At the Library

The Westlake Village Library announces its upcoming events calendar. All programs will be held at the library, 31220 E. Oak Crest Drive, Westlake Village. For more information, call the library at (818) 865-9230. Baby story times are held at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesdays. Toddler story times are held at 10:30 a.m. every Thursday. Preschool story times are held at 10:30 […]


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Man charged in death of teenage girl

Dealer advised customers to take drugs like a 'Boy Scout' and 'be prepared'

A federal grand jury charged a Westlake Village man Tuesday with selling the hallucinogenic mushrooms that were taken by a 17-year-old girl who was later hit and killed by a car on the Ventura Freeway. Stephen Thomas Roman, 30, had been in custody in Ventura County since September 2008 on separate charges of selling the drug Ecstasy. According to a […]

Jean Elizabeth Young Denton

With profound sadness, we announce that Jean passed away suddenly on January 21, 2009 of an aortic dissection at the age of 73. Jean was born on March 18, 1935 in Philadelphia to Edith and Edward Young. She was raised, along with her sister Anne, in the Philadelphia area. She married her high school sweetheart Dave Brewer in 1955 and […]

Dog and pony

Congress is at it again with their “dog and pony show.” They talk about spending too much money and they are not able to make our tax cuts permanent. Then they turn around and give all the thieves the taxpayers’ money. They are giving money to the very people that have put us in this economic mess. The package started […]

Good citizenship

WATER WISE—Las Virgenes Municipal Water District representative Deborah Lowe presents Las Virgenes Unified School District Superintendent Donald Zimring with $118,340 in rebates for the school district. Zimring was honored as the water district’s January Citizen of the Month for implementing extensive water conservation measures in 2008, including smart irrigation controllers and synthetic landscaping at local schools.

Oak Park schools unveil new web page

Oak Park schools introduced a new website recently that not only looks different from the old site but is more detailed and interactive, and has a new address—www.oakparkusd.org. The redesign of the district’s website features an updated, uniform look with common navigation elements for the administration and school sites. It allows users to customize components and move easily between each […]

Sheriff’s Blotter

Agoura Hills A burglar stole a $2,000 laptop computer and a $30 purse from a car parked in the 30250 block of Agoura Road Jan. 21. A windshield was shattered to gain entry. A thief stole a $450 overnight mailbox belonging to the United States Postal Service. The theft occurred in the 5150 block of Clareton Drive on Jan. 17. […]

Dancers bring Martin Luther King Jr.’s message to Viewpoint School

Dancers from the Lula Washington Dance Theater, based in South Central Los Angeles, performed at Viewpoint School in Calabasas recently in honor of Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday. “The students learned about the civil rights movement, so it was very exciting to see it celebrated in dance,” said Claudia Antoine, head of the Viewpoint Lower School. Lula Washington and four […]

Wasteful spending

How in this time of financial stress does Rancho Simi Parks and Recreation District want to waste over $380,000, not including upkeep or consideration of drought conditions, on a “splash park” in Oak Park? Who thought this up? Were residents polled? Is there going to be an admission fee? Then there’s the liability factor in this litigationcrazed society. Dave McDonald […]