Happy New Year— Should we drink to that?


If 2015 was the year of the drought, 2016 will be the year the chickens come home to roost. Stung by falling demand for water and falling revenues, the two local water districts will put rate increases into full effect during the coming year. Starting next month, the Las Virgenes water district is launching a new billing program that takes […]

Free health classes

Livingston Memorial Visiting Nurse Association will offer these free monthly education classes in January: Diabetes classes. General information is provided about type 2 diabetes and the development of an individualized plan of care that includes diet, medication, exercise and blood sugar monitoring. Call (805) 642-0239 for more information. The classes will meet as follows: Wed., Jan. 6 from 10:30 a.m. […]

Putnam Spelling Bee in town

YA4Ever (Young Artists Ensemble Alumni and Friends) will present the “25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee” at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday, Jan. 7 to 10 and at 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at the Hillcrest Center for the Arts, 403 W. Hillcrest Drive, Thousand Oaks. The tale of several socially awkward youngsters finding joy, heartache and a purpose […]


2015 Year in Review

The City of Westlake Village experienced a bountiful 2015 and is looking ahead to its 35th anniversary of incorporation in 2016. During the past year, the city built an award-winning freeway overpass at Lindero Canyon Road, a new sidewalk along Agoura Road and two ball fields and a skateboard park at the new community park overlooking Thousand Oaks Boulevard. The […]

Cheers for 2015

LADIES FIRST—Left, Alicia Weintraub and Linda Northrup were elected to the city councils of Calabasas and Agoura Hills in the November election. Above, supporters gathered to show their support for the Chesebro Meadow open space in Old Agoura.

Become a hospice volunteer

Livingston Memorial Visiting Nurse Association will offer free hospice volunteer training in January. The training will give attendees the confidence to enter the homes and lives of others to support them as a part of the Livingston Hospice team. For more information, including dates and location, call Maddy Hazard at (805) 642-0239, ext. 775, or email mhazard@lmvna.org.

Feeding Santa’sfleet

IS THAT YOU, RUDOLPH?—Marcus Ohnemus, 2, his brother, Damon, 4, and Matthew Wang, 4, all from Calabasas, feed reindeer provided by Diana Frieling, owner of California Reindeer Rentals, at the annual Tree Lighting event Dec. 8 at the Calabasas Commons.


2015 Year in Review

When the New Year arrives, Oak Park will celebrate its 50th year in existence. The first housing developments came to the unincorporated eastern Ventura County community in 1966. Among the events of the past year, Chris Chapman joined the Oak Park Municipal Advisory Council to fill a seat that was vacated by former Councilmember Mike Green. And the community lost […]

Demand for ‘panic rooms’ growing

Many doors opening for local man’s company

It’s a business that requires client confidentiality and where even the most satisfied customer isn’t likely to brag about their purchase. A safe room is a highly secure space inside a home designed to be discreet and to offer protection during a home invasion, terrorist attack or other life-threatening event. Most safe rooms include some type of communication system or […]

Calabasas officials wrap up new city waste hauling agreement

Calabasas officials approved a new seven-year franchise agreement with Waste Management to provide trash pickup and recycling services to the residents and businesses in the city. The waste disposal company will pay a $219,000 annual franchise fee, and make a onetime administrative payment of $85,000 for the exclusive right to operate in the city. Previously, Calabasas had separate exclusive franchise […]

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