2018-06-28

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 […]

A solstice celebration

MIDSUMMER DANCE—At right, guests at the 98th annual Swedish Midsummer Celebration help raise the maypole on June 24 at Vasa Park in Agoura. The Swedish American Central Association presented the event that included folk dancing (below), traditional Swedish food, unique clothing for sale, children’s activities, live music and a celebration honoring the festival’s queen and her royal court.

Jewelry showcase a real gem

The Assistance League Conejo Valley Thrift Shop will present a one-week Summer Jewelry Showcase starting Sat., July 14 at 2853 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd., Thousand Oaks. Unique and original pieces handcrafted by the Assistance League jewelry team will include items made with sterling silver, semi-precious stones, beadwork and metal clay. The shop is open from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. […]

Big name entertainment at TOCAP

The Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza at 2100 T.O. Blvd. has set its lineup for the 2018-19 season. Comedians and musicians will include Lilly Tomlin, Loudon Wainwright, Kathleen Madigan, Rodney Crowell, Mark Wills and Johnny Boyd. Artists bought back by popular demand include Engelbert Humperdinck, America, Peter Yarrow and Noel Paul Stookey, and Live from Laurel Canyon. A Magical Cirque […]

Westlake Canyon Oaks home on large lot

This large lot is in Westlake Canyon Oaks. The house has four bedrooms and three baths with one bedroom and bath downstairs. The formal living room has a high vaulted ceiling and fireplace. The kitchen has white cabinetry with granite counters and newer appliances. Dining can be at the breakfast bar that separates the kitchen from the family room or […]

Have fun and be safe on Independence Day



The Fourth of July is known for fireworks, but firefighters are urging residents to leave the light displays to the professionals. “Leave the shows to the pros,” Capt. Steve Swindle with the Ventura County Fire Department said. Fireworks are illegal everywhere in Ventura County except in Fillmore. Swindle said it’s important for residents to know the danger of dealing with […]

Hot sauce competition is smokin’

The inaugural international hot sauce competition in the Conejo Valley, and a California Cornhole Association-sanctioned cornhole tournament with cash prizes, are part of the Old Boney Mountain Hot Summer Night Festival from 5 to 9 p.m. Thurs., July 12 at The Gardens at Los Robles Golf Course, 299 S. Moorpark Road, Thousand Oaks. The event will also have unlimited craft […]

Coldwell Banker agent commended for top production in listings and sales

Joanne MacDonald, branch manager of Coldwell Banker Westlake Village, congratulated Pat Helton, a broker associate with Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage in Westlake Village, for her outstanding production in listings and sales. During a recent period, she closed escrows for $7 million in volume. Helton achieved the International President’s Circle Award, ranking her in the top 5 percent of all Coldwell […]

Man killed riding motorized bicycle



A traffic collision June 21 at Reyes Adobe Road and Thousand Oaks Boulevard in Agoura Hills resulted in a man’s death when his motorized bicycle struck another vehicle driving through the intersection. The Ventura County Medical Examiner’s Office identified the deceased as Brian Larson, a 49-year-old resident of Newbury Park. The cause of death was multiple blunt force injuries. The […]

Running for fun on the Fourth

The 41st annual Calabasas Fourth of July Lakeside Fun Run will start at 7:45 a.m. at Calabasas Lake, 23400 Park Sorrento. The all-ages Wednesday event will have a 4-mile run, 2-mile run, 2-mile family walk and a quarter-mile youth run for ages 12 and under around Calabasas Lake. In addition, a pet show will begin at 11 a.m., followed by […]


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