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

Celebrity Band from TV to perform at benefit for ALS organization

The prognosis is serious for Jamie Daugherty, a Calabasas resident who was diagnosed with an incurable motor neuron disease in January 2012. But even as his body withers, the real estate developer and father of two retains a positive outlook, and endeavors to make a difference for others. Daugherty has always been active in the community. He coaches youth sports […]

Zombies in town


A performance of note

Woman ‘broke down the walls’ of N.Y. Stock Exchange

Author hosts book signing on Saturday at Promenade

On the trading floor of the New York Stock Exchange in the 1960s, women were virtually invisible. Many male stockbrokers considered it bad luck to allow females on the floor, and if there happened to be a woman running around in the hectic and loud marketplace, the assumption was always that she was a stockbroker’s secretary. Usually that assumption was […]

Parade opens county fair

The annual Ventura County Fair Parade, presented by Elks Lodge No. 1430 and led by Grand Marshal Cotton Rosser, will begin at 10 a.m. Sat., Aug. 3 at the corner of Main and Aliso streets in Ventura. Auto clubs such as the Ventura County Model A Club, Viejitos Car Club, SoCal Corvairs, Association de Carros BG and the Nite Life […]

Superhero comes to life in new book

Cancer could not impede Scott Rogers’ imagination and creativity. While recovering from chemotherapy treatments, the 45-yearold Thousand Oaks resident spent his time creating a 32-page, fullcolor comic book. Titled “Bedbug,” the comic features a disabled single father who balances fighting crime with family time. As an Imagineer, Rogers works behind the scenes to create and improve attractions at the Disney […]

Slavin not running for Westlake City Council

Says ‘time for me to move on’

Robert Slavin, a member of the Westlake Village City Council since 2001, announced he will not run in the fall municipal election. Last week, Slavin was among five individuals who pulled nomination papers to run in the November Westlake Village election. The prospective candidates included incumbents Susan McSweeney and Mark Rutherford, and challengers Brad Halpern and Don Rosenberg. A later […]

Bonsai power

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