Sheriff’s department plans holiday checkpoint

The Los Angeles County Malibu/Lost Hills Sheriff’s Station has joined law enforcement across the state as part of California’s 18 Day Holiday DUI Crackdown Campaign with law enforcement agencies deploying 300 DUI/driver’s license checkpoints statewide. The local sobriety checkpoints will be conducted from 8 p.m. to 2 p.m. Mon., Dec. 21 in Calabasas and 8 p.m. to 2 p.m. Wed., […]

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Pet of the Week

ON THE HUNT— Gringo, a male 2-year-old tan and black shepherd/chow chow mix, is a stray. Gringo can be adopted from the Agoura Animal Shelter at 29525 Agoura Road. To take Gringo home, ask for ID No. A4063289. Occasionally pets have already been adopted, so please call (818) 991-0071 first or visit http://animalcare.lacounty.gov/.

The need for tolerance

Oak Park students learn the meaning of ‘acceptance’

Students at Oak Park High School learned lessons last week that people should be accepted regardless of race, religion, gender, sexual orientation and physical or mental ability. Advanced peer counselors from Oak Park High sponsored the school’s annual Acceptance Week from Dec. 7 to 11 in an effort to create a more safe and tolerant campus. A mock trial was […]

New technologies part of stormwater bill

With the passage of SB 790, also known as the Stormwater Resource Planning Act, ozone treatment programs like the one being piloted in Agoura Hills to clean up pollution in local streams could become a popular alternative to building large, expensive water treatment facilities. The bill, authored by Sen. Fran Pavley (D-Agoura Hills) and recently signed into law, creates a […]

Are you getting what the doctor ordered?

The prescription medicine patients receive at the pharmacy may not necessarily be their doctor’s first choice. Depending on the situation, the pharmacist may call the doctor and ask for a change to an entirely different medicine. This may not seem like a big deal, but it could impact the health of those who are taking medicine for depression and doing […]