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Northrup’s meet-and-greet gets underway

Mayor holds monthly chats at local businesses


Agoura Hills Mayor Linda Northrup is sticking to her campaign promise to improve communication between the city, residents and business community by hosting her first monthly @the Mayor’s Table conversation. Northrup, elected to the City Council in 2015 and appointed mayor last December, joined members of the community at Hatch Cafe and Market in Agoura Hills on Feb. 12 to […]

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Boy Scouts of America opening doors for both genders


For more than 100 years, Boy Scouts of America has provided members with a foundation in learning, adventure and community. Similar to the armed forces, age doesn’t matter—once a Scout, always a Scout. Boys who attain the vaunted Eagle rank share a bond for life. But starting this spring, the “boy” in Boy Scouts will be in name only. The […]

Westlake hopes housing plan meets approval

City’s construction is falling short, state says


The state of California has a list and it’s checking it twice. Cities that don’t meet the state’s new housing law, such as Huntington Beach, could be in for a legal ride. The state has sued the Orange County coastal city for refusing to meet regional housing needs and standing in the way of affordable housing. Westlake Village officials are […]

Wolf, leader of the pack

Resident rocking local politics


Jeremy Wolf, a newly appointed planning commissioner for the City of Agoura Hills and district director for state Sen. Henry Stern, is on the political fast track. Wolf began serving his community at the age of 20 as a volunteer for local environmental groups. Since then, the 27-year-old has gained valuable experience that reflects his passion for Agoura Hills. He’s […]

Oak Park rattled by attack on 2 students

Girls verbally and physically assaulted


Oak Park Unified School District officials and the Ventura County Sheriff ’s Office continue to investigate an attack on two 12-year-old Medea Creek Middle School students who were physically and verbally assaulted while walking home from school the afternoon of Feb. 6. About half-a-dozen young people ages 13 to 16 allegedly taunted the two middle school girls after they left […]

California Strong gives community a lift

California Strong, a nonprofit organization in partnership with the Southeast Ventura County YMCA, distributed its first round of grant money to victims of last year’s fires and the Borderline shooting. Over 150 applicants in Southern California received individual grants from California Strong on Feb. 8. Another check disbursement will take place in Northern California. More than $1 million has been […]

Attack on two middle school girls not a hate crime



Oak Park Unified School District officials and the Ventura County Sheriff’s Office continue to investigate an attack on two 12-year-old Medea Creek Middle School students who were physically and verbally assaulted while walking home from school the afternoon of Feb. 6 Approximately half-a-dozen high school-age students allegedly taunted the two middle school girls after they left the campus on Wednesday. […]

Wild weather makes a big splash



A week’s worth of rain that didn’t go away until Tuesday led to soggy hillsides and local road closures, but little serious damage in the community other than leaky roofs and muddy front porches. The first storm rolled through on Jan. 24 with a rare display of thunder and lightning. More than 5 inches of rain has fallen in the […]

Cannabis on the go

Local cities told they must allow home deliveries



Californians have had access to legal cannabis for over a year, but in many communities the product has been difficult to obtain. A new state law makes acquisition easier by allowing home deliveries. The law that took effect in January modified existing rules so that cities, which previously controlled every aspect of the commercial cannabis industry within their borders, can […]

Calabasas High School wins county Academic Decathlon

Smart students ace the competition

Calabasas High School won the Ventura County Academic Decathlon for the third year in a row during competition held the last two weekends in Oxnard. Coming in second place is Thousand Oaks La Reina High School, followed by Westlake High School in third. Calabasas High School is also the winner of the Super Quiz portion of the competition. Students from […]


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