2017-02-23 E-Edition

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Police, family seek help in finding missing daughter

Woman last seen in Calabasas

The family of Elaine Park— a 20-year-old woman from Glendale who went missing Jan. 28 after last being seen leaving the home of a male friend in Calabasas— is offering a $5,000 reward for information leading to the woman’s whereabouts Park was at a home in the 2600 block of Delphine Lane near Mulholland Highway and Cold Canyon Road when […]

A message of hope and love

SPEAKING OUT—Bridget Karl, director of the Thousand Oaks-based Cancer Support Community, speaks at the monthly gathering of the Conejo Las Virgenes Future Foundation, the regional nonprofit think tank. Joining Karl at the Feb. 16 presentation was Jesse Ingalla of Simi Valley, shown right, a member of the Cancer Support Community Speakers Bureau. Ingalla is a prostate cancer survivor and his […]


THURS., FEB. 23 Portuguese Fraternal Society 11:30 a.m. at Main Street Restaurant, 3159 E. Main St., Ventura. No-host luncheon and meeting at noon. For anyone of Portuguese descent or interested in the culture. Contact: Cora Corella. Phone: 805.483. 6285. Lunafest: Short Films By, For, About Women 5:30 p.m. at Studio Movie Grill, 1555 Simi Town Center Way, Simi Valley. Complimentary […]

Busy month ahead for local birders

The Conejo Valley Audubon Society will offer the following events and field trips, all of which are open to the public. For more information or directions, call the listed trip leader or go to conejovalleyaudubon.org. Sat., March 4 at 8 a.m.: Field trip to Rosa Valley Park. Meet in the parking lot off Hill Canyon Road. Leaders are Bill and […]


Agoura/ Agoura Hills A robber assaulted a gardener while he was standing near his truck parked along Lewis Road Feb. 9. The victim said the assailant approached him from behind and struck him in the head and face. He fell to the ground, and by the time he regained his composure the attacker was gone. The robber stole a chain […]

Tax dollars can save at-risk species

Taxpayers filing their annual income tax returns this year can take a little of the sting out of the chore by helping save the state’s native plants and animals. Filers can simply enter the amount they wish to donate on line 403 of the tax return form, which automatically ensures the money will go to the California Department of Fish […]

Captivating retake on a Disney classic

PLAY REVIEW /// ‘Beauty and the Beast’

Theatergoers attending the opening weekend of Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast” at the High Street Arts Center were the first to see the venerable theater’s new look since it was shut down, ironically, for a production crew from Walt Disney Pictures who used the theater for scenes in an upcoming film. Ken Rayzor, High Street’s manager, had wanted to stage […]

Eagles are staying alive

Oak Park’s boys’ basketball team advances to Open Division consolation quarterfinal round

The Eagles needed a spark. They turned to the Slajchert brothers, who delivered in crunch time. Oak Park High’s boys’ basketball team defeated Esperanza 66-55 in the CIF-Southern Section Open Division consolation bracket on Feb. 21 at home. Junior point guard Wes Slajchert and his younger brother, Clark, a freshman guard, combined for 14 of the Eagles’ 25 points in […]

Triunfo boasts general manager of the year

Mark Norris, general manager of the Triunfo Sanitation District, was named General Manager of the Year by the Ventura County Special Districts Association at an awards dinner on Feb. 7. Janna Orkney, a director on the Triunfo board and a member of the association’s selection committee, made the presentation during the dinner at the Wedgewood Sterling Hills Banquet Center in […]