2015-12-17 E-Edition

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The latest buzz on drones

Here’s a sort of heads up for those who live near easily accessible public areas: I’ve been hearing reports that within a few days unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) have been seen flying over neighborhoods around Lupin Hill School. Now, to be sure, that very well could be kids, big or little, playing with their new toys. The drones have been […]

Holidays in full swing

At Community Center flea market

Synagogue opens in North Ranch

CELEBRATION—At right, Rabbi Shlomo Bistritzky, director of Chabad of Oak Park, greets Rabbi Shlomo Cunin, director of Chabad-Lubavitch of California, at the grand opening celebration and Torah dedication of thefirst synagogue in North Ranch, Chabad of North Ranch, Dec. 13 in Thousand Oaks. Rabbi Moshe Bryski, executive director of Chabad of the Conejo, carries the Torah. At left, Bistritzky speaks […]

A path for Trump

Trump has risen because voters see him as authentic, independent, direct and firm, and believe he can’t be bought. These are the same character traits our candidates should be advancing in 2016. We may not like it, but Trump has connected with voters on issues like trade with China and America’s broken borders. When Trump was criticized on building a […]

YMCA to hold winter camp during school break

Activities include karaoke, polar bear crafts

The Triunfo YMCA—serving Westlake Village, Oak Park and Agoura Hills—will host its annual winter camp from Dec. 21 through 24 and Dec. 28 through 31. The camp coincides with winter school break. The camp will be held at the YMCA facility at Sumac Elementary School, 6050 N. Calmfield, Agoura Hills. Week one will include a robottheme day, sand art, rain […]

Luxury Mercedes dealer coming to auto mall

A new luxury car brand is slated for the Thousand Oaks Auto Mall. Mercedes-Benz AMG, which independently engineers, manufactures and customizes factory Mercedes-Benz vehicles, plans to open its first stand-alone dealership in the nation at the local car retailer venue, the company announced this month. The Thousand Oaks showroom will be just the third of its kind in the world. […]

Researchers find a new mountain lion

Until recently, researchers thought there were only two adult male mountain lions in the local mountains. But a new kid on the block was captured and released last month in the Santa Monicas. Dubbed P-45, the cougar is estimated to be 3 to 4 years old and weighs 150 pounds, which is more than any other lion found in the […]


THURS., DEC. 17 Channel Islands Gulls 11 a.m. at Spanish Hills Country Club, 999 Crestview Drive, Camarillo. Annual toy drive and officer installation luncheon at noon. Bring unwrapped toy for infant to 18 years for charity. Cost: $25. RSVP requested. Contact: Shirley. Phone 805.263.6062. Democratic Club Of Moorpark 6:30 p.m. at Meridian Hills Rec Room, 6801 Breezy Glen Drive, Moorpark. […]

Restaurant update

PARTNERS— Moez Meji, left, follows his previous restaurant ventures (Moz Buddha Lounge and The Lab in Agoura Hills, Fins in Calabasas and Westlake, and Zin Bistro in Westlake Village) with the new Gallery Restaurant at The Shoppes at Westlake Village (the Target center). He’s shown here with his son, Karim, who is a partner in the upscale gourmet eatery at […]

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