2015-01-08

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Men charged in Ponzi scam



Two Woodland Hills men have been charged with federal mail fraud and wire fraud in a Calabasas-based Ponzi scheme involving ATM machines. A Ponzi scheme is an investment scam that pays returns out of investors’ own money rather than from profit earned legitimately. Joel Barry Gillis, 74, and Edward Wishner, 76, ran a 15-year-long scheme that resulted in more than […]

Childhood pals pen teen fantasy

Young authors attend Oak Park High School


Childhood friends Maya Halthore, 17, and Aneesh Gowri, 16, adapted an imagination game they played as kids into a young adult fantasy novel about a group of teenagers who discover they have to save the world. The two authors introduced their book, “Rise,” during a Jan. 3 book signing at the Grant Brimhall Library in Thousand Oaks. The 450-page novel […]

Student honored for involvement



Plug-in stations installed at Pepperdine



Yerba Buena school makes magic



The Art of Being

‘Things’ may not change in 2015, but you can

I have been going to the same bank for over 20 years and have become known as a good listener by many of the longtime employees there. Recently I had an interesting conversation with one of the tellers that I would like to share with you. I had no sooner extended my normal “howzitgoin?” when the teller began a diatribe […]

Bridal Premiere show in Westlake



The Bridal Premiere show will take place from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sun., Jan. 11 at the Hyatt Westlake Plaza, 880 S. Westlake Blvd. in Westlake. The event will feature over 90 bridal-related exhibits with fashions, food, music and venues. Transportation exhibits at the Hyatt entrance will include the new Hop Aboard Trolley and Silver Safari. Brides and couples […]

High School Hi Lights



Agoura Chargers Fri., Jan. 9: ASB winter retreat through Sun., Jan. 11 Student-directed musical/performing arts educ. center/7 p.m. Sat., Jan. 10: Student-directed musical/performing arts educa- tion center/7 p.m. Wed., Jan. 14: PSAT night/A1/7 p.m. Theater arts mixer and tour/ performing arts educ. center/7 p.m. Thurs., Jan. 15: Finals review/3 to 4:30 p.m. Jazz and chamber music concert/ performing arts education […]

Student shares top music picks



Sam Gunn, a 17-year-old senior at Oak Park High School, offers a fresh perspective on some of today’s best new music. This week, Sam listens in on Ed Sheeran, Flying Lotus and Gem Club. Ed Sheeran: “X” English singer and songwriter Ed Sheeran is a hopeless romantic. In his second full-length album, “X,” Sheeran seems to fall in love, profess […]


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