2017-05-11 E-Edition

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Westlake Village CPA gets 6 years for ripping off clients

A certified public accountant who was the business manager for singer-songwriter Alanis Morissette and other well-known entertainment and sports figures was sentenced to six years in federal prison for stealing more than $7 million from his clients. Jonathan Todd Schwartz, 48, is a Westlake Village resident who was living in Agoura Hills at the time of the alleged crime. Schwartz […]

Festival takes guests on a journey to Far East

The second annual Dragon Boat Festival will take place at 7 p.m. Sat., May 20 in Samuelson Chapel, 165 Chapel Lane on the Thousand Oaks campus of Cal Lutheran University. The free Chinese cultural event will have musicians and dancers from CLU and the community. Performers include the Yangsheng Choir, Thousand Oaks Chinese Folk Ensemble, Thousand Oaks Dance Ensemble and […]

Bike repair stations arrive

The proverbial lightbulb switched on when Ventura County Fire Department Capt. Jack Nosco discovered that Giant Bicycles Inc. has a bike repair station for its employees. “Why not put one of these in every county fire station?” Nosco thought after visiting the Newbury Park-based company last year. That spark of inspiration means 16 new bike repair stations will go up […]

Concert of American music

Pierce College’s Encore Older Adult Education Program will present an American music concert at 4 p.m. Sun., May 21 at the Calabasas High School performing arts education center, 22855 Mulholland Hwy. The Pierce Encore Singers and Encore Players will perform, conducted by Noreen Green and accompanied by Cassie Nickols on piano. Music will be from Rodgers and Hammerstein, Irving Berlin […]

Jews, Muslims discuss their ‘intertwined’ religions at temple brunch

A meeting of the minds at Temple Etz Chaim

It’s not every day that Jews and Muslims sit down to break bread together and openly discuss their faiths, but it happened on a recent Sunday at Temple Etz Chaim in Thousand Oaks. “We thought this is one of the most important topics of our time, so we decided to do it,” said Mark Zucherman, of the relationship between Muslims […]

Books make the best gift

READ ALL ABOUT IT—From left, Agoura Hills Mayor Denis Weber, city librarian Nina Hull, Las Virgenes Water District general manager David Pedersen and LVMWD board member Jay Lewitt are present as the district makes its annual presentation of water-related books to the Agoura Hills Library during National Library Month in April.

Take action!

The nonprofit organization ACTION, or Area Christians Taking Initiative on Needs, will unite churches, agencies, schools, organizations and businesses for its second City Serve Day, Sat., June 3 in locations throughout Ventura County. Volunteers will provide acts of service to seniors, people with disabilities, youth, the homeless and families. Tasks will include yard work and donating items to schools. Last […]

Beginners and pros can learn about researching their family histories

Event will incorporate software programs

The Conejo Valley Genealogical Society will offer a program for those who have wanted to research their family genealogy but didn’t know how to do it, from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Tues., May 16 in the Grant Brimhall Library community room, 1401 E. Janss Road, Thousand Oaks. The event will feature 12 tables, each presenting a key aspect of genealogy. […]

Live stand-up comedy on the Hill

The Hillcrest Center for the Arts will offer the second installment of is monthly offering, Live Stand-up Comedy on the Hill, from 8 to 9:30 p.m. Sat., May 13 at the center, 403 W. Hillcrest Drive, Thousand Oaks. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. The show is for ages 18 and up only. Beer and wine may be purchased with valid […]