2015-04-23 E-Edition

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Got their goat

Seat vacant

The Westlake Village City Council seat that belonged for former member Philippa Klessig will remain vacant until the next municipal election in November. Klessig retired last month after 12 years of service to the city. She and her husband, Karl, sold their Three Springs home and moved to Santa Fe, N.M. Officials had 60 days to decide whether they would […]

Contemporary art demo

The Westlake Village Art Guild will present Scott Kiche demonstrating a contemporary representational realism painting technique at a dinner meeting on Tues., May 5, at the Los Robles Greens West Ballroom, 299 S. Moorpark Road, Thousand Oaks. The doors will open at 5:30 p.m., with dinner at 6 p.m. and the demo from 7 to 9 p.m. Kiche was born […]

Westlake Albertsons now a Haggen store

A handful of Albertsons and Vons grocery stores in Simi Valley, Thousand Oaks and Camarillo closed their doors and reopened this week under the Haggen brand. The stores are among nine locations in the area—three in Simi Valley and one each in Camarillo, Thousand Oaks, Newbury Park, Oxnard, Ventura and Westlake Village—recently acquired by Haggen Inc., a small, Washingtonbased supermarket […]

Sheriff’s Blotter

Agoura Hills A thief stole a $500 necklace and a $500 bracelet from a car parked near a medical building in the 29500 block of Canwood Street April 10. Someone stole two bottles of liquor valued at $90 from the Trader Joe’s store in the 28900 block of Canwood Street April 7. A thief stole $2,400 worth of jewelry from […]

Beloved teacher remembered

Deb Frank taught Agoura High students about the world

After battling cancer for many years, Deborah (Deb) Frank, beloved English teacher at Agoura High School, died of a blood disorder, leaving her family, friends and current and past students shocked and grief-stricken. Frank died on April 9 at the age of 62. Zoe Frank, Deb Frank’s 25-year-old daughter, said her mother had been doing well after she underwent surgery […]

Kids imagine a winning idea

Six Yerba Buena Elementary School fifth-graders put their imaginations into high gear for a competition that values creativity and innovation. The students competed in Destination Imagination, a contest that requires students to find inventive solutions to open-ended challenges in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math), improv, visual arts, service learning and early learning. The YB team, called Operation Leopard, won first […]


Oak Park aging gracefully

Longtime residents of Oak Park have seen their community come a long way since the late 1960s, when a builder named Metropolitan Development Corporation purchased large swaths of ranch land in the area and constructed the first homes there. What began as a small residential enclave at the base of the Simi Hills now includes a bustling shopping center, hiking […]