Carry on, son

ALL IN THE FAMILY—From left: Oaks Christian grads Camden Coburn, Romain Lagree, Austin Dudas, Joe Zambrino, Trent Carmandalian and Wyatt Smith, with 9-year-old Colt Carmandalian, the little brother of Trent. Ray and Roxie Holm, who sent the photo, are the two boys’grandparents. Coming up June 10 are graduations at Agoura and Calabasas. Viewpoint is June 12. More coverage on Page […]

2021-06-10 E-Edition

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Calabasas discusses grocer ‘hero pay’

Are checkers the same as frontline health workers?

No question that the pandemic revealed who some of the most essential members of the American economy are: grocery store workers. Throughout each spike in cases, stores stayed open so people could buy food. Now comes the hard conversation of how to compensate the people who put themselves on the front lines in return for what has been a minimum […]

Amgen cancer drug heralded

New treatment ‘really big step’

There is no cure for cancer yet, but tools for fighting the disease are constantly being sharpened. One of the most significant advances in years comes from the local biotech giant, Amgen. The Thousand Oaks-based company received approval May 28 from the Food and Drug Administration for a new lung cancer treatment, Lumakras, shown by researchers to be more effective […]

Officials crack down on illegal dumping

The Ventura County Public Works Agency has taken steps to bring under control the persistent scofflaws who dump garbage along area roadways. The agency recently installed a series of motion-activated hidden cameras in strategic locations along rural roads. The cameras upload images of people dumping old mattresses, garbage bags, used furniture and other trash illegally. The public works staff uses […]

Task force puts up road block against human trafficking


Last fall, a 16-year-old girl rescued from human trafficking in Ventura County was given art supplies at an event for survivors. With words cut from magazines, she created a vision board with a simple message. “I’m not broken,” it read. It happens every day in Ventura County’s quiet suburbs. Adults pay for sex with girls and boys whose captors turn […]


Work force issues addressed as COVID-19 winds down


As soon as the pandemic began, local, state and national governments were quick to react by offering monetary relief for people and businesses in need. The cash distributions proved to be a lifesaver as economic activity dropped precipitously in the dark days of the lockdown and many income streams dried up. Providing relief is what the government is designed to […]

Idling at lights hurts air quality

If Agoura Hills really cared about the climate, it would time its lights better. I commute to and from Westlake Village on Agoura Road daily and spend 15 to 20 minutes per week—yes, I timed it—idling at the intersections of Reyes Adobe and Kanan. That’s 16 hours per year my vehicle, and the countless other saps sitting with me, are […]

The over-under on new bridge

Just wondering, does anyone know if the mountain lions will use the proposed $90-million overpass? And, does anyone know if the mountain lions use the underpass at Liberty Canyon? Richard RobinsonCalabasas