2016-01-21 E-Edition

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Evolving marijuana laws draw conflicting views

Local governments in the region went into overdrive recently, hustling to formulate new laws regarding the cultivation, transportation and use of medical marijuana. Three bills signed into law by Gov. Jerry Brown give California cities and counties until March 1 to come up with effective local regulations, or else the state will do it for them. It’s a time of […]

Speeding cyclist, careful pedestrian nearly collide

COMMENTARY /// Rules of the road

There must be ways to shock people into curbing their bad behavior. All I can think of at the moment, as I wrestle with an incident that just happened at a street corner in Westlake Village, is to tell it like it is: A speeding bicyclist nearly decapitated my poor dog. Yes, you read it right. A bicyclist on a […]

Funny folks perform

THE FINAL EIGHT—Top, eight local comedians audition Jan. 17 at Muvico in Thousand Oaks for a chance to win a 10-minute stand-up routine before a performance of Cabrillo Music Theatre’s “A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum,” to run Jan. 29 through Feb. 14 at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza. Front row, from left: Erik Escobar […]

Horvatich notches save after save

Westlake girls’ water polo goalie broke school record for blocks last year

Carsen Horvatich makes life in the cage look easy. The Westlake High girls’ water polo team’s star goalie cruised to a school record 276 blocks last season, toppling the old mark of 213 blocks. The sure-handed senior has continued being an octopus in the cage this season while helping Westlake remain competitive in a stacked Marmonte League. “Without Carsen we […]

Political Cartoon

Support group

Weight Watchers meets at the Agoura Hills Homewood Suites, 28901 Canwood St., beside Trader Joe’s. Meeting times are 6 p.m. Tuesdays with a 5:30 p.m. signin, and 8:30 a.m. Thursdays with an 8 a.m. sign-in.


THURS., JAN. 21 CLU Corporate Leaders Breakfast 7:30 to 9 a.m. at the Fess Parker Hilton Resort, 633 E. Cabrillo Blvd., Santa Barbara. Program on “Innovation, Progress, Stability: the Yardi Story” by Gordon Morrell and Anant Yardi of Yardi Systems. Web: callutheran.edu/clb. Channel Islands Gulls 11 a.m. at The Greek at the Harbor, 1583 Spinnaker Drive, Ventura. Luncheon at noon. […]

WHS baseball alumni game set for Jan. 30

The wait is almost over for Miami Marlins outfielder Christian Yelich. Westlake High’s alumni baseball game has been rescheduled to Sat., Jan. 30, the same day the school will retire the high school jersey number of Yelich, a Gold Glove Awardwinning left fielder, during a special ceremony at 12:45 p.m. at the WHS baseball field. Gates open at 10 a.m. […]

Council member issues welcome

As the newest member of the Calabasas City Council, I first wanted to thank the voters of the city for giving me this opportunity to work on behalf of our community. During the campaign I met so many residents who shared their concerns, ideas and suggestions for our community. I want you to know that I want our dialogue to […]