2018-05-31

Triunfo approves rate hike



The Triunfo Sanitation District voted last week for a customer rate increase that hopes to raise $6 million for the Pure Water Project, a new local processing plant that will turn reclaimed sewer water into drinking water. The 2.5 percent increase will add about $1 to the monthly bill for Triunfo customers in Oak Park, Lake Sherwood, Bell Canyon, Westlake […]

Man, 26, killed in T.O. condo stabbing



The Ventura County Sheriff’s Office is still trying to determine the events that led up to a homicide that took place Monday inside a condominium complex just off Thousand Oaks Boulevard. At 1:15 a.m. on May 28, deputies discovered the body of 26-year-old Chad O’Melia inside a unit at Casa de Oaks on Maegan Place. They also found a 27-year-old […]

Art show

Local artist Michael Amato will be showing his work in June and July at the Four Friends Gallery, 1414 Thousand Oaks Blvd., Thousand Oaks. His “Faces of Humanity” series will be on display. For information, call Amato at (805) 490-0889.

Cal Lutheran University awards scholarship to Syrian refugee



Rama Youssef was a sixth-grader in Damascus when Syria’s deadly and destructive civil war erupted in 2011. For a year, she lived in a warzone, passing through checkpoints under the watchful eye of armed militia and growing accustomed to the sound of gunfire in the distance. When bombs started to fall close to Youssef’s school, her mother decided it was […]

2018-05-31 E-Edition

Owner’s decision to leave dog in car makes critic out of all of us

Actions blamed, defended


For many, the hot Southern California summer is a solvable problem—swimming, air conditioning and an icy drink are great ways to stave off the heat. But there’s one population that doesn’t have the means to keep themselves cool: pets. As summer approaches, veterinarians and animal advocates say it’s important to be aware of the effect the heat can have on […]

Goodbye, Mr. Coroalles



City council meetings don’t typically draw a big crowd, but in Calabasas on May 23, empty chairs were in short supply. It was Tony Coroalles’ last council meeting in his 15-year career as the Calabasas city manager. Friends, colleagues and agency officials turned out in droves to pay their respects to the man who has overseen the city for the […]

Inmates attempt to take over the asylum

PLAY REVIEW /// ‘One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest’


With its deft combination of comedy and tragedy, Ken Kesey’s novel “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest” is recognized by Time magazine as being one of the 20th century’s most acclaimed English-language novels. The 1975 film version, starring Jack Nicholson, cleaned up at the Oscars, winning all five major awards (Best Picture, Director, Screenplay, Actor and Actress). Dale Wasserman’s hard-hitting […]

High School Highlights

Agoura Chargers Fri., June 1: ComedySportz/ main stage/6 p.m. Sat., June 2: SAT Theater banquet/main stage/6 p.m. Mon., June 4: Dance team meeting/ faculty dining room/6 p.m. Tues., June 5: Senior awards/ main stage/5 p.m. Calabasas Coyotes Fri., June 1: Senior activity No. 1 Sat., June 2: Senior prom/7 p.m. Mon., June 4: PFC volunteer brunch/media center/9 a.m. Senior awards […]

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 […]


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