2011-10-13

Info meeting discusses adopting older children



The Children’s Bureau will host an informational meeting for anyone interested in information about adopting older children and sibling sets of three or four, from 7 to 8 p.m. Wed. Oct. 26 at the Grant Brimhall Library, 1401 E. Janss Road, Thousand Oaks. With 114,000 children currently in foster care, many are unable to return to their family of origin. […]

Scouts x up Satwiwa Trail



Boy Scout Vincent Bellinghiere of Oak Park and a group of 37 volunteers made improvements to one of the trails in the Satwiwa Native American Indian Nature Area in Newbury Park. Bellinghiere, a senior at Oak Park High School, did the work to earn his Eagle rank. The Satwiwa Loop Trail is a part of the National Park Service and […]

More libraries supporting e-books



The Los Angeles County Public Library will add 10,000 e-books to its digital collections, officials said. The e-books will be available free for county library card holders at www.colapublib.org/ebooks. The libraries in Agoura Hills and Westlake Village are in the L.A. County library system. County library customers can now take advantage of the growing digital collection through the Amazon Kindle […]

‘Bald bandit’ robs pair of local banks in one week




A man who robbed a Chase Bank in Thousand Oaks last week may also be responsible for a slew of bank robberies in California over the last year, including a robbery that occurred at a Chase Bank in Camarillo in late September, FBI Special Agent Bernard Riedel said. At about 2 p.m. on Sept. 27, the thief, posing as a […]

Neighborhood readiness program in Calabasas tonight

Self-help important in case of disaster


Calabasas residents are invited to attend a Map Your Neighborhood: Train-the-Facilitator class from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. tonight, Oct. 13, at Founders Hall in the Calabasas Library. The program will allow residents to help themselves and each other in the event of a disaster, said Jim Jordan, director of the Calabasas Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness Department. Map Your Neighborhood […]

Former mayor eyes return to the Westlake Village City Council



Chris Mann, a former Westlake Village City Council member who served a single term from 1999 to 2003, wants to return to office. He has been in full campaign mode for several months, and to date the 35-year-old former mayor has raised about $15,000 in his comeback bid. “I have really hit the ground running with a grassroots campaign,” Mann […]