2021-07-15 E-Edition

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Worsening case rate puts mask-wearers in a quandary

Face coverings still optional, with caveat

Amid the rows of crackers and ketchup, lettuce and legumes, many of the customers observed shopping recently at the Trader Joe’s grocery in Agoura Hills and Gelson’s in Westlake could still be seen wearing protective face coverings, despite the June 15 California public health order that said vaccinated citizens no longer must wear masks indoors. Fear of infection and concern […]

Appreciation day at Lost Hills

Confused by CRT? Often misunderstood theory comes under fire

Historical explanation about race in America seen as attack on white America, with schools caught in the middle

Despite the concern of some parents that the politically-charged discussion of critical race theory is being introduced into K-12 classrooms, local school officials say the much-debated and widely misunderstood theory about race will not become a part of their educational curriculum. The board of education at Las Virgenes Unified School District said that while it has adopted a policy of […]

Lawsuit filed against Cronies

The case between the City of Agoura Hills and its criminal lawsuit against a local restaurant that defied health orders and continued to offer in-person dining through the darkest days of the pandemic escalated this week. The city accuses Cronies Sports Grill on Kanan Road and Thousand Oaks Boulevard with conducting business without a valid L.A. County health permit and […]

Calabasas refutes developer lawsuit

City repeats claim that project violates general plan

Calabasas is fighting back in a squabble with a developer that is suing the city over permission to build a new apartment complex on Las Virgenes Road. City lawyers responded July 7 to a lawsuit filed by developer New Home Company, which alleges the Calabasas City Council violated state and local laws by denying its plan to build 180 homes […]

Helus awarded law enforcement’s highest honor

Badge of Bravery given by U.S. Rep. Julia Brownley

The good that some men do lives on. Ron Helus, the Ventura County sheriff’s sergeant who rushed to confront the shooter at the Borderline Bar and Grill, has been inducted into the annals of the country’s bravest law enforcement officers. U.S. Rep. Julia Brownley posthumously awarded the Congressional Badge of Bravery—the highest honor available to law enforcement officers—to Helus on […]

Parks to host fire safety town hall

Ventura County Supervisor Linda Parks will hold a fire safety town hall at 6:30 p.m. Thurs., July 22 at the Oak Park Community Center, 1000 N. Kanan Road. The event will cover preparation and fire-resiliency heading into months of hot dry weather and Santa Ana winds that increase the risk of wildfire. Ventura County Fire Chief Mark Lorenzen will give […]


Race theory hijacked and used to attack legit education


In recent months, a heated debate has arisen over how the complicated history of race in America should be taught in our local public schools. At the center of the controversy is critical race theory, an academic concept developed in the 1970s that frames American history through the lens of systemic racism. The coursework is usually studied at the college […]