Sheriff’s Blotter

Agoura Hills On Dec. 1, a burglar broke into a home on Woodcreek Court by smashing a sliding door, causing $2,000 in damage. A bedroom was ransacked, and the homeowner said a $300 necklace was missing. A witness said two people got into a silver Hyundai with dealer plates that was driven by a third person. An unlocked truck parked […]

Ways to help the food bank

Manna is open for donation drop-off from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday and 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday. Unexpired, nonperishable food items that are unopened and in good condition are welcome. Home gardeners can also drop off fresh fruits and vegetables that are ripe and in good condition. Financial contributions can be made at mannaconejo.org. The […]

New Westlake choir director debuts with school’s holiday concert

Westlake High School’s choir program entered a new chapter in its history Nov. 30 to Dec. 2 when choral music director Amy Rolniak led her students through the school’s annual holiday program. Rolniak replaces longtime director Alan Rose, who retired last spring after 35 years. Her WHS debut concert, titled “Swingin’ at Santa’s,” was closely geared to Rose’s formatting with […]

Fires spark the need for preparedness

California has four seasons: Earthquakes, floods, fires and drought. Sadly, recent events have proved there’s more fact than fiction in the shopworn joke about the Golden State. Last week Ventura County—namely Ventura, Ojai and Santa Paula—was ravaged by the Thomas fire, whipped by powerful Santa Ana winds and fed with brush that’s been far too dry for far too long. […]

Westlake Village Rotary Club shopping spree

SANTA’S HELPERS— Right, Target employee Michael Milesi bags up the fluffy blanket chosen by 11-year-old Rebecca McLean of Newbury Park during the fourth annual Westlake Rotary Club’s Children’s Holiday Shopping Spree onDec. 9 at the local Target store. Nearly 30 underprivileged children were each given $115 to spend. They also received two $10 gift cards to give as gifts. At […]


Chorale auditions The Village Voices Chorale will hold open auditions beginning Thurs., Jan. 4 for the spring concert season. Choral singing experience and good sight-reading skills are a plus. The group rehearses Tuesday evenings in Westlake Village. The 70-voice chorale, directed by Gloria Hilliard and accompanied by Christine DeKlotz, will present concerts titled “A Musical Carousel” at 8 p.m. June […]


Farmers market opens weekends at Promenade

The Promenade at Westlake will host a weekend farmers market from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays at 100 Promenade Way, Thousand Oaks, in the parking lot in front of Vintage Grocers. The market will have local produce, artisan goods, savories and sweets, kids’ crafts and music. The event will support local farms and businesses in a farm-to-table experience for […]


THURS., DEC. 14 Antiques And Collectibles Study Group 9:30 a.m. to noon at Stagecoach Inn Museum, Anderson Hall, 51 S. Ventu Park Road, Newbury Park. View holiday decorations in museum, carol singing. Bring wrapped, low-value vintage item for white elephant gift exchange. Refreshments. No charge. Phone: 805.495.3295. Email: pen1@verizon.net. Simi Valley Community Council 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Rancho […]

No shame in hotel interview

Why should women not go up to a hotel room for a job interview? You are claiming that women or girls ages 16 and 17 interviewing for a job should know better? Excuse the sarcasm; it is the person in power who needs to control their behavior, not the victim of said behaviors. You are perpetuating a myth that women […]