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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 […]

Mike Pompeo’s Simi Valley talk addresses Iran issue



In a scathing speech at the Reagan Library in Simi Valley Sunday, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo likened Iran’s leadership to the Mafia with corrupt government officials and religious leaders who spread violence through terrorism and oppress Iranian citizens—a message that came in stark contrast to President Trump’s more appeasing tone with North Korea and Russia. Pompeo, who served […]

Rutherford says farewell to Westlake

Five-time mayor announces retirement


Westlake Village Mayor Mark Rutherford announced last week that voters won’t see his name on the ballot this November. Rutherford is the longest-serving member of the City Council—he took office in 1997 and has been reelected every four years since then. “Everything seems to be good with the city, and I just think it’s a good time to step down,” […]

Dog park unleashed on public

Everything just ‘pawfect,’ visitors say

Speeches were made, a ribbon was cut and the gates to the new Westlake Village Dog Park opened at 10:30 a.m. on July 21. Dozens of rambunctious canines both large a small got to sniff, snoop and snarl for the first time at the recently completed 1.2-acre park at Oak Crest Drive and Agoura Road. Separate play areas accommodate big […]

Mae Boyar will get partial face-lift



The recent shake-up in afterschool programming for Oak Park students threw a wrench into plans to construct a new community center at Mae Boyar Park. But it looks like the 50-year-old park building will at least get a face-lift. The Rancho Simi Recreation and Park District, which oversees the community parks in Oak Park, had planned for a major $2-million […]

New Agoura budget covers broad services



Road improvements and public safety expenses are dominant themes in the 2018-19 municipal budget recently approved by officials in Agoura Hills. The 200-page budget outlines coming revenues and expenses in all phases of city operation, including employee salaries, public works projects and community development programs. The city’s capital improvements list through 2019 includes annual street resurfacing work and construction on […]

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 […]


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