2016-06-30 E-Edition

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Fiery early morning freeway crash kills two men from Woodland Hills

A freeway collision involving a big rig and a car at Chesebro Road in Agoura Hills killed two people early Tuesday morning, authorities said. The crash occurred at 12:15 a.m. on the eastbound lane of the 101 just west of Chesebro Road. The names of the victims are being withheld pending family notification. The collision involved a 2008 BMW sedan […]

Only a fool lights up on the fourth

COMMENTARY /// Firework safety

Last year on the Fourth of July, residents of rural Agoura living along Mulholland Highway panicked when celebrants at a large backyard holiday gathering unleashed a booming barrage of fireworks at 8:30 p.m. This year, the hope is that people will truly think before they act in an unlawful and irresponsible manner. The recent Calabasas wildfire—sparked by a toppled power […]


SCHOLAR— Westlake Village resident Anthony Bonvino has been accepted into the Harvard University School of Engineering and Applied Sciences summer internship program. Professor George Whitesides (CalTech ‘64) heads the 10-week Research Experience for Undergraduates program. Bonvio is a recent graduate of Loyola High School. He is study biomedical engineering at Ventura College.

101 work delayed until fall

The latest freeway delay isn’t the rush hour slowdown near The Oaks mall. It’s the $37.5-million expansion of the 101-23 interchange. Originally scheduled for completion by spring, the project end date was first pushed to August, and now Caltrans expects to be done in the fall, a department spokesperson said this week. Construction began in February 2014. With much of […]

Entertainment at county fair

The Ventura County Fair, “A Country Fair with Ocean Air” runs Aug. 3 through 14 at the county fairgrounds, 10 W. Harbor Blvd., Ventura. The fair will have contests, exhibits, animals and carnival rides. The Grandstand Arena Entertainment Series offers 10 free concerts and four Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association rodeos. These events, except as noted, are included in the fair […]

Tips on helping the aging brain

COMMENTARY /// Brain health

We jokingly call them “senior moments,” those times when the name of your dentist is on the tip of your tongue but you can’t quite remember it, or a frantic search for your car keys ends when you discover them next to the carton of milk in your refrigerator. Usually, these are common and harmless lapses in memory. At other […]

Chamber introduces Los Angeles Rams

For Kevin Demoff, it was a nobrainer to have the Rams return to Southern California. Talking to National Football League leadership a year ago about why the organization should set up shop in the Conejo Valley, the franchise’s chief operating officer said he went through a litany of reasons why the area was the perfect place to relocate the team. […]

New steak restaurant a cut above

WELL DONE—Above, guests gather on the patio during a grand opening celebration for Cut 360 on June 23 in Thousand Oaks. Below, Bennett Quintard, right, a waiter at Cut 360, offers a serving of ahi tuna poke to Kelli Brodie, left, of Woodland Hills and Robin Kolstad of Playa del Rey. Cut 360 calls itself a churrascaria, a restaurant where […]

Pet of the week

SNAKES ALIVE!—Daisy is a female yellow and white King snake. She would make a good first snake. If you would like to adopt Daisy, ask for ID No. A4962641 at the Agoura Hills Animal Shelter, 29525 Agoura road. Occasionally pets have already been adopted, so check http://animalcare.lacounty.gov before visiting.