2016-07-07 E-Edition

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Agoura Hills A thief stole a $100 wallet containing a bank card and insurance card from an unlocked vehicle parked on Lake Lindero Drive June 23. A resident on Lake Nadine Place reported that someone stole her mailbox valued at $30 from the front of her home. The incident occurred June 23. Someone stole a purse containing $ 200 in […]

Students schooled in ecology on Galápagos

Viewpoint pupils partner with field-based scientists

It is one thing to see the wonders of nature on television or learn about them in a classroom. But to see them up close and personal is another matter altogether. In June, students from Viewpoint School in Calabasas spent 10 days in the Galápagos Islands taking part in a conservation research program with Ecology Project International, a nonprofit based […]


THURS., JULY 7 Marines And FMF Corpsmen Dinner 6 p.m. at Elks Lodge, 1561 Kuehner Drive, Simi Valley. Dinner, business meeting for Ronald Reagan Marine Corps League Detachment 597. Contact: Ken Honaker. Phone: 805. 416.4063. Email: JrViceMCL597@gmail.com. Web: www.MCL597.04g. Camarillo Community Band 7 p.m. at Community Center Park, 1605 Burnley St., Camarillo. Band plays musical favorites. Bring picnic dinner. Kids […]

Bill to address high suicide rates among female veterans

A Ventura County congressional representative’s proposal to find and address the root causes of high suicide rates among female veterans is headed to President Obama. Senate Bill 2487, also known as the Female Veteran Suicide Prevention Act, is almost identical to HR 2915, which was introduced last year by U.S. Rep. Julia Brownley (D-Thousand Oaks). Brownley’s bill passed unanimously in […]

Freeway crash victims identified

The two men who were killed in a June 28 traffic collision on the 101 Freeway in Agoura Hills have been identified as Brendan Crockett, 21 and his brother Jeff Crockett, 24, both from Woodland Hills. Brendan attended Oaks Christian School in Westlake Village and was an up-and-coming professional billiards player. He was vying for the Moscone Cup USA billiards […]

New public beach parking

A new public parking lot has opened on the Pacific Coast alongside Highway 101 north of Ventura. Parking is free of charge in the new lot, which has more than 200 parking spaces. Drivers can reach the lot by taking the Seacliff exit off Highway 101 and going north on the old Rincon Highway, which deadends at the new lot. […]

Weeding out the humor

PLAY REVIEW /// ‘Reefer Madness’

In “The Producers,” two fictional playwrights deliberately craft a flop based on a horrifically bad play in order to close early so the creators can abscond with all the unspent investment money. The premise for “Reefer Madness,” which is currently being staged by the Conejo Players Theatre, is similar, except that it was made by two real-life producers who thought […]

Boys & Girls club named for Marleys

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Conejo Valley recently received a $150,000 donation from Bud Marley and will name their newest club at the Agoura Calabasas Community Center after the former Las Virgenes school superintendent and his late wife. The new club in Calabasas will serve A.E. Wright Middle School students in grades five through eight. The club will […]

November ballot presents a taxing problem


As several letters to the editor in last week’s newspaper said, enough is enough. Oak Park Unified School District officials are preparing to retire one bond—a welcome move that will save taxpayer dollars—but they want to replace it with another bond on the November ballot and impose a new tax on residents who are already paying top dollar for their […]