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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 […]

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. […]

Full reopening by June 15 if all goes well

The vaccines are taking effect, virus cases are down, and the most optimistic COVID-19 forecast in over a year was delivered Tuesday in Sacramento by Gov. Gavin Newsom. The governor announced the next step in California’s struggle against the pandemic, taking the state beyond its color-coded blueprint model for recovery and suggesting all counties could complete their reopening by June […]

Westlake man trains residents to become ‘pre-responders’

His Conejo Health nonprofit teaches overdose prevention


Before the pandemic, America was gripped by the intensity of its opiate epidemic, the effects of which are still being felt. Matthew Pall, a paramedic and resident of Westlake Village, knows the pain of addiction. His girlfriend died of an accidental overdose in 2019, and a year later the same fate befell one of his good friends. Inspired to act, […]

Light pandemic travel could yield to heavy Olympic traffic in 2028

Roads are tolerable now, but wait until the Games arrive


The 2028 Los Angeles Olympic and Paralympic Games are still just a mark on the distant calendar, but Ventura County transportation officials have already started the ball rolling in their effort to make it easier for the throngs of athletes, coaches, fans and media personnel who must travel to various sites where the games will be held. Darren Kettle, executive […]


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