2020-08-13 E-Edition

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School back in session

Oak Park students and teachers connect from afar

Monday was back-to-school day in the Oak Park Unified School District, but you’d never know it. The hallways were empty and classroom desks unoccupied. No students gathered on the campuses and no teachers handed out pencils and paper. Gone was the excitement of the first day of class and in its place stood an eerie silence as if summer vacation […]

Jacky Gunter

Jacky Lee Gunter, age 61, passed away peacefully with his family by his side on Monday, August 3, 2020. He was born in Andrews, NC to RD and Betty (Mull) Gunter. He was a 1976 graduate of Norcross High School and while working full time, graduated from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania with an MBA. He was […]

Young Noah is Agoura’s #1 citizen

Dennis Washburn in race for Calabasas City Council

The race for Calabasas City Council is heating up with three challengers seeking to fill the vacancy left by retiring Councilmember Fred Gaines. Dennis Washburn, who helped lead Calabasas to cityhood in 1991, became its first mayor, and served on the council for more than two decades, announced he wants to run again. Susan Fredericks-Ploussard, 64, a newcomer to city […]


March 10, 1971 - July 18, 2020

Sherry Thomas Blaka, a loving mother, caring sister, faithful friend and owner of Blush Boutique passed away July 18, 2020 in Agoura Hills, California leaving loved ones in complete sadness. Sherry leaves a legacy of soul touching relationships. Sherry grew up in Alta Loma, California with her parents Bob and Gina Thomas, brother Wes and two sisters Renee and Cynthia. […]

Testing expands, but delays hurt

Natasha Lawson underwent a COVID-19 test just days after her husband Nick. The husband learned his results within five days. The wife, who went to a different private testing site at an urgent care center because it offered shorter wait times, didn’t get her results until 19 days later. Although the Lawsons, who are from Westlake Village, both tested negative, […]

Business makes al fresco transition

Businesses depend on customers who leave home for shopping and dining, but going out in public is not always possible in a pandemic. The City of Agoura Hills has a plan to help its business community survive in a time when moving to the outdoors is the only option for many. The city recently passed an ordinance to allow some […]

Judge blocks move to lock down Conejo Valley church

County request seems ‘a step too far,’ judge says

Indoor worship services—in violation of county and state public health orders—will go on at Godspeak Calvary Chapel this Sunday after a judge denied a request by the County of Ventura to direct sheriff’s deputies to intervene and stop them. Tuesday’s hearing was before Judge Vincent O’Neill and not Judge Matthew Guasco, the magistrate who granted a temporary restraining order against […]