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Don’t hide your pride

TWO SIDES TO THIS STORY—Fashion designer and author Evey Rosenbloom wears a half-tux, half-dress outfit to her kids’ book signing June 8 at Barnes & Noble in Westlake. June is LGBTQ Pride Month and her two paperbacks,“You Were Born To Be You”and“Let Yourself Sparkle,” are books that promote kindness, diversity and freedom of expression through the clothes people wear.

Cop claims public wasn’t warned

Says he was told mayhem was ‘state park’s problem,’ not the sheriff’s



A former Lost Hills Sheriff’s Station lieutenant has come forward with allegations that his superiors repeatedly ignored requests to go public about a series of unsolved shootings in and around Malibu Creek State Park in the years leading up to the June 2018 death of camper Tristan Beaudette. In a claim filed last week with the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department […]

Cities take notice of homeless spike



Local cities are watching carefully as the Los Angeles County homeless count continues to rise despite myriad efforts to keep it in check. The county’s homeless population spiked last year, catching officials off guard who were under the impression the problem was being kept under control. A report last week showing the number of homeless people jumped 12% from 2018 […]

When dogs bark, residents bite



Open almost a year, the Westlake Village Dog Park has proven to be a popular stomping ground for local canines. While dog owners appreciate the convenience of the 1.2-acre park at Oak Crest Drive and Agoura Road, some nearby residents aren’t as amiable. The park, which is open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. during the summer months, is separated […]

D.A. files animal cruelty charge against teen who killed Chihuahua


A Thousand Oaks man has been charged with felony animal cruelty after police determined he kicked a 3-year-old Chihuahua so hard the animal died. The alleged incident involving 19-year-old Devon Joelson happened May 8 at a home in the 700 block of Hartglen Avenue in the Westlake portion of T.O., police said. Joelson was taken into custody today, jail records show. He has […]

Dueling pix give mixed impression

Opponents show Ladyface obscured by new development


While the prospect of several new residential, commercial and retail developments between and Kanan and Cornell roads has frightened some, the builders of the projects remain convinced that the new part of town, known as Agoura Village, will eventually come to life. The community groups STACK (Save the Agoura/Cornell Knoll), PRISMM (Protectors and Residents in the Santa Monica Mountains) and […]

D-DAY: 75 YEARS LATER

Locals share memories of WWII’s most epic battle


Seventy-five years ago today, the tides of World War II turned on the beaches of northern France. Operation Overlord, known to civilians as D-Day, sent over 5,000 ships and landing craft to the Normandy coast while 11,000 aircraft flew missions overhead in the largest amphibian landing in history. Around 150,000 Allied troops participated in the effort to wrest France back […]

Chabad celebrates 40th anniversary



There are those who say birthday celebrations are only for kids, that after a certain point the cake and party hats bring diminishing returns. But some birthdays just have to be celebrated. Chabad of Conejo is turning 40 years old on June 12 and will host a grand gala that features a musical performance, stand-up comedy, and presentations from important […]

City’s holiday party bashed

calabasas budget concern


The Calabasas City Council met last week to begin work on their annual budget, and while a staff report showed the city is expected to continue on its path of fiscal stability, one item on the expenditure side of the ledger stood out as excessive in the eyes of the council majority. Calabasas spent $49,450 on a holiday and awards […]

2019 graduates see promise ahead


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