Local family adjusts to staying at home


This is the first in a series of interviews with local residents about how they’re coping with the stay-at-home orders. Today’s Q&A is with Elisa Robichaud, 37, a studio teacher living in Agoura Hills. Q: What does a studio teacher do? A: I provide on-set teaching and welfare to child actors and models. Q: How many people live in your […]


The Calabasas Library has moved a number of events online, including the following. For links or more information, go to calabasaslibrary.org. Story times are posted on the library’s Facebook, Twitter and YouTube pages at 11 a.m. Wednesdays; 1:30 p.m. Thursdays; and 11 a.m. Fridays. The Writers’ Corner Club for students in grades three through seven will meet on Zoom at […]

Chalk it up to creativity

MASTERPIECE—Agoura Hills resident Sirena Nelson, 5, is proud of her sidewalk chalk art. She is in Mrs. Fogelson’s Journeys class at Willow Elementary School. Sirena also likes to make bubbles to blow off the balcony of her home in hopes that neighbors will see them and be happy. And she also gardens and grows her own flowers, which she wants […]

Repairs keep coming even during virus lockdown

Auto repair shops are one of the essential businesses that are allowed to operate during California’s stay-at-home order. Westlake Independent is a locally owned shop that has adjusted its business practices to support its customers during the health crisis. Bruce Nation, owner of Westlake Independent, has faced many challenges since opening his shop in 1988, including the Northridge earthquake in […]


Prayers answered by stimulus

The Small Business Administration announced that all faith-based organizations affected by COVID-19 are eligible to participate in the Paycheck Protection Program and the Economic Injury Disaster Loan program. Following the passage of the emergency stimulus, the administration and Congress acted to ensure that religious nonprofits, just like small businesses, have access to funds to keep their workers paid and employed. […]

Calabasas High graduate honored with trip to state capitol

Shows off his marketing skills

A.J. Goldberg, a 2016 Calabasas High School graduate, was among 16 Cal Poly San Luis Obispo honor students recognized for their accomplishments by state lawmakers at the Capitol in Sacramento in March. Goldberg, a fourth-year business administration-marketing senior, is president of the Cal Poly chapter of the American Marketing Association, which formed in 1978 to provide those interested in the […]

Antibody testing remains elusive in Ventura County

News out of Los Angeles County this week that up to 4.1% of the population may already have antibodies to the novel coronavirus has renewed calls to provide more of the tests in Ventura County as well. In Santa Clara County, just south of San Francisco, another study—this one by Stanford University as opposed to the L.A. test by USC—indicated […]

Juice World: Stokes is on fire

Former Calabasas star scoops up Ivy League offers

Julien “Juice” Stokes didn’t stop when the world stopped for the coronavirus. The Grace Brethren High junior football star dusted off the weights in his garage and started pumping iron like the Governator. He sprints up the hill in his Newbury Park backyard like Walter Payton chugging up a knoll in Arlington Heights, Ill. Stokes keeps pushing himself. He visualizes […]

Oaks Christian represents California at NFL draft

In 2013, Michael Pittman Jr., Colby Parkinson and Darnay Holmes played on the same Oaks Christian High football team. All three were selected during the NFL draft last weekend. Break out the rye bread and mustard, Grandma: The Lions are throwing a Zoom dance party during quarantine. Pittman, a wide receiver for USC, was the first California player off the […]

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