Chumash clinic ties in tribal traditions

Sitting among artifacts at the Chumash Indian Museum, Krista Armenta-Belen said the modern Chumash population suffers from certain serious health issues, like diabetes and chronic liver failure, at rates well above those of the general population. She believes a return to traditional Chumash culture is part of the solution. “We can increase our sense of pride in being native,” she […]

Mustang Marketing, Rams named Businesses of the Year

The Greater Conejo Valley Chamber of Commerce recently named Mustang Marketing as Business of the Year. The largest full-service marketing agency in Ventura County, Mustang Marketing will be recognized alongside Business of the Year co-winner, the Los Angeles Rams, at the chamber’s 2019 Recognition Gala. A long-time supporter of the chamber, Mustang is being feted for its professional contributions to […]

2019-02-07 E-Edition

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Wild weather makes a big splash

A week’s worth of rain that didn’t go away until Tuesday led to soggy hillsides and local road closures, but little serious damage in the community other than leaky roofs and muddy front porches. The first storm rolled through on Jan. 24 with a rare display of thunder and lightning. More than 5 inches of rain has fallen in the […]

Billy and the kids baanish the brush

If you’ve happened past La Reina High School on Janss Road in the past month, you may have caught a glimpse of Scott and Emily Morris on the nearby hillside wrangling their more than 100 goats into the back of a 26- foot trailer with the help of their Australian shepherd, Scout. Wearing cowboy boots and handling the animals with […]


Cannabis on the go

Local cities told they must allow home deliveries

Californians have had access to legal cannabis for over a year, but in many communities the product has been difficult to obtain. A new state law makes acquisition easier by allowing home deliveries. The law that took effect in January modified existing rules so that cities, which previously controlled every aspect of the commercial cannabis industry within their borders, can […]

Seminole springs up from the ashes

On the Trail

Nothing will ameliorate the shocking loss of 110 of the 215 homes in the community of Seminole Springs in rural Agoura. Some residents have refused to return to view the destruction after their initial glimpse of the ruins of their home. Others, like my friend Jet, have visited repeatedly to comb through the debris. The bulldozers will arrive soon to […]

Bolts zing, zap, zoom

Agoura girls seize first league banner since 2006 season

In a tightly contested Coastal Canyon League, extra time was needed to decide a champion. It took an additional eight minutes for Agoura High’s girls’ soccer team, formerly of the Marmonte League, to beat rival Oak Park 1-0 on Jan. 30 to seize the Coastal Canyon title. Celeste Schreifels, an Agoura junior, scored the golden goal on an assist from […]

Calabasas High School wins county Academic Decathlon

Smart students ace the competition

Calabasas High School won the Ventura County Academic Decathlon for the third year in a row during competition held the last two weekends in Oxnard. Coming in second place is Thousand Oaks La Reina High School, followed by Westlake High School in third. Calabasas High School is also the winner of the Super Quiz portion of the competition. Students from […]