Borderline shooting sparks new legislation

The call came in like so many others: Ventura County sheriff’s deputies requesting a mental health check on a subject at his home. A fight between an ex-Marine and his mother over money. Screaming. Shouting. Holes punched in walls. Little is known about the brief April 2018 meeting between Ian David Long and members of a Ventura County mobile crisis-response […]

Here come the brides for annual premiere

Grooms, families welcome too

The 36th annual Bridal Premiere will take place from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sun., Jan. 13 at the Hyatt Regency Westlake, 880 S. Westlake Blvd., Westlake Village. Wedding shows, such as the Bridal Premiere, are popular spots for the-soon-to-be-married. It’s said that couples can save time and money by visiting with local wedding professionals in one location, and take […]

Vocalists compete at a cappella fest

SING OUT—Unstrumental, the co-ed a cappella group at Calabasas High School, will defend their title at the L.A. A Cappella Festival on Feb. 8 to 10, competing against five college groups from across the country and Legacy, an L.A. area community group. They’ve also been nominated for Best High School Video in the 2019 A Cappella Video Awards for the […]

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Public left in the dark about sinister shooter

Talk of a madman with a gun roaming near Malibu Creek State Park started just hours following the June 2018 shooting death of camper Tristan Beaudette. Most people dismissed the notion of a rogue killer on the loose as panicked paranoia, a story out of a bad Hollywood horror flick. But little by little—as more locals came forward with disturbing […]

Immerse in verse contest

The Ventura County Writers Club invites poets of all ages to enter the 19th annual Poetry Contest. The contest is open to all genres of poetry and has two youth divisions and one adult division. Entries will be accepted through 11:59 p.m. Thurs., Feb. 28. Winners will receive cash prizes and opportunities to read their poems as well as publication […]

Student 360 circles around

Program provides trauma comfort

In 2017, the Las Virgenes Unified School District launched its Student 360 initiative, which promotes the K-12 development of growth mindset, empathy, mindfulness, autonomy, persistence and collaboration. Each of these dispositions was selected after considering brain science, protective factors for mental health and career readiness. As the community continues to rebound from the Woolsey/ Hill fires and the Borderline tragedy, […]


Carmelo Ieraci

June 20, 1928 — January 4, 2019

Carmelo Ieraci born June 20, 1928 in Gioiosa Ionica, Italy was a long time resident of Agoura Hills, California. He passed away on Friday, January 4, 2019, surrounded by his wife, children, grandchildren, and family. Carmelo migrated from Italy to Brooklyn, NY in 1948. In 1961 he moved to Southern California. Carmelo came from modest means and had to forgo […]

The Meme Team

Warrior girls’ water polo players share laughs while racking up wins

Move over “Dream Team.” This winter’s all about “The Meme Team.” Westlake High girls’ water polo players constantly send each other hilarious memes in group chats. Larry, Magic and Michael only wish they had funnier teammates during the 1992 Barcelona Olympics. “It’s always funny opening my phone and seeing another one,” said Emma Adams, a Westlake senior attacker in her […]