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Lost Hills lieutenant who didn’t get captain’s job files discrimination suit

By John Loesing | February 07, 2020

Lt. Jennifer Seetoo, the one-time acting captain of Lost Hills Sheriff’s Station, has filed a lawsuit against the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department alleging that she suffered sexual harassment, gender discrimination and other retaliation at the hands of Sheriff Alex Villanueva and his staff. Seetoo, a 22-year veteran of the department, filed the lawsuit Jan. 27 in Los Angeles County […]

Investigators comb helicopter crash site

By John Loesing | January 26, 2020

Investigators are continuing their search for clues into what caused the Jan. 26 helicopter crash in Calabasas that killed nine people, including NBA legend Kobe Bryant, 41, and his 13-year-old daughter, Gianna. A Sikorsky S-76B private helicopter owned by Fillmore-based Island Express Holdings Inc. crashed about one mile east of the Las Virgenes Municipal Water District headquarters on Las Virgenes […]

Kobe Bryant among victims of Calabasas helicopter crash

By John Loesing | January 26, 2020

What was first thought to be a small brush fire in the hills above Calabasas Sunday morning turned out to be something far worse. It was the wreckage of a Sikorsky S71 private helicopter that had crashed and claimed the lives of all passengers aboard, including NBA legend Kobe Bryant, 41. The incident was reported to authorities just before 10 […]

Calabasas resident agrees to remove hate signs

By John Loesing | January 15, 2020

A condominium on Park Sorrento in Calabasas drew the ire of passersby this earlier this week who spotted signage with a swastika and the words “Jewish” and “death to America” hanging from the home’s balcony. Wednesday, city officials told the resident to remove the hate messages. By Fri., Jan. 17, the resident had complied, the city said. “It violates city […]

Lake Lindero leadership fight comes to a head

By John Loesing | January 13, 2020

HOA meetings by and large are mundane affairs. Some homeowners attend, perhaps to discuss a barking dog or the unsightly new paint on a neighbor’s home. The business of the community is discussed, and all usually ends well. Then there’s Lake Lindero. A meeting for the 459-member homeowner’s association in Agoura Hills is scheduled for this Wednesday, and the gathering […]

Tennessee juvenile arrested for making local threat

By John Loesing | January 09, 2020

The Lost Hills Sheriff’s Station reports a teen living in Jackson, Tenn. has been arrested as the suspect who issued a social media threat suggesting there might be a shooting soon on the campus of Calabasas High School. The Madison County, Tenn. Sheriff’s Department followed up on information provided by Lost Hills and confronted the 17-year-old at 8:30 p.m. Central […]

Lambo pulled U-turn in motorcycle fatality

By John Loesing | December 24, 2019

Authorities continue to investigate the accident last Sunday afternoon near Malibou Lake in which a motorcycle rider was killed after colliding with a Lamborghini sports car. The motorcycle rider, whose name was not released, was a 53-year-old male resident of Calabasas. The Lamborghini was driven by a 26-year-old man from Washington D.C. The car performed a sudden U-turn on Mulholland […]

Car vandals go on rampage in Calabasas

By John Loesing | December 18, 2019

Numerous Calabasas residents awoke Tuesday morning to find their cars had been vandalized during the night. Residents reported their vehicles had been spray-painted and their tires slashed. Sergeant M. Escalante of the Lost Hills Sheriff’s Station said 19 residents reported their cars had been hit, as well as an undisclosed number of vehicles at the Audi Calabasas dealership on Calabasas […]