2016-09-29 E-Edition

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Prop. 63 reduces clip capacity

Ballot measure takes aim at magazine rounds, other issues

A measure on the ballot in November is designed to tighten gun control laws in California, a state with some of the strictest firearm restrictions already in place. Proposed by Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom, Proposition 63—also known as the Safety for All initiative— comprises a set of gun-control measures that address gun usage and the sale of firearms and ammunition […]

Symphony of sound

FOR BILL—At bottom, New West Symphony’s Nancy Israel thanks guests for attending a Sept. 24 recital at Cal Lutheran University in honor of her late husband, Bill, who would have been 100 years old. The Israels have been longtime symphony supporters. From the top, Oak Park pianist Sean Chen performs, Paul Fried plays the flute and Diane Ketchie sings. The […]

A taste of India in the Conejo Valley

Sunday’s sweltering heat, with temperatures reaching triple digits, made Thousand Oaks’ annual India Festival seem even closer to its roots, organizers said. “This feels like India; the only thing missing is the humidity,” said Monisha Rao, a member of the India Friends Association, which puts on the festival. “If we had the humidity also, this is what people would experience.” […]

Coach of the Year kudos

JOB WELL DONE—Colin Pratt, Agoura High School cross country and track head coach, is named 2015-16 Coach of the Year the AHS Coaches Council. Under his coaching, five school records were broken in 2016. The boys’ 2015 cross country team and boys’ 2016 track and field team were both undefeated and won league championships.

Beach trailer donated to Lost Hills Sheriff

MOBILE COMMAND— From left to right, Steve Rishoff, David Stern, Barry Myerson, Christopher Levinson and retired Dep. Robert DeSantis proudly display a new Sheriff’s Department mobile command center trailer that will be assigned to Zuma Beach in the summer months and to other areas throughout the year. Harbor Freight Tools of Camarillo donated funds to the Lost Hills Sheriff’s Foundation […]

Agoura electrical outages spark concern

Planned electrical outages by Southern California Edison are said to be a necessary inconvenience, but the frequency of the work is getting on some customers’ nerves. Mark Leinwand, an Agoura Hills resident, is peeved that a Sept. 14 planned outage took three times longer than SCE said it would. Leinwand said neighbors told him they had to throw away some […]


THURS., SEPT. 29 Rhetorical Link Toastmasters 7:15 p.m. at Thousand Oaks Surgical Center, 401 Rolling Oaks Drive. Open house, refreshments served. Contact: Eve Oettinger. Phone: 805.490.6048. FRI., SEPT. 30 Used Book Sale 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. today, 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Woodland Hills Library, 2220 Ventura Blvd. New and lightly used kids and adult fiction, trade, […]

School district takes stand on propositions

Oak Park Unified School District took a stand on four education-related propositions appearing on the Nov. 8 ballot. The Board of Education approved support for Propositions 51, 55, 56, and 58 at the board’s Sept. 20 meeting. Proposition 51, the Kindergarten through Community College Public Facilities Bond Act of 2016, provides funding for school modernization and construction. The $9 billion […]

Voters choosing sides in Calabasas Canyon Oaks referendum


The battle lines have been drawn and now it’s up to voters to decide whether or not they will support the proposed Canyon Oaks hotel and homes project on the west side of Calabasas. Despite opposition by a citizens group, the Calabasas City Council voted 3-2 earlier this year to approve the development slated for a vacant site where Agoura […]