Agoura Hills A burglar caused $3,500 in damage trying to get into the office of Roadside Lumber in the 29100 block of Roadside Drive May 27. According to investigators, the culprit unsuccessfully tried to steal a safe. The victim was unable to determine if anything was taken during the incident. Westlake Village A resident on Foxmoor Court reported that someone […]

Boys & Girl Clubs name new board members

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Conejo Valley announces the following new members to its board of governors. • Philip Denlea has almost 20 years of experience in banking and financial services. In 2010, he joined Logix and managed two branches before being promoted to vice president of finance in 2012. In 2015, he became regional vice president with […]

A gull with gall rules the roost


There’s an ornate multi-tiered fountain buttressed by roaring lions at Northgate Plaza in the Thousand Oaks portion of Westlake Village. From its top, water pours into three increasingly larger basins to finally spill into an ample tiled pool shaped as a fleur-de-lis. The fountain does an excellent job at ameliorating the intrusive racket of traffic on Westlake and Thousand Oaks […]

Artistically Inclined

Young Agoura Hills artist displays exceptional talent

Agoura Hills artist Noa Villarin, 14, is developing her drawing and painting skills while discovering her own creative style. As her talent improves, the Agoura High sophomore is eager to experiment with new subjects and methods. “I am inspired more by nature and animals, but lately I’ve been inspired by the 1970s music and culture,” said Noa, whose portfolio includes […]


Last week’s article about the Calabasas fire said homes in and around the city must have a 100-foot brush clearance. The correct distance is 200 feet.

Photo exhibit of landscapes

“Adventurizing,” a new solo exhibit by local photographer and cyclist Joshua Weinfeld, begins next week at Pedalers Fork, 23504 Calabasas Road, Calabasas. The opening reception will take place from 5 to 9 p.m. Thurs., June 23. The show— subtitled “Landscapes of Western North America By Bike”—will continue through June 28. Weinfeld’s photos are from places he’s visited on bike rides, […]

Pet of the week

LAID BACK—Flora is a female calico, domestic longhair mix about 9 years old. She is a mellow cat that loves affection. If you would like to adopt Flora, ask for animal ID No. A4546370 at the Agoura Hills Animal Shelter, 29525 Agoura Road. Occasionally pets have already been adopted, so check http:// animalcare.lacounty.gov before visiting the shelter.

Calabasas says smaller hotel OK

Citizens win their case for scaled down, 3-story structure at gateway to the mountains

A three, not four-story hotel proposed to be built near the 101 Freeway on-ramp at Las Virgenes Road received a preliminary OK from the Calabasas City Council on June 8. The Rondell Oasis Hotel, criticized by opponents for being too tall and violating the city’s General Plan, is expected to get final approval June 22. In response to the concerns […]

Women’s club donates to Free Clinic

The Westlake Village Junior Women’s Club presented a check for $17,500 to Susan Murphy and Teresa Seeley of the Conejo Free Clinic on June 8. These funds will go directly to support the Free Mammogram Fund, which allows local women to receive a free mammogram if they can’t afford to have one. According to Murphy, the Westlake Juniors are expected […]

New Regal cinema opens at Janss

IT’S SHOWTIME—Staff awaits visitors at the June 8 red carpet opening of the new Regal Janss Marketplace 9 theater in Thousand Oaks. All auditoriums feature stadium chair-back seating. Regal Entertainment Group took over the theater at 255 N. Moorpark Road from Regency Theaters at the end of 2015. The Regal portfolio also includes cinemas in Simi Valley and Calabasas.