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Residents who live in Agoura Hills, Calabasas, Chatsworth, Hidden Hills, West Hills or Westlake Village may contact the Los Angeles County Sheriff ’s Department Lost Hills Station at (818) 878-1808. Oak Park residents should call the Ventura County Sheriff’s Office at (805) 654-2380.

Racism played role in city manager’s resignation, official says

Lysik said to be a target of attacks


Calabasas City Councilmember Fred Gaines said racist remarks made against the city’s former chief executive played a role in his recent and sudden resignation. Former city manager Gary Lysik, who resigned under pressure on May 18 for alleged fiscal and personnel mismanagement, is a white man married to an African American woman. No official reason was given as to why […]

Restaurants spread wings

Outdoor, even parking lot seating now popular


More signs that the economy is opening up were seen over the past weekend. Many gyms and hair salons reopened in Los Angeles County, but nail salons, wineries, movie theaters and tattoo parlors in the higher-risk phase three category remained closed. Restaurants, which have been offering takeout services throughout the pandemic, began expanding their dine-in services, but the challenges are […]

Las Virgenes compost plant to resume

Was damaged in Woolsey fire

The Las Virgenes Municipal Water District composting plant in Calabasas will resume operations after being closed for 18 months following the Woolsey fire. The blaze ripped through the facility and heavily damaged equipment and buildings, officials said. After a year-and-a-half of repairs, upgrades and maintenance, the Rancho Las Virgenes Composting Facility will resume an operation that turns sewage by-product from […]

Grand jury gives tips on cybersecurity

Municipalities breached

Cyberattacks on local governments increased markedly across the nation during 2019, studies show. Half resulted in ransomware demands. As reports of the attacks unfolded it became clear that better preparation could have helped the cities avoid major and costly data breaches. A recent Ventura County grand jury recommends the following measures be adopted to bolster the local cities’ cybersecurity protections […]

Man dies at Malibu Rindge Dam

He either jumped or fell, official says


A man lost his life June 7 while recreating at Rindge Dam in Malibu Canyon, a 100-year-old structure slated off limits by park officials long worried about public safety at the site. Malibu Search and Rescue responded to the emergency last Sunday when the man reportedly jumped into the water and failed to resurface. The victim, whose name has not […]

Oak Park students drive for success

GRADUATION 2020


Shortly after the pandemic began, Oak Park High School seniors were told they probably wouldn’t get to walk across a stage at their graduation. The story had a happier ending and, on June 4, the Class of 2020 celebrated their day in the sunshine day after all. More than 350 students drove to the campus and received their diplomas one […]

Becerra new station captain

Lost Hills veteran takes charge, again


Hoping to find stability following multiple leadership changes over the past decade, the Lost Hills Sheriff’s Station thinks it has found its man—Salvador “Chuck” Becerra. Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva named the 52-year-old Becerra permanent captain of the Lost Hills station earlier this week. He had been interim chief since February when Capt. Matthew Vander Horck was unexpectedly transferred […]

Gyms, hair salons, you’re up next



Fitness facilities, hair salons, museums, hotels, galleries and campgrounds in Los Angeles County received permission to open their doors at the end of the week as the state moved further into its step-by-step revitalization of the economy. The announcement came well-received by business owners and customers anxious to resume a semblance of normalcy as the pandemic stretches into its third […]

Local protests extend into second week

‘I know a lot of young people in this city specifically are fed up’


Calabasas residents and others marched in the streets for the second time in as many weeks to show solidarity with the worldwide Black Lives Matter movement. About 350 people took part in the June 3 protest that started in the parking lot of the Trader Joe’s market on Calabasas Road, crossed the street to City Hall, then turned south to […]


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