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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

First Amendment ‘auditors’ lay siege to Old Agoura

Alarming trend puts residents on guard


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 photos and shoot video of everyday citizens going about their daily lives. They claim to be exercising First Amendment freedoms, but often […]

Patriotic memorial flagged in Agoura

13 Old Glories displayed by resident, but quickly removed


It was an inspiring, if momentary display of American patriotism last weekend along the 101 Freeway corridor in Agoura Hills. Atop a pedestrian bridge that crosses the freeway near Chesebro Road stood 13 bright red, white and blue flags facing southbound travelers, each representing one of the 13 American service members who died Aug. 26 during the tragic evacuation operation […]

Little buddies

GOOFY SMILE—Dr. Jennifer Cola embraces a chihuahua that needed care and was treated by the Little Angels Project, a nonprofit animal welfare organization based in Agoura Hills. Since 2017, Little Angels has taken in and treated more than 1,300 dogs, cats and other animals, with many of them adopted by members of the public. See Page 17 for more photos […]

Calabasas names new parks director

Replacement for Jeff Rubin

The City of Calabasas named Erica Green its new Director of Community Services effective Oct. 4. Green is currently the acting director of Parks and Community Services with the City of Moreno Valley, California after initially being hired by that city in 2018 as the department’s deputy director. In 2020, the Moreno Valley Parks and Community Services Department received the […]


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