Law enforcement agencies will wage war on drunk drivers

The Office of Traffic Safety (OTS) and California Highway Patrol (CHP) are warning motorists to make plans for upcoming holiday celebrations––plans that include designated drivers and seatbelts. "Removing impaired drivers from our state’s highways has always been important in California, particularly during the holidays," said CHP Commissioner D.O. "Spike" Helmick. "If you think you can get away with drinking and […]

Renewal Spa Offers the Perfect Private or

Corporate Holiday Gift

Renewal Spa & Boutique in Old Town Calabasas features the warmth and ambiance of a quaint general store, away from the hustle and bustle and stresses of the modern world. Visitors enter through a wooden porch into an atmosphere of softly scented candles, oils and soaps. The boutique features unique gift items—to pamper yourself, beautify your home or give as […]

Red Cross receives grant money

The Ventura County Community Foundation (VCCF) has approved $113,500 in grants for the Community Health Partnership (CHP) grants program. The CHP helps support programs in Ventura County to improve the health of individuals, families and/or communities in Ventura County. Among the recipients was the American Red Cross, which received $30,000 for the fire prevention and preparedness. This program will install […]

Keep your pets safe during the holidays

Crowds, alcohol, leftovers, decorations can be trouble for pets

Pet owners who understand that the same holiday treats and trimmings considered harmless for us could be a serious health risk for their pets are barking up the right tree. The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) offers pet owners some helpful hints to ensure that their pets will stay happy, healthy and stress free for […]

Swing your hips: Elvis tribute will benefit CLU

Tickets are on sale for California Lutheran University Alumni Association’s 15th annual "Tribute to the King of Rock ’n’ Roll" featuring Elvis impersonator Raymond Michael at 8 p.m. Sat., Jan. 25 at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, 2100 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd. Michael, a CLU alumnus and Moorpark resident, will be joined in his musical tribute by the CLU […]

Ethnic diversity hits home for World War II vet

Ethnic diversity hits home for World War II vet I was born in Iowa. My mother was born in Chicago. My father came from Ireland—an educated man—and became a noted doctor in Iowa. During World War II I served my country in the Navy, joining the amphibious assault forces that took Kwajalein Island from the Japanese. I served overseas in […]

Calabasas man is VICA chairman

Calabasas resident Fred Gaines, managing partner of the Encino law office of Gaines & Stacey LLP, has been reelected chairman of the Valley Industry and Commerce Association (VICA) by a unanimous vote of the membership at the organization’s recent annual meeting. Gaines pledged that VICA will continue to address the key matters facing business in the coming year by maintaining […]

Give the Gift of Indulgence

Give the Gift of Indulgence Indulgence Spa is the best "little hideaway" in Oak Park. It’s in the Oak Park Shopping Center, next to Cleo Hair Salon and Annex Salon and is now connected to Cleo’s. The owners have created an environment where clients can get their hair and nails done, plus relax and indulge themselves. With many years of […]

Firefighters sponsor holiday toy drive

The Ventura County Fire Department will participate in the 10th annual Firefighters Spark of Love Holiday Toy Drive. All Ventura County Fire Stations will serve as drop off points where the public may bring a new, unwrapped toy or sporting equipment item. Donated items will be given to the Ventura County Children’s Services Auxiliary & Children & Family Service, Human […]

Sheriff’s blotter

Agoura Hills

Sheriff’s blotter Agoura Hills A door frame was damaged and a laptop computer, a DSL modem and a boxed set of antique cuffs were stolen from a home in the 30800 block of Agoura Road on Dec. 9 between 5:45 a.m. and 10 p.m. The loot was valued at $15,880. At 12:35 a.m. Dec. 4, a burglar alarm activated at […]