Westlake flies high in 2016

Westlake Village lived up to its reputation as a business-friendly and family-oriented city. In 2016, the city of nearly 9,000 residents commemorated its 35th anniversary with special 1980s-themed concerts and celebrations that concluded with a holiday singalong on Dec. 11. Over the past year, the city saw the completion of the Shoppes at Westlake retail center, which is now fully […]

Everyone loves a parade

The City of Agoura Hills Department of Community Services will sponsor a trip to the 128th annual Rose Parade, themed “Echoes of Success.” The bus will leave at 6 a.m. Mon., Jan. 2 from the Agoura Hills Recreation and Event Center, 29900 Ladyface Court, and return at approximately 2 p.m. The registration fee of $85 a person includes bus transportation […]

Foundation board expands

Ventura College Foundation announced the appointment of Elena Brokaw to its board of directors. As lead consultant at Brokaw Jackson Consulting, Brokaw has provided strategic planning, fundraising, board training and facilitation experience to nonprofits, government agencies and for-profit businesses going through transition. Previously, Brokaw served as director of the Parks, Recreation, and Community Partnerships department at the city of Ventura, […]

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 […]