2020-07-23 E-Edition

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CIF nixes sports until winter

High school football, volleyball, cross country postponed due to virus

Let the games begin . . . or let the games be postponed. In an unprecedented decision, the CIF-Southern Section, the governing body of high school athletics in Acorn country, announced Monday that the upcoming fall sports season will begin in December due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. Football, which typically kicks off in August, has been moved to a […]

Schools are an open-and-shut case

All signs point to distance learning only in the fall

With coronavirus cases on the rise and Gov. Gavin Newsom rolling back a reopening of the economy, school districts are scrapping plans to bring students back on campus. Las Virgenes joined other public school districts last week in announcing a digital-only model for the fall. The district previously said parents could choose between virtual and on-campus instruction when classes resume […]

No mask? Pay up

Calabasas first local city to call for penalty

The City of Calabasas announced July 20 that people within the city limits who are not wearing face masks in public will be subject to a $100 fine. The Calabasas City Council voted at its July 15 meeting to enforce a section of the city code requiring face coverings be worn in public. The order applies to people traveling to […]

Murder-suicide in Agoura

A 57-year-old Thousand Oaks man shot his longtime love interest and then himself Saturday in an Agoura Hills townhome, according to police. The victim of the July 18 murder suicide: 49-year-old Sherry Thomas, a successful business owner and entrepreneur who owned clothing stores she dubbed Blush Boutique. She opened a store in Calabasas in 2009, followed by another in Thousand […]

Wild Calabasas party flouts virus

YouTuber Jake Paul at it again

It’s been over four months since Gov. Gavin Newsom passed a coronavirus stay-at-home order that effectively shut down the state of California. Although restrictions have eased, some residents are becoming more restless and flouting the law. Internet personality and Calabasas resident Jake Paul, 23, drew the ire of his Calabasas neighbors after throwing a raucous party at his home on […]


Calabasas A thief entered a car parked on Town Crier Road on July 12 and stole a camera, camera bag, two lenses, a flashlight and a Leatherman pocket tool, all worth $2,260. There were no signs of forced entry. On July 5 a vandal broke a display case at Chaparral Elementary School on Liberty Bell Road, causing $200 in damage. […]

Eyes open

Residents living in Agoura Hills, Calabasas, Hidden Hills, West Hills or Westlake Village who see suspicious activity should contact the Los Angeles County Sheriff ’s Department Lost Hills Station at (818) 878-1808.


In the July 9 issue, letter writer Gary Mason incorrectly stated the amount of the Measure V school bond that voters failed to approve in March. Mason said the Las Virgenes Unified School District bond for repairs and upgrades was for $350 million. It was $198 million.