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 […]

Sheriff’s Blotter

Agoura Hills On June 20 a burglar broke into a home on Cambridge Court by smashing a window on the rear door to the house. The thief ransacked the master bedroom and stole a Gucci belt, a gold ring and a pair of diamond earrings with a total value of more than $2,800. Someone broke into a home on Towhee […]

Summer fun for L’il Ranchers

The annual Lil’ Ranchers Summer Program will run from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Tues., July 10, 17, 24 and 31 and Aug. 7 at Leonis Adobe Museum and Ranch, 23537 Calabasas Road, Calabasas. The program will have a different theme on the ranch every week. In addition to scavenger hunts and themed crafts, activities will include dancing to the tunes […]

Museum hosts tribute to local philanthropist

For more than 50 years, Hollywood publicist and Westlake Village resident David Mirisch has been connecting celebrities and athletes in more than 2,500 charity fundraising events, helping to raise over $35 million for nonprofits. In a tribute to his charitable work, the Museum of Ventura County will host an exhibit of photographs, awards and memorabilia from Mirisch’s work. The exhibit […]

Locklear in trouble again



Homegrown celebrity Heather Locklear is facing fresh criminal charges that she kicked two first responders last Sunday during an incident that began with a 911 call from her North Ranch home. Already free on bail and awaiting trial on a similar incident that took place in February, Locklear is looking at two additional counts of battery following the June 24 […]

Vacationers should dive in before hitting their next tropical destination

Flying Squirrel

Many vacationers find themselves with way more activities on their to-do list than time in which to do them. On the plane or car ride home, they reflect on all the things they wish they’d done. Sites missed, books unread, experiences untried. I recall a visit to Sandals a few years ago. I spoke with a couple who were learning […]

Theaters seek volunteer ushers

The Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza is in search of volunteer ushers. The plaza complex contains the 1,800-seat Fred Kavli Theatre for the Performing Arts and the 394-seat Janet and Ray Scherr Forum Theatre. Both theaters have state-of-the-art technology and acoustics. Over 300,000 patrons and 50,000 children attend more than 400 performances annually. The theaters host touring Broadway musicals, popular […]

Westlake Promenade shake-up

Shake Shack to replace PS 805


In-n-Out, Five Guys, Umami Burger, Stacked, Lucky’s Dog House, Freddy’s Frozen Custard and Steakburgers: There’s no shortage of places in the Conejo Valley to chow down on a delicious burger. Soon, there will be one more. New York-based Shake Shack, a cult favorite, is shimmying into the Westlake Promenade. Sometime after the last bell rang for Public School 805 restaurant […]

Brit car buffs

Owners British cars display their vehicles at the Central Coast British Car Club’s 26th annual show from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Sun., July 15 at Channel Islands Harbor, 3600 Harbor Blvd., Oxnard. The event will have food trucks and opportunity drawings for car-related items with all proceeds going to local charities. Entrants will receive goodie bags. Awards will be […]

LVUSD wins grant to fight nicotine use

Las Virgenes Unified School District announced it has been awarded a $1-million state grant to combat nicotine use by students. The funds come from Proposition 56, the $2 per pack cigarette tax approved by voters in 2016, known as Proposition 56. LVUSD is one of only five school districts in the state to win the grant. The school district said […]


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