2015-02-26

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In This World, Odd Parents Are Cool Parents



Just another teen prank, or something more serious?

Monkey business in Agoura Hills


Teens, at least presumably they’re teens, are playing a dangerous game in Agoura Hills. During the past month, some Agoura Hills residents have been startled out of a deep sleep by the sound of banging on the their home doors and windows. Bruce Grant, who lives on Jon Dodson Drive north of Reyes Adobe Park, was awakened on Feb. 15 […]

Schools power up the laptops



This year, all sixth-graders in the Las Virgenes Unified School District have their own laptop computers to use at school and at home as part of an educational initiative called Forward Learning. By 2018, students in grades three and up will be using the affordable PC laptops provided by the school district. Unlike the failed $1-billion iPad experiment in Los […]

Washburn takes long shot at CC district




If he’s elected to the Los Angeles Community College District board of trustees on March 3, Dennis Washburn said, he will strive to bring change and accountability to the district to make sure taxpayers are getting their money’s worth. The Los Angeles Community College District is governed by a seven-member board that is elected for four-year terms. The trustees oversee […]

Signage not enough, business owners say




Calabasas businesses need signs to attract customers, yet residents don’t want a cluttered city. The Calabasas Planning Commission is looking for a middle ground in the city’s sign debate. Two months ago, a group of business owners asked the City Council to review the restrictions on Calabasas sign usage. They say they want more freeway-facing signs, fewer constraints on the […]

Waste Management agrees on cleanup deal




After reaching a settlement with a Ventura-based environmental nonprofit late last year, Waste Management must now create a plan to reduce the amount of pollution seeping into the ground from its trash hauling facility in an effort to protect local water quality. WM’s trash collection and hauling facility—an 8.2-acre property located off West Los Angeles Avenue in Simi Valley— must […]

Sheriff’s Blotter



Agoura Hills A shoplifter stole about $250 worth of alcoholic beverages from the Ralphs market in the 5700 block of Kanan Road Feb. 15. Someone stole a wallet containing $200 in cash and bank cards from a car parked in front of a home on Park Colony Court Feb. 11. The thief used the cards to make fraudulent purchases at […]

Had your fill of the plastic bag controversy?



It seems that California’s plastic shopping bags just won’t go away. We love our little polyethylene friend— functional and versatile and serving faithfully since the 1960s. After the groceries are put away, the rumpled, crumpled companion often performs follow-up duty as a lunch bag, a trash bag or even a doggie bag. Plastic bags are a hard habit to break, […]

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