2015-10-15 E-Edition

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Man sentenced in sex case

William Heatley, a Christian author who lives in Oak Park, was sentenced to 180 days in county jail for sexual battery and sending harmful material to a minor. The 57-year-old Heatley had initially been charged with two counts of committing lewd acts on a 15-year-old girl and one count of luring the teen to a prearranged location for the purpose […]

Foundation casts an eye toward the future

What the future holds in transportation, healthcare, business and the environment was discussed Oct. 10 at the inaugural Conejo/Las Virgenes Future Foundation “10×10” speaker event in Thousand Oaks. Ten experts in fields that also included education and public safety each gave 10-minute talks at the T.O. Library. “Who here has a crystal ball? They don’t really exist,” Jeff Blum, 10×10 […]

Award luncheon will benefit women in Israel

Council of NA’AMAT USA will host its annual Distinguished Community Leader Award Luncheon Sun., Oct. 25 at the American Jewish University, 15600 Mulholland Drive, Los Angeles. The council will honor Rabbi Karen Bender and Phil and Kathy Blazer as well as launch a 90th anniversary year celebration. The proceeds from this event will benefit a new women’s healthcare center in […]

“The Walk”

This is an exhausting movie. Depending on your ability to “look down,” there may be scenes in “The Walk” you simply can’t watch. But whatever your tolerance of heights, Philippe Petit’s (Gordon-Levitt) performance on the high wire will leave you fully worn out. Even if you see it in 2-D. It’s hard to believe “wirewalking” has ever been shot more […]

Upcoming lectures at Conejo Jewish Academy

The Conejo Jewish Academy will host a lecture titled “Inside Israel’s Iron Dome, The Miracle of Israel’s High Tech” by rocket scientist Ari Sacher at 8 p.m. Mon., Oct. 19 at the academy’s Skelton Family Lecture Hall, 30345 Canwood St., Agoura Hills. Sacher is the system engineer for the “Iron Dome,” Israel’s missile system designed to destroy incoming missile attacks. […]

Excellent school district comes at a cost


Nobody likes to pay new taxes. And make no mistake. Measure E, the $98-per-year parcel tax for Las Virgenes schools is a new tax. Although voters have been paying it since 2004, the tax would have expired long ago had it not been renewed by voters. It’s going back to the ballot box on Nov. 3 seeking another extension, this […]

Event to benefit disabled veterans

Disabled Sports of Eastern Sierra, a charity that introduces disabled veterans to outdoor sports, will host its fourth annual Bravery Uncorked charity benefit from 1 to 5 p.m. Sat., Oct. 24 at the Landing Grill and Sushi Bar Restaurant, 32123 Lindero Canyon Road, Ste.109, Westlake Village. The event will feature sushi, wine tasting and live jazz. A silent auction will […]

Get a bird’s eye view of raptors

The Ojai Raptor Center will open its doors to the public for a rare opportunity to meet nonreleasable raptors and tour the center from noon to 4 p.m. Sun., Oct. 25 at 370 Baldwin Road. Hawks, falcons and owls will be on hand to greet guests. There will be ongoing stage presentations, kids’ activities, a silent auction and a chance […]

Actors step up to the plate in ‘Damn Yankees’

Outreach program collecting equipment donations

Cabrillo Music Theatre will kick off its 2015-2016 season with a production of the American classic “Damn Yankees!” from Fri. to Sun., Oct. 16 to 25 at the Kavli Theater, Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, 2100 Thousand Oaks Blvd. Performances will take place at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, and 2 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. A post-show […]