2018-04-26

Westlake council member Davis joins T.O. marijuana gold rush




A group with ties to a tobacco-importing empire—and supported by a Westlake Village City Council member—is one of five vying to operate East Ventura County’s first legal medical marijuana dispensary. The last day to apply was March 30. Among the applicants are both those who’ve been involved in the marijuana industry for years and apparent newcomers. DBO Investments, which operates […]

Westlake Village Rotary street fair a big hit

Conejo Realtor a top producer

Veteran has been in real estate for 37 years

Steve Young was recently acknowledged for consistent high production. He has been a Realtor for 37 years. He is one of the all-time top producing agents in the Conejo Valley, winning numerous awards, including induction into the Master’s Hall of Fame. He specializes in the areas of Oak Park, Agoura Hills, Westlake Village, Thousand Oaks, Newbury Park, Calabasas and Woodland […]

Drama is an emotional roller coaster

PLAY REVIEW /// ‘Next to Normal’


After seeing “Next to Normal,” Tom Kitt and Brian Yorkey’s “feel everything” musical, one comes away with the feeling that “loss” might just be the saddest word in the English language. The Simi Valley Cultural Arts Center’s current production of the Pulitzer Prize-winning musical demonstrates this and more in a shattering roller coaster of emotions, paralleling what lead character Diana […]

Moorpark College baseball team wins conference title

The Raiders are back, baby. Moorpark College’s baseball team clinched its first Western State Conference North Division title since 2012 after defeating Oxnard 7-0 on Tuesday. Moorpark (24-15 overall, 12-7 in conference) will begin the California Community College Athletic Association Southern California Regional playoffs on May 4 at home. Many Raiders played prep baseball locally, including John Abate, an Oak […]

Cheeseboro ranch house spiffed up



The old wooden house that sits in a bucolic Cheeseboro Canyon meadow in Agoura Hills is getting a face-lift under the direction of the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area, part of the National Park Service network. The park service paid for a new $25,000 asphalt roof on the old structure. The turn-of-the-century ranch home is owned by the Mountains […]

Loads of kids’ books for needy families

Four area nonprofit agencies that serve low-income communities are making plans for the next weeks to pass out 10,000 new children’s books—enough to fill a library bookshelf more than a football field long—to families in need across the Southland. The books, which were donated by The Molina Foundation, are storybooks, activity books and work/study books from a variety of publishers […]

Lake front estate has new landscaping, fountain

This Malibou Lake lake front estate has four bedrooms and three baths in 2,409 square feet of living space. The rustic-modern house was built in 2018 and is on a private lot behind the gates of S. Lakeshore Drive and across from the playground. Interior features include wide plank white oak floors, beamed ceilings, center kitchen island and Thermador appliances. […]

5-Star rings in a winner with musical

PLAY REVIEW /// ‘Hunchback of Notre Dame’


With bells ringing, 5-Star Theatricals’ production of “The Hunchback of Notre Dame” made its debut April 20 in the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza’s Kavli Theatre, delivering a deliciously vibrant blend of tragedy and opulence. “Hunchback” is an adaptation of Victor Hugo’s 1831 novel, based in part on Disney’s acclaimed 1996 animated feature, which included a score by Broadway mainstays […]

Chargers announce hall of fame class

Ojai Tennis Tournament, Cal Cup for field hockey and Cal Lutheran football in the news

Chargers, take a bow. Four Agoura High graduates— Noelle Hagenburger, Peter Kurzeka, Jennifer Whelcher Middleton and Michelle Smith—will have their names inscribed in the school’s athletics hall of fame. The ceremony will take place at 6 p.m. Sat., May 12 at Los Robles Greens Golf Course in Thousand Oaks. Hagenburger, who now goes by Noelle Rooke, is a 1991 grad […]


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