2018-07-05

Jewish eruv comes in peace, but some object



The installation of a religious marker across some streets in Agoura Hills has drawn the attention of locals who are concerned about its impact on wildlife. Leaders of the local Jewish community say the controversial practice is an expression of religious faith and is respectful of the community and the environment. The eruv, a delineation of public areas where Orthodox […]

The wheel deal for bikers

Second annual road-bike competition takes to the streets this weekend

Road-bicycle racing returns to the streets of Thousand Oaks this weekend with the second annual appearance by the 805 Criterium Series. The 805 Thousand Oaks Grand Prix will take place Sat. and Sun., July 7 and 8 in the Rancho Conejo industrial area of Newbury Park. Professionals will compete for $10,000 in cash prizes. In addition to pro and amateur […]

The buzz on summer West Nile Virus

With warmer summer weather and increased outdoor activities, a higher risk of exposure to mosquitoes is expected. Since mosquitoes can transmit diseases such as West Nile Virus, St. Louis Encephalitis Virus or Western Equine Encephalitis Virus, the Ventura County Environmental Health Division advises the public to take precautions to protect against mosquito bites and assist with the effort to control […]

College Standouts

Business major Sean Fitzwilliam of Calabasas made the honor roll at the University of Kansas in Lawrence, Kan. Matthew Ku (computer science) and Lucas Berens (physics), both from Calabasas, were named to the spring dean’s list at Rochester Institute of Technology in New York.

2018-07-05 E-Edition

Hit-and-run leaves man critical



A hit-and-run on Mulholland Drive left a 23-year-old Calabasas man hospitalized in serious condition. The incident occurred in the early morning hours of June 23. The victim, whose name has not been released, was walking on Mulholland Drive near Viewpoint School around 3 a.m. when he was hit by a car. The driver left the scene without offering assistance or […]

Local strawberry fields are forever

Convectional Wisdom

I was passing through Somis on my way home from Camarillo the other day when I finally got the chance to stop at the Underwood Family Farms market. I’d driven by that market—at 5696 E. Los Angeles Ave., right where the 118 and 34 highways meet—probably a hundred times, almost always in a rush to and from various appointments. But […]

Diabetes sisters share

Diabetes Sisters PODS group of Ventura County/San Fernando Valley is a support group for women with Type 1 diabetes seeking to connect with others who are living with the disease. The next meeting will be from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Mon., July 9 in Agoura. Group members meet to discuss their successes, challenges and frustrations in living with the chronic […]

WAGS team finishes undefeated

HOME RUN HITTERS—The Weslake Agoura Girl’s Softball ( WAGS) U-14 All-Star team is the undefeated 2018 champion of the USA Softball Southern California Western District. Players Scarlett Granof, left and Maddie Gutshall are kneeling. From left are Sara Stout, Delaney Pryor, Kiana Asgariani, Kaya Garviola, London Gamble, Grace Zeolla, Sofie Burstein, Peige Jones, Raine Jones, Genevieve Buccieri and Haley Carlson. […]

Cooper free on bail, other victims sought



Calabasas resident and former city official Jeff Cooper pleaded not guilty to eight counts of child molestation and is free on bail. Cooper, 66, was arrested June 18 and charged with penetration of a child under the age of 10 and oral copulation with a minor. The alleged crimes took place between 2006 and 2016. Investigators from the Los Angeles […]


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