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Dean defeats Carpenter in sheriff’s race

Geoff Dean will be Ventura County’s next sheriff. Dean, a 53-year-old commander with the sheriff’s department, beat Chief Dep. Dennis Carpenter 59.5 percent to 39.7 percent in a fight between two longtime lawmen that was one of the most contentious in the county’s history. The final vote count was 59,063 to 39,429. “I’m very proud of the campaign we’ve run,” […]

Class Act’s ‘Les Mis’ production falls short

Play Review

With the end of the school year upon us, the time is right to take stock of the local theater arts and music programs. The arts are not only alive and well, but thriving. The high schools and middle schools in the area continue to produce marvelously entertaining shows that have enriched students’ lives. For student perfomers not involved with […]

Parks dominates Strickland in race for supervisor

Incumbent wins by 23 percent

Audra Strickland’s bid to win local office ended Tuesday with a lopsided loss to Linda Parks in the race for Ventura County Board of Supervisors. Parks, the 2nd District incumbent, earned 61 percent of the vote while Strickland took only 38.5 percent. The race drew almost 28,000 votes. Nearly 150 write-in votes were counted. “I’m delighted,” Parks said. “I feel […]

Safe environment for young adults

Your May 20 issue contained a letter decrying the lack of security at Chapter 8 in Agoura Hills. I have not been there on a Thursday night. Having heard of the myriad of problems, I have avoided the place. I absolutely agree with Mr. Bamberger thought that “clubs . . . need to offer a safe environment for all people […]

Grad Facts

Oak Christian High School Class of 2010

Number of Graduates 157 Valedictorian Kristen Kruger Class President Micah Borowitz & Courtney Germann Class Color Red

Westlake students caught in bust

Major narcotics arrests at Westlake High School should alert parents to be more careful when they store prescription drugs and to keep a watchful eye on their children, police say. Dep.Celeste Corbin, a campus officer, discovered at least 11 students at the upscale high school involved in the possession and sale of illegal narcotics, marijuana, cocaine, and the prescription drugs […]

’80s music at Canyon

Nick Richards, front man for Boys Don’t Cry, has organized a special fundraiser featuring music from the ’80s on Sat., June 12 at The Canyon club, Agoura Hills. Scheduled performers include Boys Don’t Cry, Roy Hay from Culture Club, Deon Estus from Wham, Bones Hillman from Midnight Oil and Fee Waybill from The Tubes. The Mary Jane Girls will open […]

Employee gets life in elder abuse case

‘Model caregiver’ tortured residents at Silverado

A former employee at a Calabasas senior living facility has been sentenced to life in prison nearly three years after allegedly abusing several elderly residents. In April a jury found Cesar Ulloa guilty of torture and seven counts of elder abuse committed in 2007 at the Calabasas Silverado Senior Living home, which specializes in caring for people with dementia and […]

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