Cancer group again looking for leadership

For the third time in as many years, the Cancer Support Community Valley/Ventura/Santa Barbara is searching for a new chief executive officer. Bridget Karl, who started as CEO in 2016, stepped down from the position May 4. Karl, who declined a request for comment, issued a statement to the Thousand Oaks-based nonprofit. “It has been an honor serving the Cancer […]

Annual Agoura Hills Senior Expo

BUCKET LIST—Guests check out displays during the recent Senior Expo at the Agoura Hills Recreation and Event Center on May 2. Above, Heather Teodoro, public education specialist with Los Angeles County West Vector and Vector-Borne Disease Control, speaks with Tracy Silver, a resident of Old Agoura. Below, Dr. Mark Suski, chief of surgery at Los Robles Regional Medical Center, gives […]

Benefit is All For Love

Cabaret and jazz singers and songwriters will present a benefit concert for All For Love Animal Rescue at 3 p.m. Sat., June 2 at Bogart’s Upstairs, inside the AMC Theatres at The Oaks mall, 166 W. Hillcrest Drive, Thousand Oaks. The event will feature music by award-winning singer/songwriter Amanda McBroom and jazz singer Sue Raney. The singing duo of Maripat […]

State recognizes Oak Park accomplishments

Oak Park Unified School District was recognized by the California Department of Education as “exemplary” in a new state award honoring school districts that can show their educational standards have made a positive impact on students. Oak Park Unified was among 23 districts statewide to claim the distinction. Oak Park Superintendent Tony Knight said he was excited that his district […]

Sheriff’s Blotter

Calabasas A truck parked outside Lovi’s Deli on Calabasas Road was burglarized on May 19. Someone smashed the rear driver’s side window, causing $200 damage, and stole a red backpack containing various work tools worth $200. A person broke into a home on Calipatria Drive on May 18. The robber smashed a sliding glass door, causing $500 damage. The victim […]

Ranch with a golden heart

FREE Boots and barbecue bash

Music and fun in Topanga

Meeting the challenge


Oak View High School’s 2018 graduation served as a reminder that students who struggle with academics, family problems, medical issues and other hardships often find strength in their adversity. Families, friends, teachers and administrators gathered on the lush lawn behind the school off Conifer Street in the late afternoon on May 25 to witness the graduation of students who learned […]

Death investigated as homicide

The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department announced the identity of a man whose body was found May 16 in a drainage ditch along the 1600 block of Las Virgenes Canyon Road south of Calabasas. He was identified as Francisco Reynaldo Cruz, 52. An autopsy showed that Cruz died from sharp force injuries to the neck and chest, as well as […]

Catch wildflower spectacular before it’s gone

On the Trail

Limited precipitation that arrived late in SoCal’s erratic “rainy season,” combined with May’s persistent periods of dank, raw, gray gloom, has enabled native wildflowers and shrubs in the Santa Monica Mountains to achieve ninth-inning glory. A forecast for temperatures to heat up in June should prompt haste if you wish to catch a spectacle best described as a series of […]

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