2014-11-13 E-Edition

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Fire at El Pollo Loco

An electrical fire that started Nov. 5 in the ceiling of the El Pollo Loco restaurant on Kanan Road in Agoura Hills caused $500,000 worth of damage, a Los Angeles County Fire Department spokesperson said. The fire was called in at 5:40 p.m. and at least 15 fire trucks responded, according to Capt. Lance Nielsen with Fire Station 65 in […]

Brownley declares victory in race

Although some provisional and vote-by-mail ballots remain to be counted, Congresswoman Julia Brownley is declaring victory in the race for the 26th Congressional District, one of the closest races in the nation. Wednesday, the Ventura County Registrar of Voters released the second vote update since election night. The latest numbers show Brownley widened her lead over Republican challenger Jeff Gorell […]

Braves take the title


THURS., NOV. 13 Woodland Hills Republican Women 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Woodland Hills Country Club, 21150 Dumetz Road. Guest speakers are Jonathan Wilcox, president of Multiplicity, and Kenneth Collins Sr., retired USAF CIA pilot. Bake sale and vendors. Luncheon cost: $25. RSVP requested. Contact: Jane Leisure. Phone: 818.225. 0843. St. Patrick’s Holiday Boutique 2 to 6 p.m. today […]

Louisville High fundraiser

Louisville High, the all-girl Catholic school in Woodland Hills, hosted 440 guests at a fundraising gala Nov. 8 to benefit a variety of school programs and projects. This year’s QUEST (Quality Unsurpassed and Education Sustained by Tradition) fundraiser, held at the Four Seasons Hotel in Westlake Village, targeted monies for the school’s library renovation, among other things. The work, which […]

Sheriff’s Blotter

Agoura Hills A camera and a camera lens valued at $1,200 were stolen from a car on Oak Creek Lane Nov. 4. The back window of the car was broken to gain entry resulting $200 in damage. Two cocktail tables valued at $175 were stolen from an outdoor event at Whizin Market Square Nov. 5. A woman stole about $60 […]

OPHS grad with vision problems sees opportunity for business

Connor Shore grew up with a physical challenge that he now takes in stride. His albinism and associated vision problems motivated him to become a stellar student and an entrepreneur. The Oak Park High School graduate attended Occidental College in Los Angeles, graduating magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa in 2012 with a degree in economics. Shore said vision […]

Dance club swings over to Westlake

Group has new home base at Dance 4 Wellness studio

Swing Conejo, a monthly swing dance club formed in January, has a new home base. After meeting at the Goebel Adult Community Center in Thousand Oaks for most of the year, the club’s new home is in Westlake Village at the Dance 4 Wellness studio, 2360 Townsgate Road. The studio, above Elite Fitness, features an air-conditioned hall and a 1,400-square-foot […]

The Movie Nut

In a movie filled with A-list talent, the biggest name here is one whose face is never on screen. This is a Christopher Nolan movie (“Batman Begins,” “The Dark Knight,” “Inception”) and once again, together with his brother Jonathan, he’s written a dark, complex, very long story that’s spectacular entertainment. You need to see “Interstellar” in a cinema; you can’t […]