2018-11-29

Music therapy

Show raises funds and lifts spirits


A group of caring Ventura County residents helped raise around $30,000 at a Sunday event to benefit families impacted by the Nov. 7 Borderline Bar and Grill shooting. The day of music, food and community took place at Nabu Wines in Westlake Village, where for four hours, nearly 1,000 people streamed in and out of the winery and its parking […]

Clean energy plan coming

As a resident of Agoura Hills, I feel it is important for all of us to know about changes that will affect the community at large. As such, the purpose of my letter is to inform those who may be unaware about the upcoming changes to their power provider and bill. In February 2019, our town will offer a shift […]

Tree-lightful festival at mall

The Hospice of the Conejo Festival of Trees runs through Sun., Dec. 9 at The Oaks mall, 350 W. Hillcrest Drive, on the second floor in the outdoor shopping area. Dozens of decorated Christmas trees, designed by local businesses, service clubs and individuals, are on display. Guests can vote for a favorite tree and place a bid, as all trees […]

Five questions to ask when shopping for a mortgage

COMMENTARY /// Real estate tips

Buying a home is a major financial commitment. It’s exciting, but can also be confusing and overwhelming. Choosing the best mortgage that fits your needs is an important first step and first-time homebuyers in particular should research the many options and know the right questions to ask. Here are some questions to ask a lender that will help you make […]

Still no answer as to ‘why’?



Law enforcement agencies investigating the Borderline Bar and Grill massacre in Thousand Oaks earlier this month say they have no answer to the question foremost on the mind of survivors, family members and the community at large: “Why?” Three weeks after they began collecting evidence from the venue and from the gunman’s car, home and social media accounts—as well as […]

Edison and other utility workers hustle to get services back

FIRE REPAIRS—Kanan Road is busy with activity on Nov. 24 as crews repair broken power lines that could be seen from the Pacific Coast Highway almost to the 101 Freeway. Other workers were checking on natural gas lines. While Kanan Road is open, Malibu Creek State Park, Solstice Canyon, Upper Solstice Canyon and Castro Crest will remain closed to all […]

Food pantry is rolling along

Restaurant cooks up something good for police and firefighters

Deputy charged with rape



A Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department sex crimes investigator has been charged with raping a 14-year-old girl. Neil Kimball, a 45-year-old Agoura Hills resident, pleaded not guilty to the charge—and an additional felony of trying to dissuade a witness—during a Nov. 21 arraignment in Ventura County Superior Court. Prosecutors allege that sometime between Oct. 1 and Dec. 31, 2017, Kimball […]

Calabasas hit by second blaze in past three years

Old fire caused heavy damage in 2016


Commuters who pass through Calabasas on the 101 Freeway see a stark reminder about the extensive damage of the Woolsey fire. It’s the second major blaze to hit the city in the past three years. The 2016 Old fire also hit the community hard. The once scenic Calabasas hills greeting motorists heading west from the San Fernando Valley are blackened […]


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