Thoughts about college scandal

University admissions offices are far from exclusively devoted to judging academic merit. They have quotas for various applicant categories—or more likely upper and lower bounds for each category. These consist, typically, of children of alumni and donors, minority applicants in various subcategories, athletes, students from underrepresented states or from deprived backgrounds and so on. Beyond those categories, admissions offices have […]

Bravo to the women

The Ventura County chapter of the National Association of Women Business Owners will present its 20th annual Bravo Awards from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Fri., April 12 at the Serra Center, 5205 Upland Road, Camarillo. The 2019 honorees are: Woman Business Owner of the Year: Catherine Von Burg, SimpliPhi Power of Oxnard. Innovator of the Year: Michelle Wilner, VIRTIS […]

Path to glory

Sheriff’s Blotter

Agoura Hills A burglar broke into a home on Quail Run Drive on April 2. The owner was out of town, and the crime was reported by a neighbor who saw the home’s front door was open. The culprit got in the house by breaking a kitchen window, causing $200 in damage. The home was ransacked, but it was unclear […]

Eye On Local Area Stocks

Lindero returns as School to Watch

Lindero Canyon Middle School has been designated once again as a Schools to Watch/Taking Center Stage school. Lindero Canyon joins 33 other previously chosen schools whose commitment to continued progress and achievement allows them to retain the Schools to Watch designation. The school was recognized at the Schools to Watch state awards presentation March 14 in Sacramento. California’s Schools to […]

Agoura Hills sues to stop pot deliveries in town

City fears loss of local control

Agoura Hills joined 24 other California cities in a lawsuit last week that seeks to reaffirm local control over a burgeoning cannabis business that is trying push the boundaries of where pot can and cannot be sold. Attorneys from the Sacramento firm of Churchwell White LLP filed the suit in Fresno Superior Court against the California Bureau of Cannabis Control, […]

Opiates and meth, indiscriminate killers

Drugs and alcohol were responsible for 170 deaths in Ventura County last year—just over three per week—according to the county medical examiner’s 2018 overdose report. Released in March, the report breaks down overdose deaths by substance, age and city. Total overdose deaths increased by five in 2018, with opioids and methamphetamines ranking as the deadliest drugs in the county. Opioids […]

New community in Santa Clarita features 12 designs

Homes by Pardee and TRI Pointe

Pardee Homes’ new community of Skyline in Santa Clarita comprises new homes on a hilltop setting. By Pardee and TRI Pointe Homes, the four debut collections offer 12 versatile designs with personalizing choices. “These homes blend time-honored style with modern, high-function floor plans,” said Lyndsay Fuller, director of sales and marketing for Pardee Homes LA Ventura. “Indoor/outdoor living spaces are […]

Scholarships available for Westlake youth

Funds given to seniors active in music, art or performing arts

Applications are open for the 2019 Westlake Village Community Foundation Scholarship program. The foundation is offering scholarships to graduating seniors who have had significant involvement in the music, art or performing arts program at their high school or in the community, or have contributed to the common good through volunteer work or community service. To be eligible, the student must […]

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