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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 […]

Los Robles Medical Center settles class-action lawsuit

Employees say they were shortchanged


Although it admitted no fault, Los Robles Regional Medical Center has agreed to pay nearly $3 million to settle a class-action lawsuit alleging that it owes some employees and former employees back wages. The settlement is the result of a suit filed in June 2014 by former Los Robles nurse Jeanette Munden, who complained that the hospital prevented employees from […]

Student groups host gun-violence forum



Sue Orfanos, mother of Borderline Bar and Grill victim Tel Orfanos, 27, said Sunday that her son’s friends now plan escape routes at every venue they go to. The Thousand Oaks resident said their new reality reflected a failure of American adults to act, noting that Scotland and Australia changed their laws following mass shootings in their countries, while the […]

FIRE & WATER

Malibou Lake residents worried about wandering Woolsey debris


With the Woolsey fire long-extinguished and repair efforts well underway, it’s hard to believe that more damage is possible. But some residents are worried. People who live at Malibou Lake, which lost several homes in the November fire, are especially concerned. They believe the lake, which is fed by the Malibu Creek Watershed, is becoming a dumping ground for sediment […]

WLV welcomes new chief

Rob de Geus replaces Ray Taylor


The Westlake Village City Council announced last week it has found a replacement for city manager Ray Taylor, who stepped down Dec. 21 after serving the city for 26 years. The top Westlake city government post will be taken by Robert de Geus, who was selected after a lengthy search that drew interest from candidates from around the country. De […]

Weapons scare forces grocer lockdown



Reports of a man with a shotgun in the parking lot of Erewhon Market in Calabasas led to a 45-minute lockdown at the Agoura Road grocery store on Jan. 24. Victor Grenner, vice president of Erewhon, said the store’s manager called 911 at 6 p.m. after an employee said they saw a man get out of a vehicle carrying a […]

New twist in molestation case



Calabasas resident Jeff Cooper, a one-time city official, is facing a further indictment on the heels of the child molestation charges for which he was arrested last year. Cooper, 66, had pleaded not guilty to the molestation charges in June 2018 and was released on $5 million bail. But rather than pursue the case against Cooper in open court, the […]

Family still searching for missing son



A private investigator hired to find a Simi Valley man last seen in the Santa Monica Mountains said he doesn’t believe there’s a connection between his client and Anthony Rauda, the man charged this month in the death of a camper at Malibu Creek State Park. Jayden Brant, speaking on behalf of the family of Matthew Weaver, said there’s no […]

Fisticuffs at Lake Lindero

An ongoing dispute between previous and current managers at Lake Lindero Country Club led to a fistfight resulting in injuries at the Agoura Hills property on Jan. 26. A deputy from the Lost Hills Sheriff Department was called to the scene last Saturday after a fight broke out in the club’s parking lot on Lake Lindero Drive between club general […]

SLOW GROWTH

Legal cannabis stumbles out of the gate


When the clock struck midnight on Dec. 31, California began its second year of legalized cannabis with several new laws governing the nascent industry taking effect. But what was expected to be a hugely profitable industry has begun with fits and starts. Initial reports following the passage of Proposition 64 in 2016 projected that the state would license thousands of […]


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