July 20, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Health & Wellness

Pharmaceuticals share much of the blame for rising drug costs

COMMENTARY /// Healthcare costs

When it comes to how high they price their products, drug companies want the public to ignore what they spend on marketing and the tax breaks they receive for consumer advertising. More...

Business

Beanscene in Oak Park brews final cup

Mom and pop closes after 23 years

Beanscene Espresso, the oldest independent coffee bar in the area to survive the Starbucks revolution of the 1990s, announced it is going out of business. More...

Rebate program available for electric vehicles

The Ventura County Air Pollution Control District, in partnership with the Ventura County Community Foundation, offers a Plug-in Electric Vehicle Rebate Program for Ventura County residents.  The program has been funded at $226,946 from the foun More...

One Capital Management expands in WLV

One Capital Management, a global investment management firm, recently signed an eight-year lease for 9,000 square feet of space in the Westlake Park Place office center in Westlake Village. More...

Sports

Aviator takes flight

Agoura grad stars for pro Ultimate Frisbee squad

Brandon Severson is a pro. More...

Liu wins Wimbledon title

The world must pay attention to Claire Liu.  Liu, the 17-year-old tennis wunderkind from Thousand Oaks, captured the Wimbledon junior singles tournament last weekend. More...

Welcome to the show

Yelich, Bandy and other locals carve careers in Major League Baseball

Jett Bandy remembers where it all started.  Bandy, a 2008 Thousand Oaks High graduate, said clashes against talented local players prepared him for his future in Major League Baseball.  More...

Police

SHERIFF’S BLOTTER

Agoura Hills   A $200 JBL speaker and $20 USB charger were stolen from a car parked on United Road July 7.  A burglar shattered a $500 car window to steal a $1,000 pink MCM backpack decorated with gold studs and containing a $100 book. More...

Faith

Buddhists welcome all to Obon Festival

Dressed in a colorful yukata, Helen Takanabe, a member of the Oxnard Buddhist Temple, makes her way to the dance circle.  As traditional Japanese music begins to play in the background, Takanabe and others slowly circle a large wooden tower, or More...

On the Town

Cabrillo soars with uplifting ‘Peter Pan’

But name change falls flat with some audience members

Like its impetuous namesake, the venerable 1954 Broadway fantasy “Peter Pan” refuses to grow up. More...

Paint and persistence: a love story

The Movie Nut

She was small in stature, mousy in appearance. More...

Boogie at Bogies

Bogies Showroom will present the award-winning jazz singer Lola Haag and The Back-Beats at 7:30 p.m. Tues., Aug. More...

Columns

Celestial splendor

On the Trail

Generations of music fans are undoubtedly familiar with Joni Mitchell’s song “Both Sides Now.” Its signature line, hummed by many, is “I’ve looked at clouds from both sides now, from up and down and still somehow . . . More...

Editorials

Enjoy our natural wonders, but please do so responsibly

Our readers like to get outdoors and take in all the natural beauty that the region has to offer. More...

Cartoon

Full Story

Unbalanced budget threatens LVUSD schools

Will teacher pensions cut into student programs?

Grappling with its new budget at a public hearing last month, the Las Virgenes Unified School District said dwindling state revenues, flat enrollment and greater employee pension obligations will cause spending to exceed income by more than $1 millio More...

Animal tracker follows heart

Man’s trail cameras see animals like never before

Kiefo Nilsson keeps a close eye out for track marks, scat and other signs of animal activity as he walks up a narrow, rocky trail in the heart of the Santa Monica Mountains.  More...

Community

California lawmakers vote to extend cap-and-trade bill

Assemblymember Jacqui Irwin’s (D-Camarillo) decision to attend a long-standing family engagement rather than vote on a major climate-change policy made news in the state Capitol this week. More...

Jogger attacked in popular park

Nearly a week after a woman was attacked while jogging early in the morning through Wildwood Regional Park in Thousand Oaks, police are still searching for her assailant.  More...

Agoura seeks new treasurer

The City of Agoura Hills is seeking qualified candidates to apply for city treasurer.  The selected candidate will replace Candis Hong, who has served as city treasurer since 2012 after retiring as assistant city manager for the City of Thousand More...

Schools

From kindergarten through high school, student brings perfect attendance

Some days were harder than others, but in the end Kimberly Propster never skipped a beat.  The 18-year-old Westlake Village resident graduated from Agoura High School having completed all 13 years of school without a single absence.  More...

Star scholar

The Philanthropic Educational Organization Star Scholarship for the 2017-18 academic year went to Caroline Bachman, an Agoura High School senior.  Bachman is the daughter of Phoebe and Tim Bachman.  The P.E.O.’s Westlake Village chapt More...

Pets

Wild about wildlife

WHEN NATURE CALLS— Above, Mollie Hogan from The Nature of Wildworks explains the habits of Dragon, a red tail hawk, at the Malibu Creek State Park campfire program July 15. Dragon is over 1 year old and has just received his red tail feathers. More...

Pet of the week

GOOD LUCK COMING YOUR WAY—Chance is a male black and brown terrier/Schnauzer mix about 4 years old. He walks well on a leash and is crate trained. He should be in an adult-only home. If you would like to adopt Chance ask for ID No. More...

Volunteers can assist biologists

Residents can join biologists from Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area in dissecting sterilized coyote scat that has been collected from throughout the region. The event takes place from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sat., Aug. More...

Family

Author explores world of threatened species

New book supports animal conservation

Endangered animals are the inspiration behind the first book in a new series by Rebecca Heller, a student counselor at Viewpoint School in Calabasas by day and author by night. More...

Kids explore seaside adventures

Seaside Kids Club will take place from 11 a.m. to noon Thursdays through Aug. More...

Wife not pushy about Amazon dash buttons

Family Man

My wife goes along with my random ponderings—theories about the universe, why things happen as they do, world issues and, of course, why American life isn’t complete without Amazon dash buttons. More...

Calendar

Calendar

THURS., JULY 20 Channel Islands Gulls More...

Letters

New hotels bring traffic

The Cambria Hotel Group might want to add a postscript on the registration form of their new Calabasas hotel: Do not travel on Las Virgenes Road between 7 to 10 a.m. More...

Flight patterns

On April 27, a new route was adopted for arrivals at LAX exposing areas of Moorpark, Thousand Oaks, Westlake Village, Agoura Hills and Malibu to over-flights.  Specific locations directly under the flight path are Paramount Ranch, Malibou Lake, More...

Agoura malls need updating

The City of Agoura Hills needs to encourage the owners of the grocery store centers to upgrade.  I have had the privilege to enjoy living and raising my family in Agoura Hills over the last 10 years. More...