2017-01-26 E-Edition

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Deputy pleads not guilty to drug theft charges

A Ventura County sheriff’s deputy accused of stealing prescription drugs from one of the department’s drop-off bins was in court earlier this month. Senior Dep. Matthew Volpe, an Agoura Hills resident, pleaded not guilty to three drug-related misdemeanor charges at his Jan. 9 arraignment, a procedural move that does not indicate whether or not the officer and his legal team […]

Cinderella Project seeks prom attire for foster teens

Assistance League Conejo Valley is seeking donations of contemporary prom attire for the Cinderella Project. These clothes will allow foster teens to attend their spring proms in style. The organization is partnering with James Storehouse, another community-based nonprofit. James Storehouse will host a Spring Tea on March 11 followed by a Prom Pop-Up Boutique for foster teens in preparation for […]

Keeping joy alive and hopes up in the coming year

Roots of Faith

Years ago at church camp, we young campers sat around the campfire and sang, “I’ve got the joy, joy, joy, joy down in my heart . . . down in my heart to stay.” But these days it sometimes seems that joy has gone AWOL. When we greet the new morning with “Oh no, back to the grind” instead of […]

Calabasas officials raise appeal fee and set public workshop guidelines

Red tape becoming costly, city says

The Calabasas City Council has voted to increase the fee it charges opponents for appealing a development decision from $150 to $300. An appeal allows an individual or group to ask the City Council to review projects approved by the planning commission that involve a variance or conditional-use permit. Initially, the city proposed raising the fee to $500, but critics […]

Sheriff’s Blotter

Agoura Hills A burglar s tole a $ 200 navigation system and caused $200 in damage breaking into a car parked on Willow Court Jan. 15. A resident on Lake Lindero Drive reported that someone ransacked his vehicle and took his wallet. The wallet was found Jan. 14 by a neighbor and returned to the resident. A car parked next […]

In Loving Memory of Carol Elaine Ferrante

Dec. 15, 1944 - Jan. 16, 2017

Carol Elaine Ferrante, born Dec. 15, 1944 passed away peacefully at her home in West Hills, CA on Jan. 16, 2017. A Celebration of Carol’s life will be held on Thurs., Jan. 26, 2017 at Oakwood Memorial in Chatsworth, CA. Carol is survived by her husband, Ed, of 40 years, her daughter, Marla and her mother, Dorothy. Carol loved to […]


FRI., JAN. 27 Newcomers-Encore Club Of Conejo Valley 8:30 a.m. meet in parking lot between senior center and Grant Brimhall Library, 1401 E. Janss Road, Thousand Oaks. Walk and talk event. After walking, go to The Oaks mall, on Hillcrest Drive, outside of food court for coffee and to learn about club activities. Contact: Bonnie Northcott. Phone: 805.374.2815. Bella Vita […]

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Favorite holiday of the year? We say Valentine’s Day

Love makes the world go ‘round—and it also makes Valentine’s Day one of the happiest holidays on the calendar. When Feb. 14 arrives, that silly thing called love is celebrated, gifts are exchanged and hearts grow fonder. But there’s nothing silly about it. Our ability to show love and affection toward others marks the very essence of human DNA. From […]