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Goodbye to an old friend

Paramount oak tree can’t be saved


More than 100 nature lovers of all stripes gathered at Paramount Ranch in the Santa Monica Mountains on Feb. 8 to say goodbye to a century-old, Los Angeles County landmark. A valley oak tree at the former movie ranch will be cut down by the end of the month, officials said. It’s being removed because it didn’t survive the Woolsey […]

Affordable housing goes to the ballot box

Cheaper apartments eliminated unless new units are built


Calabasas residents will vote next month on one of the most debated land-use issues in the city’s history—Measure N. A yes vote will allow the development of 161 new apartments at Avalon Calabasas, a rental community at Meadow Creek and Orchid lanes. But it’s more complicated than that. The project would be built without the oversight of the city, and […]

High school dorms open

Oaks hopes move will attract students


Two years after embarking on the project, Oaks Christian School cut the ribbon on its new, on-campus student dormitories. With the addition of housing at 31255 Cedar Valley Drive in Westlake Village, Oaks now has the ability to board students. The school spent $18 million converting an office building into the dormitory. This is just the first step—only half the […]

Landowner gets OK to shoot lion

License to kill granted by the state


The death of a radio-monitored mountain lion shot dead under the state’s three-strike policy—which was intended to make such killings more difficult—has sparked debate over the best way to manage the area’s shrinking puma population. P-56 was killed in January after a Camarillo ranch lost 12 animals in two years to the big cat. The cougar is the first collared […]

Sheriff’s lieutenant alleges promotion handled unfairly

Leadership dispute at Lost Hills


Lt. Jennifer Seetoo, the onetime acting captain of Lost Hills Sheriff’s Station, has filed a lawsuit against the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department alleging that she suffered sexual harassment, gender discrimination and other retaliation at the hands of Sheriff Alex Villanueva and his staff. Seetoo, a 22-year veteran of the department, filed the lawsuit Jan. 27 in Los Angeles County […]

Local vote centers identified



Agoura Hills voters got their first look at the new ballot system that goes into effect throughout Los Angeles County in the March 3 primary election. California voters passed the Voter’s Choice Act in 2018 ushering in a modern digital voting system and also adding to the locations where voters can cast their ballots. The new measures replace the voting […]

HOA looks at bank theft, employee fraud

FREE Illegal funds transfer alleged

Lost Hills Sheriff’s deputies arrested the former manager of the  Lake Lindero Homeowners Association Feb. 12 for violating a temporary restraining order that required him to keep away from the HOA tennis and swim club at Thousand Oaks Boulevard and Lake Lindero Drive. Bail for the 45-year-old Chris Barone of Agoura Hills was set at $5,000, according to a sheriff’s […]

Collared mountain lion killed by livestock owner

FREE Rancher had obtained depredation permit from Fish and Wildlife


For the first time in the 18-year history of the National Park Service’s study of pumas in the Santa Monica Mountains, a radio-collared cougar has been lawfully shot dead. NPS announced Monday that a landowner in the western Santa Monica Mountains had shot and killed a cougar in January that had been threatening livestock. The male mountain lion, believed to […]

Players and special students hit it off

Lost Hills lieutenant who didn’t get captain’s job files discrimination suit

Seetoo is former acting captain of the local sheriff's station


Lt. Jennifer Seetoo, the one-time acting captain of Lost Hills Sheriff’s Station, has filed a lawsuit against the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department alleging that she suffered sexual harassment, gender discrimination and other retaliation at the hands of Sheriff Alex Villanueva and his staff. Seetoo, a 22-year veteran of the department, filed the lawsuit Jan. 27 in Los Angeles County […]


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