2017-05-18 E-Edition

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Oak Park’s Measure A and the attack on District of Choice

The Oak Park school district parcel tax narrowly lost at the ballot box last week—a result that left a few egos bruised but came as little surprise. Not only residents of Oak Park—but also those in Agoura Hills who must deal with Kanan Road traffic on a daily basis—have been complaining for years about the large influx of students from […]

All hands on deck

Master chorale to present three world premieres at Epiphany church

The 105-voice Los Robles Master Chorale will conclude its 29th season with two performances of “Lauridsen & Co.” at 4 and 8 p.m. Sat., May 20 at the Church of the Epiphany, 5400 Churchwood Drive, Oak Park. The program will have choral music by living composers that features three chorale-commissioned world premieres as well as the music of National Medal […]



A SWEET CAUSE—Troop 992 from Sumac Elementary in Agoura Hills donates a portion of the profits from 2017 cookie sales to Children’s Hospital Los Angeles and the Agoura Hills animal shelter. Front row, from left: Lila Marshall, Cecilia Diamond, Talia Bendavid and Celia Papadantonakis. Back row: Zoe Bon Viso, Isabella Ciccone, Makena Shain, Stella Robbins, Lily Barragan and Corinne Chudzinski.

Pet of the week

CREATURE FEATURE—Kreacher is a male gray and brindle domestic longhair cat about 8 years old. He is good with small children and other pets. He is an indoor cat. If you would like to adopt Kreacher ask for ID No. A5046305 at the Agoura Hills Animal Shelter, 29525 Agoura Road. Occasionally pets have already been adopted, so check http://animalcare.lacounty.gov before […]

To make housing affordable, build more housing

Guest opinion

Our region faces a severe housing-affordability crisis. The Wall Street Journal reported last month that teachers, police officers and firefighters could afford fewer than 9 percent of the homes in Ventura County, which makes it the fifth, least affordable housing market in the nation. A separate report by the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco last month noted that soaring […]

Old is new again on list of popular baby names

Emma and Noah are again America’s most popular baby names, for the third year in a row. This marks the fourth year at number one for Noah and the third for Emma. There is only one new name in the top 10 this year—Elijah—the first time he has ever reached the most popular tier. According to Social Security, here are […]

Humane Society to open its doors to public

The Humane Society of Ventura County will celebrate its 85th anniversary with an open house from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sat., June 10 at its Ojai shelter at 402 Bryant St. In addition to viewing animals for adoption, attendees can get a behind-the-scenes look at the shelter, interact with animals, tour the kennels and clinic, meet the staff and […]