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 […]

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 […]

Sky’s the limit for this Coyote

De’Anna Nowling is fastest girl in California, but her dreams go far beyond the track



For someone born in 2001, De’Anna Nowling knows her 1990s hip-hop and R&B. On June 26, Nowling’s 17th birthday, the Calabasas High track and field sprinter walked around Keith Ritchie Stadium singing Total’s “Can’t You See” with a CIF State gold medal dangling from her neck. It’s a fitting song for Nowling and her long-awaited gold medal, the 112th first-place […]

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 […]

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 […]

Be our guest for ‘Beauty and the Beast’

Five-Star Theatricals, the resident professional regional theater production company of the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, will present Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast” in a two-week run with 10 performances from July 20 through 29. Music is by Alan Menken and lyrics by Howard Ashman and Tim Rice. The show stars Susan Egan, who earned Tony Award and Drama Desk […]

Auditions open for G&S operettas

Ventura County Gilbert and Sullivan Repertoire Company will hold auditions the musicals “The Pirates of Penzance” and “Utopia Ltd.” from 1:30 to 6:30 p.m. Sat., July 7. Performance dates are “Pirates of Penzance” from Oct. 8 to 24 and “Utopia Ltd.” from March 5 to 21, 2019. Both shows will be presented at the Hillcrest Center for the Arts, 403 […]

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 […]

Pet of the week

INQUISTIVITE—Bruno enjoys being with cats and other dogs. He is lively and fun and might be possessive of his home. To adopt Bruno ask for ID NO. A5169915 at the Agoura Hills Animal Care Center, 29525 Agoura Road. Pets may have already been adopted, so check http://animalcare.lacounty.gov before visiting the shelter.

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