2013-07-25

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Man arrested for impersonating police offcer

Incident occurred in Oak Park


Sheriff’s deputies arrested a 26-year-old Oak Park man July 18 on suspicion of impersonating a peace officer and the false imprisonment of two teenagers in Oak Park. Deputies say Kenneth Baron detained two 17-year-old males walking on Smoketree Avenue in Oak Park on June 23, after convincing them he was an offi cer of the law. “Baron activated a flashing […]

Veterans stand down homelessness



The 21st annual Ventura County Stand Down will take place July Fri. through Sun., 26 to 28 at the California Army National Guard Armory in Ventura. The effort is to assist veterans break out of the cycle of homelessness. Veterans in Ventura, Santa Barbara, San Luis Obispo and Los Angeles counties will participate this year. Ventura County Stand Down also […]

Westlake Business Recognition Program underway



The City of Westlake Village and the Greater Conejo Valley Chamber of Commerce launched an ongoing Business Recognition Program last year that honors outstanding businesses in Westlake Village. CR Print has been selected as this year’s award winner. CR Print is a full- service printer at 31115 Via Colinas, Ste. 301, Westlake Village. The company has been in business for […]

Sheriff’s Blotter



Agoura Hills Two bicycles were stolen in front of El Pollo Loco restaurant on Kanan Road July 15. The bikes were secured with a lock when the incident occurred. A burglar stole an $ 800 bracelet and two rings valued at $175 from a home on Calabasas Drive July 11. Someone stole a $ 52,000 collection of celebrity autographed items, […]

Airshow at Camarillo airport takes place this weekend



The only air show in Ventura County and other portions of the southland this year is taking place in Camarillo this weekend. Discounted tickets are available for purchase online for the 33rd annual Camarillo Air show on Sat. and Sun., Aug. 17 to 18 at the Camarillo Airport. Gates will open 9 a.m. both days for viewing of the static […]

Job fair aimed at youth



The Rancho Simi Recreation and Park District will host its annual job fair from 7 to 9 p.m. Wed., July 31 at the Sycamore Drive Community Center, 1692 Sycamore Drive, Simi Valley. The district is hiring staff for before- and after-school clubs at several locations in Simi Valley and Oak Park. The following positions are also available: recreation aide for […]

New work in pipeline for Calabasas



Las Virgenes Municipal Water District says it is ready to install a new 30-inch pipeline along Mureau and Las Virgenes roads in Calabasas. The project is part of the district’s Backbone Improvements Program, a multi-year capital investment initiative designed to increase system reliability. The new pipeline, which is expected to be installed by May 2014, will run from Mureau Road […]

Out of the embers

New growth springs from fire-ravaged wilderness


Amid the scorched grounds of the Rancho Sierra Vista/Satwiwa parkland in Newbury Park, sprouts of green plants are beginning to peek out from beneath the ash. The weeklong Camarillo Springs brush fire in May threatened about 4,000 homes and ravaged around 24,000 acres between Camarillo and Newbury Park and the Pacific Coast. About 14,000 of the burned acres lie inside […]

PacTrust moves into area



PacTrust Bank announced the opening of its new residential lending office in the Westlake portion of Thousand Oaks to serve the Conejo Valley community. Veteran mortgage lender Mark Cohen heads a team that includes loan officer Philip Hills and junior loan officer Matthew Loesing. The bank offers proprietary lending programs that


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