May 25, 2017 RSS feed / Community

Woman sought in Oak Park burglary

The Ventura County Sheriff’s Office is looking for a person who broke into an Oak Park home last week and stole items while the family inside slept. Around 2 a.m. More...

Parcel subdivision adds to frustration over Liberty Canyon development

Both ends of the road hit with construction

The Agoura Hills Planning Commission approved a request to subdivide a 4.2-acre commercial parcel at the northwest corner of Liberty Canyon and Agoura roads into three separate lots. An existing office on the site was built in 1989.  More...

Metallic balloons no celebration, SCE says

Bojan Plavsic has removed kites, animals and even a drone from overhead power lines.  But the Southern California Edison troubleman says nothing comes close to the number of metallic balloons he removes from power lines. More...

FOR THE RECORD

Last week’s article about the new West Village development in Calabasas wrongly stated that the Calabasas Coalition citizen’s group initiated a 2016 referendum to stop the Canyon Oaks hotel and homes project that was planned for the same More...

Calabasas mother remembered

The Calabasas community is rallying to support a grieving man and three children who lost their beloved wife and mother much too soon.  Mary Welter Solis died May 17 after a two-year battle with a rare cancer. More...

Lindero students ace Reno jazz fest

Middle school band beats out 32 others at contest

The Lindero Canyon Middle School Jazz A Band captured first place at the 55th annual Reno Jazz Festival last month at the University of Nevada, Reno. More...

Love Run fuels Meals on Wheels

Funding losses, or even the possibility of disappearing grants, can make any nonprofit feel like the roof is caving in, but for one local organization, the worry is as much literal as it is figurative.  More...

Agoura Hills writer puts a new spin on werewolves

Sarah Noffke spins tales that are wildly fantastic. In her latest novel, “Alpha Wolf,” the 35-year-old Agoura Hills resident tells a unique tale that puts a new spin on ancient werewolf legends.  More...

Help restore the post-fire habitat

In partnership with Big Sunday, Mountains Restoration Trust will host a free volunteer event from 9 a.m. More...

Fresh goodies on display at the local farmers markets

Some new vendors to check out

The Ventura County Certified Farmers’ Market Association welcomes the following new vendors.  Lark Ellen Farm makes a natural, organic and non-GMO granola that is grain-free, prepared from sprouted nuts and seeds, dehydrated instead of bak More...

ART delights

SHOWSTOPPERS— Above left, Emmy Sander and her 15-year-old daughter, Lily, look at works on display at the May 16 Oak Park High School Art Show. At top, a teen gazes at some of the unusual visual images on display. More...

These rockers ready to rock

“Ventura Rocks the Nation,” the national rock/gem show of the American Federation of Mineralogical Societies, will run the weekend of June 9 to 11 at the Ventura County Fairgrounds, 10 W. Harbor Blvd., Ventura.  Hours are 10 a.m. More...

NATIONAL CHARITY LEAGUE INTRODUCES 2017 DEBUTANTES

National Charity League Inc., Conejo Valley Chapter, introduced its 2017 graduating seniors May 7 at its 45th annual Tea and Senior Ticktocker Recognition Ceremony at the Four Seasons Westlake Village. More...

SHERIFF’S BLOTTER

Agoura Hills   A thief stole a duffel bag containing $180 worth of skateboarding gear and a $150 jacket from a car parked on Skyview Way May 8.  Someone stole $$600 worth of goods, including a radar device and an empty gun case, from an unl More...

Ships ahoy, club is open

SAIL AWAY—At left and below, Westlake Yacht Club officials open their 2017 sailing season on May 20 at the Landing at Westlake Lake with a ceremony for members and guests. The yacht club was founded in 1969. Visit www.westlakeyc.org.   More...

Bike repair station opens on Lake Sherwood Drive

STAND TALL—At right, Ventura County Supervisor Linda Parks, left, joins John Michael Thompson, general manager of Giant Bicycles, and Capt. More...

Expo shines light on crime-fighting

Burglars and computer hackers try to use technology to their advantage, but technology and other tools can also help residents fight back, said Matt Slatoff, a public safety commissioner for the City of Calabasas during a crime prevention expo hosted More...

No need to row, row, row the boat

CHS team aces solar-powered race

Metropolitan Water District’s 15th annual Solar Cup concluded May 21 with boats built and raced by students from Riverside Poly and Mira Costa high schools claiming the top awards at the competition, the largest student-based solar-powered boat More...

Firefighters, large and small

FUN+SAFETY—The sixth annual Fire Services and Public Safety Day on May 20 in Agoura Hills brings out both big and little firefighters and safety buffs of all kinds. More...

Music Everywhere

PICKY PLUCKERS—Musicians play their hearts out at the 57th annual Topango Banjo-Fiddle and Folk Festival at Paramount Ranch on May 21. More...

Come around to a song circle

Songmakers present free song circles for lovers of acoustic music— instrumentalists, songwriters, singers and listeners of all levels of talent are welcome.  New circles have started.  For more information and locations, call the resp More...

How to grow an abundant tomato harvest in a pot

Enjoy the garden-fresh flavor of tomatoes harvested from right outside your kitchen. Grow them in containers set on your patio, balcony, deck or stairs. More...

Flower power comes to the Conejo

Orchid show with plants and arrangements for sale

“No Greenhouse, No Problem” is the theme of this year’s Conejo Orchid Society annual show and sale.  The three-day event happening June 2 to 4 at the Grant Brimhall Library in Thousand Oaks is the flower-loving group’s bi More...

Remembrance

Event pays tribute to service men and women who died defending nation

Pierce Brothers Valley Oaks-Griffin Memorial Park will host the 27th annual Memorial Day Remembrance Mon., May 29 at its Garden of Valor at 5600 Lindero Canyon Road, Westlake Village.  More...

Create a masterpiece

The Westlake Village Library will offer cartooning for kids ages 6 to 12 at 4 p.m. Wed., May 31 at the library, 31220 Oak Crest Drive. In addition, adults ages 18 and up can take part in an artist-led acrylic painting workshop at 11 a.m. More...

Ballerina wins scholarship to dance school

Kelly Hicks, 13-year-old middle school student whose passion is classical ballet, recently received a full tuition scholarship for American Ballet Theater’s Jaqueline Kennedy Onassis School in New York City.  The Calabasas resident will gr More...