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 […]

School district announces budget details

The Las Virgenes school board acknowledged possible trouble in coming years even as it OK’d its budget for the 2016-17 school year at a public hearing June 14. While the district’s finances appear to be healthy for now, school funding from the state can change based on the economy. Assistant Superintendent Karen Kimmel reported enrollment for the 2016-17 school year […]

U-8 are champions on the field

FIRST PLACE—The local WAGS U-8 Gold team took five straight games to get to the final contest and then beat Bonita Valley 16-5 to win their girls’ regional softball championship. Top row, from left: Coaches Alvaro Lavin, Steve Vanderbok, Ben Camacho, Chance Redmond and Ryan Kido. Middle row: Hanna Porter, Josie Koenig, Katie Beaven, Taylor Todd, Maddy Kido and Jonnie-Jane […]

Eacker receives patriotic service award

Tamara Eacker, general manager at Pierce Brothers Valley Oaks-Griffin Memorial Park in Westlake Village, recently received a Military Order of the World Wars Patriotic Service Award. The award, given by the Military Order of the World Wars, recognizes the dedication and patriotic service of individuals in the community. The award was presented at this year’s Red, White and Blue Ball […]

Man charged in machete attack on woman

A 23-year-old man was charged with trying to kill his former girlfriend with a machete earlier this week in Agoura Hills, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office said. The incident occurred just before 7 a.m. on July 18 when Travis Anthony Hunter allegedly entered the woman’s home on Via Amistosa and attacked her while she was still in bed. […]

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 […]

Seven Conejo Valley delegates prepare for Democratic National Convention

Status of Bernie Sander’s backers unclear

With the 2016 presidential election less than four months away, 10 Ventura County residents— including several from the Conejo Valley—are involved with their party’s national conventions. After holding elections in May, seven people representing the 26th Congressional District will be heading to Philadelphia July 25 through 28 for the Democratic National Convention. Four are Hillary Clinton delegates while the other […]

Get a taste of Camarillo

The Meadowlark Service League will host its 29th annual “A Taste of Camarillo” event Sat. and Sun., July 30 and 31 at the Adolfo Camarillo Ranch, 201 Camarillo Ranch Road. Proceeds will be donated to over 30 local charities and to fund college scholarships. The Wine Auction Gala will kick off the weekend with an Old West Hoedown in the […]