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State parks to lift ban on e-bikes?

Assisted-pedal bikes subject to a patchwork of restrictions


Tom Robbins is 73. Until his mid-60s, the Thousand Oaks resident was an avid cyclist, riding both mountain and road bikes. But eventually, he says, his knees wore out. After multiple surgeries to address the pain in his joints, he found himself out of shape and unable to take part in the sport he loved. Then a friend recommended he […]

Facebook threats lead to schools shutdown

Man arrested on suspicion of threatening Oak Park schools



The Ventura County Sheriff’s Office arrested a 74-year-old Agoura Hills man in connection with criminal threats made against the Oak Park Unified School District over the recent death of his son. Deputies, with the help of officers from the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department, found Morton Green in Laughlin, Nev., where they took him into custody July 10. According to […]

Malibu Creek neighbor reports more gunfire



More gunfire has been reported near Malibu Creek State Park. Deputies from the Malibu/Lost Hills Sheriff’s Station responded to a call about a gunshot that was heard in the vicinity of the park on the night of July 12. Sgt. J. Covarrubias said the caller reported hearing a single gunshot. “At approximately 11:09 (p.m.) we did get one single call […]

Westlake prepares to open bark park

Features include pet-washing stations


Canine lovers, break out the leash. The new Westlake Village dog park opens this weekend with a 10 a.m. ceremony Sat., July 21. City engineer Jessica Arden said the park is mostly complete except for some finishing touches on fencing and one of the lock systems. “And we needed at least three months to let the grass establish,” Arden said. […]

Dead body found in Westlake Lake

Early indications point to suicide, police say


Story corrected 11:01 p.m. July 17, 2018. An earlier version of this article indicated the dive team was looking for the body for multiple hours; they were actually looking for a gun. The body had been recovered hours earlier. Members of the Ventura County Sheriff’s Office search and rescue dive team searched Westlake Lake for several hours Tuesday after the […]

More gunfire reported in park vicinity



More gunfire near Malibu Creek State Park. Deputies from the Malibu/Lost Hills Sheriff’s Station responded to a call about a gunshot that was heard in the vicinity of the park on the night of July 12. Sergeant J. Covarrubias said the caller reported hearing a single gunshot. “At approximately 11:09 (p.m.) we did get one single call from someone reporting […]

Man with ‘knowledge of explosives’ arrested for threatening Oak Park schools



TheVentura County Sheriff’s Office arrested a 74-year-old Agoura Hills man in connection with making criminal threats against the Oak Park School Unified District over the recent death of his son. Deputies joined officers from the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department and located Morton Green in Laughlin, Nev. where they took him into custody on July 10. According to his Facebook […]

Schwarz only Agoura council member committed to November

ELECTION 2018


After 25 years of public service to the City of Agoura Hills, mayor and councilmember Bill Koehler announced that he will not run for reelection in November. Koehler is the first of three incumbents to announce plans for the fall election. Councilmember Harry Schwarz said he will run for reelection, but Denis Weber, the city’s longest serving City Council member, […]

Quiet Oak Park concerned about new pump station

Plant will ensure water safety, officials say


Calleguas Water District hopes to receive permission soon to build a new pumping station on Lindero Canyon Road in Oak Park. Rancho Simi Recreation and Park District—which owns an open space meadow just north of Yerba Buena Elementary School where the station will be built—is expected to give final approval to the project on July 19. The $15-million pump station […]

Spejcher pleads not guilty in stabbing death of her boyfriend



The attorney for Thousand Oaks murder suspect Bryn Spejcher is asking that his client be allowed to continue practicing audiology. Damon Jenkins of the Ventura County public defender’s office appeared in court with the accused doctor last Friday as the 27-year-old entered a plea of not guilty to one count of first-degree murder in the death of Chad O’Melia, 26. […]


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