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Guns taken off the street

Lost Hills deputies arrest man with six firearms

Deputies with the Lost Hills Sheriff’s Station arrested a man April 11 for carrying and concealing multiple firearms, including handguns, rifles and several hundred rounds of ammunition. Deputies were called to Zuma Beach in Malibu after receiving reports of a suspicious man harassing women on the beach. One woman reported on Facebook that the man, later identified as Kyle Kiddy […]

Mother-son team reaches for the top

Westlake cancer survivor shows what’s possible with 14,000-foot climb


Inspiration comes in many forms, and people who are faced with a life-threatening illness often see the world through a different lens. Given not one, but two cancer diagnoses in the past four years, Westlake Village resident Sarah Reines became inspired to regain her health, push her body to the limit, and climb a tall mountain. Reines, a resident of […]

Revitalizing Agoura Road

New development brings old parcel back to life



The push to add more homes, stores and offices in Agoura Hills often becomes mired the fight to preserve the city’s remaining open space parcels, but one commercial real estate proposal for review by the city might have an easier time gaining public support because it’s being sited on an already-developed parcel of land on Agoura Road. The Agoura Yard […]

Library turns the page on COVID-19

Read all about it: The Calabasas Library has reopened to the public for the first time in over a year. Limited services became available on April 13. The library at 200 Civic Center Way will be open for limited services on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Sundays from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Attendance inside the city-run library is limited to […]

Community Center welcomes vaccine clinic



The expansion of COVID-19 vaccine eligibility to everyone over the age of 16 is expected to place new pressure on local distribution centers. The nearest government-run vaccine hubs are in Ventura County and the San Fernando Valley, and supplies at local retail clinics such as CVS and Rite Aid have been limited, but a facility closer to home is giving […]

Ventura County bows out in legal fight against Godspeak church

Court challenges against the recalcitrant parish are set aside


The Ventura County Board of Supervisors decided on Tuesday to drop its final lawsuit tied to COVID-19, putting an end to months of legal wrangling over pandemic-related public health orders. In a 5-0 closed session vote on April 13, supervisors agreed to withdraw the county’s case against Godspeak Calvary Chapel in Newbury Park which established itself as the center of […]

Highway 23 repairs on track for ’23

Caltrans steers $91-million project


The long drive to complete upgrades on the 23 Freeway in eastern Ventura County is halfway home. Although local commuters continue to be frustrated by lane closures and delays on the busy highway, work on the $91-million project is half complete, Caltrans says. One year ago the California Department of Transportation began its work to repave the 8.2- mile stretch […]

Meth bust yields three arrests

The Ventura County Sheriff’s Office announced it made three arrests and seized more than 4 pounds of methamphetamine in a recent bust. An investigation began after the sheriff’s department narcotics team received a tip that 22-year-old Carlos Parra of Oxnard was trafficking meth throughout Ventura County, police said. On March 25, deputies stopped Parra’s vehicle in the City of Ventura. […]

Closed during pandemic, local community center reopens for vaccine clinic



The expansion of COVID-19 vaccine eligibility to everyone over the age of 16 is expected to place new pressure on local distribution centers. The nearest government-run vaccine hubs are in Ventura County and the San Fernando Valley, and supplies at local retail clinics such as CVS and Rite Aid have been limited, but a facility closer to Las Virgenes area […]

HOUSING FOR THE FUTURE

Facing pressure by the state, local cities grapple with demand for new homes


Higher home prices fueled by the pandemic, low interest rates and a seeming lack of supply are making it increasingly difficult for young families to put down roots in the area. Not just young buyers, but those from all demographic groups are increasingly priced out of the market as housing costs reach stratospheric levels and incomes fail to keep pace. […]


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