2019-07-03 E-Edition

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Lake cleans up for the Fourth

Water balloon trash no longer tolerated

“As American as apple pie,” the saying goes. When it comes to celebrating Independence Day, the fruity reference goes hand in hand with flags, fireworks, barbecues— and water balloon fights. In Westlake Village, the balloon tradition is about to stop. A fine will be levied this year against party-goers on Westlake Lake who throw the balloons and leave a big […]

Sex ed guidelines spark debate

Curriculum should be ‘age-appropriate,’ law says

California’s new health education guidelines— which include age-appropriate lessons about sex— were approved by the state’s board of education in May and will introduce children to concepts such as gender identity, contraception and healthy sexual practices. While the state provides a guideline for the sex education, as it does for all subjects, school districts are not required to follow the […]

Reality check for CalPERS

CalPERS, the California Public Employee Retirement System that manages pension and health benefits for more than 1.6 million California public employees, retirees and their families, continued to promise a healthy return on investment for its members during the recession, even though retirement accounts in the private sector had shrunk dramatically. Today, the retirement group is having to make up lost […]

Two new eagles have landed

A pair of golden eagle chicks, a fully protected species in the state of California, have been found in a nest in a remote area of the western Santa Monica Mountains. It is the first confirmed golden eagle nest seen in the area since the late 1980s, when one was spotted in Lobo Canyon in the central portion of the […]

Sweet attitude following gelato crime

Shop is second Whizin burglary in two weeks

A burglar is a faceless shadow who violates the sanctity of private property and leaves behind damage and insecurity—if they’re allowed to. Denise Orr, one of the owners of Tifa Chocolate and Gelato in Agoura Hills that was robbed on June 26, said she’s not going to let her brush with crime break her spirit. A robber broke into the […]


The deadline for applications to serve on the Las Virgenes School District’s curriculum council committee was erroneously listed as June 28 in last week’s paper. The correct deadline is Mon., July 8. For applications visit lvusd.org.

July 4 will leave a sparkle in your eye

It’s that magical time of the year again, the period from the end of June, when school has let out and daylight seems like it lasts forever, through July 4, when Americans celebrate their national birthday party until well after dark. Summer couldn’t be more fun. Tomorrow’s Fourth of July promises to be as big and bold as ever. Independence […]


chip in to save the shuttle

Regarding the potential $50,000 shortfall for the Kanan Shuttle, there is at least one simple solution: Set up a Go- FundMe page and solicit donations from the residents of Agoura and Oak Park. If just 5,000 residents voluntarily donate $10, then both communities would benefit from reduced traffic and an added service unique to our area. If the $50,000 amount […]