2020-04-23

Rock and a hard place

Inspirational art lifts up community


Local residents are hungry for hope—any sign that can point the way past the horrific pandemic that has gripped the nation since the middle of March. There is hope. A growing cadre of signal bearers are painting compassionate messages on rocks and leaving them on the wooden posts that line Medea Creek Lane near Oak Hills Drive in Oak Park. […]

Assisted-living facility dealing with outbreak



Sixteen cases of COVID-19 have been traced to The Reserve senior living facility in Thousand Oaks, and the community’s representatives say the company is doing everything it can to curtail the spread of the virus. The assisted-living facility on N. Moorpark Road discovered its first case March 18 when an employee tested positive for the virus, said Constance Sablan, a […]

2020-04-23 E-Edition

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Masks remain at Seminole Springs



After she lost her home to the Woolsey fire in 2018, Seminole Springs Mobile Home Park resident Cindy Ventrice spent many days wearing an N95 face mask and a protective plastic suit while she sifted through the ashes of her destroyed property. It’s been 18 months since the fire, and Ventrice, 60, is on the verge of moving back to […]

Public works will be Agoura Hills’ new Forte

Agoura Hills announced the hiring of Jessica Forte as the city’s new public works director and chief engineer effective April 1. Forte fills the post left vacant when Ramiro Adeva was promoted to become the city’s community development director last December. Forte, who spent the past four years as head engineer for the City of Westlake Village, will oversee the […]

Judge chastises Lindero HOA

Board ‘lost its way,’ court ruling says

An April 7 ruling by the California Superior Court in Van Nuys validates a new leadership team at the troubled Lake Lindero Home Owners Association and puts to an end much of the strife that has racked the Agoura Hills HOA for the past three years. The ruling upholds the dismissal of Lake Lindero general manager Chris Barone in December […]

Morrison gets their goats

Brush-munchers are allowed to stay


The brush-eating goats came back to Agoura Hills last week after they were initially banned by city officials to discourage the crowds of people who come to watch the popular annual ritual. The Morrison Ranch Estates Homeowners Association in Agoura Hills uses the goats as a natural means of clearing the brush that accumulates every spring on HOA open spaces. […]

SHERIFF’S BLOTTER

Agoura Hills A burglar broke into Jiffy Lube on Roadside Drive on April 15 by shattering the glass front door, causing $250 in damage, and stole a metal safe containing cash, all worth $465. On April 14 someone attempted to break into Malibu Attire on Kanan Road. The burglar tried forcing the front door open, causing $50 in damage to […]

Jump-starting the economy fraught with peril

If there’s one thing we can all agree upon it’s the need to reopen the economy and get back to work. The pandemic lockdown has left our local cities in dire need of help. The Camarillo- based Economic Development Collaborative predicts April unemployment in Ventura County could reach as high as 30%. A study by USC says the picture in […]

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