Alleged Calabasas child molester makes bail

Jeff Cooper, 66, arrested on eight counts

Calabasas resident and former city official Jeff Cooper pleaded not guilty to eight counts of child molestation and is free on bail. Cooper, 66, was arrested June 18 and charged with penetration of a child under the age of 10 and oral copulation with a minor. The alleged crimes took place between 2006 and 2016. Investigators from the Los Angeles […]


Los Robles Regional Medical Center and Blue Shield reach a deal

Patients with Blue Shield Covered California or off-exchange individual Blue Shield plans will have full in-network access at Thousand Oaks’ Los Robles Regional Medical Center beginning July 1. Following a four-year impasse, HCA Healthcare, Los Robles’ parent company, announced this week it had reached a deal with the insurance provider to allow those with Blue Shield coverage to return to […]

Snoozefest: the commencement address

Hot Flashes

Wake me up before you go go graduate, baby. I didn’t need a hot toddy to find my way to dreamland. Nor did anyone else in the audience. Yet Americans spend more than $40 billion yearly on sleep aids. Those are the things that help you snooze when you are throttled by hot flashes in the middle of the night […]

Jewish ‘eruv’ is back and brings with it more protests

It has been over 10 years since I first learned of eruvs and their symbolic significance for Orthodox Jewish communities. For those who are seeing this word for the first time, the dictionary defines an eruv as “an urban area enclosed by a wire boundary that symbolically extends the private domain of Jewish households into public areas, permitting activities within […]

Using Lasik to fix astigmatism

COMMENTARY /// Aye eye, Doc

After many years of research and clinical testing, the ability to fix astigmatism with lasik eye surgery has finally materialized. In order to comprehend this journey and understand how elimination of astigmatism is possible, it’s important to review some basics, such as understanding astigmatism, its manifestations as well as how lasers treat nearsightedness and astigmatism. Astigmatism is a condition of […]

End-of-year heroics

Kanan and Agoura is not the place to build

To say there is little enthusiasm for the proposed Ave development at Kanan and Agoura roads in Agoura Hills is a gross understatement; there is none. And developer spokesperson Brad Rosenheim should really stop insulting the intelligence of the residents. To have the nerve to say, “I don’t believe the streets will be significantly impacted, and I don’t believe there […]

Sounds of refreshment

The Global Truth Center will host a special sound bath meditation led by Eric Matthew Sedorovitz from 7:30 to 9 p.m. Fri., June 29 at 880 Hampshire Road, Ste. V, Westlake Village. Part meditation and part listening exercise, sound baths are said to be restorative musical performances using Himalayan singing bowls, crystal bowls, gongs and biosonic tuning forks. Participants lie […]

Center wants student help

The Agoura Hills/Calabasas Community Center Joint Powers Authority is accepting applications for the Agoura Hills student member and Calabasas student member position on the board of directors. The board acts as the governing and policy making body of the authority in the operation, control, improvements and planning of the center, personnel and fiscal operations. Student members are non-voting members appointed […]

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