May 26, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Senate candidates in tussle overfinance

11th-hour debate pits Stern vs. Reznik

The grammar of politics is money, and for most voters, understanding the structure of campaign finances is like learning a new language. More...

Agoura’s Porter wins ‘Voice’

America voted Tuesday and Alisan Porter, an Agoura Hills mother of two with big vocal cords and singing ability to match, won the season 10 finale of NBC’s “The Voice.” Porter, 34, boarded a flight to New York Wednesday to perform a More...

Health & Wellness

Non-invasive therapy for chronic pain

Chronic back and leg pain can negatively affect patients’ quality of life by preventing them from working or enjoying life. More...

FDA approves new treatment to strengthen bulging cornea

COMMENTARY /// Aye, eye doc

The FDA has deemed cross linking safe for the treatment of keratoconus eye disease, largely due to the efforts of the Massachusetts based Avedro company. More...

Business

Facelift underway at North Ranch Gateway

The end of construction won’t come soon enough for more than a dozen businesses that have kept their doors amid the dust and debris of the North Ranch Gateway shopping center renovation in Westlake Village. More...

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Sports

Eagles land another CIF title

Oak Park boys’ volleyball team captures second straight Division 2 championship

Oak Park High’s boys’ volleyball team gave retiring head coach Patrick Quinn an unforgettable parting gift. More...

Lions stymie Scorpions

Kayla Ketring’s defense sparks Oaks Christian softball team to win against visiting Camarillo

Kayla Ketring channeled her inner Willie Mays. More...

Westlake Athletic Club will host tennis tournament

The Westlake Athletic Club will be home to the United States Tennis Association Men’s 45 National Hard Court Championships, which begin May 31 and conclude June 5. More...

Police

SHERIFF’S BLOTTER

Calabasas Someone at the Bob Smith Mini dealership on Calabasas Road reported that a man stole a $700 cellphone from a desk May 10. A thief stole a drawer containing $8,000 in cash from a home on Lido Court. More...

Faith

Meditation meets medicine at CLU talk

Physician to also lead one-day workshops in T.O., Ojai

As part of Cal Lutheran University’s Cultural Events series, Dr. Barry Kerzin, physician to the Dalai Lama, will give a public talk on meditation and medicine at 7 p.m. Fri., June 17 at Samuelson Chapel on the Thousand Oaks campus. More...

Or Ami honored for education program

LAMP OF MY PEOPLE— Congregation Or Ami’s “education dream team” receives the Ner Ami Innovator Awa rd for reimagining Jewish education by creating Kesher 3.0, a one-day Jewish and Hebrew learning program. More...

On the Town

Musicians hear Cajun festival calling

A visit with Booker T. Jones of the MGs

The 27th annual Simi Valley Cajun and Blues Music Festival will take place this weekend, and the current lineup, one of the best the event has showcased in years, features historical standouts Eric Burdon, Leon Russell, Doug Kershaw and the Rebirth B More...

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THURS., MAY 26 Portuguese Fraternal Society 11:30 a.m. at Main Street Restaurant, 3159 E. Main St., Ventura. No-host luncheon. For those of Portuguese descent or interested in the culture. Contact: Cora Corella. Phone: 805.483. 6285. More...

Columns

Don’t forget to take those vacations days

Flying Squirrel

I recently gave a presentation on the relationship between Americans and their paid vacation days. To put it mildly, it’s a strained affair. The two sides are barely on speaking terms. More...

Hiker tailgates horses while on the trail, but with caution

On the Trail

In order to keep pace with my friends Vance and Lacie, I must ponder a new mode of trail transportation. They kindly invited me to explore a trail they were enthused about in Malibu Creek State Park in Calabasas. More...

That Memorial Day mania is upon us

Family Man

It’s not a wild mania. More...

Breaking News - 5/27/2016 10:19 AM

Teen named in CHS booster stabbing

The Los Angeles County District Attorney charged 16-year-old Steven Paul Main with murder Friday in connection with the May 24 stabbing death of a Calabasas High School booster club member. Main pleaded not guilty to the charge and is scheduled More...

