2017-03-30 E-Edition

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Amgen restructuring leads to another round of job layoffs

Ventura County’s largest private employer is shipping more high-paying jobs out of town. Amgen Inc. gave notice last week to nearly 500 Thousand Oaks-area employees that they would be either moved, reassigned or laid off over the course of the next 18 months as the company shifts positions to San Francisco, Boston and Tampa, Fla., and reorganizes its operations. The […]

Paintings aplenty at plein air art show

The National Park Service will host this year’s Allied Artists Plein Art Show fundraiser from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Sun., April 2 at the Santa Monica Mountains Visitor Center on the grounds of King Gillette Ranch, 26876 Mulholland Hwy., Calabasas. The event will feature original works in oil, pastel and watercolor made in an outdoor setting from artists from […]

Al Garfinkel

Al was born in Brooklyn, NY. He got his start in the food service industry while working at his family’s luncheonette in Brooklyn. He went on to a career that included Stage and Carnegie Deli in New York. But what most people know Al from is Jerry’s Famous Deli in Studio City. He loved his customers and enjoyed schmoozing with […]

Voyage to the Middle Ages

Former iPayment employees indicted for fraud

Five former employees at Westlake Village-based iPayment have been charged in an $11.6-million billing and accounting scheme in which they allegedly profited from phony invoices and kickbacks from vendors, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission says. The commission announced March 10 that charges were filed against Nasir Shakouri, Robert Torino and three others. Federal prosecutors identified Shakouri, who was vice […]


The Calabasas Library will offer the following free programs and events during April at 200 Civic Center Way. The library will be closed Sun., April 16 and tutoring programs will be cancelled Tues. and Thurs., April 11 and 13. For more information, call (818) 225-7617 or visit www.cityofcalabasas.com/library. Sat., April 1, kindergartners through third-graders can read to Pet Partners therapy […]

The Reserve Embraces Life’s Golden Years

Whether it’s long-term or freshly minted, love abounds at The Reserve at Thousand Oaks senior living community. Two resident couples have intriguing love stories that will lighten the hearts of even the most jaded love-seekers. Henri and Sally Plat are the real-life “When ‘Henri’ met Sally” couple. They still have an electrifying spark after 63 years of marriage. They still […]

Conference to highlight importance of integrity

Cal Lutheran University will present the International Center for Academic Integrity Southern California Regional Consortium spring conference, “From the Ground Up: Building an Integrity Culture,” from noon to 7 p.m. Thurs., April 20 and 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Fri., April 21 on the Thousand Oaks campus. The event is open to the public as well as students, faculty and […]


Agoura Hills A thief stole two raincoats valued at $250 and a Home Depot credit card from an unlocked car parked on Oakvista Court March 18. A shoplifter stole $240 worth of merchandise from the Vons store in the 5200 block of Kanan Road March 18. A $75 pair of shoes and a wallet containing $30 in cash and a […]

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