Agoura’s Davis finishes sixth at first Olympics

Local track and field phenom Tara Davis made a big impression at her first Olympics. Davis, a 22-year-old Agoura High grad, placed sixth in the women’s long jump finals with a leap of 6.84 meters on Aug. 3 in Tokyo. A California state champ in multiple events in high school, Davis has said she almost quit the sport last year […]

2021-08-05 E-Edition

Conejo Food Trail makes stop at Whizin

Crowded recall pool even includes Calabasas candidate

Newsom recall vote set for Sept. 14

The question of whether Gavin Newsom should continue to hold the state’s highest office will be answered on Sept. 14 when voters head to the polls to cast their vote in a special recall election, the first since a 2003 vote that removed then-Gov. Grey Davis from office. The vote almost 20 years ago featured 135, some not-so-serious candidates—including former […]

Foul called on angry coach

Youth game turns violent, arrest is made

Youth sports can be intense at times, and outbursts from the sidelines are not uncommon. When fans, coaches and parents turn angry, the ruckus is usually limited to raised voices. But a recent game in the Agoura Youth Basketball league turned violent when one coach allegedly assaulted another coach after the score of the game got out of hand. A […]

Fiscal kindness helps local nonprofits

During times of economic hardship—like early in the pandemic when revenue for businesses dried up—governments are inclined to open up the purse strings and offer the community a helping hand. As the difficult months of 2020 and early 2021 wore on, the City of Westlake Village also recognized the need to step up and help struggling nonprofit organizations stay afloat. […]

Sheriff’s union, brass pick their men

Deputies’ association turns against Ayub, backs challenger Jim Fryhoff

It’s been more than a decade without a sheriff’s race in Ventura County and, as in 2010, this year’s campaign pits a union favorite against the man backed by sheriff’s department brass. Cmdr. Jim Fryhoff, who officially launched his campaign Aug. 2 inside the headquarters of the Ventura County Sheriff’s Deputy Association, has the endorsement of the deputies’ union, while […]

Misinformation ‘knee-capped’ return to normalcy

GUEST OPINION /// School safety during pandemic

For the past 18 months I have joined with our community and many across the country to advocate strongly for the safe reopening of our schools. When we needed to, my school board colleagues and I lobbied L.A. County to remove its onerous restrictions on local districts that held back our safe-to-open plans. Our efforts and partnership with our unions […]


Virtual option still a desirable feature for many people


With the Delta variant gaining ground and causing a spike in COVID-19 cases, now is not the time to stop offering virtual conferencing options for residents keen on participating in the public process. Many people still prefer to practice social distancing, and the convenience (and safety) that online platforms such as Zoom, Microsoft Meets and Remo provide is obvious. Before […]