Gabriel best in 45th

Oak Park native Jesse Gabriel, a Democrat, won the top spot in Tuesday’s runoff election to represent California’s 45th Assembly District. The 36-year-old Gabriel will finish the remainder of former representative Matt Dababneh’s term, which lasts until the end of the year. Gabriel defeated Republican Justin Clark, a 19-year-old resident of Calabasas. The 45th District, which includes Calabasas, Encino and […]

Ahoy all mateys, landlubbers and buccaneers

It’s Pirates Day at Ventura Harbor June 10

A newly designed pop-up experience will take place at the 13th annual Pirates Day event from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sun., June 10 at Ventura Harbor Village, 1583 Spinnaker Drive, off Harbor Boulevard. For one day only, the village will transform into the Streets of Port Royal. Venture along the waterfront to find pirates in sword fights by professional […]

Chabad to celebrate with festive gala

Chabad of the Conejo will present its annual banquet gala at 5 p.m. Sun., June 10 at the Four Seasons Westlake Hotel, Two Dole Drive, Westlake Village. With a theme of “Aspire to Inspire,” the fundraiser will feature entertainment by violinist Asher Laub, singer Itay Benda and comedian Avi Liberman. The event will also honor activists and entrepreneurs David and […]

The innovators

The VC Innovates 2018 Pathfinder Awards were presented to this year’s most innovative educators, business and community partners for their support of career and technical education recently during a luncheon at the Spanish Hills Country Club in Camarillo. All of the honorees have played a role in bringing career and technical education opportunities to the students of Ventura County. The […]

Lost Hills housing discussed

Homes proposed near new overpass

For the communities that have endured three years of construction on the Lost Hills overpass, this summer’s planned ribbon-cutting is a signal that life will soon return to normal. But on its heels comes another construction project in the area: a housing development that could end the quiet sooner than some residents would like. Real estate developer Borstein Enterprises held […]

It’s always kitten season in California

COMMENTARY /// Animal care

It is kitten season again, but with California’s constant warm weather it’s a time that seems to never end. As of last week, Los Angeles Animal Services reported 122 unweaned kittens in need of fostering or rescue. If you find a litter of kittens in your yard, what should you do? First, make sure they really are abandoned before you […]


THURS., JUNE 7 Marines/ FMF Corpsmen 6 p.m. at Elks Lodge, 1561 Kuehner Drive, Simi Valley. Ronald Reagan Marine Corps League Det. 597 meets for dinner and business. Open to all Marines and corpsmen. Contact: Ken Honaker. Phone: 805. 416.4063. Email: JrViceMCL597@gmail.com. Web: mcl597.org. Goebel Stamp Club 6:30 p.m. at Goebel Adult Community Center, 1385 E. Janss Road, Thousand Oaks. […]

High School Highlights

Agoura Chargers Fri., June 8: Early senior finals Sat., June 9: ACT Mon., June 11: Senior finals Tues., June 12: Senior brunch/Hyatt Regency Westlake/ 9 to 11:30 a.m. Wed., June 13: Senior picnic/ 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thurs., June 14: Last day of school Fri., June 15: Graduation/ stadium/6 p.m. Calabasas Coyotes Fri., June 8: Physics boat race/pool/8:36 a.m. […]

City, water district pioneer Helsley dies

Calabasas activist Harold “Hal” Helsley died April 11 and was known for his love of the environment as well as his role in the founding of the City of Calabasas in 1991. Helsley, a Calabasas resident, died of leukemia at the age of 81, three days before his 56th wedding anniversary. He served for 20 years on the board of […]

Waste roundup

Los Angeles County residents can safely dispose of household hazardous and electronic waste at a roundup event from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sun., June 10 at the Calabasas Landfill scale area, 5300 Lost Hills Road, Agoura. The roundup will accept the following items: antifreeze, unused pharmaceuticals, car batteries, used motor oil, paint, pesticides, household batteries and fluorescent light bulbs. […]

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