2021-08-26 E-Edition

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Oaks grad honored for Tokyo team medal

A manda Longan stood atop the podium with her right hand over her heart and her left clutching a bouquet of flowers as she proudly sang the national anthem inside the Tatsumi Water Polo Centre in Tokyo. The U.S. women’s water polo team defeated Spain 14-5 on Aug. 7 to win gold for the third consecutive time at the Olympics, […]

Grossman’s intoxication led to two boys’ death, lawsuit says

Complaint alleges socialite was car racing with boyfriend

Rebecca Grossman, Hidden Hills resident and co-founder of the prestigious Grossman Burn Foundation of Los Angeles, was intoxicated and driving an estimated 70 mph when she ran over and killed Mark and Jacob Iskander in a Westlake Village crosswalk last September, according to a civil lawsuit filed against her earlier this year. In addition to Rebecca Grossman, the negligence and […]

Mask up again

Citing a wave of new cases—2,755 in the past 14 days, more than in all of July—and a refusal of some residents to abide by his strongly worded recommendation to wear masks indoors whether vaccinated or not, Ventura County Public Health Director Dr. Levin issued an Aug. 20 order that requires all businesses in the county to enforce an indoor […]

Bozajian eyes challenges ahead


Business and community leaders—including representatives from the Las Virgenes Municipal Water District, Las Virgenes Unified School District and the city’s senior center— convened Aug. 20 for the first Calabasas Chamber of Commerce Mayoral Luncheon in more than a year. Mayor James Bozajian shared moments from the city’s 30-year history—he’s been on the City Council for much of that time—and warned […]

Mailbox thieves active locally

Data show mail theft up 600% over past three years

Digital bank accounts and financial records can be accessed anywhere there’s a computer, which makes them convenient for users but vulnerable to hacking. Paper products are generally safer, but offer their own set of risks as old-school criminals continue to target mailboxes where checks are sometimes stolen, and then forged and cashed. Several Agoura Hills businesses lost thousands of dollars […]

New census starts clock on redistricting

The clock is ticking as government agencies across the U.S., including California, prepare for the monthslong process of redrawing district boundaries ahead of the 2022 election season. The U.S. Census Bureau’s recent population count effectively kick-started the redistricting process that’s required for all district based elected offices—from the smallest special agencies to the U.S. House of Representatives. Stalled by the […]


Excitement, trepidation greet start of new school year


Las Virgenes and Oak Park public school students are back in class full time—the first time in 17 months that kids in all grades are together for regular in-person learning. Cases of COVID-19 have hit campuses at both school districts and two Oak Park classes had to be dismissed, but though the pandemic remains a threat, we’re hopeful that the […]

Masks ‘killing by the thousands’

Letter to the editor writer Pam Stringer’s letter of Aug. 19 states her opinion that masks don’t prevent the virus. Well, Ms. Stringer can have her opinion and behave as she wishes regarding masking, be that as it may. My issue is with her statement, “This is a human experimental shot, not a vaccine. We are the lab rats. This […]