Fentanyl lab uncovered in T.O.

Clandestine labs are nothing new in the East County. For years, local narcotics agents combated tiny meth-making operations, and more recently, honey-oil manufacturing. But apparently a new substance has arrived on the amateur drug-making scene: fentanyl. A 23-year-old man is facing charges for manufacturing the powerful narcotic after police say they discovered a makeshift drug lab inside his Thousand Oaks […]

University Village residents hit the trail

Early last Saturday morning, John O’Donoghue stood alone near a neighborhood trailhead to Wildwood Regional Park, waiting for fellow hikers to arrive. In his hands he held walking sticks and embedded in the top of each stick was a small compass. “It’s so you never get lost,” he said. “I paid $18 for the pair.” The 89-year-old wasn’t always an […]

Pet of the week

LAIDBACK— Romeo, handsome but shy, can be found in the Habikat room with his friend Smokey. Fully vetted, he needs a quiet home. If you would like to adopt Romeo ask for ID NO. A5180657 at the Agoura Hills Animal Care Center, 29525 Agoura Road. Occasionally pets have already been adopted, so check Los Angeles County Animal Care & Control.

Cabrillo provides free counseling on money matters

Help available for home buying

Cabrillo Economic Development Corporation’s Homebuyer and Financial Services offers free financial counseling to Ventura County residents. “Clients benefit by receiving free guidance on financial and housing goals and end up with better control of spending and savings. They will receive a personalized action plan so that they may achieve their goals quicker. They also receive additional resources suitable to their […]

A pitch for the World Cup

So your appetite has been whetted and in case you’ve been living in a cave you know that the World Cup soccer matches are now in full swing. Many local residents are probably still smarting from the failure of the U.S. men’s team to qualify for the biggest sporting event on the planet and are thinking there’s no reason to […]

June is region’s Amateur Radio Month

The Ventura County Board of Supervisors recognized the county’s amateur radio volunteers by designating June as Amateur Radio Month at the June 12 meeting. In presenting a proclamation to local ham radio operators, the board cited the many hours of training and instruction the volunteers devote to serving the region in times of emergency. Ham operators gain operating privileges by […]

Gala to honor community leaders

Food and mime evoke a Paris night

Unity of the Oaks will host “An Evening in Paris” from 7 to 10 p.m. Sat., June 30 at a private home in Mountain View Estates, Calabasas. The event will honor Conejo Valley leaders and support Unity of the Oaks Church of Thousand Oaks. The celebration will feature gourmet French food and pastries, wine, a silent auction, mimes, street painters […]

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Ham operators will have a field day

Members of the Ventura County Amateur Radio Society, Simi Settlers Radio Club and Southern California Contest Club will take part in a national Amateur Radio Field Day exercise starting at 11 a.m. Sat., June 23 and running straight through to 11 a.m. Sun., June 24 at the Reagan Library, 40 Presidential Dive, Simi Valley. Library hours are from 10 a.m. […]