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Cities take notice of homeless spike



Local cities are watching carefully as the Los Angeles County homeless count continues to rise despite myriad efforts to keep it in check. The county’s homeless population spiked last year, catching officials off guard who were under the impression the problem was being kept under control. A report last week showing the number of homeless people jumped 12% from 2018 […]

When dogs bark, residents bite



Open almost a year, the Westlake Village Dog Park has proven to be a popular stomping ground for local canines. While dog owners appreciate the convenience of the 1.2-acre park at Oak Crest Drive and Agoura Road, some nearby residents aren’t as amiable. The park, which is open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. during the summer months, is separated […]

With properties prepped, rebuilding begins

The state’s fire debris removal headquarters in Calabasas has submitted final inspection reports to officials in Los Angeles and Ventura counties for more than 600 of the 932 properties affected by the Woolsey and Hill fires, officials announced Monday. Submission of the reports to Los Angeles County Public Works and Ventura County Environmental Health Division clears the way for 547 […]

Prof gets convicted

A former Moorpark College professor was found guilty Tuesday of sexually battering one of his students at the community college campus, the Ventura County District Attorney’s Office announced. Sylmar resident McKale Antonious, 51, is expected to be sentenced July 5. The incident occurred March 2, 2017 when Antonious sexually battered a woman who was a student in one of his […]

Felony charged against teen who kicked and killed 3-year-old Chihuahua



A Thousand Oaks man has been charged with felony animal cruelty after police determined he kicked a 3-year-old Chihuahua so hard the animal died. The alleged incident involving 19-year-old Devon Joelson happened May 8 at a home in the 700 block of Hartglen Avenue in the Westlake portion of T.O., police said. Joelson was taken into custody today, jail records […]

Sherwood man not guilty of attempted murder



Craig Noell left a Ventura County courtroom in handcuffs last week, but his time behind bars is not expected to be long. The 56-year-old Lake Sherwood investment banker was acquitted June 4 of trying to kill his estranged wife in a November 2015 altercation on the third floor of a Westlake office complex. Jurors, who deliberated over the course of […]

D.A. files animal cruelty charge against teen who killed Chihuahua


A Thousand Oaks man has been charged with felony animal cruelty after police determined he kicked a 3-year-old Chihuahua so hard the animal died. The alleged incident involving 19-year-old Devon Joelson happened May 8 at a home in the 700 block of Hartglen Avenue in the Westlake portion of T.O., police said. Joelson was taken into custody today, jail records show. He has […]

Dueling pix give mixed impression

Opponents show Ladyface obscured by new development


While the prospect of several new residential, commercial and retail developments between and Kanan and Cornell roads has frightened some, the builders of the projects remain convinced that the new part of town, known as Agoura Village, will eventually come to life. The community groups STACK (Save the Agoura/Cornell Knoll), PRISMM (Protectors and Residents in the Santa Monica Mountains) and […]

D-DAY: 75 YEARS LATER

Locals share memories of WWII’s most epic battle


Seventy-five years ago today, the tides of World War II turned on the beaches of northern France. Operation Overlord, known to civilians as D-Day, sent over 5,000 ships and landing craft to the Normandy coast while 11,000 aircraft flew missions overhead in the largest amphibian landing in history. Around 150,000 Allied troops participated in the effort to wrest France back […]

Chabad celebrates 40th anniversary



There are those who say birthday celebrations are only for kids, that after a certain point the cake and party hats bring diminishing returns. But some birthdays just have to be celebrated. Chabad of Conejo is turning 40 years old on June 12 and will host a grand gala that features a musical performance, stand-up comedy, and presentations from important […]


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