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State puts seniors next in line for vaccine

By John Loesing | January 13, 2021

California’s senior citizens are going to the head of the line. Gov. Gavin Newsom announced Jan. 13 that the state will allow all residents 65 and older to be the next group to receive the coronavirus vaccine. It puts them ahead of teachers, firefighters, police and grocery workers in the state’s tiered system for vaccine priority. Newsom said the decision […]

Calabasas names new city manager

By John Loesing | January 07, 2021

After an almost yearlong search, the City of Calabasas has a new city manager. Officials announced Jan. 7 that Kindon Meik will take over leadership at city hall on March 15. Meik has been serving as the city manager of Corcoran, Calif. for nearly a decade, during which time he focused on fiscal stability for the city and improving and […]

Agoura Hills restaurant defies outdoor dining ban

By John Loesing | December 03, 2020

A Superior Court judge this week ordered Los Angeles County Public Health officials to produce scientific evidence supporting their ban on outdoor dining that went into effect last week. The issue is set to come before the court next Tuesday. In the meantime, restaurants are expected to abide by the ban and close all patio service to customers. Cronies Sports […]

Revised stay-at-home order in effect Monday

By John Loesing | November 30, 2020

L.A. County’s revised stay-at-home order went into effect Monday, a follow-up to last week’s prohibition on outdoor dining that closed restaurant patio service for a second time since the pandemic began. City playgrounds in Calabasas, Agoura Hills and Westlake Village are closed to the public under the new order, and all public and private gatherings with individuals not in the […]

Oak Park superintendent announces retirement

By John Loesing | November 13, 2020

Tony Knight’s 42 years in public education, most of them in Oak Park, will end next July. Knight announced his retirement as superintendent of schools for the five-campus Oak Park Unified School District effective July 1, 2021. He became district leader 17 years ago. Knight said the unprecedented challenge facing OPUSD in a pandemic year is not the reason for […]

Some Las Virgenes campuses allowed to reopen

By John Loesing | October 30, 2020

  Some students in the Las Virgenes Unified School District will be going back to class on Mon., Nov. 9. The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors this week approved the district’s waiver request and said nine elementary schools will be allowed to reopen for on-campus learning. Classes will resume for children in transitional kindergarten, also known as pre-kindergarten, through […]