Halloween safety tips from the Lost Hills Sheriff’s Station

Plan a safe route so parents know where their kids will be at all times. Set a time for their return home. Make sure they know how important it is for them to be home on time.  Make sure that your child is old enough and responsible enough to go out by themselves.  Small children should never be […]

Sheriff’s Blotter

Agoura Hills A cab driver reported that two individuals refused to pay their $32 fare for a ride between Newbury Park and Agoura Hills on Oct. 14. A vandal caused $ 1,000 in damage to a vehicle parked in front of a home on Waring Place Oct. 13. A burglar stole $1,500 worth of unidentified goods and caused $400 in […]

Youth of the Year launches website to empower other teens

Teens are faced with many issues today, such as peer pressure, bullying, finding acceptance and discovering oneself. To address the issues facing today’s youth, Jaclyn Lee, volunteer and Youth of the Year for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Conejo Valley, has launched her own Web show, “This Teen Life,” at www.thisteenlife.com. The site is designed as a Web […]

Pet of the Week

Other local football matchups

Newbury Park (4-4) at Simi Valley (4-4) Outlook: Both these teams need a win in the worst way. Newbury has lost two straight to Westlake and St. Bonaventure—the top two teams in the Marmonte League East—in consecutive weeks. Simi Valley has dropped three straight games to St. Bonaventure, Royal and Westlake. If the Pioneers lose a fourth straight, they will […]

Julia Brownley makes final campaign push


Democratic congressional candidate Julia Brownley stepped into the doorway of the Exit Realty offi ce in Thousand Oaks on a recent Saturday morning and was greeted with an explosion of applause. About 60 volunteers had been gathering fliers and going over precinct maps at the makeshift Ventura County Democratic Party office in preparation for the day’s canvassing efforts. When the […]

Street fair at The Summit

A Calabasas street fair will run from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sun., Nov. 4 at The Summit @Calabasas Shopping Center on 101 Freeway at Lost Hills Road. The fair will have local artists, handmade jewelry, pottery, photographers, glass, pet products and fashion trucks. Vintage Lane will feature vintage, collectibles and shabby chic. Gourmet barbecue and food samples will be […]

Cat sitting adventures


There are similarities between a rosebush and a cat. Both are beautiful and prefer a warm, sunny location to bask in daily. Each in its own way is capable of rendering a wicked scratch and exasperating its human caretakers by exhibiting fussy behavior. I’ll take my chances with roses rather than cats any day. A rural Agoura couple who’d hired […]

Weekend schedule

Moorpark at Oaks Christian Friday, 7 p.m. Newbury Park at Simi Valley Friday, 7 p.m. Royal at St. Bonaventure Friday, 7 p.m. Marshall vs. Viewpoint at Calabasas High Friday, 7 p.m. Marmonte East standings League Overall St. Bonnie 3-0-0 7-1-0Westlake 3-1-0 6-3-0Royal 1-2-0 5-3-0Newbury 1-2-0 4-4-0Simi Valley 0-3-0 4-4-0

Tony Strickland carries GOP hopes in new 26th District


While going door-to-door in a Thousand Oaks precinct last Saturday morning, congressional candidate Tony Strickland came upon a house displaying yard signs endorsing him and fellow Republicans in the 2012 election. Although the home of Richard Hawley was not on his canvassing list for the day, Strickland decided to knock on the door anyway. “I know they’re voting for me,” […]

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