Funds pedaled for Portrero bike lanes

Supporters of a planned bike lane through Hidden Valley received some good news at the close of 2017. The Ventura County Board of Supervisors voted to accept $3.8 million in state and federal funds earmarked for three bike-lane projects in the county: on Casitas Visa Road (Ventura), Sespe Street (Fillmore) and Potrero Road (Thousand Oaks). The Potrero Road plan— which […]

Nurses reach agreement with hospital

Staffing, pay issues resolved

After months of working without a contract and with threats of a strike, nurses came to an agreement with Los Robles Hospital and Medical Center in Thousand Oaks last month regarding work and compensation issues. “Just days before the Christmas holiday, the hospital made important movement on nurses’ demands, including sitting down with nurses to discuss the amount of support […]

Eagles take round one

Oak Park survives Jaquez’s 44-point outburst for a big win on the road

In the most highly anticipated high school boys’ basketball showdown of the season, two things became crystal clear. Camarillo’s Jaime Jaquez Jr. is the best player in Acorn country. And Oak Park is the best local team. Oak Park, led by Utah commit Riley Battin’s 22 points, survived Jaquez’s 44-point outburst to win the first of two Coastal Canyon League […]

Calabasas homeowners object to bold street sign

Illumination too bright, they say

Members of the Westridge Homeowners Association spoke at the Jan. 11 Calabasas Planning Commission in opposition of a 100-square-foot illuminated sign at Park Granada and Parkway Calabasas. The sign is for an office building at 4500 Park Granada, which will be the new headquarters of COTY Cosmetics. The property owners intend to rent other offices in the building to other […]

Support group for grieving parents

Camarillo Hospice, a Livingston Memorial Visiting Nurses Association program, will offer a 10-week support group for bereaved parents called “Understanding Your Grief” based on the book written by educator and grief counselor Alan D. Wolfelt. Registration ends Jan. 26. Classes will take place Wednesdays from 10 to 11:30 a.m. at St. Matthew’s United Methodist Church, 1360 S. Wendy Drive, Newbury […]

Raise the Bar

Senior captain strives to inspire every boys’ soccer player at Calabasas

Jason Bar has played soccer for 12 years. He’s been around so many players, teams and coaches that the bigger picture is starting to take shape. Bar, a senior midfielder for the Calabasas High boys’ soccer team, wants to leave a legacy behind before he graduates in the spring. That legacy has nothing to do with league championships, CIF rings […]

Agoura Hills centenarian celebrates

Feb. 10 is her 100th birthday

The expression “this is the greatest thing since sliced bread” is a common phrase meaning some new product is the best thing since who knows when. But Tita Monge knows when. Sliced bread wasn’t commercially available until 1928, when she was 10 years old. Feb. 10 is her 100th birthday. Monge, an Agoura Hills resident, plans to celebrate with her […]


Our staff picks the top men and women of 2017, important difference- makers who impacted the community in a positive way.

Michael Adler Business is good in Agoura Hills, and local resident Mike Adler is one of the men to thank. His firm, Adler Realty Investments, gave the city the Agoura Design Center on Canwood Street 10 years ago, a 118,000-square-foot development that positioned the city as a leader in the sale of home furnishings and furniture, and followed up with […]

Catch up with the Coyotes

The Calabasas High boys’ soccer team has struggled in the win-loss column, but many Coyotes are playing well. Trent Blumenthal, a senior captain, is a standout striker. He’s notched two goals this winter. Cristian Gomez, a junior center back, is playing solid defense. Andrei Niemczyk, a senior goalie and former football player, is making saves in his first season of […]

Westlake Village garden tour canceled

For the first time in 45 years the Westlake Village Garden Club will not host its annual tour of local gardens. Garden club co-president Kathy Gilbert said the tour was canceled because the club couldn’t get enough houses to participate. “It was very painful for us to come to the decision not to have a tour, but we just really […]