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Owner distraught after fire hits restaurant



As coronavirus cases drop, restaurants have begun to reopen their doors and welcome patrons back, but one local business got a harsh reminder that there are other dangers besides COVID-19. Mejico Grill & Tequila Lounge, in what many patrons remember as the former Padri restaurant location at 29008 Agoura Road in Agoura Hills, erupted in flames the afternoon of Feb. […]

Seniors show first responders neighborly love

Meadowbrook hosts special event in Agoura

Drunk driver gets 4 years behind bars

Kills passenger in 2019 crash


A Westlake Village attorney will serve four years in prison—the minimum sentence allowed by law—for an alcohol-fueled crash in 2019 that left his passenger dead. Shane Loomis, 48, pleaded no contest in December to one count of gross vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated in the death of Amanda Gannon, 38. He was facing a maximum of 10 years behind bars. At […]

Homeless in paradise

PART 2 OF A SERIES


The problem with solving homelessness in Malibu is that people who are unhoused already has access to some the best real estate in the world. Sleeping on the streets of paradise can beat sleeping indoors elsewhere. Gabriel Graham, the 43-year-old homeless outreach coordinator for the Las Virgenes-Malibu Council of Governments, has experienced homelessness firsthand. After living on the streets of […]

Spreading the love

Hacker interrupts development forum



A hacker forced a digital development meeting to come to an early end Feb. 9 after hijacking the Zoom call and putting racist imagery on viewers’ screens. The meeting, hosted by the developers of a project proposed for Canwood Street, was interrupted when an attendee put up racial slurs, swastikas and insults directed at several attendees. Agoura Hills City Manager […]

Husband accused of killing wife will take case to jury

A Thousand Oaks filmmaker accused of killing his wife in their Westlake apartment will stand trial for first-degree murder. At a Jan. 28 preliminary hearing, a judge ruled there was enough evidence against Tim Gautier, 55, to allow the case against him to proceed. Testifying were three Ventura County sheriff’s deputies, court records show. On Wednesday at his second arraignment, […]

Commission honors coyote advocate

Calabasas resident and Project Coyote Southern California representative Randi Feilich was named the recipient of the 2020 Carl Gibbs Environmental Excellence Award. The award, presented Feb. 2 at the City of Calabasas Environmental Commission meeting, is a symbol of commitment to the betterment of local ecology. Feilich, a resident of Calabasas Westridge Estates, assisted in addressing the 2019 fishing line […]

Learn about fire prevention

The Ventura County Resource Conservation District is offering the community a free outdoor wildfire prevention educational workshop and virtual speaker series throughout 2021 and 2022. Both events will be hosted by the district and include a variety of wildfire experts and presentations that will offer information about wildfire prevention and recovery efforts, recovery funding opportunities and actions to take during […]

Superior Court announces new courthouse entry

The Ventura County Superior Court recently began a new courthouse entry procedure. Appointment check-in for the clerk’s offices has moved to the Hall of Justice cafeteria on the south side of the Hall of Justice, off the courtyard plaza. Customers should use parking lots E, F or G. Entrances to the lots are from both Telephone and Hill roads. Criminal […]


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