2016-09-15 E-Edition

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Supergirl Graff makes ‘Ninja Warrior’ history

But falls just short in finals

Jessie Graff is a real-life superhero who can defy gravity and leap tall obstacles in a single bound. The professional stunt-woman from Calabasas became the first female ever to complete Stage 1 of the “American Ninja Warrior” national finals course. The popular television show requires competitors to navigate punishing obstacles in the hopes of completing all stages and winning a […]

No Olympics at Paramount Ranch

Homeowners opposed to bike racing in the Santa Monica Mountains

The possibility of an Olympic biking event being held at Paramount Ranch was nixed by Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area officials after residents voiced concerns. The Los Angeles Olympic Committee thought Paramount Ranch would be a good location to host its mountain biking competition in the 2024 games. David Szymanski, SMNRA superintendent, pitched the idea to the Las Virgenes […]

Sour note at concert

A sold-out performance by singer-songwriter Michael McDonald and top-selling duo Daryl Hall and John Oates brought thousands of people to Westlake Village over Labor Day weekend, but the first-of-its-kind event for the city also generated a large amount of criticism. In the hours after the Blue Sun Music and Wine Festival wrapped on Sept. 3, scores of attendees who paid […]

Local area still tiptoeing through the recession

Healthy job market eases fears

A booming labor market that has created jobs for nearly everyone who wants them should drive salaries higher next year in Ventura and Los Angeles counties and keep the recession at bay, a newly released economic forecast says. But fewer jobs will be created statewide as the recovery from the 2008 subprime mortgage crisis moves into its eighth year. “Ventura […]


Agoura Hills A vandal caused $20 in damage spray painting graffiti on the door of a van parked in the 5700 block of Kanan Road Aug. 30 Calabasas A burglar stole $10,000 in cash and heirloom jewelry, including an $8,800 engagement ring, a $1,500 watch and a $1,900 bracelet, from the master bedroom of a home on Park Hermosa Sept. […]

Board of Supervisors will recognize Oak Park anniversary

The next regular meeting of the Ventura County Board of Supervisors will take place at 6 p.m. Tues., Sept. 20 in the Oak Park Community Center, 1000 N. Kanan Road. The meeting will be an opportunity for East County residents to see the workings of their county government first hand. The meeting is scheduled to celebrate the 50th anniversary of […]

Creek cleanup volunteers needed

Volunteers are being sought for the annual Medea Creek cleanup in Agoura Hills. The event, organized by the City of Agoura Hills and Heal the Bay, will take place from 9 a.m. to noon Sat., Sept. 17. Participants will meet at the corner of Kanan and Agoura roads. Each year, thousands of community volunteers come together to remove debris from […]

Zika discovery cause for precaution, not panic

Ventura County health officials recently announced the first reported case of the Zika virus in the county. Dr. Robert Levin, the county’s chief public health officer, said the woman who contracted the virus had been traveling through Latin America, which is how she contracted the disease. A mosquito bite in the county was not the cause. There’s been a lot […]