Cities rush in to put their stamp on medical marijuana use

City officials across the state are tightening regulations on the growth, sale and distribution of medical cannabis following the recent passage the Medical Marijuana Regulation and Safety Act. The law gives the state new tools to control medical pot, which was legalized under Proposition 215, the 1996 medical marijuana act. The state’s new law more clearly defines rules on prescriptions, […]

Celebrate 100 years of parks in movies

In celebration of the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service, local film historians will host “The Centennial on Screen: 100 Years of our National Parks in the Movies”from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sun., Jan. 24 at the Santa Monica Mountains Visitor Center on the grounds of King Gillette Ranch, 26876 Mulholland Hwy., Calabasas. National parks have long served […]


Erin Witt from the Oak Park High School class of 2012 earned dean’s list honors at Northern Arizona University for fall 2015. Witt is in the NAU College of Social and Behavioral Sciences. Benjamin Vertelney of Calabasas made the fall 2015 dean’s list at Indiana State University in Terre Haute. He is a freshman majoring in professional aviation flight technology. […]

More lawn watering OK

The Las Virgenes Municipal Water District has lifted its one-day-per-week irrigation restriction.  Customers can now choose the days and the amount they wish to water, but all other drought restrictions remain in place, including prohibitions on runoff and watering between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m., the water district said. “This change in policy should not be interpreted as an indication […]

Residents give input on needs, wishes for parks

Three cities study how to improve recreational facilities

The cities of Agoura Hills, Calabasas and Westlake Village are taking part in a $3.2-million countywide study to inventory what their parks departments have to offer and to find out from residents the types of recreational opportunities they want. In the past few weeks, each city hosted a workshop where participants shared their ideas on where they would like new […]

Dedication for Boys & Girls Clubs facility

Recognized for their support of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Conejo Valley and for their many contributions to the community, Rocky and Lon Morton will be honored at a dedication of the Rocky and Lon Morton Boys & Girls Club building at noon Tues., Feb. 23 on the campus of Sequoia Middle School, 2855 Borchard Road, Newbury Park. […]

Measure G bond oversight committee needs volunteers

The Las Virgenes Unified School District Board of Education is seeking volunteers to serve on a citizens’ oversight committee for the community-approved Measure G bond programs. The committee, which typically meets once each quarter, monitors the allocation and use of the funds and provides an annual report to the board of education. The committee is comprised of: an active member […]

Biologists spring trap on bobcat study

With a pair of new kittens born in the West Santa Monica Mountains recently, mountain lions continue to make local headlines. But they are not the only predators being studied by the National Park Service. Biologists recently set up a camera and a cage with a dove inside on a remote trail in Liberty Canyon in Agoura Hills in the […]

Young, creative

20-year-old Calabasas entrepreneur to debut jewelry line at vintage market

Twenty-year-old Carly Hartman of Calabasas is ready to take her business to the next level—at the flea market. Hartman will debut her jewelry line 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sun., Jan. 24 in the Artisan Alley at the Topanga Vintage Market at Pierce College in Woodland Hills. Harman began her business, Cora Wear, three years ago when she was a […]

Family caregivers find support

Senior Concerns will present a community seminar on “Improving Your Caregiving Experience: Finding the Support You Need,” from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Tues., Jan. 26 at Senior Concerns, 401 Hodencamp Road, Thousand Oaks. The seminar leaders are Charna Posin and Sue Lindermann. Posin is certified senior advisor and patient advocate at Senior Concerns. Prior to joining Senior Concerns, she specialized […]