2018-10-25

Deputies back on trail in clue hunt



Deputies with the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department returned to the hills of Malibu Canyon on Oct. 17 to renew their search for clues in the string of burglaries and reports of gunfire that have plagued the area for two years. Detectives with the major crimes bureau arrested 42-year-old Anthony Rauda on Oct. 10 in connection with burglaries that had […]

First-time voter likes Pearl

As an 18-year-old first-time voter in our current chaotic political climate, I could not have been more excited to receive and fill out my ballot for the upcoming election. All my life, my father has been an amazing role model who has always put the needs of our family and community first. Whether it is coaching countless seasons of AYSO […]

Exposing the naked truth to a kid

Hot Flashes

“Yaya, these people aren’t wearing any clothes.” Oy vey. When you take a 7-year old to a museum, be prepared to do a lot of ’splaining. I relied on Yiddish expressions even though I didn’t taste a bagel until I was 18. “ Well you know how it is, Coco,” I explained, “these people lived almost 2,000 years ago. Those […]

Faith moves from pew to ballot box in November

Houses of worship sign up voters before fall election


Local houses of worship are urging members to take their faith to the ballot box Nov. 6. Churches, synagogues and mosques across Thousand Oaks are emphasizing the importance of civic participation ahead of the November election. Although Congress passed legislation in 1954 prohibiting houses of faith that are registered as nonprofit organizations from participating or intervening in any political campaign […]

Bad moon rising

Sportsmanship in high school football reaches all-time low



On Acorn Sports Island, an “In the Bleachers” cartoon by Steve Moore is tacked on the corkboard with a green pushpin. Within the strip, a football player/Golem strapped in a helmet towers menacingly at a sports editor’s door. The office manager speaks: “Yes, it was a very critical column. However, you still need to call ahead and make an appointment […]

Inmate still loose

Detectives with the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department are still searching for an inmate who escaped from Lost Hills Sheriff’s Station on Oct. 16. Edis Gonzalez-Lopez, 19, was an inmate worker at the Lost Hills station who escaped by climbing a perimeter wall. Inmate workers are nonviolent inmates who have been entrusted to perform certain duties around the station while […]

Sheriff’s Blotter

Agoura Hills A thief entered a car parked on Agoura Road the night of Oct. 15 and stole four pairs of sunglasses, an iPhone, an iPod and papers out of the glove compartment. The stolen property was worth $1,100. The vehicle showed no signs of forced entry. A car parked at Passageway Place and Lake Lindero Drive was burglarized Oct. […]

Pumpkin fest returns to Calabasas

Spirituality through the lens of gender

Padre Serra Parish will present a program on “Venus and Mars Revisited: A New Look at Male and Female Spirituality” at 7 p.m. Tues., Nov. 6 in the Serra Center, Padre Serra Roman Catholic Church, 5205 Upland Road, Camarillo. Spirituality is a broad subject area that has garnered much publicity in recent years. Men and women approach this field of […]

Lions survive on the road

FOOTBALL /// Oaks Christian 21, Calabasas 13

It wasn’t a work of art, but the Lions will settle for a win. Oaks Christian High’s football team held on to defeat Calabasas 21-13 on Oct. 19 on the road. Zach Charbonnet, a running back who verbally committed to Michigan, propelled the Lions’ offense by carrying the ball 27 times for 255 rushing yards and two touchdowns. He secured […]


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