Skateboard museum opens in Simi

Skate lessons also available at new facility

Former Skatelab co-owner Todd Huber is keeping skateboarding alive in the East County with a new skateboarding museum and skate school at the Simi Valley Town Center. Huber founded the nonprofit Skateboarding Hall of Fame in 2009 and owns one of the largest skateboarding memorabilia collections in the world, which is on full display at its new location. The space […]

Eagles hit the deck

‘OVER THE LINE, SMOKEY!’—Oak Park High boys’ basketball senior guard Fredy Rivera, front, and Camarillo’s Mark Bolo dive for a loose ball on Dec. 14 at OPHS. The Eagles lost that night, 79-56. The Coastal Canyon rivals played again on Wednesday, but afinal score was not available at press time.

Water district fills board positions

Jay Lewitt of Agoura Hills and Lynda Lo-Hill and Lee Renger of Calabasas, members of the Las Virgenes Municipal Water District board of directors, took the oath of office at last month’s meeting to begin new four-year terms on the panel. Renger has served on the water board since 2005, and Lewitt has sat on the board since 2014. Lo-Hill […]


Clean up book fines Food for Fines week at the Ventura County Library system will run Feb. 10 through 16. The library program is in partnership with FOOD Share Ventura County. Oak Park Library patrons can return overdue items along with canned food donations to have fines reduced at the library, 899 N. Kanan Road. One can of food will […]



Answers provided by Jim Allen, the founder and proprietor of Allen Motors. Allen is a 25-year resident of Thousand Oaks. Q: When was your business founded? How many locations do you have? How many people do you employ? A: Allen Motors opened in 1993.The company has one location and currently employs around eight staff members. Q: What inspired you to […]

Village Glen home has fruit trees and rose bushes in a private garden area

This Village Glen home has been newly remodeled and expanded. The 1,349-square-foot townhome offers privacy. Light and bright, the two-bedroom, two-baths house has a separate dining/living room with a fireplace. Hardwood floors are in the remodeled kitchen and family room. The kitchen has a Viking range and hood, stainless steel appliances, custom cabinets and plenty of storage. Amenities include recessed […]


Legal cannabis stumbles out of the gate

When the clock struck midnight on Dec. 31, California began its second year of legalized cannabis with several new laws governing the nascent industry taking effect. But what was expected to be a hugely profitable industry has begun with fits and starts. Initial reports following the passage of Proposition 64 in 2016 projected that the state would license thousands of […]

Sheriff’s Blotter

Agoura Hills A woman’s purse was stolen after she left it in the Jack in the Box on Kanan Road on Jan. 6. The woman ate at the establishment, hung her purse on the back of her seat and left without it. She returned 90 minutes later to retrieve it but saw it was stolen. The purse contained the woman’s […]

Mother’s visit prompts reflection

Other Side of 50

After a 15-year hiatus, my mother is coming to California to visit me. During the many years she was caring for my father, who had Parkinson’s disease, my mother could not bring herself to leave his side. But now that he’s gone, she is ready to make the journey from New Hampshire. For the past few days I’ve been thinking […]

Takeda takes over Shire

Takeda Pharmaceutical (NYSE:TAK) recently announced the acquisition of Irish drug maker Shire in a reported $56-billion deal expected to close later this year. Shire, a global biotech firm with a focus on curing rare diseases, maintains branch offices on Baxter Way in Westlake Village and on Lawrence Drive and Rancho Conejo Boulevard in Newbury Park. Takeda’s research and development efforts […]