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 […]

Suck it up, no more plastic straws

Calabasas ban begins April 30

Calabasas residents will soon notice a change at their favorite local eatery—no more plastics. The city’s ban on plastic straws, stirs and utensils takes effect April 30. Approved by the City Council last fall, the ordinance requires restaurants to offer biodegradable alternatives to plastic, such as products made with bamboo, paper or sugar cane. The new law is a follow-up […]

Fire department nixes new farmers market move

The Thousand Oaks Farmers Market’s move to a new location at The Oaks mall has been short lived. Shortly after the market’s March 21 grand opening along the west side delivery lane between the parking structure and the main food court entrance, Ventura County Fire Department officials told organizers that the site did not meet safety standards for emergencies and […]

Residence with open floor plan backs to open space

This Brighton floor plan single story pool home in Lynnmere Estates has four bedrooms and three baths in approximately 2,835 square feet. The large single door entry leads to an open floor plan with volume ceilings and wood floors. The formal living room with fireplace has large windows and a glass slider to patio and pool. The formal dining room […]


Agoura Chargers Fri., April 12: ComedySportz/ main stage/7 p.m. Dance marathon/G building/7 p.m. Mon., April 15: Spring break-no school through Fri., April 19 Calabasas Coyotes Mon., April 15: Spring break-no school through Fri., April 19 Oak Park Eagles Fri., April 12: ComedySportz/ pavilion/7 p.m. Sat., April 13: Community beautification event/parking lot/9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Mon., April 15: Spring break-no […]

Longtime commissioner dies April 2

Richard Woolard helped usher in Calabasas cityhood

Calabasas lost one of its longtime city commissioners last week with the passing of Richard Woolard. Woolard, who was in his late 80s and died due to undisclosed health issues, also played an active role on the cityhood committee that engineered the incorporation of Calabasas in 1991. Ellen Pangarliotis served on the cityhood committee and several other governmental bodies with […]

‘Miss Jo’ celebrates 90th birthday

Leonora Josephine Lassak— better known as Miss Jo to the countless families who benefited from her leadership as a Rancho Simi Recreation and Park District specialist in Oak Park—will celebrate her 90th birthday on April 13 with a shindig that will reunite family and friends from all over the country. Born on April 17, 1929 in West Virginia to Polish […]

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