Woolsey aid helps workers who lost jobs

Employment available for fire cleanup, repairs

Workers who lost their jobs because of the Hill and Woolsey fires could find temporary employment repairing damaged hiking trails and other scorched public lands in Simi Valley, Camarillo, Thousand Oaks, Newbury Park and Westlake Village. The Ventura County Board of Supervisors authorized the county’s Workforce Development Board to accept an $810,400 grant from a state Employment Development Department program […]

We don’t do winter well in SoCal

Hot Flashes

Holy icicles, Batman! I think Mother Nature subbed Martha Stewart on the frost detail this morning. Our lawn looked like fondant overload, tempting a lick until my fingers froze and my cheeks cracked. A cold snap has kicked our California cool in the derriere, leaving our outdoor kitchens soaked by endless drizzle. In this green valley where flip-flops are perennial […]

Women business owners say BRAVO

The Ventura County chapter of the National Association of Women Business Owners will have its 20th annual BRAVO Awards Luncheon from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Fri., April 12 at the Serra Center in Camarillo. The following individuals will be honored: Woman Business Owner of the Year: Catherine Von Burg of SimpliPhi Power, Oxnard. Innovator of the Year: Michelle Wilner […]

Cal Poly’s Povah honored

Calabasas resident Braden Povah, 21, was among 19 students from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo who was recognized for their accomplishments by state lawmakers in Sacramento on Feb. 11. Povah, who graduated from Agoura High School in 2015, is a Cal Poly senior majoring in forestry and natural resources. He was a member of a Cal Poly team that placed […]

Suspected meth dealer arrested

A 33-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of selling heroin and meth to Ventura County residents, officials said. Detectives from the Ventura County Interagency Pharmaceutical Crimes Unit, a joint task force that works to combat prescription drug abuse, said Jonathan Kontos of Granada Hills was the focus of a threemonth investigation. Using a search warrant for the man’s home and […]

Upside of downpour seen in cloud show

On the Trail

There were some colossal and astounding cumulus cloud formations above the Las Virgenes and Conejo valleys following the explosive thunder and lightning show on Jan. 31. Oh yeah, there was rain, too, but the precipitation was overshadowed by the peal of house-shuddering thunder that drowned out the alarm’s 7 a.m. wake-up call and the sudden flashes of brilliant light flooding […]

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High School Highlights

Agoura Chargers Fri., March 1: Agoura Art Collective/G building/7 to 9 p.m. Wed., March 6: Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Tournament/ media center/5 to 8 p.m. Thurs., March 7: Community service fair/main quad/10:15 to 10:45 a.m. Eighth-grade parent drop-in/ media center/3 to 6 p.m. Oak Park Eagles Fri., March 1: Last day of Sandy Hook Promise “ Say Something” Week PFA […]

Sheriff’s Blotter

Agoura Hills On Feb. 19 someone broke into a car parked on Dorothy Drive. The culprit smashed the driver’s window, causing $300 in damage. Nothing was taken from the car. Just after midnight Feb. 18 someone broke into a home on Via Amistosa. The owners woke when they heard glass shattering. They reported seeing flashlights in their backyard but couldn’t […]

Community Conscience has a ball

The 27th annual Community Conscience Mardi Gras Ball fundraiser arrives Feb. 25 at the Hyatt Regency Westlake