2020-10-22 E-Edition

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BINGO, seniors find way to entertain outdoors

Seidman jailed on on DUI charge

Elderly victim dies in auto collision

A Cal Lutheran University professor died Monday from injuries he suffered three days earlier in a head-on collision in Thousand Oaks. Police say the driver of the car that hit him was driving drunk. Longtime Westlake Village resident Fred Rosenberg, 88, was a senior adjunct faculty member at CLU. He was teaching medical microbiology this semester. Michael Seidman, a former […]

Ballot boxes see heavy use

Spurred by the availability of mail-in ballots and ballot boxes, voters are turning out in record numbers for the Nov. 3 election, officials report. In Los Angeles County, the ballot box program started in 2017 as an initiative to provide voters with a secure alternative for returning their ballots. This year, the ballot box is proving to be the preferred […]

Oak Park’s Kennedy tries again

Oak Park resident Ronda Baldwin-Kennedy has been here before—running for political office and facing the long odds. The 47-year-old Republican failed to unseat Jacqui Irwin in the 2018 California Assembly race. Today she has her sights set on Julia Brownley, a four-term Democratic incumbent, in the 26th Congressional District race. The 26th covers the bulk of Ventura County and Westlake […]

Gabriel feels confident in 45th

Contentious national elections are heating up as Nov. 3 draws near, which makes it easy to overlook the quieter campaigns being run by local office seekers. Two candidates are running to represent the 45th Assembly District, which comprises Calabasas, Hidden Hills, Bell Canyon, Canoga Park and Woodland Hills among other communities. Democratic incumbent Jesse Gabriel, who was elected to the […]

Westlake grapples with speed limit reduction

A large public outcry followed the deaths of young Westlake brothers Mark and Jacob Iskander, killed by a suspected drunk driver on Sept. 29 at the intersection of Triunfo Canyon Road and Saddle Mountain Way. Many residents called for a greater emphasis on pedestrian safety, including lower speed limits and better traffic light placement. Westlake Village traffic engineer Mark Wessel […]


Dual tragedies point to the evil of DUI


Most of us know what compels people to drink alcohol: It helps to reduce inhibition and provides a temporary feeling of relaxation and euphoria. If done in moderation, the consumption of beer, wine and other spirits is considered acceptable in society. What we do not know is what compels people to drink to excess, because when they do—and if they […]

Implores OPUSD schools to open

I appreciate the unprecedented burden that Oak Park Unified School District leaders have been tasked with. Leading a school district during a global pandemic is challenging in so many ways. I trust that our students’ best interest is always top of mind. I am concerned about the start date of Jan. 5, 2021, for DK-5 grade students that has been […]