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Priestly pedophilia scorned by local Catholics

Sex abuses have a long and sordid past


The mid-August release of a Pennsylvania grand jury report that documents how more than 1,000 children were sexually abused by hundreds of priests over a 70-year period is prompting archdioceses across the country to assure parishioners that, despite widespread scorn and skepticism, new church safeguards are in place and are being rigorously enforced. “We, the members of this grand jury, […]

Name for new YMCA revealed Sept. 9

The new YMCA in Westlake Village is in its final phase of construction, and the organization says the public is invited for a family fun day, hard-hat tour and official naming ceremony for the building on Sept. 9. The event gets underway at 10 a.m., and the Y’s name will be announced at 11 a.m. in the ceremony at 31105 […]

One against three for LVUSD board



Three veteran incumbents on the Las Virgenes Unified School District Board of Education will be challenged by a newcomer to the town when the Nov. 6 election rolls around. West Hills resident and Marine Corps veteran Kiyomi Kowalski came to LVUSD from Los Angeles Unified School District in search of a better education for her son, who is now a […]

Oak Park Eagles (0-2) vs. Nordhoff Rangers (1-1)

— Friday, 7 p.m. at Nordhoff High School —



The Kanan Bowl pitting Oak Park against Agoura is special, without a doubt, but the rivalry between the Eagles and Nordhoff runs deeper. In the past decade, Nordhoff is the only other team Oak Park has faced every year. “It’s a fun game. We love going there,” said Oak Park head coach Casey Webb. “And they have great tri-tip sandwiches.” […]

New bridge for Old Agoura

A new bridge over Chesebro Creek in Old Agoura opened Monday amid an eager gathering of equestrians, residents and officials from the City of Agoura Hills. The bridge allows horseback riders and pedestrians to safely cross the dry creek and enter Old Agoura Park. After several horseback riders tested the bridge’s footing, members of the City Council christened the structure […]

Women create book to raise funds for Liberty Cyn. wildlife bridge



Fundraising to help pay for the $60-million Liberty Canyon wildlife bridge in Agoura Hills is in full swing, with contributions coming from businesses, foundations, government grants—and now an art book written and illustrated by local residents. The book, “P-22: The Journey,” documents the male puma’s miraculous, death-defying trek from the Santa Monica Mountains in Agoura Hills to Griffith Park in […]

Marching orders

YOUNG GUN—Cpl. Clayton Williams, a 2015 graduate of Agoura High School, takes a break during a training exercise last month with the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit in Okinawa, Japan. Williams, who is a Marine Corps intelligence specialist, enlisted in June 2015.

Lysik new city leader

Will succeed Tony Coroalles in Calabasas


Although Tony Coroalles, the longtime Calabasas city manager, has retired, the city will still be guided by a familiar face, one that has been around as long as Coroalles. City officials announced that Gary Lysik, the city’s chief financial officer, will be the new city manager. He was hired as CFO in 2003, the same year Coroalles came aboard as […]

Third body in Malibu Canyon

Man found near Piuma Road


Detectives from the Los Angeles County Sheriff ’s Homicide Bureau say they are investigating the discovery of a dead body July 27 in the 12000 block of Piuma Road in Malibu. The Malibu/Lost Hills Sheriff’s Station received a call at 11:30 a.m. last Friday notifying them of a body seen on an embankment to the side of the road. The […]

Track closed, residents miffed



Bernie Grossman, a longtime Oak Park resident, has an early morning fitness routine that he’s been following for as long as he can remember. At least twice a week at 6 a.m. Grossman goes to Oak Park High School and runs laps on the track around the football field. Those days may be over. School officials recently surrounded the stadium […]


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