2015-06-11 E-Edition

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‘Knock knock’ home-invasion burglaries no joke, sheriff says

Suspects arrested for robberies in three counties, Nevada

Four members of a group suspected of committing home invasion robberies and burglaries in Ventura, Los Angeles and Santa Barbara counties are now off the streets, officials announced at a Ventura County Sheriff’s Office press conference Tuesday in Thousand Oaks. In April and May, investigators arrested Rodrick Brumfield, 29; Michael Bishop, 24; Joy Williams, 27; and Oussama Mimouni, 28, all […]

Wants drought priorities

I am tired of all these scare tactics. When Gov. Brown was in office the first time we also had a drought, but was anything done to save or capture water? No. Was the infrastructure fixed since we know the water systems are old? No. The residents of California are only using 20 percent of the water used in the […]

Family Men


Sixth-grade graduation is so far away. The comment didn’t even finish posting on my Facebook page before my son’s big day was here, and that’s not a wisecrack against my Internet carrier. “What are we going to do to celebrate?” my wife asked me at the beginning of the school year. “It’s sixth grade, not college,” I said. “He doesn’t […]

Insurance mover and shaker

TEAMWORK—Dawn A. James has teamed with Farmers Insurance and The Steve Brevidoro Insurance Agency, serving the San Fernando, Simi and Conejo valleys for over 20 years. James is a sales professional with more than 26 years of industry experience. She has worked with both large and small businesses. Her familiarity with sales data and information systems gives her an understanding […]

Westlake Village Garden Club presents scholarships

The Westlake Village Garden Club introduced the four winning recipients of the club’s annual college scholarships at a June 2 installation luncheon at Boccacio’s in Westlake Village. The $2,500 scholarships were given to students from Moorpark, Oxnard, Pierce and Ventura community colleges who have completed two-year degrees and have been accepted at four-year California universities. The 2015 scholarship recipients are: […]

Triunfo won’t prohibit topping off pool water

As the drought wears on, water agencies are taking drastic measures to curtail water use. But not every conservation effort makes sense, the Triunfo Sanitation District concluded at a recent meeting. In response to the concerns of Oak Park swimming-pool owners, the TSD directors opted to revise their water conservation ordinance and allow residents to continue topping off their pools […]

Respect police

Recently, an officer in Cleveland, Ohio, was found not guilty of criminal homicide in a police shooting. The judge said he would “not sacrifice” the police officer to appease a public frustrated with law enforcement. Protests immediately followed. The next day, Sunday, a Housing Authority officer in New Orleans, La, was shot dead while seated in his patrol car. Every […]

Agoura Hills’ annual reading program features novel by local author

‘The Mountain Story’ inspired by life in Southern California

Agoura Hills is once again hosting its One City, One Book program, and this year’s novel, “The Mountain Story,” has a double dose of relevance. Author Lori Lansens lives in the Lobo Canyon area of Agoura Hills, and her story’s mountain landscape is reminiscent of the Santa Monica Mountains where she resides. The thrilling adventure survival tale is actually set […]