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 […]

Details emerge on hospital closure

Los Robles Hospital and Medical Center, which announced to staff members last month that it had plans to close its transitional care unit, now has a time frame for the action. The 24-bed Westlake center, which provides care for patients who no longer need acute care but aren’t ready to be home on their own, will close in March, said […]

Leininger family singers aim to please

When you see the Leininger family of Oak Park perform, you can’t help but make comparisons with the legendary Von Trapp Family Singers, whose lives were memorialized in the Rodgers and Hammerstein musical “The Sound of Music.” The Leiningers brought up their children here in the Conejo Valley, and their talent, attractiveness and sunny dispositions certainly enhance the spirit of […]