2021-05-06

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THE CASE FOR BUSINESS DIVERSITY

Post-pandemic recovery demands changes in hiring, experts say


Ventura County companies that wish to succeed in the post-pandemic economy must develop a labor force built upon principles of diversity, equity and inclusion, experts said at the April 30 Greater Conejo Valley Chamber of Commerce Regional Economic Forecast. Corporate success during the recovery depends on a workforce that reflects America’s growing diversity and acknowledges the abilities of people of […]

Nettie Pizzicara Kritch

— January 17, 1927 – April 10, 2021 —

Nettie Pizzicara Kritch died at her home in Westlake Village, CA, on April 10, 2021. She had suffered a stroke in December of 2019, and her health deteriorated after that. Nettie was born on January 17, 1927, in Newark, NJ, the middle child of Antoinette Tuccillo and John Pizzicara. She grew up in the Bronx and attended Hunter College from […]

Child killer gets life

Man committed 1986 Miguel Antero murder



At least twice a year for more than 30 years, the mother of a sexually assaulted 6-year-old Agoura Hills boy called the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s homicide bureau to make sure her son’s case was never forgotten. It wasn’t. On April 27, convicted child rapist Kenneth Rasmuson, 59, was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole after […]

OPHS very distinguished

Tony Thurmond, state superintendent of schools, announced winners of the 2021 California Distinguished Schools award April 28, and Oak Park High School is among them. It is the third Distinguished School Award in the past eight years for OPHS. The high school also received the honor in 2013 and 2019. The California Department of Education identifies and awards eligible schools […]

County reaches vaunted yellow tier

Local cities ponder next move in pandemic timeline




Los Angeles County continued its extraordinary transformation as one of the nation’s hardest hit areas during the pandemic to one of the safest following an announcement Tuesday by health officials that the area is moving into the least restrictive yellow tier for business reopenings. A move from orange to yellow tiers in the state’s pandemic recovery blueprint means capacity will […]

Wary eyes greet LACMA renovation

$125-million makeover still two years away


The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Museum of Art’s final building slated for demolition crumbled to the ground in late September 2020, but controversy surrounding the museum’s $650-million renovation project continues to cast a shadow over the Miracle Mile construction site. The wrecking ball on Wilshire- Boulevard has been in motion for more than a decade. In the early 2000s, the […]

Teens arrested for allegedly starting Country fire



Three teenagers were arrested Tuesday on suspicion of starting the fire that burned 28 acres in the hills near Westlake High School April 29. The Country fire caused numerous homes to be evacuated while crews fought the blaze. The names of the teenagers, one age 15, the other two 14, were not released. They were arrested May 4, cited, and […]

Conejo thieves cash in with ATM scam



Scammers are targeting those who can least afford it, the Ventura County Sheriff’s Office says. Crime reports show the department has seen a marked increase in the device skimmers being discovered at ATMs owned by Bank of America, the bank of choice for the state’s Employment Development Department, which issues benefits (disability, unemployment, paid family leave) via BofA debit cards. […]

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