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Deputy from Agoura Hills arrested on charges of raping a minor

  A Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputy whose task was to investigate sex abuse crimes was arrested Nov. 16 on suspicion of committing forcible rape against a minor in a case he was believed to be working on. Neil D. Kimball, a 45-year-old Agoura Hills resident, was being held on $2-million bail. The Ventura County district attorney’s office, which filed […]


Community chips in as fire relief operations get underway

Schools set to resume Students received an extended Thanksgiving break due to the Woolsey fire, and while the blaze caused no major damage to local campuses, workers still needed time to clean air conditioners, remove debris and make the classrooms habitable again. Both the Las Virgenes and Oak Park unified school districts will reopen classes on Mon., Nov. 26. Flames […]

Agoura disaster center opens

Support for the fire victims arrived swiftly. Within a week of one of the worst fires in California history, two Los Angeles County Disaster Assistance Centers were up and running to give assistance to area families displaced by the fire and to help them begin the chore of rebuilding their lives. The Conrad Hilton Foundation— which recently moved its headquarters […]

Well said

WELL SAID—Members of both the community and Chabad of the Conejo transport a giant thank-you note to L.A. County Fire Station No. 89 on Canwood Street in Agoura Hills.

Sgt. Helus memorialized at Calvary service

5,000 attend

A sea of American flags and uniforms filled Calvary Community Church last week as thousands paid tribute to Ventura County sheriff’s Sgt. Ron Helus, a fallen hero who died protecting others as a gunman opened fire inside a Thousand Oaks restaurant and bar. “Ron dared to go where most would flee and he selflessly ran toward gunfire to confront someone […]

Victims, insurance companies begin rebuilding lives

Patience will be the best virtue as long process unfolds

With the flames finally quelled, firefighters are being praised throughout the area for their efforts in saving homes and lives. But much more work remains to be done. Insurance agents and relief groups are working to rebuild the lives of hundreds of people whose homes were destroyed in the Woolsey fire. Derek Ross, an insurance agent from Oak Park, was […]

Lawsuit charges Edison with starting fire

A Ventura County resident has filed a lawsuit against Southern California Edison alleging that the utility company’s negligence caused the Woolsey fire. The claim filed Nov. 15 with the Los Angeles County Superior Court by a group of attorneys on behalf of Malibu resident Michael Henthorn says that the Nov. 8 blaze started underneath Edison-owned power lines at the Santa […]

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