2017-05-04

2017-05-04 E-Edition

Morrison got their goats



HAVE YOU HERD?—The Morrison Ranch Estates Homeowners Association in Agoura Hills has once again called in the cavalry or, in this case, the goats. Each year, the HOA hires a goat herd to gobble up the heavy scrub that grows on an 80-acre swath around the perimeter of Morrison Ranch. These are some of the more than 500 goats that […]

Local reps weigh in on ‘sanctuary state’ bill




A proposed bill that would prevent law enforcement agencies from using their resources to help with immigration enforcement is heading to the California Assembly, and Ventura County authorities are fighting to stop its passage. Senate Bill 54, authored by Sen. Kevin De Leon (D-Los Angeles) and commonly referred to as the “sanctuary state” bill, passed the state Senate April 3 […]

As seen through the lens of a journalist



Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer Lynsey Addario is the final speaker on the National Geographic Live! Series at 8 p.m. Fri., May 12 at the Kavli Theatre, Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, 2100 Thousand Oaks Blvd. Why would anyone willingly plunge into the war-torn areas of Afghanistan, Darfur or Libya? For Addario, the answer is also the title of her memoir, “It’s […]

A. E. Wright Middle School goes for the gold

Calabasas campus noted for academics

A.E. Wright Middle School in Calabasas received the Gold Ribbon Schools Award from the California Department of Education. The award recognizes middle and high schools that have developed innovative programs that support rigorous academic standards and create a positive school environment. A.E. Wright is also identified as an Academic Achieving School, an additional recognition that is given to certain schools […]

All Bach music, all the time



Students quarantined following chickenpox outbreak

Some Mariposa parents oppose vaccinations


The Las Virgenes School District told 90 unvaccinated students at the Mariposa School of Global Education to stay out of class for three weeks starting May 1 due to a chickenpox outbreak at the Agoura Hills school. The students who hadn’t been vaccinated were told to stay home for 21 days to avoid catching and spreading the disease. Las Virgenes […]

Trouble in paradise

Residents near Wildwood park complain about visitors parking cars in their streets


Wildwood Regional Park might have too much of a good thing. Drawn to the open-space area by its main attraction, Paradise Falls, weekend crowds quickly overwhelm the small dirt parking lot at the main trailhead at the western end of Avenida de Los Arboles and spill out into the neighborhood. To visitors, parking a few blocks up the street is […]

Channel your inner song



A women’s a cappella patriotic chorus is forming to perform at 7 p.m. Tues., June 6 at 340 Mobil Ave, Camarillo. Singers are also rehearsing Tuesday nights with the ChannelAire Chorus to prepare for an onstage performance Tues., July 4. For information or to reserve a spot, call (805) 557-4962.

OPHS recognized for student success



Oak Park High School has been selected by Educational Results Partnership and the Campaign for Business and Education Excellence as a 2016 Honor Roll school. The Honor Roll is part of a national effort to identify high performing schools and spotlight successful practices that improve outcomes for students. Schools receiving this distinction from leaders in the California academic and business […]


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