2015-05-14

2015-05-14 E-Edition

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BIG SUNDAY



Lindero overpass complete, open to bikes and cars




With two added traffic lanes, a protected bike and pedestrian path and decorative motifs showcasing the Westlake Village lifestyle, the new Lindero Canyon bridge is a model gateway for Los Angeles County, Mayor Ned Davis said during a ribboncutting ceremony Tuesday. About three dozen city and county transportation officials and other stakeholders gathered on the bridge to mark the end […]

Workshops will show residents how to reuse greywater




Necessity is the mother of invention, and residents worried about the drought are being forced to rethink how they dispose of their greywater. They can capture rinse water from the laundry room, for example, and put it back into the yard. All it takes is a little know-how. The Ventura County Building and Safety Division will host a series of […]

Sheriff’s Blotter



Agoura Hills A thief stole two pairs of sunglasses worth $300 each from a car parked on Triunfo Drive April 29. Another car was burglarized at the same time and place and a $500 purse and a wallet with $150 in cash and various bank and credit cards were stolen. A burglar caused $1,300 in damage breaking into a storage […]

Ridgeline home appealed



After multiple delays and discussions, the Calabasas Planning Commission approved a plan to build a home on a scenic Old Topanga ridgeline. But several neighbors oppose the new home at 3121 Old Topanga Canyon Road and they have filed an appeal. The planning commission gave Broadway Trust, the developer, permission to construct a 7,600-square-foot single-family home with a 1,300-square-foot basement […]

New type of prank is no laughing matter



Childhood pranks have always been annoying but usually harmless: Eggs thrown, toilet paper tossed. Occasionally kids get caught in the act and sometimes punishment is meted out. No harm, no foul, so to speak. But times have changed and in a day and age when violence at schools, churches and other public places is commonplace, some pranks are no laughing […]

Cartoon



Pay it forward



On Tues., May 5 my mother, who is 85, and myself, 59, were driving back from a doctor’s appointment and decided to stop for lunch. We were going to go to Agoura Famous Deli but decided to go somewhere different and stopped at Islands. We were seated and ordered, and we were talking about family— we have four generations— about […]

Says beware of mailbox theft



Did you know that our local outdoor postal boxes are not safe after hours? I did not know this, so on a Thursday evening after the Agoura Post Office closed, I dropped my mail in a postal box at the drive-through. A $50 check I mailed was “washed,” rewritten and cashed the next morning for $489. I was told by […]