2012-08-16 E-Edition

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Home burglary scams can happen to anyone

Homeowners should beware

When someone knocks at your front door, the common thing to do is open it. But beware, says a 90-year-old woman who was recently robbed of $60,000 in jewelry by two men who used a ruse to gain entry into her Agoura Hills home. The theft occurred between noon and 2 p.m. on Aug. 6 in the Hillrise community not […]

Local search and rescue team seeking adventurous men, women

Ever wanted to experience excitement and challenge, and do a good deed helping someone out of a dangerous situation? The Malibu Search and Rescue Team is looking for new recruits to expand its ranks. “We need adventurous citizens that want to make a difference somewhere, and I know they’re out there,” said team captain Mark Campbell, a claims manager for […]

UCLA graduate receives national Mortar Board fellowship

Schwarz uses dance to communicate complex medical concepts to the public

Viewpoint graduate and Agoura resident Madeline Schwarz is the recipient of the 2012 Mortar Board Jane K. Smith Fellowship, a $5,000 award given by the Mortar Board National Foundation. Schwarz graduated from UCLA in June, summa cum laude, with a Bachelor of Science in neuroscience and a Bachelor of Arts in world arts and cultures with a dance concentration. In […]


Halpert joins Conejo Simi Eye Dr. David Halpert, who has provided optometry services to the Agoura Hills and Oak Park community for over 30 years from his office at the Agoura Meadows Shopping Center on Kanan Road, announced he is joining the Conejo Simi Eye (CSE) Medical Group. Halpert and his staff will remain on site and continue to work […]

Festival marks Agoura Hills anniversary

Agoura Hills’ eighth annual Reyes Adobe Days kicked off Tuesday with the announcement that Hayley Kiyoko, a 21-year-old actress and recording artist and Agoura High School graduate, will be this year’s celebrity grand marshal. The Oct. 5 through 7 event will also commemorate the city’s 30th anniversary. The three-day festival was launched in 2003 as a city signature event to […]

Russell Garcia remembered for musical genius, ‘charmed life’

A memorial concert at The Canyon club in Agoura Hills on Sunday provided a fitting farewell to Russell Garcia, an arranger, composer and conductor who influenced the Hollywood music scene for eight decades. Garcia, who wrote the musical score for the 1960s science fiction classic “The Time Machine” and recorded more than 60 albums under his name while arranging music […]

Family Men

Uns-talk-able My 9-year-old son speaks. It’s not a good thing. When he was born, I worried that he’d be shy like I was as a kid. In school, socializing was painful. I would’ve been happier working on a chain gang. To save our kid from dealing with the social issues I struggled with, my wife and I stripped the roof […]


Local candidates keep sharp eye on fall election

Races are heating up

The races for the Oak Park Municipal Advisory Council and Oak Park Unified School District will include incumbents and newcomers who say they want to make a positive impact in the community. The municipal advisory council deals with local business, land use and government issues and makes recommendations to the Ventura County Board of Supervisors. After incumbent Derek Ross announced last […]