2010-09-23 E-Edition

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School Car Wash

Sun., Sept 26

9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at parking lot, Oak Park High School, 899 N. Kanan Road. Cars $5, vans $8. Proceeds help pay cost for choir students to perform at Disneyland. Time: 9:00 a.m. Date: 9/26/2010 THURS., SEPT. 23 Agoura Newcomers Club Meets at member’s home, 1488 Sappanwood, Thousand Oaks. All people new to area welcome. Includes residents of Agoura, […]

Contract awarded for new park visitor center

The Thousand Oaks-based National Park Service has awarded a $1.45-million contract, under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, to Color-Ad Signs and Exhibits and its design firm Krister Olmon Inc. for exhibits in the new visitor center in the heart of the Santa Monica Mountains. The two companies specialize in exhibit design and fabrication services and are based in Manassas, […]

T.O. bank acquistion announced

California United Bank will acquire Thousand Oaks-based California Oaks State Bank, the two companies announced. California United, headquartered in Encino, will pay approximately $17.3 million for the Thousand Oaks bank, half in cash and half in shares of common stock. The move gives California United six full-service branches in Southern California. The bank said it plans to keep both the […]

Disaster preparedness for those with dementia

If you’re age 60 or above, you’ve probably experienced more than one disaster. Earthquakes, wildfires and mudslides are more common in our neck of the woods; hurricanes, ice storms and tornadoes occur in other parts of the country. Wherever you or your loved ones live, a disaster can happen anytime, anywhere, and anyplace to anyone. Older adults can be assets […]

State parks superintendent and lifeguard pioneer dies of stroke at 53

Ronald Schafer, longtime superintendent for the California State Parks Los Angeles Division and chair of the Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy, died Sept. 15 due to complications from a stroke. He was 53. Schafer gave 35 years of service to the state park system. “He stole our hearts with his humor, kindness and dedication to our park,” Ventura County Supervisor Linda […]

Fundraiser, dedication for new CHS pool

Aquatics program still needs $60,000

A fundraiser and dedication for the new Calabasas High School swimming pool will take place Sat, Sept. 25 on the campus. The event is being hosted by the swim, polo and dive teams to raise funds for a new scoreboard and electronic timing pads. The equipment is estimated to cost $60,000. The program will start at 6 p.m. The school’s […]

Water restored on Smith property

The Las Virgenes Municipal Water District restored water service last week to a pioneering family whose utilities were shut down in a recent Calabasas code violation case. After an unannounced inspection in July, Calabasas officials ordered utility companies to cut off water and power to the property, forcing longtime occupants Charles Jeffrey Sump, Clark Smith, Lloyd Smith and his son […]

Girl attacked in Calabasas condo complex

Authorities are asking for the public’s help in catching a man who tried to sexually assault an 8-year-old girl in Calabasas. Los Angeles County Sheriff’s deputies said the girl was able to run away from her attacker. The victim was near the pool of a condo complex in the 23600 block of Park Capri at about 5:30 p.m. Wed., Sept […]

Business owner arrested on bank fraud charges

The owner of a Thousand Oaks business was arrested on suspicion of money laundering, grand theft and forgery on Sept. 9 after a joint Thousand Oaks Police Department and United States Secret Service investigation revealed evidence that the man was sending forged bank drafts through his business bank account and keeping a percentage of the money. Several victims throughout the […]