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‘Frustrating’ delays keep Grossman on hold

Traffic death case continued a fourth time


The case against Rebecca Grossman, the woman accused of running over and killing two boys in a Westlake Village crosswalk with her car last fall, has yet to commence, and supporters of the victims are starting to tire of the delays. Two dozen people gathered outside the Van Nuys Courthouse on Grossman’s latest court date, July 21, to demand justice […]

Town hall preps residents

Despite Monday’s rain, local fuel remains dry and the risk of fire high


Oak Park lost nine homes to the Woolsey fire in 2018, and some impacts of the blaze are still visible in the community. Residents aren’t likely to underestimate the threat of wildfires anytime soon. Last week, more than 50 residents attended a town hall meeting to discuss fire safety and fire prevention methods. Ventura County Supervisor Linda Parks hosted the […]

Student gardens encourage return of butterfly



Several schools in Oak Park will be welcoming back more than just students this fall; there will be butterflies, too. Working a collaboration with the Ventura County Resource Conservation District, some campuses in the Oak Park Unified School District will install milkweed gardens to encourage a regeneration of the monarch butterflies population in the region. The gardens will be built […]

OPUSD heads back under new superintendent



Oak Park families will have the opportunity to meet the school district’s new superintendent next week. Dr. Jeff Davis will host a meet-and-greet with the public on Wed., Aug. 4 at Oak Park High School as a way to introduce himself and the Oak Park Unified School District leadership team to students, parents and other community members. The event was […]

Public getting fed up with delays in Grossman case

Another continuance is granted


The case against Rebecca Grossman, the woman accused of running over and killing two boys in a Westlake Village crosswalk with her car last fall, has yet to commence, and supporters of the victims are starting to tire of the delays. Two dozen people gathered outside the Van Nuys courthouse on Grossman’s latest court date, July 21, to demand justice […]

Summer of Love

Restaurant’s defiant stand on COVID-19 divides community

Strong support for Cronies at meeting


The first Agoura Hills City Council in-person meeting in more than a year, held last week, kicked off with nearly three hours of comment from members of the public who called on the city to drop its criminal lawsuit against Cronies Sports Grill. The city filed the suit earlier this year in response to the restaurant’s disregard for public health […]

Fryhoff makes bid for top cop post

SHERIFF’S RACE


While sitting sheriffs have traditionally run unopposed in Ventura County, it appears Bill Ayub will face an opponent from within his own ranks in the 2022 race for sheriff. Monday, Cmdr. Jim Fryhoff submitted candidate paper- work to the county. Among the forms filed is one establishing a fundraising committee, allowing him to start collecting campaign contributions immediately. Fryhoff, a […]

Lagoon repair underway soon



It’s been nearly three years since the Woolsey fire tore through Oak Park. Most of the damage has been repaired, but there’s still one big fix left: the Oak Canyon Community Park lagoon. Dan Paranick, district manager for the Rancho Simi Recreation and Park District that oversees the community’s open space, said he expects the 1.25-acre pond on Kanan Road […]

Warning of H2O shortage as drought persists

Las Virgenes Municipal Water District, the drinking water supplier to 75,000 residents in the region, upped the ante in the fight against drought and announced that the district’s Water Shortage Contingency Plan has been changed from stage one to stage two. The higher level warning comes in response to Gov. Gavin Newsom’s request Tuesday for voluntary statewide water use reductions […]


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