Sheriff’s Blotter

Agoura Hills On Dec. 18 someone broke into a Lexus parked outside the Woodranch restaurant on Cornell Road. The thief shattered the rear driver’s side window and stole an envelope containing $2,500 in cash. A person stole a $300 box of clock parts that had been delivered to a home on Conejo View Drive on Dec. 14. The package was […]

Song circles

Songmakers hosts free acoustic music song circles for instrumentalists, singers, songwriters and listeners of all ability level. For more information or addresses, contact the listed leader or go to Songmakers.org. Agoura Hills Acoustic Music Club from 6 to 10 p.m. Tues., Jan. 16 in a private home. Potluck dinner or feed the kitty at 6 p.m. Song circle from 7 […]

Developing young leaders at Reagan Library

COMMENTARY Youth leadership

Children are our future, and the Reagan Library in Simi Valley is working to help youths learn how to lead. On Nov. 11, in collaboration with the Annenberg Presidential Learning Center, the library presented the Reagan Leadership Summit 2017. The inaugural summit for young adults ages 15 to 25 sold out with over 400 attendees. “Our goal is to extend […]

New dog park, YMCA highlight 2017 in Westlake

YEAR IN REVIEW /// Westlake Village

Westlake Village had a productive 2017, with several major construction projects undertaken and new legislation passed. In August, the city began building its first dog park. The 1.2-acre park will be at the corner of Oak Crest Drive and Agoura Road and is expected to open this summer. Efforts continue to complete the new Westlake Village YMCA, but financing for […]

Bang a gong, ring those chimes

On the Trail

There’s something charming about wind chimes, as long as they don’t ring too tinny or drown out the songbirds’ vocalizing. I’m nuts for chimes, but you can go overboard way too easily. I had a Thousand Oaks neighbor who dangled 17 different chimes from the edge of her patio cover. Aside from the fact that her husband and most guests […]

Sports leagues are open

Registration is underway for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Conejo Valley’s winter coed Jr. NBA basketball leagues for ages 3 through 12. The eight-week session will run from Jan. 28 through March 25 at the Los Cerritos Middle School gym, 2100 E. Avenida de Las Flores, Thousand Oaks. Evaluation Day is planned for Sun., Jan. 21 to assess […]

Crash course at Agoura High School

WRONG WAY—Deputies arrested James Daly in March after he drove his car onto the high schoolfield and allegedly tried to hit members of the baseball team. Daly was an ‘87 AHS graduate.


Snow carnival The Oak Park Neighborhood School Parent Advisory Board will present its 10th annual Snow Carnival fundraiser from 3 to 6 p.m. Sat., Jan. 20 at 1010 Kanan Road, Oak Park. The community event will raise funds to benefit the Oak Park school’s enrichment programs and tools for the classrooms. In addition to 25 tons of snow for kids […]

Recovery’s at arm’s length for pastor

For the Rev. Andrew Garcia, being able to hold his children is a miracle. The husband and father of two was getting ready for his daughter’s sixth birthday party at First Baptist Church of Thousand Oaks on Oct. 29, 2016, when he lost his balance and fell through a large window. The shattered glass cut through the pastor’s arm, nearly […]

Park plans finalized in 2017


Final plans for the new Mae Boyar Park community center in Oak Park were approved last year. The park is 50 years old. Construction on a $2.4-million building is set to begin later this summer. Oak Park also welcomed two new members to its Municipal Advisory Council in 2017. In other Oak Park news for 2017, Seema Chandra and Jane […]