Lewd psychiatrist could lose license

Calabasas psychiatrist Brian Cassmassi faces a June 4 court date relating to charges that he exposed himself to a male patient in his office. Cassmassi, who is in danger of losing his medical license, is accused of an October 2015 incident in which he showed the patient gay pornography, exposed himself and began masturbating. Cassmassi, 34, was charged with indecent […]

Trees face uphill battle in the mountains

Marti Witter walked toward a meadow close to her home near Topanga State Park, a swath of mountainous open space that separates Calabasas and Pacific Palisades. The route was once covered by a natural arbor of coast live oaks, but now trunks and branches litter the ground like skeletons scattered across and around the uphill path. “This would’ve been pretty […]


Teens join to celebrate Israel Conejo Valley teens will come together to celebrate Israel’s 70th anniversary with a festive Shabbat dinner from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Fri., April 20. The event is hosted by CTEEN, a local Jewish group that cares for the social, educational and spiritual needs of teens. The event will feature a gourmet dinner and personal reflections […]

Chickens galore

Camarillo Feed Store will host Chick Days from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sat., May 5 at 264 Dawson Drive, Camarillo. Visitors can purchase the chicks and supplies they’ll need to start a flock. A dove release will take place at 9 a.m. Guests can also bring a camera to take pictures with the fuzzy friends. The photo backdrop opens […]

Sheriff’s Blotter

Agoura Hills On the night of April 10 a burglar entered the garage of a home on Skyview Way. The thief stole a bicycle, a bike helmet, a vacuum cleaner and an oxygen machine, worth $ 1,750. The garage is undergoing repairs and the owner is unable to close the garage door until the work is completed. A home on […]

Milestones and goodbyes

Hot Flashes

I see him in every rainbow, somewhere. That’s where my eyes fall because that was his song. You wouldn’t think a gigantic, stinkin’ hockey-playing softie with a heart bigger than Hearst Castle would go for “Over the Rainbow,” but he did. When he was alive. Milestones, they never go away. Spring is well underway, and although somewhat faked out by […]

Leases announced at Arbors biotech campus

Commercial broker CB Richard Ellis announced two new leases at The Arbors biotech campus in Thousand Oaks to Virtuoso Medical Management and Mercury Insurance. No lease terms were announced by the landlord, LAX Sixth Avenue Arbors Equities, an investment firm based in Portland, Ore. CBRE also represented Virtuoso Medical. The medical practice management company will occupy 5,727 square feet of […]

Pet of the week

PLAY PAL— Phantom is a female white and gray pit bull about 8 years old. She is sweet and gets along with everybody. To adopt Phantom ask for ID No. A3778324 at the Agoura Hills Animal Shelter, 29525 Agoura Road. Pets may have already been adopted, so check http://animalcare.lacounty.gov before visiting the shelter.

Triunfo on TV

The Triunfo Sanitation District has begun videotaping its monthly board meetings and posting the videos on the TSD website at triunfosanitation.com. The videos will be archived and available for viewing in the board of directors section of the website. The initial video posted on the site is of the meeting held on Mon., March 26. “Our board voted unanimously to […]

Local musicians make the scene at Brendan’s

Traditional music from “across the pond” fills Agoura Hills pub

IRISH EYES ARE SMILING— At top, Stan Castagnetto of Newbury Park plays the harmonica April 4 at Brendan’s Irish Pub and Restaurant in Agoura Hills. Above, musicians gather to play at the pub every first Wednesday of the month from 6 to 9 p.m. At right, from left: Clarita Williams of Westlake Village, Dan Auerbach of Thousand Oaks and Andrew […]

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