2012-08-23 E-Edition

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Agoura Hills man pleads guilty in $20 million fraud

Ponzi scheme offered returns ‘too good to be true,’ victim says

An Agoura Hills man, once an active volunteer with youth soccer and basketball leagues in the area, will face up to 20 years in prison for his involvement in a $20-million Ponzi scheme that snared investors across the country, including many in the Conejo Valley. On May 31, the United States Attorney’s Office, California Central District, brought criminal charges against […]

Applicants sought

The City of Calabasas announced it is seeking applicants to fill an unscheduled vacancy on the Planning Commission. Planning Commissioner Gary Klein died July 31 following a car accident on the 101 Freeway. The replacement will complete Klein’s four-year term, which ends in March 2013. Applicants must be registered voters and live in Calabasas. Applications and information regarding the appointment […]

Ventura County weightlifter knows the color of gold

Josue Cano wraps his chalkcovered hands around the barbell. His palms grind into the steel like he’s revving a motorcycle. His eyes focus straight down. His head snaps up and his eyes shoot forward. In an instant, Cano lifts the almost 200-pound barbell above his head. He drops his hips back and extends his arms in one fluid motion, letting […]

Scouts set sail during Navy Days

Art created live in T.O.

The CMT Network will film an episode of its new show, “Chainsaw Gang,” through Fri., Aug. 24 at Janss Marketplace, Thousand Oaks. The show follows Stacy Poitras, a chain saw sculptor, who travels around the country and sculpts figures out of tree trunks. While filming, Poitras will sculpt Michelangelo’s “David,” working from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day. Families […]

Newbury Park

Panthers look to play spoiler in the East

Head coach: Gary Fabricius (third season) 2011 results: 3-7 (2-7 in league); eighth in Marmonte The Newbury Park High football team is ready to take the next step forward in its rebuilding process, and that starts with players putting last season behind them. “We’re not a young team like last year—we don’t have that excuse,” said senior quarterback Ben Okun. […]

Charity Ball

Mac change

The next Oak Park Municipal Advisory Council meeting will be at 7 p.m. Thurs., Sept. 13 in the Oak Park Library, 899 N. Kanan Road. The MAC usually meets on the last Tuesday of the month in the G-9 building at Oak Park High School. Council members deal with issues of concern to residents of the unincorporated community of Oak […]

Register for Savvy Seniors programs at luncheon

NBC 4 weathercaster and comedian Fritz Coleman will entertain guests at the Calabasas Savvy Seniors/50+ luncheon and registration for new fall/winter classes from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. Wed., Sept. 5 at Founders Hall, 200 Civic Center Way, behind the Calabasas Library. Retired or still working seniors can meet the instructors and lecturers, other active seniors in the area, and representatives […]

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