2020-11-12 E-Edition

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Las Virgenes kindergartners and firstand second-graders return to campus

Almost eight months to the day after the Las Virgenes School District was forced to shut down its campuses due to COVID-19, students were welcomed back by excited faculty and staff. Despite growing concern about new infection rates in the region, the district’s nine elementary schools reopened Monday morning for students in transitional kindergarten through second grade. About 2,000 students […]

Second Gentleman, Agoura first dude

Emhoff points to AHS roots, wife Kamala Harris a friend of the school

Kamala Harris will make history as the first woman and first woman of color to hold the office of the Vice President of the United States. Her husband, Doug Emhoff, will also make his mark—the Agoura High School graduate will be the first Second Gentleman of the United States. Emhoff will become the first male, and Jewish spouse of a […]

Grim economic forecast

‘Historic, lifechanging event’ affects all sectors

State and local economies face difficult times ahead as a pandemic-induced, seismic shift continues to transform the work place, a panel of experts said during a presentation hosted last week by Cal Lutheran University’s Center for Economic Research and Forecasting.How the virus has affected the economy depends on “whose eyes” are doing the looking, said keynote speaker Matthew Fienup, CERF’s […]

Higher water rates on the way

The Las Virgenes Municipal water district is considering an increase in customer rates as it looks to unfold a new five-year plan to pay for, in part, the rising cost of water it receives from its supplier. Metropolitan Water District, which sells wholesale product to water agencies from Oxnard to the Mexican border, announced it will impose a 7% rate […]

Man arrested for swapping barcodes at Target store

Convicted felon linked to multiple incidents

A Woodland Hills man was arrested on suspicion of stealing from the Target store in the Shoppes of Westlake Village shopping center. The Lost Hills Sheriff’s Station announced last week that they had arrested Clinton Weathers, 38, on Oct. 21 after employees at Target reported that Weathers and an unnamed accomplice were using homemade barcodes to avoid paying full price […]

Senator takes (fire) fight to the people

Backward slide on virus count

Ventura County is seeing a resurgence of new COVID-19 cases and could revert to the purple tier of the governor’s blueprint for reopening as early as Nov. 17. The regression from red to purple means a host of businesses and establishments would need to revert to outdoor activities only and some, like movie theaters, would have to close altogether. “Quite […]


Agoura Hills On Nov. 1 someone stole a $500 bicycle from outside the Rite Aid on Kanan Road. The bicycle was left unlocked on the rack outside the store. A thief stole a $1,000 generator from a home on Mulholland Highway on Oct. 23. The generator was left in the victim’s driveway. On Oct. 23 someone broke into a storage […]