Sheriff’s Blotter

Agoura Hills On Feb. 11 a thief broke into a car parked outside the L.A. Fitness gym on Agoura Road, punctured the driver’s handle key lock and stole a purse. The purse contained a wallet, driver’s license, debit cards, cash and checks. The stolen items were worth $1,490. Someone entered an unlocked car parked on Agoura Road the night of […]

Join a tour of Gardens of the World

The Ventura County Garden Club will take a guided walking tour of Gardens of the World at 11 a.m. Wed., March 6 at 2001 Thousand Oaks Blvd., Thousand Oaks, The tour will run 45 minutes. Attendees should gather in the gardens’ parking lot at least five minutes before 11 a.m. The walking path is an easily accessed, paved route that […]

High School Highlights

Calabasas Coyotes Fri., Feb. 22: Creative writing contest through Fri., March 1 Guitar building/scene shop/8:36 to 10:13 a.m. Sat., Feb. 23: Mock ACT/lecture hall/8 a.m. to noon Toys for Tots bake sale/farmers market/9 to 11 a.m. Mon., Feb. 25: Out-of-state college presentation/media center and lecture hall/5 p.m. Wed., Feb. 27: Black History Month wristband sales/homeroom Oak Park Eagles Fri., Feb. […]

Meet Your Local Business

Vintage Grocers

Vintage Grocers is a locally-focused grocery store with multiple locations. This Q&A is with Melissa Darpino, the company’s brand ambassador. Q: What is the nature of your business and what sets it apart from similar businesses ? A: Vintage Grocers is a specialty grocery store made for the neighborhoods in which we live. We feature thoughtfully sourced products, whethere they […]

Local leaders want power lines buried

Following every wildfire there’s a discussion about the best way to keep lives and property safe. A recent opinion piece signed by five area mayors and two county supervisors calls for utility companies to start burying power lines to ensure they don’t start a fire. Ventura County Supervisor Linda Parks was one of the officials behind the letter. She composed […]

CASA of Ventura moves to new home

Each day, there are more than 400,000 children in foster care in the United States, according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The nonprofit advocacy group Children’s Rights, which seeks to reform the foster care system in the U.S., said children in foster care might be separated from their siblings, moved from home to home without much […]

Oak Park college senior plans to run coast to coast

Event to raise funds for cancer support programs

Instead of a time to get away from the grueling schedule of homework and tests, Oak Park resident Stephanie Allen sees summer break as a chance to accomplish more. The 21-year-old senior is a mathematics major at Cal Lutheran University in Thousand Oaks, and this year she plans to use her summer break to raise money for cancer support programs. […]


Serious commitment needed from power company

If you drove along Kanan and Malibu Canyon roads following last November’s Woolsey fire, you couldn’t help but notice the furious work going on, especially the cleanup. More importantly, crews could be seen installing new fire-resistant metal power poles to replace some of the old wooden ones. Work on the poles began before the fire took place, but after the […]

Landscape artist to share his skills at meeting

The Westlake Village Art Guild will host a dinner and art demonstration by Kevin Short on Tues., March 5 at Los Robles Greens’ west banquet room, 299 S. Moorpark Road, Thousand Oaks. Check-in begins at 5:30 p.m. A buffet dinner opens at 6 p.m., followed by the art demo. A native of Southern California, Short is an internationally recognized oil […]