2021-08-19 E-Edition

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FRIEND or FOE? Colorful birds come home to roost

Colorful birds came here to roost

Ian Goldey, a resident of the rural Liberty Canyon community in Agoura Hills where many of the wild parakeets are known to roost, says he’s been feeding the colorful birds for about a decade and does it because he thinks they add beauty to the community. In captivity they are known to be intelligent and affectionate, albeit vocal. Ask one, […]

Mayor says sorry for sharing inside vote info

Weber tipped Cronies about council’s decision

Agoura Hills Mayor Denis Weber issued an apology at the Aug. 11 City Council meeting for discussing results of an earlier closed-door government session with members of the public regarding the city’s legal action against Cronies Sports Grill. The longtime city government leader admitt ed at last week’s council meeting that he shared the results of a closed-door vote regarding […]

No criminal charges against Edison

‘Insufficient evidence’ to pursue prosecution

The California Department of Justice announced Aug. 16 it will not pursue criminal charges against Southern California Edison after investigating the role SCE equipment played in igniting the 2018 Woolsey fire. The fire burned 97,000 acres of land, destroyed 1,640 structures, killed three area residents and prompted the evacuation of more than almost 300,000 people in western Los Angeles and […]

LVUSD returns to campus


Las Virgenes Unified School District students returned to class Wednesday, and at a town hall meeting last week school educators assured parents that complete measures have been put into place to ensure the safety of the district’s 11,500 kids. What was supposed to be a two-week break from classes in March 2020 stretched to more than a year of closures […]

Two Oak Park classes halted due to COVID

Only in its second week back, Oak Park Unified School District has announced two class closures due to COVID-19 cases. The first came at the end of last week when more than three cases in a single class- room were identified. While the district is following local and federal recommendations to keep children safe, some parents are asking the district […]

Fire safety council seems like a wise choice

Oak Park group worried about repeat of Woolsey

While most of the damage from the Woolsey fire has been cleared away, the flames have left an indelible mark on members of the community who learned how easily it is to lose everything. Oak Park resident Sam Gunn was lucky. His family’s home was untouched by the 2018 blaze, but the 24-year-old knows there will be more fires in […]


The EV boom has arrived. Can infrastructure keep up?

Ventura County is joining the state and federal government in a drive to get more electric cars on the road—and fast. Gov. Gavin Newsom signed an executive order last September mandating that all new cars and trucks sold in California be zero-emission vehicles by 2035. And this month President Joe Biden signed an executive order asking for 50% of cars […]

Slow progress being made on the cannabis front


It appears plans are being finalized for a pair of new medical marijuana businesses in the area, perhaps as soon as the end of the year. Although encouraging, the progress made by one of our local cities still fails to acknowledge that all uses of cannabis, not just medicinal, are permitted in the state. But at least this latest news […]