2013-08-01 E-Edition

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Deputy: Community safety begins at home

Tips help calm jangled nerves

“Citizens are the eyes and ears of the department,” said Robert DeSantis, a deputy with the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department during a recent crime prevention talk before the Westlake Joint Board meeting in North Ranch. The board serves more than 40 homeowners associations in Thousand Oaks and Westlake Village. Marcia Knowlton, board secretary, said the group invited DeSantis to […]

Shuttle service starts in Oak Park

Ventura County Public Works Agency, in partnership with the City of Agoura Hills and First Transit, will launch the Kanan Shuttle Service in Oak Park on Aug. 5. Shuttle riders can use the service free of charge until November. The shuttle service will operate Mondays through Fridays from 6: 30 a. m. to 6: 30 p. m. every 15 minutes […]

Day campers help the hungry

Classic Shaw play outdoors

Classics in the Park will present George Bernard Shaw’s “The Doctor’s Dilemma” at 8 p.m. Sat., Aug. 3 and 10, and 2 p.m. Sun., Aug. 4 and 11 outdoors in the courtyard at The Hillcrest Center for the Arts, 403 W. Hillcrest Drive, Thousand Oaks. In his lesser-known satiric masterwork, Shaw skewers the vanities of the medical profession. This 1906 […]

Thieves target car seats

The Ventura County Sheriff’s Office reports that the third-row seats of full-size sport utility vehicles and vans, primarily Chevy and GMC vehicles, have become prime targets for thieves. The sheriff says recent thefts have occurred in Thousand Oaks, Moorpark and Camarillo during daylight and early evening hours. The seats, which can be removed in seconds, fetch a high price on […]

Longtime Agoura acting coach recalls career that helped groom young talent

Jill Donnellan has coached hundreds of aspiring performers both young and old at her Agoura Hills acting studio. The acting coach and talent manager helped develop careers for many actors who have become successful in films and on television. But after 31 years in the Conejo Valley, Donnellan is closing her studio and moving to Florida to be near family. […]

David Honick

Professor David Honick, 96, of Westlake Village, CA (previously from Newton, MA) passed away on July 27. A Bronze Star veteran of World War II, he is survived by brother Al Honick, sister and brother-in law Adeline and Lothar Labub as well as his loving wife Ruth, stepsons Jerry (Nancy), Alan (Melissa), and Richard (Allison) and his nine grandchildren and […]

Wild creatures make themselves at home in old storage shed

Can you imagine a kookier dream than this? I’m about to raze a rusted old utility shed in my rural Agoura backyard when I hear a few murmured “ahems.” Glancing over my shoulder, I notice an assortment of wild creatures carrying picket signs. In a show of unity, critters that would normally be prey march side by side with their […]

Day of the cowboy