2016-12-22

Agoura Hills man arrested for guns and narcotics



Deputies arrested an Agoura man after large quantities of drugs and weapons were reportedly found in his car and home. The Ventura County Sheriff’s Office said Sean Mulvey, 47, had been involved with illegal narcotics sales to residents in Ventura and Los Angeles counties. Deputies obtained a warrant to search his home in the 2300 block of Laguna Circle Drive […]

Here’s how we do winter in SoCal



SERENITY CRUISE—Westlake Village resident Julie Newsome and her 10-year-old Irish Terrier, Molly, find the going smooth during a recent kayak outing on Westlake Lake. Julie and Molly take the boat out three to four times a week, weather permitting. The excellent photography is courtesy of Julie’s husband, Michael Edelstein.

‘Westworld’ makes a scene in Agoura




With its intricate subplots and robust cast of seasoned actors including Evan Rachel Wood, James Marsden, Ed Harris and Anthony Hopkins, “Westworld” scored three Golden Globe and three Screen Actor Guild nominations last week. Created by Jonathan Nolan and wife Lisa Joy and produced by J.J. Abrams, the HBO show has become a new favorite of popular culture. What viewers […]

Senior center to ring in the new year



The Calabasas Senior Center will host its inaugural New Year’s Eve Party from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Sat., Dec. 31 at the center, 300 Civic Center Way, behind the Calabasas Library. Both Calabasas residents and non-residents can welcome in 2017 with a catered dinner, dessert, wine, beer, live entertainment and music. Baritone Patrick Bell, an opera-singing magician, will entertain with […]

Calabasas completes open-space acquisition




Nature’s foothold in Calabasas got a boost with the pending purchase of 95 acres of open space near Mulholland Highway. The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors and the Mountains Recreation and Conservation Authority (MRCA) will pay $1 million each to buy the property at the southwest corner of Dry Canyon Cold Creek and Old Topanga Canyon roads to keep […]

Bring on the lights



EVERYONE LOVES A PARADE—Above, a boat is decorated to the hilt for the 17th annual Oak Park Holiday Parade and Regatta on Dec. 18 at Oak Park High School. At right, Linda Coburn of Simi Valley, front, and Warren Herst of Oak Park bring their decorated bikes. The holiday-themed boats, bikes and cars made their annual parade through the streets […]

Village Voices auditions



The Village Voices Chorale will hold open auditions by appointment for its spring concert season at 1 p.m. Sat., Jan. 7 and 6:30 p.m. Sun., Jan. 8. Both men and women can try out. Choral singing experience and good sight-reading skills are a plus. The group rehearses Tuesday evenings in Westlake Village. The 70-voice Chorale, directed by Gloria Hilliard and […]

Another lion freeway death



National Park Service biologists confirmed that a mountain lion recently struck by a vehicle earlier this month on the 118 Freeway was P-39, an adult female with three 6-month-old kittens. The death occurred Dec. 3 east of the Rocky Peak exit near the Simi Valley-Chatsworth border. A witness saw the cougar dead on the side of the road, but told […]

Participants needed for councils, committees



Seats are open on the following county-appointed councils and committees in District 2. Municipal Advisory Councils in Oak Park, Casa Conejo and Somis: MACs provide a community forum for residents of unincorporated areas to discuss issues of land use, neighborhood beautification, roadways and other infrastructure, and make recommendations to the Board of Supervisors. Two seats are available on both the […]

Chester ’s Asia is a culinary gem

Acorn Epicurean

“Be broke or be wealthy, but never accept mediocrity.” I found this quote inside my fortune cookie at the end of a delicious meal at Chester’s Asia in Camarillo, and the words seem to aptly sum up a dining experience at this superb Chinese restaurant. First of all, there’s nothing mediocre about Chester’s, from the colorful and welcoming environment to […]


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