2017-11-30

Two arrested in Oak Park robbery

Alleged robbers from Oxnard

Deputies from the Ventura County Sheriff’s Department arrested two men suspected of breaking into an Oak Park residence Nov. 15 and stealing a firearm. During their investigation of the robbery in the 5000 block of Pesto Way in Oak Park, detectives assigned to the case had determined a semi-automatic handgun was stolen from a vehicle parked in the garage of […]

A stroll down memory lane for Christmas



With 25 Christmas trees to decorate, each representing a different decade of U.S. history, volunteers in charge of organizing “An American Christmas” at the Reagan Library in Simi Valley began working on the display way back in June. Debuting Sat., Nov. 11, the exhibit features thousands of hand-selected ornaments representing different chapters of America’s story. It’s taken months to pull […]

Shimmy to Bollywood for a taste explosion

Acorn Epicurean

Here’s an opportunity for your palate and tummy to dance their way into the vibrant, fresh tastes of the new Bollywood Indian Kitchen in Simi Valley. Indian food lovers will be thrilled that there’s such a fab place nearby that promises a “little bit of India in every bite.” I would even go a step further and say that there’s […]

Remodeled North Ranch townhome with chef ’s kitchen

Master suite has vaulted ceilings

This remodeled North Ranch townhome is on a large lot on a cul-de-sac in the Ben Johnson Fairway development. The spacious home has three bedrooms and 2.5 bathrooms and has been remodeled. The entryway with hardwood floors is through custom wood and wrought-iron double doors. The first floor has been redesigned. The large living room is full of light and […]

Deputy who’s charged loses vet protection



A Ventura County sheriff’s deputy accused of stealing from one of the department’s prescription drug drop-off bins is scheduled to appear in court for a pretrial hearing Jan. 25. A former member of the U.S. Marine Corps, Senior Dep. Matthew Volpe of Agoura Hills had asked to appear in Veterans Court, an arrangement that could allow him to avoid jail […]

In the Holiday Spirit

Westfield lights up the night

MUSIC AND MERRIMENT—The Village at Westfield Topanga kicks off the holiday season with a “Light the Night” celebration Nov. 18 in Woodland Hills. At top, Santa and L.A. Kings mascot Bailey attend the festivities. Above, the a cappella group Snowfall brightens the night. At left, Brandi Hitt of KABC-7 hosts the evening. With her is daughter Khaleesi. The event also […]

A young girl trying out her wings

The Movie Nut

It’s hard to turn a familiar theme into a fresh movie, but director Greta Gerwig has done it here. For 93 minutes, we step into the life of a teenage girl struggling to find her herself under the judgmental eyes of an overly critical mom and a family that doesn’t know how to say, “I love you.” Sound familiar? You’ve […]

Half-acre property in Las Posas Estates

This property has ocean views of the Channel Islands, mountains and city lights with an opportunity for the owner to build their dream home. This more than half-acre lot is on a cul-de-sac in Las Posas Estates in Camarillo. Plans are available for an approximately 5,000-square-foot home with a sitting room, master bedroom, master bath, indoor laundry area, four-car garage […]

Sheriff’s Blotter

Agoura Hills On the morning of Nov. 11, someone smashed the passenger window of a car parked in the plaza at 5200 Kanan Road. The thief stole two bags that contained women’s clothing, makeup and personal items totaling over $1,200, and left behind a brass punch that was used to smash the car window. A vandal keyed a car parked […]

Mini holiday market at mall

The Ventura County Certified Farmers’ Market Association and The Oaks mall will offer a special four-week Holiday Boutique Mini Farmers Market on Thursdays from noon to 5 p.m. Nov. 30 and Dec. 7, 14 and 21 inside the Outdoor Village courtyard of the mall on the bottom level between Muvico and the main inside door entrance. The Thousand Oaks Farmers […]


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