2016-08-04 E-Edition

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Campers flood sheriff’s department with gratitude

WHAT A FEELING—Eighty children from Triunfo YMCA were guests at the Lost Hills Sheriff’s Station on July 28. Above, YMCA associate executive Patrick Yarrow leads the campers in song. At right, Lt. Josh Thai of the sheriff’s department accepts a plaque and thank-you cards from a YMCA member. The kids also gave the deputies goodie bags, cookies and muffins. The […]

Pool party with a purpose

American Heritage Girls Troop CA1412 will host a family pool party and bring-a-friend open house at 1 p.m. Sat., Aug. 6 at the Casa De La Senda Community Pool, 3780 Cabrillo Ave., Newbury Park. American Heritage Girls is a national Christian scouting experience for girls ages 5 to 18. AHG members earn badges related to U.S. heritage, family life, arts, […]

Fun time at the fair

The 141st annual Ventura County Fair will run through Sun., Aug. 14 at the Ventura County Fairgrounds in Ventura. Visitors can enjoy rides, free concerts, arts and crafts displays, food and horse shows. Special fare days are: Youth Day is Fri., Aug. 5 when children under the age of 12 are admitted free all day. Seniors age 62 and up […]

Paint and wine fundraiser for kids’ health

T&L Foundation for Child Care Information, a nonprofit organization, will host its second annual fundraiser, Summer Sips and Strokes, from 1 to 6 p.m. Sat., Aug. 6 at Paradise Cove in Malibu. Foundation supporters, sponsors and board members will gather for an afternoon of painting, wine tasting and a silent auction. Guests will have the opportunity to produce a painting […]

Let’s plan ahead

County workshops provide glimpse into the future

Attending a government general plan workshop may not be the most exciting way to spend an evening. But Ventura County planning officials who are hosting the workshops in a dozen local communities say the feedback provided by citizens will be critical in determining how future growth in the region will play out. The current Ventura County General Plan reflects policies […]

Changing of the guard at Cabrillo

Musical theater group announces new artistic director, board additions

After a relaunch of the company, Cabrillo Music Theatre’s board of directors announces new staff and board leadership as well as the revised 2016-2017 season of shows. The new season features three shows, all in the 1,800-seat Kavli Theatre: “Evita,” Sister Act” and a new production of “Peter Pan.” All of Cabrillo’s productions are locally produced and cast. Taking the […]

Undaunted by fire, camp carries on

Camp Wildcraft, a summer educational experience that immerses children in both arts and nature, ended its inaugural camp last weekend thanks to a little help from friends. Wildcraft’s original camp at Mountains Restoration Trust headquarters in Calabasas was destroyed in the June 4 Old fire, just days before its first summer session was scheduled to start. But with a swift […]


Lauren Lee of Oak Park, Emilyn Ahmed of Westlake Village, and Abigail Gibson and Keeyana Kian of Agoura Hills were named to the Seaver College Dean’s List at Pepperdine University in Malibu for the spring 2016 semester. Nicole Jordan of Agoura Hills, Nicole Kawamoto of Oak Park, Danny Cotton and Josh LaFianza of Westlake Village and Carly Klinenberg and Jason […]

Lawsuit in Westlake Village base-brawl draws to a close

$800,000 awarded

A sucker punch thrown in the aftermath of youth baseball game in Westlake Village several years ago will cost a Thousand Oaks man $800,000. The judgment was handed down earlier this year in Los Angeles County civil court against 52-year-old Lee Appleby, who in June 2012 punched out Michael Bateman during a post-game fracas at Triunfo Community Park involving their […]