Follow proper pet parenting

I was appalled by the absolutely glowing report in Gloria Glasser’s column about the “new kitty in town,” Rosy, as she frolics through her owner’s hedges. Those very hedges harbor coyotes at all times of the day and night. The “camouflage” will do her no good whatsoever, even with her “sense of caution.” I find it impossible to comprehend how […]


Water or not, build it and they will come

We’re in a terrible Catch-22 and there’s no way out, it seems. Are we in a drought or are we not? According to state and local authorities, the water shortage has grown to epic proportions and mandatory cutbacks are just one toilet flush away. The consequences are dire, we’re being told. Drastic steps must be taken now. Meanwhile, “solutions” are […]


The Resource Conservation District, not Mountains Restoration Trust, is the lead agency in the Liberty Canyon wildlife corridor project in Agoura Hills. Also, the California Wildlife Conservation Board provided $640,000 for the project, not $800,000 as stated in last week’s story. The only screening that will require pre-registration during the March 21 Conejo/Las Virgenes Future Foundation Health Expo is the […]

School board explores tax extension

Las Virgenes Unified School District may ask voters to extend Measure E, the $98-per-year parcel tax paid by property owners. The parcel tax was first passed by voters in 2004 and renewed in 2008 for an additional eight years. District officials say the parcel tax helped the district stay afloat financially during the recession, which many educators consider to be […]

Sheriff’s Blotter

Agoura Hills A resident of Tenneyson Drive reported a possible burglary in progress March 4. She found the front door open when she returned home. Deputies checked the house to make sure no one was inside. They found pry marks near a window, but there were no signs of forced entry. A thief stole a $1,000 ring and a $200 […]

A job more dangerous than you think

Crossing guards experience close encounters

Two recent incidents involving crossing guards and drivers near Red Oak Elementary School prompted school officials in Oak Park to remind motorists: Be aware and follow traffic rules, or you will be cited. On the morning of Jan. 21, a crossing guard working at Hawthorne Drive and Rockfield Street was struck by a car. He rolled over the hood and […]

Oak Park pollution measures questioned

Oak Park residents and council members are objecting to a Ventura County project that would reduce pollution in local waterways. At a meeting last week, members of the Oak Park Municipal Advisory Council and a halfdozen residents worried that 30 trees along Kanan Road would have to be removed in order to install biofilters that would purify the community’s water […]

Agoura woman arrested following crime spree

ID theft, credit card fraud and burglary alleged

A 34-year-old Agoura Hills woman has been accused of identity theft and a host of other crimes. According to the Ventura County Sheriff ’s Office, the woman used money obtained through illegal enterprises to rent an apartment in Agoura Hills and buy a 2014 BMW 328i at the T.O. Auto Mall. Rosel Mayor Magistrado was arrested March 5 after detectives […]

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