2014-10-16 E-Edition

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Reyes Adobe Days 2014

Left and right centering efforts on Waxman seat in Congress

Ted Lieu and Elan Carr meet in Calabasas debate

These are important times for America, said Elan Carr, a Republican contender in the 33rd Congressional District race, which includes Agoura Hills and Calabasas. “If we don’t make the right decisions today, I think we might be handing over a country that is less secure and safe, less prosperous and less preeminent to future generations,” said Carr, a prosecutor with […]

76-year-old man convicted in crime spree dies in jail

Ronald Snyder—an elderly man convicted for a 2013 Hidden Hills crime spree that included robbery, burglary, assault with a deadly weapon and impersonating a peace officer—died in jail Oct. 5 shortly after he began serving a 16-year prison term for the crime. He died of natural causes, the sheriff’s department said. Snyder, a 76-year-old Chatsworth man, previously owned a home […]

A last remaining survivor recalls field lab’s nuclear meltdown

Santa Susana disaster one of the nation’s worst

John Pace was a teenager—just 19 years old—when he showed up for what he thought would be a normal day at work on July 13, 1959 at Atomics International in Simi Valley. Instead, Pace experienced the meltdown at the Santa Susana Field Lab, a nuclear event that is still considered among the worst in U.S. history. More than 50 years […]

Property tax bills back on the rise

Property values are increasing in California. The good news is Proposition 13 limits the annual increase in the property’s taxable value for inflation to 2 percent. This value is known as the “factored Proposition 13 value.” Proposition 8, in contrast, allows a temporary reduction of the property’s taxable value to reflect the current market value when housing prices decline. Because […]

Sheriff’s Blotter

Agoura Hills A person stole a $ 10,000 engagement ring and two other rings valued at $6,000 from a home on Grey Rock Road Oct. 1. A shoplifter stole $18 worth of beer and other alcohol from the Vons market in the 5600 block of Kanan Road Sept. 27. Someone took a $1,200 third row seat, $400 pair of eyeglasses […]

Progress erased in city’s art movement

The City of Agoura Hills has one hard and fast rule when it comes to graffiti: Get rid of it. About a month ago, a large image appeared on the water tank overlooking Agoura Road. There was no artist signature, but the picture of a face with its deep-set eyes and nose, mouth and face outlined in broad black lines […]

Political Cartoon

City celebration

On Sat., Oct. 18, White Oak Elementary School will is partnering with the City of Westlake Village for our 12th annual City Celebration. The event features performances by local groups, delicious food and drinks, a twilight run, and White Oak’s Family Festival, with rides and carnival attractions. This year, we’ve added a silent auction element to boost our fundraising efforts. […]