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Car crashes into business, again

A car crashed through the front door of Daily Breath Pilates in Westlake Village Friday, the second time in a week a vehicle has barreled into a Conejo Valley business and caused damage. At the pilates studio in the County Line Shopping Center, trainer Teresa Fleckenstein and a private client were wrapping up a session at 12:30 p.m. when a […]

Turtle issue slowly resolved

Species being pulled from ailing lagoon


The renovation of the fire-damaged pond at Oak Canyon Community Park in Oak Park has been a long slog through mud, silt and bureaucratic issues. The good news is that the red-eared slider turtles, an invasive species likely dumped in the pond by residents who no longer wanted to keep them as pets, will live to see another day. Finding […]

Westlake resident upset about dog park

City sued over alleged nuisance


A resident has filed a lawsuit against Westlake Village over claims that the city’s dog park has negatively impacted his property that lies next to the facility. John Bowen, a 30-year resident of the city, is seeking $2 million in damages because, he says, the dog park has hurt the quality of his home life and the value of his […]

Cop guilty of molestation



A former Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department sex crimes investigator pleaded guilty to molesting a teenager whose sexual assault case he was investigating, authorities announced last week. Neil Kimball, a 46-year-old resident of Agoura Hills, was convicted of a lewd act with a child and unlawful sexual intercourse, the Ventura County district attorney’s office said. A 20-year veteran of the […]

Amber Alert has good ending

A missing 1-year-old boy was found in Calabasas last week shortly after an Amber Alert was issued to announce his disappearance. The boy, Namaste Dix, was unharmed, and two women were taken into custody July 10 after the California Highway Patrol stopped their vehicle near Las Virgenes and Agoura roads. The baby had last been seen at 9:15 a.m. in […]

Oak Park calls on T.O. volunteers

Goal is better crime prevention


Oak Park residents concerned about crime can rest a bit easier. Starting July 1, volunteers from the Ventura County Sheriff’s Office began patrolling the community. The service is an extension of Volunteers in Policing (VIP), a program that puts citizens trained in public safety to work on the streets of Thousand Oaks. Seema Chandra, chair of the Oak Park Municipal […]

Fire recovery slow at Oak Canyon Park

Concerned citizens urge Rancho Simi district to act


Nearly eight months after the Woolsey fire was extinguished, much of the damage has been repaired and the denuded landscape has mostly grown back. But that’s not the case everywhere. In Oak Park, some community spaces still show signs of damage, especially Oak Canyon Community Park. Rancho Simi Recreation and Park District in Simi Valley manages the Oak Park park, […]

HOA catches heat over lake fishing

Tangled line dangerous to health


Catch-and-release fishing seems harmless enough, but some Calabasas residents believe the hook, line and sinker that goes along with the practice can be damaging to both wildlife and the environment. Randi Feilich, a resident of Calabasas Westridge Estates, has been circulating a petition to stop all fishing at Calabasas Lake. She was scheduled to give the petition to the board […]

Calabasas project under fire



Vocal Calabasas residents are speaking out against what they believe is the latest threat to the city’s rural ambience: West Village. The commercial and residential development, which was scheduled to go before the city’s planning commission this week, calls for 180 condos and a 5,800-square-foot retail center on a 77-acre lot at Las Virgenes and Agoura roads in west Calabasas. […]

Cause of death is pending

Teen star came from Oak Park

The Los Angeles County coroner’s office has completed its autopsy in the death of Cameron Boyce, the 20-year-old Disney Channel star from Oak Park. The coroner’s office declined to announce the cause of death pending further investigation. A statement from Boyce’s family said he died of a seizure that resulted from epilepsy. He was found at his North Hollywood home […]


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