2021-04-15

Mother-son team reaches for the top

Westlake cancer survivor shows what’s possible with 14,000-foot climb


Inspiration comes in many forms, and people who are faced with a life-threatening illness often see the world through a different lens. Given not one, but two cancer diagnoses in the past four years, Westlake Village resident Sarah Reines became inspired to regain her health, push her body to the limit, and climb a tall mountain. Reines, a resident of […]

Revitalizing Agoura Road

New development brings old parcel back to life



The push to add more homes, stores and offices in Agoura Hills often becomes mired the fight to preserve the city’s remaining open space parcels, but one commercial real estate proposal for review by the city might have an easier time gaining public support because it’s being sited on an already-developed parcel of land on Agoura Road. The Agoura Yard […]

Library turns the page on COVID-19

Read all about it: The Calabasas Library has reopened to the public for the first time in over a year. Limited services became available on April 13. The library at 200 Civic Center Way will be open for limited services on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Sundays from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Attendance inside the city-run library is limited to […]

2021-04-15 E-Edition

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Community Center welcomes vaccine clinic



The expansion of COVID-19 vaccine eligibility to everyone over the age of 16 is expected to place new pressure on local distribution centers. The nearest government-run vaccine hubs are in Ventura County and the San Fernando Valley, and supplies at local retail clinics such as CVS and Rite Aid have been limited, but a facility closer to home is giving […]

Ventura County bows out in legal fight against Godspeak church

Court challenges against the recalcitrant parish are set aside


The Ventura County Board of Supervisors decided on Tuesday to drop its final lawsuit tied to COVID-19, putting an end to months of legal wrangling over pandemic-related public health orders. In a 5-0 closed session vote on April 13, supervisors agreed to withdraw the county’s case against Godspeak Calvary Chapel in Newbury Park which established itself as the center of […]

Highway 23 repairs on track for ’23

Caltrans steers $91-million project


The long drive to complete upgrades on the 23 Freeway in eastern Ventura County is halfway home. Although local commuters continue to be frustrated by lane closures and delays on the busy highway, work on the $91-million project is half complete, Caltrans says. One year ago the California Department of Transportation began its work to repave the 8.2- mile stretch […]

Meth bust yields three arrests

The Ventura County Sheriff’s Office announced it made three arrests and seized more than 4 pounds of methamphetamine in a recent bust. An investigation began after the sheriff’s department narcotics team received a tip that 22-year-old Carlos Parra of Oxnard was trafficking meth throughout Ventura County, police said. On March 25, deputies stopped Parra’s vehicle in the City of Ventura. […]

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Testing kids’ patience during pandemic

EDITORIAL

Even with the apparent flexibility school districts received from the state Department of Education to choose the type of test they’d like to administer, the requirement that students take standardized tests this year makes about as much sense as an inflatable dartboard. (See story on Page 17). There’s not much our school leaders can do, though, as the mandate comes […]