2020-12-17 E-Edition

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We love our holiday spirit

Christmas Eve strike looms at Los Robles

Hospital, nurses at odds over pandemic care

The countdown to Christmas Eve has begun in Thousand Oaks, and it’s not because residents are waiting for Santa Claus. The union that represents nurses and licensed healthcare professionals at Los Robles Regional Medical Center and two other Southern California hospitals formally served notice of a strike that will begin Dec. 24 and end Jan. 3 if they do not […]


Experienced city leaders ready to meet challenge of 2021

CALABASAS The Calabasas City Council is back under the leadership of its longest-serving member: James Bozajian. Bozajian was sworn into his sixth term as the city’s mayor at a meeting on Dec. 7. The council also welcomed its newest member, Peter Kraut, who won a seat on the dais in the November election. Bozajian is replacing first-term mayor Alicia Weintraub, […]

Westlake gets serious about traffic scofflaws

Westlake Village residents spoke loud and clear when they told the City Council they believe there’s a problem with traffic speeders in the community. The outcry came following the Sept. 29 collision that claimed the lives of local boys Mark and Jacob Iskander. The council responded to the complaints and began installing signal light improve- ments at several city crosswalks. […]

Fight against virus gets a shot in the arm

Area health workers immunized this week

In a week that saw the coronavirus surge throughout Los Angeles and Ventura counties, the first local shipment of Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine was delivered Monday and promptly administered to health workers. The first of nearly 83,000 doses were delivered early in the week to nine different L.A. County healthcare sites. Another eight locations were supplied later in the week. County […]

Accused Malibu Creek Park shooter could be deemed unfit for trial

Anthony Rauda, the man accused in the death of camper Tristan Beaudette at Malibu Creek State Park as well as a string of other shootings and burglaries in the rural Santa Monica Mountains area, was often called “crazy” by residents in the months following his arrest over two years ago. Now, the question of Rauda’s mental state is a matter […]


The man responsible for an hours-long standoff with sheriff’s deputies the night before Thanksgiving is facing charges that could send him to prison for life, if he’s found guilty. Maclean Khoury, also known as James McLane, was taken into custody five hours after Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department deputies were called to a home on Villawood Circle in the gated […]


Better staffing at hospital benefits everyone


Our first reaction to word of a possible strike at Los Robles hospital was one of disbelief. “A strike? Now? As we endure the worst coronavirus has to offer? When our ICUs are at capacity and the county is struggling to keep them staffed?” It is indeed “unconscionable,” to use the hospital’s own word, that the nurses union would ask […]