2016-07-21 E-Edition

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Economy up, yet shopping center lags

The Summit at Calabasas looks for boost in business

The Summit shopping center in Calabasas is still searching for solid ground. About half a dozen businesses have failed since the 2011 opening of the retail center at Lost Hills and Agoura roads. The venue’s quirky architecture, reported lack of signage and slow recovery from the recession have contributed to the many ups and downs. But city and business officials […]

Pottery maven

Dozens of handcrafted dog bowls engraved with pet names sit on a large table, ready to be glazed before they are shipped to their respective owners. The personalized bowls are just some of the functional stoneware that Jeana Greulach produces at her pottery studio in Westlake Village. “Anybody can make useful items out of clay. It is a tactile outlet […]

Role turns bad for film producer

Caro ripped off partner for $1.5 million

An independent film producer from Calabasas pleaded guilty to the theft of almost $1.5 million that should have gone to his partner as part of a production deal. Julio Caro, 56, was charged July 12 with moving money to New Jersey that had been stolen from an investment company called Yucaipa Corporate Initiatives Fund. Caro and federal prosecutors reached a […]

School gun control

The Oak Park Unified School District took a hard look at gun control on campus and voted against concealed weapons carry. At their recent meeting, school board members discussed policies regarding both guns and pesticides, and while they were unanimous in their decision to limit pesticide use, they were divided on whether firearms should be allowed on campus. First the […]

Chabad plans cop appreciation day

In light of the latest wave of attacks that have been waged against police forces across the country, Chabad of the Conejo will sponsor a community-wide Police Appreciation Day at 4 p.m. Tues., July 26 at the Lost Hills Sheriff’s Station, 27050 Agoura Road, Agoura Hills. Citizens from throughout the greater Conejo and West valleys will gather outside the sheriff’s […]

Incumbents want return to water board

Two members of the Las Virgenes Municipal Water District board of directors are seeking reelection this November. The water district is governed by a five-member board, each member representing a different geographical area. The members serve four-year terms. Applicants must reside within the division they seek to represent. Charles Caspary, a Hidden Hills resident, joined the water board in 2001. […]


Agoura Hills A thief stole a car registration, insurance card and repair receipts from a vehicle parked on Willow Court July 3. A burglar caused $40 in damage to a window screen at a home on Eaglebrook Drive July 1. The residents were on vacation when the incident occurred. A neighbor reported that somebody broke in and ransacked the house, […]

Keeping kids and family entertained doesn’t have to be a chore

Summer is in full force. Are the kids already bored? They shouldn’t be. Not in this town. Just look at all the opportunities for fun and games, camps and activities. Summertime should be a golden time. But once the initial excitement of getting out of school is over, children often find themselves back in front of the TV or game […]