2012-06-07 E-Edition

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Thieves find value in catalytic converters

Emission device can be stolen and sold to recyclers

Thefts of vehicle catalytic converters are being reported in the Thousand Oaks area. On May 12, a catalytic converter was stolen from a vehicle in the Casa Conejo neighborhood of Newbury Park, sheriff’s deputies said. A catalytic converter is part of the vehicle’s emission system. Precious metals from the platinum group (platinum, palladium, rhodium) are inside the catalytic converter, and […]

Chaparral yucca in full bloom

If you have been hitting the local trails recently, it’s likely you have come across a plant with a towering white stalk of flowers reaching twice your height or more. These impressive inflorescences belong to the chaparral yucca, more nobly known as “our Lord’s candle,” or Hesperoyucca whipplei in the scientific sense. Classified as an agave in the asparagus family, […]

Take Your Acorn on Vacation

Oaks hit the ground running

. Wood-bat team begins summer campaign

David Soliz isn’t a James Bond villain. He doesn’t ask for the world. Soliz wants two things this summer for the Conejo Oaks wood-bat baseball team. “Goal No. 1 is to improve,” said Soliz, the Oaks’ second-year manager. “Goal No. 2 is to win, no matter who we put out there.” Players aren’t here to lollygag. These guys are putting […]

Suspects nabbed in stolen property case

Public storage was robbed

Lost Hills Sheriff’s deputies have arrested two suspects in connection with a spate of recent thefts from Calabasas Public Storage. Woodland Hills residents Richard Traber, 41, and his girlfriend, Collete Kurtz, 48, were jailed on charges of burglary and receiving stolen property. Detectives suspected that Traber, a parolee, was stealing items from locked storage units at the Ventura Boulevard business. […]

Recognizing the value of good health

Take Your Acorn on Vacation

WAGS Lightning puts on a power display

Sheriff’s Blotter

Agoura Hills A thief stole a $4,500 bicycle from the garage of a home on Caspian Court May 24. Thieves stole three computer monitors and keyboards valued at $1,500 and caused $500 in damage to the front door of an office at the Lavagio car detailing business in the 30200 block of Canwood Street May 23. A $ 200 bicycle […]