2011-11-24

2011-11-24 E-Edition

Local teens charged in friend’s overdose

‘All they had to do is call 911 . . . It’s a tragedy,’ officer says


Three local teens are accused of involuntary manslaughter for their alleged actions on the night Griffen Kramer died. Heroin, not alcohol, was responsible for the death of the 18-year-old Thousand Oaks High School senior, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department announced late last week. Kramer, a backup quarterback for the Lancer football team and son of former NFL quarterback Erik […]

Man in Calabasas found hanging from tree




A man’s body was found hanging from a tree in Calabasas Nov. 19, the victim of an apparent suicide. The body of Scott Holthaus, 29, was found at 3:40 p.m. last Saturday in the 3500 block of Mesquite Drive, just a few blocks from the home he had been sharing with a female roommate. Holthaus is presumed to have taken […]

Making the most of Social Security




Social Security and Medicare are right around the corner for aging baby boomers. The following are answers to some of the most commonly asked questions about the benefits that are offered. Q: When a person who has worked and paid Social Security taxes dies, are benefits payable on that person’s record? A: Social Security survivors’ benefits can be paid to: […]

‘Blue Suede Christmas’ to pay tribute to The King



The Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza Foundation presents “Blue Suede Christmas” at 8 p.m. Fri., Dec. 9 in the Kavli Theatre, Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, 2100 Thousand Oaks Blvd. Scot Bruce and Mike Albert will deliver a tribute to the “King of Rock and Roll,” with Elvis’ holiday tunes and hits. Los Angeles- based Bruce will perform as Elvis […]

Finding roots



The Conejo Jewish Academy will offer a three-part course on “Genealogy—Finding Your Roots” at 8 p.m. Wed., Nov. 30 and Dec. 7 and 14 at the Center for Jewish Life, 30347 Canwood St., Agoura Hills. Participants will learn interviewing techniques and using the computer. Lori Miller is the instructor and the cost is $18. Call (818) 991-0991 or go to […]

Extreme racers put to the test



Seminar takes aim at prescription drug abuse



The U.S. Department of Justice Drug Enforcement Administration and the DEA Citizens Academy Alumni Association will present a free seminar for parents, teachers and community leaders on “The Epidemic of Prescription Drug Abuse” from 7 to 9 p.m. Tues., Nov. 29 at the Reagan Library, 40 Presidential Drive, Simi Valley. The expert presentations will teach guests the knowledge and skills […]

Fun events slated at Oak Park Community Center



The Oak Park Community Center at 1000 Kanan Road will feature two special events in December. •Operation: Anime will be from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Fri., Dec. 2 at the center, 1000 Kanan Road. Johnny Young Bosch, an anime actor who also portrayed Adam Park in the show “Mighty Morphin Power Rangers,” will answer questions and sign autographs. •The community […]

Malibu theater presents ‘Victor/Victoria’



Malibu Stage Compa- ny will present Blake Edwards’ musical “Victor/Victoria” through Dec. 4 at the theater, 29243 Pacific Coast Hwy., Malibu. Shows are 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 5 p.m. Sundays, except Nov. 20 when the show is at 7:30 p.m. Running time is approximately two hours. The show is a tribute to the late Blake Edwards, who along […]


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