2015-01-15 E-Edition

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New Agoura rec center opens to public

Lawsuit implicates school board member

A sex discrimination lawsuit filed last month against toy manufacturing giant Mattel, Inc. has called into question the behavior of Las Virgenes school board member Dallas Lawrence, who served as a vice president of corporate affairs for the El Segundo-based toy maker in 2013 and 2014. Lawrence, a 40-year-old Calabasas resident, was elected to the Las Virgenes Unified School District […]

Cougar attack leaves homeowner on edge

At least $1 million in taxpayer money will be spent to create a freeway underpass to protect local wildlife such as deer, coyotes, bobcats and mountain lions. If the animals are appreciative, they aren’t showing it. Four pygmy goats were killed on a residential property in rural Agoura near Paramount Ranch on Dec. 29, and video evidence suggests a big […]

Shots taken at hockey league

Tri-Valley founder comes underfire

The City of Calabasas said it plans to approve a new contract with Tri-Valley Roller Hockey League next month, but some members of the community say they aren’t happy with the league that plays at De Anza Park and have begun efforts to bring a new hockey program to the city. Tri-Valley’s contract with Calabasas dates back to 1996. Ned […]

Coats for a wintry day

Bold rescue at Century Lake Dam

A sightseeing hike to Century Lake Dam in Malibu Creek State Park took a turn for the worse for a group of hikers when they became stranded in the gorge amid rushing water and slippery rocks around 6:20 p.m. Sun., Jan. 11. A 24-year-old woman from North Hollywood and two men in their 20s visiting from Florida began suffering from […]

Grant for Oak Park High

Oak Park High School received a grant as part of a collaboration with Ventura County Community College District and other local school and business organizations. The three-year grant is funded by the California Department of Education’s Career Pathways Trust. The school received about $95,000 of the $13-million grant to support programs that will give students the skills they can use […]


The Jan. 8 editorial “Ahem, please cover that cough” incorrectly reported Paul Russell of Ventura County Public Health as saying this year’s flu vaccine is a good match for the strain circulating. The quote was taken from a 2013 press release. Russell left his position with the county the same year. In fact, this year’s flu vaccine is not a […]

Be rational when mountain lions come calling

There seems to be no shortage of voices in our community who are willing to speak up for the plight of the area’s tiny population of mountain lions. It’s probably a good thing that people have taken up the cause to save the animal, which is not on the endangered species list but whose habitat in the Santa Monica Mountains […]