2020-06-11 E-Edition

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Man dies at Malibu Rindge Dam

He either jumped or fell, official says

A man lost his life June 7 while recreating at Rindge Dam in Malibu Canyon, a 100-year-old structure slated off limits by park officials long worried about public safety at the site. Malibu Search and Rescue responded to the emergency last Sunday when the man reportedly jumped into the water and failed to resurface. The victim, whose name has not […]

Oak Park students drive for success


Shortly after the pandemic began, Oak Park High School seniors were told they probably wouldn’t get to walk across a stage at their graduation. The story had a happier ending and, on June 4, the Class of 2020 celebrated their day in the sunshine day after all. More than 350 students drove to the campus and received their diplomas one […]

Becerra new station captain

Lost Hills veteran takes charge, again

Hoping to find stability following multiple leadership changes over the past decade, the Lost Hills Sheriff’s Station thinks it has found its man—Salvador “Chuck” Becerra. Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva named the 52-year-old Becerra permanent captain of the Lost Hills station earlier this week. He had been interim chief since February when Capt. Matthew Vander Horck was unexpectedly transferred […]

Gyms, hair salons, you’re up next

Fitness facilities, hair salons, museums, hotels, galleries and campgrounds in Los Angeles County received permission to open their doors at the end of the week as the state moved further into its step-by-step revitalization of the economy. The announcement came well-received by business owners and customers anxious to resume a semblance of normalcy as the pandemic stretches into its third […]

Local protests extend into second week

‘I know a lot of young people in this city specifically are fed up’

Calabasas residents and others marched in the streets for the second time in as many weeks to show solidarity with the worldwide Black Lives Matter movement. About 350 people took part in the June 3 protest that started in the parking lot of the Trader Joe’s market on Calabasas Road, crossed the street to City Hall, then turned south to […]


Imbued with sense of strength and purpose


For a while it was looking bleak. With high school canceled due to the pandemic, it appeared May and June graduations would never come to pass in 2020. They almost didn’t. But a wonderful thing happened on the way to the red carpet. School administrators in both the Oak Park and Las Virgenes districts reconfigured their graduation plans and created […]

Cops taking ownership

Compounding the police killing of George Floyd, the Minneapolis district attorney took days to charge the killer, and never brought charges against his accomplices. The state of Minnesota stepped in to do that. District attorneys rely on evidentiary, political and financial support from the police, which creates a conflict of interest. As a result, prosecutors are sometimes complicit in supporting […]

Hiding behind social media

As Americans, we relish in our freedoms and liberties. But we need to work really hard to protect them. It’s hard listening to someone scream live at the top of their lungs everything you don’t believe in. That’s the deal, though. Everyone has a voice. The right to scream as loud as they can about whatever they want. Democracy is […]