2014-07-03 E-Edition

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Sheriff’s Blotter

Agoura Hills A shoplifter stole $450 worth of bar soaps from a store in the 5670 block of Kanan Road June 18. Calabasas A shoplifter stole $700 worth of alcoholic beverages from a store in the 26500 block of Agoura Road June 19. A thief stole a $15,000 electric generator from an unlocked vehicle on Parkmor Road June 17. Another […]

Library rolls out the fun

ROLY-POLY PERFORMANCE— Above, balloon artist Buster Balloon envelopes himself in a large balloon during a show at the Agoura Hills Library on June 28. At right, eager kids raise their hands in hopes that Buster Balloon will select them as a volunteer to assist in the program.

Longtime hairstylist did cuts for a cast of colorful characters

Twin sisters and hairstylists Carol and Connie Bouseman were well-known for their haircuts at a men’s hair salon off the beaten path in Thousand Oaks. Their customers included Jim Arnett, a stunt double for Paul Newman in the 1969 film “Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid,” and actor Chad Everett, who once came to the salon and requested a haircut […]

Sewing event to deliver goodwill in Africa

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints will have a sewing event titled “Sew Happy to Serve” to make clothes and items for children in Africa from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tues., July 15 at 1600 Erbes Road, Thousand Oaks. Attendees can come any time during that day and help for as long as they wish; however, babysitting […]

Like it or not, pension proposal deserves place on ballot

One doesn’t have to be a card-carrying member of the Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association to find fault with some of the choices made by opponents of a groundbreaking Ventura County pension reform initiative. It started in February with union members showing up at petition sites and intimidating signature gatherers and has continued to the current legal fight to keep the […]

Eye on the Conejo

Ground zero for driver frustration Do you remember a worse time for driving on local freeways? I don’t, and I’ve lived here for 35 years. For a month and a half on evenings when I was returning from Dodger games, I found several exits closed on the 23 Freeway, and orange cones and flashing lights that squeezed northbound vehicles into […]

Greek festival celebrates culture

FESTIVE AND FUN—Left, 8-year-old Alex Qutami of Westlake Village gets in step to the Loulouvikos dance along with the Agape Dancers during the Ventura County Greek Festival on June 22. The 36th annual event, sponsored by St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church, celebrated Greek culture, food, music and dance. Above, 7-year-old Kalista Keshmeshian of Westlake, wearing a Greek headband, bounces on […]

Synagogue names new cantor

The New Shul of the Conejo recently hired Paul Dorman, an ordained Jewish cantor and songwriter, as its new in-house musical prayer leader. Founded in 2011, the New Shul serves Jews of all backgrounds and worship traditions. In Judaism, the position of cantor is noteworthy because music plays a major role in Jewish prayer services and religious life-cycle celebrations, New […]

A special homecoming

Patriotism in action: We wave flags, watch fireworks, eat hot dogs and burgers, and decorate in red, white and blue to celebrate our country and the freedoms we cherish on July 4. Others of our citizens celebrate in a different way, putting themselves in harm’s way, far from home and family barbecues, to protect those very freedoms we celebrate. This […]