2016-08-11 E-Edition

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Police I.D. man found dead in Kohl’s lot

The cause of death not determined

Authorities have released the name of the Newbury Park man who was found dead by a passer-by at a local shopping center Saturday morning. The body of 28-year-old Matthew Thompson was discovered around 6:30 a.m. Aug. 6 in the parking lot of Kohl’s on Newbury Road after a call came in to sheriff’s 911 dispatch. He was pronounced dead at […]

Compost available in Ventura County

COMMENTARY /// Eye on the Environment

If you recycle yard clippings in your curbside cart, you are already part of the local compost-making process. But if you are not using compost in your landscape, you are missing out on the best part. High quality compost available in Ventura County can improve your garden soil, boost plant growth and strengthen your landscape’s resistance to disease and drought. […]


THURS., AUG. 11 Trinity Lunch Bunch 11 a.m. at Trinity Presbyterian Church, 2304 Antonio Ave., Camarillo. Appetizers at 11 a.m., potluck lunch at 11:30 a.m. Solve a murder mystery program. First-time visitors do not need to bring food for potluck. No cost to attend. Contact: Trinity Church. Phone: 805. 484.0530. Simi Valley Community Council 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at […]

101 Rams will play at halftime of NFL game

A local youth football team will be the Los Angeles Rams’ special guest this weekend. The 101 Rams Mighty Mites, a squad of 8- and 9-year-olds, will play at halftime of the NFL Rams’ exhibition opener against the Dallas Cowboys at 5 p.m. Saturday at the L.A. Coliseum. The 101 Rams won the Los Angeles County Pop Warner Tiny Mite […]

Sharp rise in water rates

Residents in Oak Park will see higher water bills over the next four years with a total rate increase of more than 30 percent. Recycled water users in the Triunfo Sanitation District service area will also feel the pinch with an increase of more than 35 percent over the same period. The TSD board of directors will vote to finalize […]

Fun, fun, fun at the fair

SUMMER TRADITION—Above, Kirk Parks of Ventura bravely attempts the bungee jump Aug. 7 at the Ventura County Fair. Left, Rafael Ambriz of Oxnard wonders what he’s going to do with a massive stuffed animal prize. Right, 4-year-old Bri James of Camarillo peeks at a rabbit on display in the fair’s small livestock area. The fun continues through Sun., Aug. 14 […]

Cocktails and crack-ups served at stand-up series

The next #Comedy show will take place at 8 p.m. Sat., Aug. 13 at the Hillcrest Center for the Arts, 403 W. Hillcrest Drive. The stand-up comedy series brings Hollywood headliners to Thousand Oaks each month for an evening of entertainment in a cabaret setting. This month’s lineup includes Jerry Rocha, Gary Cannon, Sam Wiles, Matt Donaher and Julia Jasunas, […]

New tree rules take root in Westlake

Trees don’t just beautify neighborhoods, they enhance quality of life by providing shade, filtering air and giving habitat to birds and other animals. In Westlake Village, officials are working on a new “heritage tree” ordinance to better protect their tall green friends, especially the ones that have been growing in the community for many years. In addition to defining what […]

Pitching in for a good time

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