Elderly woman victim in home invasion robbery

Four armed intruders forced their way into a Westlake Village home last Friday, tied the hands of a 73-year-old female resident and stole more than $50,000 in valuables, the sheriff’s department said. The home invasion occurred at about 1:50 p.m. on March 20. One of the assailants carried a handgun and pressed it against the woman’s neck as the gang […]

Historical race

Back in the early 1980s in our young community was a fall festival known as the Agoura-Las Virgenes Pony Express Days. It was a two-week, western-themed celebration and fundraiser sponsored by the local Chamber of Commerce. The events consisted of a beard-growing contest, parade, carnival on the grounds of Willow Elementary School and an Honorary Sheriff contest. My passion at […]

Touring India in search of the elusive tiger, Richard Parker

At the edge of the jungle, he stopped. I was certain he was going to look back at me, flatten his ears to his head, growl—that he’d bring our relationship to an end in some way. But he just stared ahead into the jungle. And then Richard Parker, my fierce companion, the terrible one who kept me alive, disappeared forever […]

When children lie

Although lying can create concern for parents, it actually is quite normal for children to do—and to begin it at an early age. Children lie for several reasons: Avoiding trouble. This is the most common reason. For example, your son claims he didn’t pull the kitten’s tail even though you clearly saw it. Your daughter states she has no idea […]

Business of the Month

Presented regularly by the Calabasas Chamber of Commerce

The Calabasas Chamber of Commerce congratulates RMS Printing on being chosen as Business of the Month. RMS Printing established its U.S. operation in 1996, providing direct mail solutions to small businesses, large corporations and individuals. The RMS Group, founded in England in 1990, grew into an international group of companies specializing in direct marketing, direct mail, database management, lists, printing […]

Not so Fresh & Easy in Oak Park

Shoppers flocked to the Fresh & Easy grocery in Oak Park Monday to take advantage of the store’s closing sale. Everything on the shelves was 50 percent off. The neighborhood market is one of three in the region that will close their doors for good on April 3. “We wanted to take advantage of the deals,” said shopper Robert Menz, […]

Shopping center makeover almost complete

The sounds of loud machinery and construction were replaced by the strums of a guitarist and conversations among city leaders, reporters and others set to tour the newly renovated Westlake Plaza on March 12. With the $25-million remodel complete, Patrick Conway and Mac Chandler, executives from plaza owner Regency Centers, guided guests to several new restaurants, retail stores and exercise […]

Racing for a Cure

Baseball, basketball and fun

Local private eye establishes her own investigative firm

A private eye with nearly 10 years of experience, Amy Doerner launched her own company, Doerner Investigations, to provide a full range of investigative services for local residents and businesses. Doerner, whose firm is based in Agoura Hills, has worked with corporations, law firms, small businesses and the general public. In addition to handling divorce and infidelity cases, she offers […]

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