Neighbors

Borderline hero’s family seeks change



Eleven weeks after Telemachus Orfanos was fatally gunned down at Borderline Bar and Grill, his family is pulling themselves together, one piece at a time. His parents, Marc and Susan, and his brother, Tymaeus, are trying to adapt to life without the 27-yearold’s boisterous personality and towering frame. The rhythms of normal life—going to work, paying bills, maintaining their garden—often […]

Big man on campus

FROM WESTLAKE HIGH TO THE NFL—Above, local dad and former NFL tight end Mike Seidman talks to Cub Scout Pack No. 3787 on Feb. 1 at Lang Ranch Elementary School in Thousand Oaks. Seidman, who grew up in Westlake Village, talked to the scouts about his education, training, being recruited by the Carolina Panthers and the Indianapolis Colts, and playing […]

LVMWD’s Pure Water Project on the move



It’s commonly known that local communities rely on water imported from the north, but part of the supply that travels hundreds of miles to get here often winds up going down the drain. Now, the Las Virgenes Municipal Water District is working to put the area’s recycled wastewater back to work. LVMWD and its partner agency, Triunfo Sanitation District, have […]

Chamber rewards community spirit

Organization honors citizens, welcomes new members


During his 24 years with the City of Calabasas, Jeff Rubin has worked hard to develop and maintain the local parks and open spaces. So it’s no surprise that the city’s community services director was named the 2019 recipient of the Chamber of Commerce Spirit of Calabasas Award. The honor is given in memory of Bill Van Gieson for his […]

Calabasas grad gets the big scoops



Elizabeth Wagmeister is an expert at moving across the country. In the last six years the Calabasas High School graduate has moved between California and New York three times. It goes with the job. Wagmeister, 28, is a journalist. She writes for Variety magazine and is a co-host of Page Six TV, a nationally-syndicated celebrity news show based on the […]

Westlake Yacht Club wins in a breeze

The Pacific Coast Yachting Association has chosen Westlake Yacht Club as the 2018 recipient of the Garret Horder Memorial Trophy, and award to the organization judged to have shown the greatest improvement in its junior boating education program. The association represents yacht clubs along the entire Pacific coast of North America from San Diego to Vancouver and Hawaii. The trophy, […]

Female inmates joined Woolsey fire fight



In the weeks following the Woolsey fire, freeway overpasses were covered in signs thanking firefighters for their hard work protecting the community. But one group of first responders didn’t get to see the kudos that came their way. The inmates of Malibu Conservation Camp 13, a women’s penitentiary facility whose inmates train as firefighters, were deployed alongside county fire crews […]

Rotary Club goes to great heights

CONEJO CREW—Above, members of the Rotary Club of the Conejo Valley offer their painting and cleaning services at the Cancer Support Community headquarters on Jan. 19 in Thousand Oaks. Front row, from left are: Derick Isa, Valerie Rhaney, Jeff Blum, Jeff Shoenwald and Marty Kendig. Middle row: Michelle Kendig and Joe Weber. In back is Marc Sattler. At right, Derick […]

Debutantes have a ball at Charity League event

CELEBRATION—Above left, from left, Tiffany Ternan, Charlotte Moe, Tyler Duswalt, Blake Ternan, Casey Cusolito, Reilly Ternan, Anna Sziklai and Jaqui Sobel attend the 2018 National Charity League Inc. Conejo Valley Chapter’s 37th annual Debutante Ball. Above right, Reilly Ternan of Westlake Village leads the dancing. The event took place Nov. 23 at the Four Seasons Westlake Village. During their six […]

Volunteer to help raptors, wildlife

Ojai center will have orientation Feb. 17

The Ojai Raptor Center, a nonprofit organization, rehabilitates and releases birds of prey and other wildlife, and provides educational programs to teach communities about wildlife and the environment. The center is 100 percent donation based. All rehabilitation and education efforts are almost entirely volunteer based. ORC is seeking new volunteers for the upcoming nesting season when the center receives the […]


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