2016-03-24 E-Edition

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Infant dies following pool mishap

Child got out through doggie door, family says

A public memorial was held Wednesday in Westlake Village for a baby boy who died March 18 after being found unresponsive in his grandparents’ swimming pool the day before. George Matthews was in town visiting family with his parents, Jon and Jamie, at the time of the March 17 accident. He was just 18 months old. Jamie Matthews grew up […]

From too much to just right: downsizing made easy

The Goebel Adult Community Center and The Reserve at Thousand Oaks will host a seminar on “What To Do with Your Stuff!” from 2:15 to 3:15 p.m. Fri., April 8 at the Goebel center, 1385 E. Janss Road, Thousand Oaks. If that session fills, another one will take place Sat., April 9 at The Reserve at Thousand Oaks. The presentation […]

Ground squirrels eye local gardens

CRITTER TAIL /// Our furry friends

Deep in the middle of a misty night when the moon was a strange blur of tarnished silver drifting among fog clouds, Nature provided the antidote to my sleepless night. An invasion of ground squirrels had devoured my fairy primroses— my only attempt at early spring color in my winter-plundered garden—leaving me quite fretful. This led me out to my […]

Final curtain for Cabrillo Theatre after two-decade run

Cabrillo Music Theatre, which for 22 years has nurtured young performers and entertained audiences at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, will suspend operations at the end of its current season, its board of directors announced this week. The season runs through July 24. Two years after an emergency fundraising campaign collected over $200,000, the board said Monday that Cabrillo’s […]

Animal abandonment rises in spring

COMMENTARY /// Wildlife care

The busiest time of year for the California Wildlife Center is upon us. It is baby bird and mammal season, and CWC is already seeing much confusion about how people should deal with abandoned or injured baby animals. If you find a baby bird or mammal, first call the California Wildlife Center. CWC will instruct you on how to care […]

Using art and beauty to glorify God

Roots of Faith

How can mortal humans ever hope to visualize the grandeur of an infinite God? A sample of great works created to share the wonders of the almighty can be seen at the “Vatican Splendors” exhibit at the Reagan Library in Simi Valley. Comprised of such mundane elements as stone, metal, paint and fabric, these pieces are not only aesthetic masterpieces […]


Agoura Hills Vandals caused $ 2,000 in damage to an electrical box in the 31200 block of Lobo Canyon Road March 11. Shoplifters stole $1,000 worth of merchandise, including baby formula, vodka and nail polish, from the CVS store in the 5600 block of Kanan Road March 10. A burglar stole a $300 portable generator and caused about $700 in […]


Westlake Village Library will offer the following programs at 31220 Oak Crest Drive. For more information or to register, call (818) 865-9230. Wed., April 6 from noon to 1 p.m.: The Book Club for Adults will discuss “Sixth Extinction” by Elizabeth Kolbert. Sat., April 9 from 2 to 3 p.m.: Teens 12 to 18 years old can register for Machine […]

Author Of ‘The Secret Of Chabad’ to speak March 28

The Conejo Jewish Academy will host a meet-the-author event with Rabbi David Eliezri at 8 p.m. Mon., March 28 in its Skelton Family Lecture Hall, 30345 Canwood St., Agoura Hills. The evening is free and open to the public. A book signing will follow the lecture. Eliezri recently wrote the book “The Secret of Chabad–Inside the World’s Most Successful Jewish […]