The day the music died

Jan. 1 is supposed to be when recreational marijuana can legally be sold and consumed in California, but the 2017 voter-approved law that permitted the growing and purchasing of pot for personal use—starting next month—has landed with a thud. In addition to a state license, retailers need approval from their local jurisdictions to begin operations. So far, no cities in […]

Dave & Buster’s ready to hire

A Dave & Buster’s in Thousand Oaks is one step closer to becoming a reality. The arcade-themed American restaurant is advertising jobs at its future Conejo Valley location, which is slated to fill the retail space left empty by Sports Authority on Hillcrest Drive next to Sears. There are seven advertised openings on the Dave & Buster’s corporate job site, […]

High School Highlights

Agoura Chargers Fri., Dec. 29: Winter break-no school through Mon., Jan. 1 Calabasas Coyotes Fri., Dec. 29: Winter break-no school through Mon., Jan. 1 Tues., Jan. 2: Spring musical auditions/black box/3 to 5 p.m. Wed., Jan. 3: Spring musical auditions/black box/3 to 5 p.m. Thurs., Jan. 4: Spring musical auditions/black box/3 to 5 p.m. Softball parent meeting/lecture hall/5 p.m. Oak […]

Happy New Year—it’s the law

To be clear, California and its cities have some pretty dumb laws. Just a few examples: In Chico, it’s illegal to bowl on the sidewalk. In Dana Point, you can’t go to the bathroom with your window open. In Eureka, you’re not allowed to sleep in the road. In Hollywood, it’s illegal to drive more than 2,000 sheep down Hollywood […]

Economic Development Collaborative adds small-business advisor

The Economic Development Collaborative-Ventura County has added consultant Rachel Horn to its team of 30- plus advisors who provide free one-on-one consulting to local businesses. Advisor services are free to local businesses through EDCVC’s Small Business Development Center of Ventura and Santa Barbara Counties. Horn is an alumna of Loyola Marymount University. Her areas of expertise include strategic brand positioning […]

Pet of the week

HAPPY POOCHES—Niro is an altered male black and white German Shepherd mix and Princess is an altered tan and white German Shepherd mix. Both are about 10 years old and both are very sweet and engaging. They are mellow with good energy for their age and both walk well on a leash. If you would like to adopt Niro and […]


Eye On Local Area Stocks

Busy January for Audubon

The Conejo Valley Audubon Society will offer field trips at the following locations. The trips are free and open to the public. Attendees should bring binoculars or, if a loaner is needed, contact the trip leader in advance. Call the listed trip leader or visit conejovalleyaudubon.org for more information, Sat., Jan. 6 at 8 a.m.: Ventura River Estuary/Emma Wood State […]

Our community comes together in time of crisis

COMMENTARY /// Thomas Fire

With the Thomas Fire causing so much damage in Ventura County, it has truly been one of the most difficult weeks in our communities in recent memory. All of us have family, friends, neighbors and co-workers who have been touched by the fires, and many of us know families who have lost their homes. Moments like these tend to reveal […]

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