2020-10-15 E-Edition

Westlake to place flashing lights at Triunfo intersection

Move comes after death of two boys

After Mark and Jacob Iskander were killed while crossing Triunfo Canyon Road on Sept. 29, Westlake Village residents made it clear they haven’t felt safe using the busy street for some time. At a special meeting held Oct. 8, the Westlake Village City Council unanimously voted to install flashing lights at the intersection of Triunfo Canyon Road and Saddle Mountain […]

Brave new world

HOLD TIGHT—While the world awaits a coronavirus vaccine, Mark Miller and his son Jacob, 7, reassure each other as a nurse prepares to give Dad a flu shot at the Oct. 10 flu walk-in clinic in Calabasas.

OPUSD stays put for now

Some parents still prefer distance learning

CORRECTION (1:36 p.m. Oct. 15, 2020): An earlier version of this story incorrectly suggested that OPUSD surveyed all district parents. The survey actually only went to the parents of elementary school students because OPUSD has already decided not to bring secondary students back to campus until the spring semester in January, Superintendent Tony Knight said. Ventura County recently hit a […]

‘Tax grab’ or needed reform?

2020 ELECTION /// Proposition 15

Is it a multibillion-dollar tax grab, or a long-overdue attempt to make commercial property owners pay their fair share? That’s the argument at stake in Proposition 15, one of 12 statewide measures on the November ballot. Dubbed the “ California Schools and Local Communities Funding Act of 2020,” the measure would amend the state’s tax assessment formula put in place […]

Promenade a Prime location

Amazon takes brick and mortar space at Westlake shopping center

Global e-commerce giant Amazon is opening a grocery store in Thousand Oaks. Amazon Fresh will fill a vacancy at the Westlake Promenade later this year or early in 2021, taking over the 31,000-squarefoot spot formerly occupied by Vintage Grocers and, before that, Bristol Farms. Among the store’s features are special carts that tally up the items placed inside so there […]

Challenger in 27th district wants Stern held accountable

Salem meets the incumbent for second time

Two issues have taken a front seat in this year’s campaign for California’s 27th Senate District—wildfires and homelessness. The candidates who are running in the district that includes Calabasas, Agoura Hills, Westlake Village, Thousand Oaks, Moorpark and a small portion of Simi Valley say they’re ready to meet the challenges head-on. Democratic incumbent Henry Stern is hoping to keep the […]


Fighting COVID, but also fighting for schools and businesses


Ventura County entered the red tier in the state’s safer economy blueprint last week. Red is the second step in the governor’s color-coded four-step process toward reopening. Los Angeles County is still knocking on the door. For weeks, Ventura County had been trapped in the purple tier—the most restrictive— because it was unable to bring its average daily COVID-19 case […]

Dim view of Halloween 2020

Halloween is fast approaching; a time we in The Oaks community of Calabasas normally look upon with excitement. In years past, many Oaks residents have gone through great pains to decorate their homes and welcomed thousands of scary trick-or-treaters at their doors. One of our streets has gained notoriety for the crowds that it draws. At this time the county […]