2020-04-16

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Dedicated care

Local doctors and nurses serve on the front line of coronavirus pandemic


As a number of hospitals in the country continue to struggle with coronavirus overcapacity, two of the main healthcare facilities in Ventura County say their equipment needs are mostly being met and that all COVID-19 patients are being treated appropriately. While the county has reported 350 cases of the virus, only 65 patients have required hospitalization, public safety figures show, […]

Face masks mandatory in Calabasas

City follows L.A. lead


Calabasas has joined the growing list of cities not asking, but requiring people to wear face masks The April 10 order follows the City of Los Angeles in requiring that face masks be worn by all people when visiting essential businesses such as grocery stores and drug stores. Calabasas becomes the first local city to broaden a previous recommendation by […]

School board recount fizzles

Deterred by cost despite agonizingly close result


Measure V, the $198-million Las Virgenes Unified School District bond that narrowly failed in the March 3 election, will not undergo a recount, proponents of the measure said. The results of one of the closest votes in school district history will stand. The bond that required 55% approval to be adopted failed by less than .5%, or 101 votes, figures […]

Holiday cheer

Foundation organizes drive-thru tests

300 people are checked


The best way to calm a frightened public about the spread of coronavirus is through testing, but that’s not an option for everyone. A shortage of test kits and other roadblocks such as insurance coverage are keeping potential victims from finding out if they have the virus. The nonprofit Malibu Foundation set up a free drive- thru testing facility April […]

COVID evaluations at Exer

Exer Urgent Care, an emergency room treatment alternative staffed by ER doctors, offers onsite testing for COVID-19 at all of its Southern California clinics, including Calabasas and Thousand Oaks. The news follows Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti’s announcement that any L.A. County resident who has symptoms can apply to be tested for the virus. In order to be tested, patients […]

‘Trusted employee’ accused of embezzlement

Woman a veteran employee of 5-Star Theatricals


The office manager at 5-Star Theatricals accused of ripping off $130,000 from the nonprofit arts company over a period of four years has a rap sheet longer than some playbills. Mary Urias, 56, charged last week with multiple felonies, including grand theft, preparing false documents, forgery and identity theft, has three prior convictions dating back to 2005, court records show, […]

SHERIFF’S BLOTTER

Agoura Hills On April 2 a person broke into a car parked on Chesebro Road by damaging the driver’s side door lock, causing $907 damage. The thief stole the owner’s credit and debit cards, the value of which is unknown. Someone broke into a car parked on Vejar Drive on March 31 and stole two children’s car seats, worth $500. […]

Release of inmates due to virus is a slippery slope

Here’s one of the more ugly fallouts from the coronavirus shutdown: Inmates are being let loose by the thousands. Earlier this week, the Judicial Council of California eliminated bail for nearly all misdemeanors and other low-grade felony charges. In Ventura County, it’s resulted in the release of 77 inmates, mostly low-level criminals, who were put out on the street due […]


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