Sheriff’s Blotter

Calabasas A UPS driver was robbed at gunpoint while making a delivery in Calabasas last month. The driver, whose name was not disclosed, had just delivered a package to a home in the 4000 block of Magna Carta Road around 1:30 p.m. Nov. 28. As he was returning to his delivery van a black Chevy Silverado with two Hispanic men […]

Many local seniors are learning to cope in the aftermath of fires

Other Side of 50

On the heels of the Borderline shooting, Allison, a Senior Concerns case manager, was knocking on doors of the occupants of the senior low-income housing complex where she works. She was concerned the residents were isolated in their apartments watching the 24/7 coverage of the massacre, feeling shocked and frightened. Allison encouraged them to come out of their apartments and […]

Temple offers Christmas feast to community

Temple Adat Elohim will host its 24th annual Christmas dinner from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tues., Dec. 25 at TAE, 2420 E. Hillcrest Drive, Thousand Oaks. The synagogue expects to offer a meal to more than 250 guests weeks after having to temporarily close its doors for a deep cleaning to deal with damage from smoke and ash from […]

Congrats to Coldwell Banker agent for outstanding sales

Joanne MacDonald, branch manager of Coldwell Banker Westlake, recently congratulated Pat Helton, a broker associate with Coldwell Banker Residential, for her outstanding sales production of over $13.5 million in closed listings and sales during a recent period this year. Her areas of expertise are Thousand Oaks, Westlake Village, Newbury Park, Agoura Hills, Oak Park, Simi Valley, Moorpark, Calabasas and Camarillo. […]

Report of friendly fire adds to frustration

The Officer Down Memorial Page—a Virginia-based nonprofit organization dedicated to honoring America’s fallen law enforcement men and women—reports 137 cops were killed in the line of duty this year. It is 137 too many. The organization says there have been 10 law enforcement officials who made the ultimate sacrifice this year in the state of California, one of whom we […]

Holiday fun for flutists

Potluck meal included

Flutists, prospective flutists and interested flute students can attend a winter holiday workshop from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. Sun., Dec. 16 at a private home in West Hills. Hosted by Toby Caplan- Stonefield, the event will include a performance by the Conejo Valley Flute Society along with solo flutists and holiday music played by guest flutists. Guest players are asked […]


THURS., DEC. 13 Simi Valley Community Council 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Best Western Posada Royale Hotel, 1775 Madera Road, Simi Valley. Santa Susana High School singers perform. Lunch cost: $18 cash or check. Web: svcommunitycouncil.org. Ventura County Rose Society 7 p.m. at Ventura County Office of Education Conference Center, 5100 Adolfo Road, Camarillo. Holiday celebration. Bring potluck dish […]

Morrison Sutton home has resort-style backyard with pool, spa

Also lots of palm trees and grassy area

This 705 Morrison Sutton house has five bedrooms and 4.5 baths in over 3,300 square feet of living space. The downstairs bedroom has a walk-in closet and a bathroom leading to the backyard. The large family room has a fireplace and a built-in bookcase. The updated kitchen includes granite counters, stainless steel appliances and a double oven. The master suite […]


Landscapes art show in Agoura Hills

GET THE PICTURE?—Jenny Hezzell, left, and Patricia McTague-Loft from Thousand Oaks attend the opening reception for Landscapes, a collection of images by fine art photographer Brian Valente. The show runs through Dec. 28 at the Agoura Hills Recreation and Event Center, 29900 Ladyface Court. The show is part of the Agoura Hills Cultural Arts Council’s solo artist series showcasing artists […]