Breaking News - 5/26/2016 9:59 AM

Body found at Newton Canyon trailhead

The body of an adult male was found Wednesday in the parking lot of the Newton Canyon trailhead on Kanan Dume Road in the Santa Monica Mountains, the National Park Service reported. More...

Strickland pays campaign money-launderingfine

Former California Sen. Tony Strickland admitted to campaign finance violations relating to his 2010 run for the state controller’s office and has paid a $40,000 fine. More...

Community

Concerns about safety prompt changes at Westlake Village intersection

Motorists should expect traffic delays as construction progresses on a new crosswalk project at Lakeview Canyon and Agoura roads in Westlake Village. The city is asking residents to be patient; the work is expected to take four months to complete. More...

Bearded robber hits B of A bank in Oak Park

Leads are coming in as to the identity of a man who attempted to rob an Oak Park bank on Monday, authorities said. Around 1:30 p.m. More...

Stern seeks succession rights in 27th

The sixth and final story in a series profiling candidates in the June primary election. Henry Stern, senior policy advisor for state Sen. More...

Schools

Sumac students study moon rocks

Students at Sumac L-STEM Elementary School in Agoura Hills recently explored rocks and sand from the moon. NASA has a collection of moon rocks and sand available for certified educators to check out and share with students. More...

HIGH SCHOOL HIGHLIGHTS

Agoura Chargers Fri., May 27: Service learning deadline for sophomores Spirit competition Senior trip/Magic Mountain/7 p.m. Theater II showcase/black box/7 p.m. More...

All that jazz

SWINGIN’—Seventh-grader Cole Petridis plays a trombone solo with the Lindero Canyon Middle School B Jazz Band during the Westlake High School Jazz Festival on May 7 in the high school library. More...

Pets

Pet of the week

LOOKING FOR A GOOD HOME—Lacey is an female gray and brown Miniature Pinscher/Chihuahua mix about 11 years old. She is good on a leash and is also good with other animals. She has alopecia, which makes her fur fall out. More...

Crow teaches frog to take it on the chin

There’s a toy frog in my backyard that has logged more air travel than the average flight attendant. How is this so? More...

Pet adoptions, mermaids at event

Part Of Our World is a free, family-friendly event, a collaboration between Cabrillo Music Theatre, PawWorks.Org, and Sheroes Entertainment LLC, from 1 to 4 p.m. Sat., June 11 in Carpenter Park, outside the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, 2100 E. More...

Family

Family picnic, butterfly release at CSC

Cancer Support Community Valley/Ventura/Santa Barbara will host the 25th annual National Cancer Survivor’s Day Family Picnic and Butterfly Release from 1 to 4 p.m. Sat., June 4 at its headquarters at 530 Hampshire Road, Westlake Village. More...

Hey, baby, what’s your name?

2016’s ten most popular monikers

For the second year in a row, Emma and Noah are America’s most popular baby names. This marks the third year at No. 1 for Noah and the second for Emma. More...

Plant a zoological garden

During a recent inventory of my garden I discovered that an entire menagerie of critters— including lions and tigers and bears—had invaded my rural Agoura property. Happily, this was in name only. More...

Letters

Reaction to canyon racing

So, given the fact of unsafe driving along “the snake” portion of Mulholland, authorities, faced with the option of ticketing unsafe drivers or prohibiting people from standing around in the vicinity of unsafe drivers, have made the decis More...

Calabasas hotel development

I wanted to write and say how much I agree with your editorial on antidevelopment. The hotel would be such a beautiful window to our city and add to its revenue. More...

Vote for Stern

I am supporting Henry Stern for state senate. Our quality of life is tied directly and inextricably to the quality of the environment in which we live. More...

Editorials

In solemn observance of Memorial Day

many Americans, the Memorial Day weekend signifies backyard barbecues, mini-vacations, big retail sales and the unofficial start of summer. Weekday 9-to-5ers everywhere are relishing the thought of a three-day break from work. More...

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