Grant will help DUI enforcement

The Ventura County District Attorney’s office announced it has been awarded a $320,000 grant for the prosecution of drug and alcohol DUI offenders. The grant, now in its second year, funds the county’s Drug and Alcohol DUI Vertical Prosecution Team, which comprises two full-time deputy district attorneys devoted solely to drug and alcohol DUI prevention and prosecution. According to the […]


THURS., JAN. 3 Mysteries To Die For Book Group 6:45 p.m. at Super Tommy’s, Hampshire Road and Thousand Oaks Boulevard, Thousand Oaks. Discussion of “The Likeness” by Tana French. Contact: Ellen. Phone: 805.495.2749. Email: Kossoris@roadrunner.com. Business And Professional Women Of Conejo Valley 7 p.m. in glass banquet room at Cisco’s restaurant, 925 S. Westlake Blvd., Westlake Village. Dr. Mangala Patil-Holt, […]

Ground control

Calabasas offcials join group advocating assault weapons ban

Calabasas Mayor Mary Sue Maurer and Mayor pro Tem Fred Gaines have joined the bipartisan coalition Mayors Against Illegal Guns and will introduce two resolutions at the Jan. 9 Calabasas City Council to support a federal assault weapons ban. Mayors Against Illegal Guns comprises more than 800 U.S. mayors who want to remove high capacity rifles and ammunition magazines from […]

Agoura students reach out to homeless teens

Teens living on the streets in the beach town of Venice don’t want to be labeled “homeless.” Rather, they see themselves as travelers, sleeping in parks, on sidewalks near the beach or anywhere they won’t be shooed away by police. Agoura High School students who have gotten to know the Venice teens feel it’s important to look past labels, such […]

Wrecking Crew helped build much of ‘60s music

Uncredited musicians are focus of documentary about iconic studio group

In many of the classic hits by ’60s icons such as the Beach Boys, the Mamas and the Papas, Sonny and Cher, Nancy Sinatra, the Monkees, Simon and Garfunkel, the Carpenters, the Byrds and others, the backing track music was played by a single group of musicians known as the Wrecking Crew. Virtually unknown (and uncredited) at the time, the […]

The benefits of senior housing

Those who believe that retirement should involve more than chores, home maintenance and yard work can often be found enjoying cultural or educational activities at an independent living community. Such communities typically offer well-kept grounds, spacious attractive floor plans, and comfortable dining rooms. When it comes to programs, residents can often pursue a wide range of interests. Physical activities like […]

Fast flight through 2013

In the blink of an eye, 2012 has come and gone. The pages of the calendar have drifted to the ground like leaves from a tree until nothing is left but memories of what was and hope for what will be. If you haven’t removed your home holiday decorations—those red, white, blue and green lights that already seem so yesterday— […]

Valley Thunder team plays Santa

Little boyfills big shoes as principal

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