2016-04-07 E-Edition

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Out of darkness and into light

Community embraces Autism Awareness Month

April is National Autism Awareness month and next week the community will be introduced to one local group giving new hope to people with the disorder. The event, put on by the Autism Spectrum Disorder Supports group, is titled “Wear Your HeartWings” and will feature live entertainment, celebrity guests, a costume contest, auction, art, food and drinks. It runs from […]

Agoura in Rams’ playbook

NFL team moves into new headquarters

The National Football League’s Los Angeles Rams opened for business Monday in Agoura Hills after signing a five-year lease agreement for space at an office park on Agoura Road across the street from City Hall. The team’s marketing, finance and other administrative departments will work out of an office at 29903 Agoura Road temporarily until tenant improvements are completed on […]

Disappointing rainfall brings back fear of fire and drought

The new grass and brush that sprouted from winter’s below-average rain laid a blanket of bright green over local hills and mountains, but looks can be deceiving, Ventura County Fire Department spokesperson Capt. Mike Lindbery said. Underneath the new plant life are layers of dried-out vegetation that have accumulated during the past five years of drought. Because the El Niño […]

Calabasas council revises medical cannabis law to allow cultivation

The Calabasas City Council voted to amend its medical marijuana law and allow qualified patients with a prescription to cultivate limited amounts of cannabis. In January, the city passed regulations prohibiting the cultivation and delivery of marijuana ahead of a deadline imposed by the state that establishes a licensing and regulatory framework for the cultivation, manufacture, transportation, storage, distribution and […]

Moves on Mae Boyar

Improvements at park being debated

Plans for a new community center that will replace the 50-year-old building at Mae Boyar Park in Oak Park are coming into focus, but questions still remain regarding the structure’s design and whether parking spaces should be added and existing trees removed. An ad hoc park committee that has been tackling the project met March 11 and will recommend three […]

Stop me if you’ve heard this before


It’s easy to look at the beautiful green hills and blooming flowers all around us and believe the drought is over. It’s not. The rainy season—if you want to call it that—has almost ended, but our local communities have received only about half of their average precipitation. Better than last year’s dismal performance, but still nothing close to the mega-El […]

Political Cartoon

Don’t be a party pooper

Common courtesy and the law requires that you pick up after your dog. That doesn’t mean pick up the poop, put it into a bag and leave the bag behind. There are trash cans all around your walking circuit; please use them. Stan IsraelAgoura Hills

Out-of-district kids getting free ride at OPUSD

The alleged support to extend one of four school taxes for an additional 40 years may be misleading. Their main hurdle will be the out-of-district students who pay nothing toward these multiple taxes. Also, the school traffic in the area is progressively getting worse and sometimes dangerous. These schools are nestled in neighborhoods. Trying to negotiate around Media Creek in […]