2014-06-12 E-Edition

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Las Virgenes celebrates THE Event of the year

Community and its celebs support local school district

Besides being possibly the coolest kindergarten dad in the Las Virgenes Unified School District, Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins proved himself a generous one as well Saturday night at the third annual Together Helping Education (THE) Event fundraiser in Calabasas. Hawkins, the father of a student at Round Meadow Elementary, and his side project/cover band Chevy Metal nearly brought the […]

Water tank injunction thrown out

Judge allows work on Westlake tank to proceed

Los Angeles Superior Court ruled against a temporary restraining order that would have stopped construction on the new water tank being built in the Westlake Village Three Springs neighborhood. Judge Joanne O’Donnell allowed construction of the 5-million-gallon tank to proceed, although she said in her seven-page ruling on June 4 that she still needed more information on the case. A […]

Oak Park man charged with lewd acts against teenage girl

Suspect is Christian author and motivational speaker

William Heatley, an Oak Park resident and a Christian book author, was arrested May 29 and charged with one count of luring a child for the intent of sexual contact and two counts of committing a lewd act. Heatley is accused of leading a 15-year-old girl to a prearranged location for the purpose of having sex, Dep. District Attorney Erin […]

In Calabasas, no smoking —or vaping

“No smoking” signs in Calabasas may soon be changed to include “no vaping.” The Calabasas City Council voted at a recent meeting to include electronic cigarettes in the city’s secondhand smoke prohibition. Beginning in July, the use of electronic cigarettes—also known e- cigarettes— will be banned in the city anywhere smoking is prohibited and will only be allowed in areas […]

Agoura acting coach charged with rape of 13-year-old

Actor and acting coach Cameron Thor remains in a Los Angeles County jail after being charged with 11 counts of kidnapping and raping a 13-yearold girl. The 54-year-old Thor was arrested on Tues., June 3, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Special Victims Unit said. Thor is from Old Agoura but reportedly was arrested at his apartment in Canoga Park. […]

Westlake Village offcials forecast stable budget

With its stalwart business community, pricey homes and popular hotels, the City of Westlake Village is rolling out a new budget that will keep programs and services safely intact. The city is boasting a $12-million general fund, a figure that exceeds operating expenses by more than $4 million. The Westlake general fund grew by more than 13 percent over last […]

Sheriff’s Blotter

Agoura Hills A burglar shattered a window and stole two iPhones valued at $1,000 and a set of keys from a vehicle parked in the 24000 block of Mulholland Highway June 1. A thief stole a $250 pair of sunglasses from a car parked on Hillrise Drive June 1. Someone stole a $ 600 cellphone from the center console of […]

Drawing Dad is easier than defining Dad

What is a dad? The answer seems simple: a male parent. But those who are dads know the real answer is much more complex. Gone are the days when Dad was the guy who trundled off to work in a three-piece suit only to return home to a hearty dinner, a good smoke and the evening paper. And no, dads […]

Too many lane closures in WLV due to events

Another Sunday with messedup traffic in Westlake, the third one in a row! Yeah, the Westlake area is nice and very scenic. My family and I would like to get out on a lovely Sunday and enjoy that without nerves being irritated due to artificial chokepoints and lane closures on the roads. Enough is enough! This makes getting out on […]