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‘Auditor’ crew sets hooks in Old Agoura

Men cause First Amendment confrontation with locals


First Amendment rights are sacrosanct in America, but sometimes the expression of free speech is pushed to the limit and problems arise. One man was cited for battery, and other residents became shaken and afraid following an encounter with a self-described “First Amendment auditor” crew Sept. 5 in the quiet neighborhood of Old Agoura. Auditors roam public property and take […]

Agoura Hills Ave development sidelined

City Council upholds planning commission denial of homes, shops


The almost 15-year push to create a new town center for Agoura Hills south of the 101 Freeway suffered a major setback last week when the City Council voted to uphold denial of The Ave (Agoura Village East) development at the southeast corner of Kanan and Agoura roads, a key component in the city’s broader Agoura Village plan. The 4-1 […]

Tiny temblor gives Conejo Valley a wake-up call



Homeowners in the area awoke with a jolt Monday as a 3.6-magnitude earthquake tipped the scales just before 8 a.m. The Sept. 13 temblor—which was felt from as far away as Santa Barbara to the northwest and Beverly Hills to the east—was the first in the Conejo Valley since 2007, when a 3.4-magnitude quake hit near the Ventura County/Los Angeles […]

Newsom survives recall vote

ELECTION DAY—A voter casts his ballot at Agoura Hills City Hall in the Sept. 14 recall election against Gov. Gavin Newsom. Statewide, almost 64% of voters said no to the recall. In Los Angeles County the unofficial count was almost 71%, and in less liberal Ventura County the anti-recall vote was about 60%. Newsom’s regular term expires next year. Agoura […]

Linda Parks recall fails to gain required signatures



An attempt to force a special election to remove longtime Ventura County Supervisor Linda Parks from office has failed. A day after the Sept. 14 deadline to submit the required signatures, a spokesperson for the clerk-recorder’s office said they hadn’t received anything from the Recall Linda Parks campaign. The group, which has been gathering signatures since April, had until 5 […]

Cooler weather this week will help dogs and owners on the trail

The National Park Service is urging pet owners to think twice before hiking with animals during the 90- to 100-degree days. At least three dogs have died on local trails since July. NPS and search and rescue teams in Los Angeles and Ventura counties have reported half-adozen canine rescues in 2021. Most of the dogs were suffering from a heat […]

Community remembers 9/11

Community colleges target pandemic fraud



The Ventura County Community College District said officials at its three campuses—Ventura, Oxnard and Moorpark—have been catching potentially fraudulent financial aid applications before students are enrolled and receive payments. A reported 105 of the 116 community colleges in the state have received suspicious applications during the 2021-22 school year. Moorpark College President Julius Sokenu acknowledged that his campus received fraudulent […]

Agoura Hills says no to key Kanan Road mixed-use development



The almost 15-year push to create a new town center for Agoura Hills south of the 101 Freeway suffered a major setback this week when the City Council voted to uphold denial of The Ave (Agoura Village East) development at the southeast corner of Kanan and Agoura roads, a key component in the city’s broader Agoura Village plan. The 4-1 […]


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