t Be Fooled! More...

Editorials

Keeping kids and family entertained doesn’t have to be a chore

Summer is in full force. Are the kids already bored? They shouldn’t be. Not in this town. Just look at all the opportunities for fun and games, camps and activities. Summertime should be a golden time. More...

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