Legal cannabis stumbles out of the gate

When the clock struck midnight on Dec. 31, California began its second year of legalized cannabis with several new laws governing the nascent industry taking effect. But what was expected to be a hugely profitable industry has begun with fits and starts. Initial reports following the passage of Proposition 64 in 2016 projected that the state would license thousands of […]

Wife seeks $90 million

Rauda pleads not guilty in campground murder

Public defenders at Tuesday’s arraignment hearing entered a plea of not guilty on behalf of Anthony Rauda, the 42-year-old transient accused in the murder last year of Tristan Beaudette at a Malibu Creek State Park campsite. Rauda was absent from the Van Nuys courtroom and is being held in L.A. County jail on $10-million bail. He will appear in court […]

Cop identified in 101 shooting

The Los Angeles County Sheriff Department’s homicide bureau is continuing to go over the facts of a fatal Jan. 12 encounter between law enforcement and a 43-year-old Santa Barbara man on the 101 Freeway in Calabasas. This week the Ventura County Sheriff’s Office voluntarily released the name of its employee involved in the Saturday afternoon shooting. Dep. Noel Juarez is […]

Super fans!

Sean McVay, head coach of the Los Angeles Rams, turns 33 today. And the Rams are going to the Super Bowl. That’s quite a birthday week. In fact, it’s been a remarkable week—and season—for the pro football team that is headquartered in Agoura Hills and practices in Thousand Oaks. The Rams won the franchise’s lone Super Bowl in the 1999 […]

Arrest of Agoura Hills man leads to major weapons find

Reported threats against a Camarillo resident led to the arrested of an Agoura Hills man who was found with a dozen guns and more than 1,000 rounds of ammunition in his possession. Ali Namin, 41, is scheduled to appear Feb. 26 in Ventura County Superior Court on charges of being under the influence of a controlled substance, possession of a […]

It’s not your father’s THC

CBD the new trend

The word cannabis used to conjure images of a glassy-eyed stoner glued to the couch, but the perception of the term is changing. Its legalization is creating businesses and tax revenue and has opened avenues for new medical applications. People are learning there’s more to pot than getting stoned. One of the biggest discoveries is that cannabis can offer medical […]

Let your loved one know how you feel

To express love in only a few words is no simple feat, for love is an everchanging rainbow of color and light that we all experience at different times and in countless ways. It’s not only those romantic moments shared with a partner, but it can be times of joy spent with family and friends. Love can be laughing with […]



Last week’s editorial stating that the City of Westlake Village is among the local cities that have opted to join the countywide Clean Power Alliance immediately was incorrect. Westlake Village residents will not become members of the electricity provider until 2020, based upon the date the city was admitted to the CPA.

‘Hidden gem’

As part of the article, “Secret stairs, a hidden gem,” I was quite amused by the caption of the photograph on page 13. It read, “Calorie burner–The stairs are always easier going down than up.” Thank you for that gem! Kathryn E. NottCalabasas