Agoura Hills A thief stole a photo camera and four lenses valued at more than $4,000 from an unlocked car parked on De Vore Court June 29. A burglar caused $1,600 in damage breaking into a video and audio business in the 28500 block of Canwood Street June 29. The person who reported the crime was unable to determine whether […]

Kids & sports

Choir hosts ice cream fundraiser

The ChannelAire Chorus of Sweet Adelines, an a cappella barbershop harmony group made up of women, will have an ice cream social fundraiser at 1 p.m. Sat., Aug. 6 at the Center for Spiritual Living, 340 Mobil Ave., Camarillo. Tickets are $15. The choir welcomes new members. Rehearsals take place from 7 to 10 p.m. Tuesdays at the Center for […]

Calwest Surgical Institute welcomes two medical professionals

Two medical professionals have joined the staff at Calwest Head and Neck Surgical Institute in Thousand Oaks: Dr. Kimanh Nguyen and Ryan Jordan, physician assistant. Nguyen is a board-certified general otolaryngologist/head and neck surgeon who specializes in disorders of the ears, nose, sinuses, mouth, throat, thyroid, parathyroid and salivary glands. She graduated from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and […]

Contact your local sheriff’s office

Residents who live in Agoura Hills, Calabasas, Chatsworth, Hidden Hills, West Hills or Westlake Village may contact the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Lost Hills Station at (818) 878-1808. Oak Park residents should call the Ventura County Sheriff’s Office at (805) 494-8200.


The Agoura Hills Library will offer the following activities at 29901 Ladyface Court. For more information, call (818) 889-2278. Used book donations to the Book Cellar or library will help fund these and other programs. For large-collection pickup, call (818) 584 7219. Sat., July 16 at 11 a.m., teens ages 12 to 18 can attend Escape the Library, an activity […]

Don’t remind this guy that he’s 40 years old

Family Man

The other day my mom turned 40. Family and other loved ones lovingly crucified her. Over-the-hill decorations were everywhere, everyone wore black. It felt like a funeral, and according to the headstone in my mom’s birthday cake: Here lies your youth. That was just the other day. Except the other day (for real) I turned 40. I was fine with […]

Butterfly release

HOPES AND DREAMS—At top, San Joaquin Valley resident Walt Halenfinds a perched butterfly on his hand after the Buena Vista Hospice Memorial Ceremony July 9 at Triunfo Canyon Park in Thousand Oaks. A thousand butterflies were released in honor of loved ones that have died. Above, Las Vegas resident Vicki Lee takes part in the butterfly release at the event.

Voter turnout weak in June—better in November, we hope

Ventura County elections officials recently released the final results of the June 7 presidential primary election. The results, to say the least, were disheartening. Less than 52 percent of the county’s nearly 413,000 registered voters cast their ballots. In 2008—the last time an incumbent president was not on the ballot—there was a 62 percent voter turnout for the June primary […]

Coping with the yin and yang of family caregiving

Other Side of 50

On a recent trip home to New Hampshire I felt the yin and yang of family caregiving or, more specifically, the interconnected and sometimes opposing forces of the local family caregiver and the long-distance ones. While my mother is the primary caregiver for my father, my sister Carla, who lives less than 5 miles from my parents, assists them with […]

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