Sheriff’s captain warns of rising fees

In a presentation last week to area business owners, Capt. Tom Martin of the Lost Hills Sheriff’s Station warned of a possible rise in fees that the local contract cities pay for their law enforcement services. He also praised the cooperation and communication that exists between his department and the Sheriff’s counterpart in Ventura County. Martin told several dozen members […]

Cool camp for hot summer days

Dressed in a sleeveless Tshirt, surfer shorts and a white sun visor, it’s tough to tell that Bob Amstutz is on duty. Amstutz, a deputy with the Los Angles County Sheriff ’s Department, isn’t working undercover. He’s one of the head counselors for the annual STAR (Success Through Awareness and Resistance) summer camp that recently ended at Calamigos Ranch in […]

To Oak Park tandem, it’s a matter of unfinished business

Eagle seniors say 2005 won

As proud as Oak Park High School is about the recent success of its football team, which went 24-2 over the past two seasons and made consecutives trips to the Southern Section Div. XI title game, it is equally proud that they did so with home-grown talent. In a time where many teams benefit from transfers and “timely” newcomers to […]

Tall ships to dock in Channel Islands Harbor

Eight tall ships from around the world will dock at Channel Islands Harbor in Oxnard for the Tall Ships Festival Fri. through Mon., Aug. 5 to 8. Activities will include dockside tours of the Coast Guard vessel Black Tip and the tall ships, battle reenactments, maritimethemed educational programs, live entertainment, children’s treasure hunts, encounters with pirates and more. The historic […]

Conveniently Located Near Park, Schools and Shopping

This gorgeous 3-bedroom, 2-bath single story home sets in a quiet, yet inviting area of Agoura Hills. The lushly landscaped home is conveniently located near the park, schools and shopping. The home is about 1,316 square feet with an about lot size of 7,200 square feet. Many upgrades include fully redone kitchen and bathrooms, all new windows, new copper plumbing, […]


A report last week said the city of Calabasas expects the final environmental report for the proposed Malibu Valley Inn and Spa development to go before the planning commission and city council in August and an oak tree report to go before the environmental commission, also in August. Following the Calabasas City Council’s decision to put an initiative on the […]

Local couple donates $1 million to alma mat

W. Barry and Patricia H. Phelps of Thousand Oaks have made a gift of $1 million to their alma mater, St. Lawrence University in Canton, NY. The Phelps’ gift supports the university’s annual fund and the construction of new science facilities on campus. Both majored in mathematics and graduated from the university in 1969. Barry Phelps earned an MBA at […]

Zoran soccer camp still alive and kicking

  JANN HENDRY/Acorn Newspapers CHALLENGED—Lisa Bennett, 12, of Lindero Canyon Middle School, and Rachel Medina, 12, of Medea Creek Middle School, battle for the ball during the first day of Zoran’s Soccer Camp. For four weeks in August, beginning this week, Zoran’s Soccer Camp, headed by Zoran Lomic, a former European professional soccer player, is taking place at Chaparral Park […]

Citizens deserve to be heard

The cities of Calabasas and Westlake Village, each facing a controversial development project in their community, are taking different paths with regards to consensus building. Despite having an expert planning staff and a slew of experts at their disposal, the Calabasas City Council recently decided to put the Malibu Valley Inn and Spa proposal to a public vote this November. […]

Officials play around with new look for Mae Boyer Park

The Simi Valley Recreation and Park District Board of Directors voted unanimously at their meeting earlier this month in Oak Park to update the playground equipment at Mae Boyar Park on Kanan Road. District officials said the facelift at the six-acre park is being done to meet new safety standards and make the playground more accessible to the handicapped. Built […]

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