Two men accused of trafficking 16-year-old girl

Two men are facing sex trafficking charges for allegedly pimping a 16-year-old girl from Riverside at a Newbury Park motel. Newbury Park resident Cirsten Joseph, 26, and Fresno resident Jovantay Bess, 23, pleaded not guilty in Ventura County court June 14 to accusations that they used fear or coercion to force a minor into offering sex for money, court records […]

City leader hits the trail

TEAMWORK—Agoura Hills City Councilmember Deborah Klein Lopez, top left, leads a nature walk through Liberty Canyon recently with members of the public. She hopes to make the hikes a regular activity for nature-loving residents. To learn more, drop her a note at

Seniors get turned on to the benefits of cannabis

Because of the purported medical benefits of marijuana, many are questioning why the legalization of cannabis took so long. While the ‘just say no’ attitude of a reluctant older generation blocked marijuana’s acceptance for decades, the industry is quickly realizing that many of today’s senior citizens are just as interested in cannabis as their grandchildren. Horizons, a Calabasas apartment complex […]

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