2016-10-20 E-Edition

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Stern, Fazio toe party line in Senate bid

Candidates face off at Oak Park community forum

State Senate candidates Henry Stern and Steve Fazio took part in a well-attended town hall meeting hosted by the Community Foundation of Oak Park Oct. 6 at Oak Park High School, and together, mostly echoed party politics. The men are running for the state’s 27th Senate District seat held by Fran Pavley for the past eight years. The district spans […]

Parent, staff member clash in parking lot

Tara Bitton, parent of a fifth-grade student, knew she was breaking a rule when she used the staff parking lot to drop her child off at Oak Hills Elementary School in Oak Park on Oct. 7. Rattled by a staff member who confronted her, Bitton called the Ventura County Sheriff to investigate. Parents are prohibited from dropping off children in […]


The Agoura Hills Library at 29901 Ladyface Court will present the following free programs. Mock New SAT exams will be offered to teens ages 14 to 18 at 9 a.m. Sat., Oct. 22. Screening of a classic PG-13 Hitchcock horror film for adults and teens will take place at 5 p.m. Mon., Oct. 24. Refreshments will be served. The Agoura […]

Political humor in Thousand Oaks

The Capitol Steps brings its new show, “What to Expect When You’re Electing,” to the Kavli Theatre at 7:30 p.m. Tues., Oct. 25 at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, 2100 T.O. Blvd. More than 30 years ago, the Capitol Steps began as a group of Senate staffers who set out to satirize the people and places that employed them. […]

Born to be wild

Outlaws prep hockey team wants to make playoff push this season

It’s a new season for the East County Outlaws. The Outlaws, an ice hockey team of local players in the Los Angeles Kings High School Hockey League, are in their second season of existence. The squad is ready for the next step of its evolution. “I told the kids and the parents, last year was all about development and having […]

Sheriff’s Blotter

Agoura Hills A thief stole a $2,500 computer, a $600 tablet, a set of earrings valued at $1,000 and $500 in cash from a home on Forest Cove Lane Oct. 5. Calabasas A burglar took a $50 cashbox containing $250 and caused $1,500 in damage to a door and frame while breaking into a restaurant in the 4700 block of […]

Oak Park loses cherished sports fan

The team sat on the 5-yard line, digging in for a final play. The quarterback lurched backward, scouring the field for any openings, none in sight. Suddenly— a chance—and he threw the ball for a touchdown. An entire playground of 8-year-olds exploded into cheers and celebrated the winning play. The game took place during the weekly intramural Friday football game […]

You’ll dig this garden

The Oak Park Community Garden will celebrate fall with a free open house event from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sat., Oct. 22 at 1000 Kanan Road. The annual Pumpkin Patch will not be held this year due to the drought causing a pumpkin shortage. Members of the Oak Park Gardeners will provide information about the garden and give tours. […]

Evita play more human than haughty

PLAY REVIEW /// ‘Evita’

When Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice’s “Evita” arrived on Broadway in 1979, its success was driven in part by a successful London debut. It went on to play 1,567 performances in New York, winning Tonys for best musical, book and score. The tale about the ambitious, self-absorbed wife of an Argentinean dictator was never a favorite of critics, but […]