2015-05-14 E-Edition

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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 […]

Irrigation reduced


In keeping with new state guidelines, Las Virgenes and Triunfo water districts say landscape watering is now permitted only two days a week and no more than 15 minutes per station. Fines will be imposed.

The public can participate in Public Works Awareness Week activities

Residents thinking about being a part of a community may picture neighbors helping neighbors, involvement in the PTA of a busy school and people working together to make a better place to live. Public Works envisions projects to build firehouses and hospitals that serve the community. We plan maintenance of county roads for safety, envision keeping the watersheds clean and […]

Chaparral school celebrates Earth Day in style

Local schools win state awards

Several schools throughout the region received a new state recognition called Gold Ribbon Schools from the California Department of Education. The recognition program was created to honor schools while the California Distinguished Schools Program is on hiatus as the state creates new assessment and accountability systems to align with the new Common Core state standards. According to Tony Knight, superintendent […]


Supports HOA

Unlike Marc Weisman—who wrote a letter criticizing the Morrison Ranch Estates HOA last week—I do live in Morrison Ranch and have Jan Gerstel as a neighbor. And I’m glad that I do. As president of our HOA, Mr. Gerstel has significantly lowered our annual assessments, improved landscaping while reducing costs, and brought in the much loved goats for brush clearance. […]

Bowling alley throws a gutter ball

Plans for new Janss center scrapped

A two-year effort to open a recreation center with a bowling alley and indoor skate park at the Janss Marketplace appears to have collapsed due to a lack of funding, a city official said this week. The recreation center, which was also to include an arcade and a restaurant, was scheduled to open inside the former Linens ’n Things store […]

Talented tykes

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