2018-05-17

Cluster of new laws giving some cannabis users big headache

Home deliveries
remain unclear


The passage of Proposition 64 in 2016 legalized recreational cannabis consumption across California, but also gave the state’s more than 480 cities the power to decide for themselves whether to allow the commercialization of the drug within their borders. Thousand Oaks officials voted to approve one medicinal dispensary business but no deliveries to homes. Agoura Hills has prohibited all marijuana […]

Planning ahead for rising seas



A new study paid for by the California Coastal Commission is predicting with a 66 percent probability that sea levels along the Ventura County coast will rise 16 inches by the year 2060, threatening the almost $2 billion worth of private property and long stretches of Pacific Coast Highway. Paid for by a $225,000 grant from the coastal commission, the […]

Scouts greet moms with special breakfast

Christian Scientist talk

The First Church of Christ, Scientist, will host a free, hourlong talk titled “The Healing Power of Stillness” at 3 p.m. Sun., May 20 at the Oak Park Community Center and Gardens, 1000 Kanan Road. Larissa Snorek-Yates will speak on how the Bible and the writings of Mary Baker Eddy, founder of Christian Science, can help persons find and keep […]

Holy scripture on display

From Agoura Hills to rural India

Local gal goes to New Delhi to
study water and public health issues


At 21 years old, Juliet Risko is tired of taking selfies. The Agoura Hills native has been living in India since January and said that because she’s an American and stands out in the crowd, locals are frequently asking her to pose for selfies. “There’s always selfies. I can’t walk down the street without people asking for one, it’s that […]

Trolley rides

The free Westlake Village Trolley will return for its fourth year of service on Fri., May 25. The trolley operates Friday and Saturday nights through Labor Day weekend. The trolley begins its run at Westlake Village City Hall at 3 p.m. and ends each night at 10 p.m. Stops are made at all major retail centers, the Shoppes at Westlake […]

Agoura High says goodbye to senior dancers

Agoura High School’s competitive dance team bids farewell to its seniors. The national award-winning dance team, under the direction of Erik Sosa, completed its season placing at both USA and WCE Nationals in solo, elite, small dance and medium contemporary dance divisions. The final public performance, “Escape,” showcased the talent of the student-athletes. Juggling AP courses while maintaining a rigorous […]

Republican takes aim at 45th Assembly District



The new representative for the 45th Assembly District, which includes Calabasas, will be decided in a runoff election June 5. Voters will choose between the two leading candidates from April’s special election—Republican Justin Clark and Democrat Jesse Gabriel. Clark and Gabriel were two of seven candidates on the April 3 ballot. Since neither received more than 50 percent of the […]

Butterflies are free

IN MEMORIAM—The Butterfly Project is dedicated April 13 at Valley Outreach Synagogue in Calabasas. The project is a display of ceramic butterflies created by kids to memorialize the 1.5 children who were killed in the Holocaust. Above, at the dedication are, from left: Carla Adivi, VOS JEWELS director of education; Julie Goren, VOS chair of The Butterfly Project; Rabbi Ron […]


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