2016-12-29 E-Edition

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Alleged Oak Park predator says not guilty

A 39-year-old Oak Park man pleaded not guilty following his arrest last week for 21 felonies involving child pornography and inappropriate social media contact with a dozen local teenagers. From early 2014 to September 2015, Matthew David Myers, a registered sex offender, reportedly used an alias online to contact local children, pretending to be a local teenager to gain his […]

Justice week at Oaks Christian

Annual event to feature best-selling author on Jan. 24

As part of the school’s annual Justice Week, the Oaks Christian Spiritual Life Department will present Bob Goff, best-selling author of “Love Does,” at 7 p.m. Tues., Jan. 24 in the Calvary Community Church worship center, 5495 Via Rocas, Westlake Village. This special presentation is part of the annual OCS Justice Week from Jan. 23 to 27, which raises awareness […]

High School Highlights

Agoura Chargers Fri., Dec. 30: Winter break—no school through Mon., Jan. 2 Tues., Jan. 3: Late start day Wed., Jan. 4: Charger Club parent education night/G building/7 p.m. Calabasas Coyotes Fri., Dec. 30: Winter break-no school through Mon., Jan. 2 Oak Park Eagles Fri., Dec. 30: Winter break-no school through Fri., Jan. 6 Westlake Warriors Fri., Dec. 30: Winter break-no […]

Sheriff’s Blotter

Agoura Hills A package containing a PlayStation valued at $250 was stolen from a home on Hackers Lane Nov. 28. Calabasas A thief stole a $200 iPhone and a wallet containing bank cards and $15 in cash from a car on Las Virgenes Road Dec. 11. Burglars stole $2,000 in cash along with three Apple devices valued at about $1,700 […]

Ride On participants trailblaze into 2017

Therapeutic horsemanship taught to adults and kids with disabilities

Jim Faust gripped the horn of his saddle as his horse, Dante, plodded along the dusty streets of the western town, passing an old wooden building marked “Sheriff” and then moseying out into the chaparral-covered countryside. The 49-year-old Thousand Oaks resident was one of about 80 riders who explored the trails of Paramount Ranch in an event held by Ride […]


SAT., DEC. 31 Boots And Slippers Square Dance Club 8 p.m. at Simi Valley Senior Center, 3900 Avenida Simi. Rocking New Year’s Eve square dance. Light buffet, sparkling cider midnight toast, noisemakers. Three callers and two halls. Beginners who started square dance class in September are welcome. Cost: $20 per person, includes food. Contact: Bob or Glenda. Phone: 805. 526.3130. […]

Oak Park celebrates 50th

Oak Park celebrated a milestone this year—the unincorporated community in southeastern Ventura County turned 50. Local schools and the Rancho Simi Recreation and Park District marked the occasion in September with a week-long community celebration featuring movies, stories, hikes and historical activities. Plans moved forward in 2016 to replace the community center at Mae Boyar Park that is as old […]

Eagle Scout takes flight

An Eagle Scout Court of Honor was held Dec. 17 for Anthony Rocco Caruso (Rocky) of Boy Scout Troop 127, Agoura Hills, at Brookside Elementary School. Over 115 guests attended the Court of Honor including Agoura Hills Mayor Denis Weber, who also spoke at the event, and Troop 127 Scoutmaster Goeff Gunn. Speakers also included Derek Povah, Pamela Jarecky, Coach […]

Brazilian-style Sunday brunch

Acorn Epicurean

It seems to be getting more difficult to find a hearty and fabulous local brunch. But never fear, Cut 360 is here. The Westlake Village eatery, which opened in March, bills itself as an American-style “churrascaria,” or Brazilian steakhouse. The extravagance of Brazilian fine dining will wow foodies, families and residents alike with its unique culinary adventure. For those unfamiliar […]