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Westlake gets serious about traffic scofflaws



Westlake Village residents spoke loud and clear when they told the City Council they believe there’s a problem with traffic speeders in the community. The outcry came following the Sept. 29 collision that claimed the lives of local boys Mark and Jacob Iskander. The council responded to the complaints and began installing signal light improve- ments at several city crosswalks. […]

Fight against virus gets a shot in the arm

Area health workers immunized this week


In a week that saw the coronavirus surge throughout Los Angeles and Ventura counties, the first local shipment of Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine was delivered Monday and promptly administered to health workers. The first of nearly 83,000 doses were delivered early in the week to nine different L.A. County healthcare sites. Another eight locations were supplied later in the week. County […]

In response to strike threat, Los Robles talks limiting ER admissions

FREE “Our focus will be on our current patients, and we can no longer admit new ones”


In an unprecedented move, Los Robles Health System’s emergency department is considering closing its doors to transfers, non-essential surgeries and ambulance traffic, with the exception of patients with symptoms of a stroke or heart attack. Los Robles’ parent company HCA Healthcare announced the changes today, only to walk them back less than three hours later, saying only: “Our hospitals must […]

Corps report details Rindge Dam removal

Approval means it can be down and out in about three years


The U.S Army Corps of Engineers approved a report last month that opens the door for the removal of Rindge Dam on Malibu Creek. Plans to remove the 100-foot high dam next to Las Virgenes Road south of Agoura Hills have been in the works for more than two decades. The Corps’ signing of the Malibu Creek Ecosystem Restoration Report […]

Dining ban creates outdoor eating disorder

Agoura Hills restaurant shows ‘dangerous disregard,’ city official says


No one’s happy the coronavirus pandemic has lasted this long. Between the fatigue and the promise of a soon-to-be vaccine, some are chafing against the restrictions meant to curb the spread of the disease. The owners of Cronies Sports Grill on Kanan Road in Agoura Hills are firmly in the “sick of it” camp, and Monday the restaurant hosted a […]

More kids back to school, with trepidation

LVUSD third grade started Monday


Parents in the Las Virgenes Unified School District might be pleased their third-grader was able to return to class Dec. 7, but some teachers aren’t so enthusiastic. The district announced plans to bring back the third-grade students on Nov. 10, one day after kids in transitional kindergarten through second grade returned to class under the Los Angeles County waiver program. […]

Talk of strike looms as COVID tests ICU capacity at Los Robles



The union representing nurses at Los Robles Regional Medical Center and several other Southern California hospitals is threatening a strike against parent company HCA Healthcare just as a wave of new patients sick from the coronavirus is pushing the Conejo Valley’s only hospital to capacity. Los Robles is filling up fast as winter flu and respiratory cases, combined with new […]


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