2013-12-19 E-Edition

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Sheriff’s Blotter

Agoura Hills A thief stole a $500 iPad and $300 briefcase containing a birth certificate, passport, checkbook and driver’s license from a car parked on Medea Lane Nov. 27. A vandal caused $550 in damage to the hatchback window of a car parked on Rock Tree Drive Nov. 24. Calabasas A shopper at the Calabasas Commons reported Dec. 5 that […]

OPHS starts e-waste program

To maintain its commitment to “green” operations, the Oak Park Unified School District is rolling out a new e-waste recycling program. Superintendent Tony Knight said the school recognizes that electronic waste and household batteries must always be recycled. “These items should never be placed in the trash as they end up in landfills, where they can leach out hazardous materials […]


THURS., DEC. 19 Conejo Valley Bonsai Society 7:30 p.m. at Westlake Village Community Center, 31200 Oak Crest Drive. Club’s annual holiday potluck. Phone: 805.373.1330. FRI., DEC. 20 Channel Islands Gulls 11 a.m. at Spanish Hills Country Club, 999 Crestview Drive, Camarillo. Bring donation of new, unwrapped toy suitable for a child between ages 1 and 18. Raffe, with proceeds going […]

New Target center to get In-N-Out

The hamburger fast food chain In-N-Out Burger is coming to the new Shoppes at Westlake Village shopping center on Russell Ranch Road. Following a Dec. 11 hearing, the City Council approved the drive-thrurestaurantwitha4to 1 vote on the premise that despite its impact on traffic, the business will help the new shopping center thrive. “To me it’s bringing vitality. . . […]

Charity brings smiles to needy kids

Shoe boxes filled with goodies are going out to needy children around the world this Christmas, thanks in part to the generosity of local residents. Operation Christmas Child is a worldwide nonprofit that each year collects the shoe boxes—both virtual ones filled by online donors and the cardboard variety filled with gifts dropped off at centers across the U.S.— and […]

DUI checkpoint busy during holiday season

Personnel from the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, Malibu/Lost Hills, conducted a DUI/Driver’s License checkpoint on Thurs., Dec. 19 as part of the LASD commitment to public safety. The checkpoint was one of many that have been or will be conducted throughout the year in Malibu. Others are held periodically in the Agoura Hills, Calabasas, Westlake Village area, also in […]

Local rally recalls 2012 Newtown tragedy

While bells in Connecticut tolled 26 times to honor the lives of the 20 children and six adults killed one year before, more than 30 people weathered the wind on the corner of Westlake and Thousand Oaks boulevards Saturday in support of the still-grieving families. Armed with signs reading “Remember Sandy Hook” and “Newtown is our town,” the goal of […]

Bus trip offers chance to see space shuttle

Friends of the Thousand Oaks Library will offer a cultural bus trip on Sat., Jan. 18 to the California Science Center in Exposition Park, Los Angeles. The tour will board the bus at 8:30 a.m. and leave at 8:45 a.m. from the Newbury Park Library, 2331 Borchard Road. The trip will begin with a tour of the space shuttle Endeavour, […]

Senior center taking shape

The City of Calabasas has received responses from nine companies that want to design and oversee construction of a new senior center, slated to be built behind City Hall and the library within the next two years. Last summer, city officials approved $4 million to pay for the design and construction of the enrichment center that will offer new opportunities […]