Ventura County jail facilities under review

What did the Ventura County grand jury discover during its annual detention facilities inspection? Pursuant to the California Penal Code, the 2015-16 grand jury “inquired into the condition and management” of the detention facilities in Ventura County. The grand jury inspected the Pre-Trial Detention Facility (Main Jail), Todd Road Jail, East Valley Jail, all nine police/sheriff’s holding facilities and the […]

Keller Williams expands in Calabasas

MORE SPACE, MORE BUSINESS—The Calabasas Chamber of Commerce joins Keller Williams Calabasas in a June 9 ribbon-cutting ceremony of the Realtor’s office expansion at 23975 Park Sorrento. Keller Williams took over an adjacent suite at the end of May. The firm has doubled in the past year and now has more than 200 agents, making it the fastest growing office […]

Pastor asks people to ‘consider Jesus’

The Rev. Bret Martin said people often try to rely on “practical saviors” when Jesus Christ is the only one who can make them whole. For some, it might be their marriage or relationship. For others, it might be their career, hobby or talent. “Humanity is caught up in an endless pursuit for meaning, purpose and fulfillment, and we’ve been […]

Fatherhood comes first for NBC’s Fred Roggin

Fred Roggin scooped up the basketball and started dribbling. During a recent one-on-one game in Calabasas with his son Jack, Roggin engaged in the timeless art of trash-talking. “I’ll school you,” he said to the teen. Jack shook his head incredulously, telling a spectator, “You should see his jumper.” Jack pivoted with the ball at the top of the key. […]

Westlake High class offers a comprehensive body of work

There are classes at every high school that, when successfully completed, give students certain bragging rights. Advanced anatomy at Westlake High School is one such class. Nancy Bowman created the science class 24 years ago and continues to teach it. To be considered for the class, students are required to complete a course in physiology in their junior year. They […]


Artistic graduate

HIGH HONOR—Ryan Kelly, left, Oaks Christian High Schoolfine arts department chair, presents Greer Gustavson as the recipient of the Dallas Price- Van Breda Artistic Award Expression Award during graduation held June 2 at Calvary Community Church in Westlake.

Westlake residents can share media center

Westlake Village residents of all ages will soon be able to use the new media center at Agoura High School and receive free help when they have questions about computers and other high-tech devices. At a City Council meeting June 8, Westlake Village officials agreed to donate $10,000 to the Agoura High School Parent Faculty Club to help pay for […]

Expert: Good health begins in the kitchen

Hotel hosts Global Wellness Day event

Renowned nutritionist Paulette Lambert is trying to make the nation healthy again—one meal at a time. Lambert, a registered dietician and certified diabetic educator, put her healthy cooking skills on display during Global Wellness Day June 11 in Westlake Village. Hosted by the Four Seasons hotel, the event introduced the community to a variety of activities including yoga, group cycling, […]

Imaginative costumes, superb acting, but no Toto in Simi production

PLAY REVIEW /// ‘The Wiz’

With the success of last December’s live NBC production of “The Wiz,” interest in the 1975 “urban” version of “The Wizard of Oz” has been rekindled. “The Wiz” was a huge hit in its day, becoming a cultural touchstone at a time when black music and black pride were in the midst of a renaissance. Along with shows like “Purlie” […]

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