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Woman dies in Westlake Village freeway crash

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This story was updated at 5:10 p.m. April 12, 2019. A woman and her dog died April 11 when the SUV she was driving crashed into a tree and caught fire at the Lindero Canyon Road exit off the 101 Freeway in Westlake Village. The victim was 66-year-old Susan Chevalier of Westlake Village. Chevalier was driving a Ford Expedition northbound on the […]

Calabasas dentist says he’s clean



A Boston federal court accepted a not guilty plea Monday from Calabasas resident Homayoun Zadeh for his role in the college admissions scandal. An associate professor of dentistry at USC who also practices in Ventura, Zadeh was charged with conspiracy to commit mail and wire fraud and honest services mail and wire fraud, as well as conspiracy to commit money […]

Four new bobcat kittens tagged in local mountains

A young bobcat captured and collared a day before the Woolsey Fire started last November gave birth to four kittens recently – B-364, B-365. B-366 and B-367. Using VHF radio-telemetry and GPS points from B-362’s collar, biologists from Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area located the young female bobcat in a dense area of vegetation in a large residential backyard […]

Mayor’s table

The public is invited to join Agoura Hills Mayor Linda Northup for food and conversation at her monthly At the Mayor’s Table event from 2 to 4 p.m. Thurs., April 18 on the patio at Ladyface Ale Companie, 29281 Agoura Road, Agoura Hills. Northrup will answer questions, hear thoughts from residents and provide updates on what is going on in […]

Opiates and meth, indiscriminate killers



Drugs and alcohol were responsible for 170 deaths in Ventura County last year—just over three per week—according to the county medical examiner’s 2018 overdose report. Released in March, the report breaks down overdose deaths by substance, age and city. Total overdose deaths increased by five in 2018, with opioids and methamphetamines ranking as the deadliest drugs in the county. Opioids […]

Fire department nixes new farmers market move

The Thousand Oaks Farmers Market’s move to a new location at The Oaks mall has been short lived. Shortly after the market’s March 21 grand opening along the west side delivery lane between the parking structure and the main food court entrance, Ventura County Fire Department officials told organizers that the site did not meet safety standards for emergencies and […]

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Agoura Hills sues to stop pot deliveries in town

City fears loss of local control


Agoura Hills joined 24 other California cities in a lawsuit last week that seeks to reaffirm local control over a burgeoning cannabis business that is trying push the boundaries of where pot can and cannot be sold. Attorneys from the Sacramento firm of Churchwell White LLP filed the suit in Fresno Superior Court against the California Bureau of Cannabis Control, […]

Suck it up, no more plastic straws

Calabasas ban begins April 30


Calabasas residents will soon notice a change at their favorite local eatery—no more plastics. The city’s ban on plastic straws, stirs and utensils takes effect April 30. Approved by the City Council last fall, the ordinance requires restaurants to offer biodegradable alternatives to plastic, such as products made with bamboo, paper or sugar cane. The new law is a follow-up […]

Longtime commissioner dies April 2

Richard Woolard helped usher in Calabasas cityhood


Calabasas lost one of its longtime city commissioners last week with the passing of Richard Woolard. Woolard, who was in his late 80s and died due to undisclosed health issues, also played an active role on the cityhood committee that engineered the incorporation of Calabasas in 1991. Ellen Pangarliotis served on the cityhood committee and several other governmental bodies with […]


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