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Fourth victim found

Human remains discovered in Calabasas


CRIME UPDATE The deep canyons and craggy rocks of the Santa Monica Mountains hold many mysteries. People vanish in the vast urban wilderness. Sometimes they turn up dead. For the fourth time in as many months—and as local residents talked in hush tones about the crime-filled summer that they’ve seen unfold—Los Angeles County Sheriff’s detectives were called into the local […]

Yarrow name goes on new YMCA

The homeless come home

Locals confront growing problem


Homelessness in the Conejo Valley is not a new phenomenon. Although the problem pales in comparison to urban Los Angeles, it is real and it is here. According to a 2018 Ventura County report, the number of homeless adults and children in the area rose almost 13 percent over the previous year to 1,300. It is the first time since […]

Plastics on the way out



As the early impacts of climate change begin to unfold, people are taking bold steps to care for the environment. One of the biggest dangers to land and sea is plastic—and minimizing the use of singleuse plastic bags, straws and containers has become a call to arms for those who worry that the planet is becoming choked with its own […]

Calabasas movie extravaganza rolls out the indies, shorts, classics

Fifth annual film festival runs through this weekend

The curtain is up for the Calabasas Film Festival, which continues through the weekend. Founded in 2014 by Natalie Khoury and Kelley Fries, the festival is heading into its fifth year with a new lineup of diverse and potentially award-winning films including, “Song of Back and Neck,” “Colette,” and “What They Had.” This year there will be major industry executives, […]

As summer winds down, kids cool off

City just got bigger

Calabasas completes 57-acre annexation


A move by the Calabasas City Council to annex new property on the west side of town will generate up to $600,000 in annual tax revenue and add 57 acres of land to the city. The council approved a deal Aug. 8 with the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors to annex unincorporated county territory on Agoura Road between Liberty […]

Westlake close call raises questions about bike safety



On Aug. 21, North Ranch resident Matt Singley was riding his road bike on Westlake Boulevard near the intersection at Thousand Oaks Boulevard when a driver to his left made a dangerous lastsecond move, zipping across two lanes of traffic in an attempt to turn right. The vehicle swerved in front of Singley, who was traveling 20 mph, forcing the […]

Agency aquires open space near bridge

The Mountains Recreation and Conservation Authority announced it has acquired 98 acres of Santa Monica Mountains open space south of the 101 Freeway and west of Liberty Canyon Road. The land widens the amount of protected open space south of the freeway and near the proposed Liberty Canyon wildlife bridge in Agoura Hills. It abuts open space to the west […]

There when you need them

MSAR volunteers to the rescue


People who work in a high-risk job—soldiers, firefighters, police—will often say they do it because it’s work that has to be done, not because they want recognition or medals. But sometimes they get them anyway. Members of the Malibu Search and Rescue team, an all-volunteer organization, recently won eight awards at the Reserve Peace Officers Conference in Sacramento, which is […]


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