Farewell to Oak Park recreation leader

MEMORIES—Jacque Marley of Oak Park, left, shares a laugh with Jo Lassak, retiring Rancho Simi Park District recreation coordinator. A party was given in Lassak’s honor last Monday at the Oak Park Community Center. She’s been directing the Oak Park recreations programs for the past 30 years. At the party, 5year-old Harrison Robins and his brother, below, liberate the zoo […]

President’s Award given to 10 leaders in community

Ten volunteers who have donated their time and talents to bettering the lives of thousands in Ventura County have been honored with the new Ventura County Community Foundation’s President’s Award, which was presented at the foundation’s biannual volunteer reception in June at the Commemorative Air Force WWII Aviation Museum in Camarillo. The honor recognizes community volunteers whose commitment has significantly […]

Treatment Available For Unattractive Toes

Dreading going barefoot this summer because of unsightly toenails? An estimated 35 million people in the United States suffer from toenail fungus, a disease that discolors, cracks and thickens toenails. A new laser treatment with a success rate of 88 percent is available at the Agoura-Los Robles Podiatry Center in Agoura Hills. “Many toenail fungus sufferers use topical ointments to […]

Sheriff’s Blotter

Agoura Hills A person reported elder abuse was occurring on Laura La Plante Road. The victim is now in protective services. Vandals caused $850 in damages to a car parked in the 5000 block of Chesebro Road June 9. Someone stole a wallet containing more than $500 in cash and several bank cards from a customer who was shopping at […]

Board to discuss controversial cellphone tower

I love a success story. While it may be early to say that the proposed cell tower at Lindero Canyon Middle School are no longer going to be erected, I am encouraged by the Las Virgenes Unified School District school board’s decision to look into the health and safety issues of radio frequency emissions, particularly where children are affected. It […]

Close To Hiking Trails, Park, Middle And High Schools And Shopping

This four-bedroom house has a bonus loft and downstairs office. The property backs to open space and includes a large grassy backyard with patio area. The family room has crown molding, hardwood and travertine floors, alder wood with mahogany stain builtin entertainment center; the living room includes custom wall treatment. The formal dining area has access leading to the courtyard. […]

Westlake budget weathering the storm

Public safety still big expense

The Westlake Village City Council approved a nearly $27million budget for the coming year and announced that despite the down economy, the city’s revenues continue to keep pace with expenses. About $14.4 million in income is anticipated for the 20092010 fiscal year, officials said. Westlake’s primary revenue sources include building permit fees, property and sales taxes, and transient occupancy taxes […]

Olympic Day at YMCA

Smooth Year for Robeks

Robeks Fruit Smoothies and Healthy Eats in Westlake Village, a fast casual chain dedicated to providing Americans with a healthy alternative to fast food, will celebrate its first year of operating in the Conejo Valley. Robeks offers a variety o f made-to-order fruit smoothies, freshly squeezed fruit and vegetable juices, sandwiches, farmfresh salads, high-protein baked goods, healthy snacks and Robeks’ […]

Canyon auto crash claims life

A 41-year-old Newhall man died when his car went over the side of Malibu Canyon Road and plunged about 500 feet into a ravine. The incident occurred in the rugged area north of Malibu at about 5:30 p.m. on Sun., July 5. According to the California Highway Patrol, Michael Anthony Mutz was driving south on the canyon road in a […]