2015-06-25 E-Edition

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Agoura joins growing list of communities favoring national park expansion

Study proposes 313,000 more acres added to recreation area

The Agoura Hills City Council has endorsed an expansion of the national park system as proposed in the National Park Service’s Rim of the Valley study. The city joined Los Angeles and Ventura counties in supporting the plan’s option D, which would allow the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area to grow by over 313,000 acres in the hopes of […]

Share the road

Trail etiquette is important as summer heats up

With hundreds of miles of walking, cycling and equestrian paths, the Santa Monica Mountains and Ventura County backcountry are a magnet for people who enjoy the outdoors. But the trails can be a source of conflict between leisure users and thrill seekers. “Loving the outdoors has become hazardous to my health,” said horseback rider Robin Targon who recently had an […]


Sheriff’s Blotter

Agoura Hills A burglar stole $200 in cash, a $500 generator, $500 pressure washer and $100 shop vacuum, and caused $ 200 in damage breaking into a vehicle parked on Thousand Oaks Boulevard near Argos Street June 14. A thief stole $1,100 worth of alcoholic beverages from the Vons supermarket in the 5600 block of Kanan Road June 13. Someone […]

Summertime jobs are hot this year

School’s out and many high school and college students will be—or have been—searching for a summertime job. There’s good news for those teens hoping to earn a few extra bucks during the break. Due to the improving economy, it’s expected that about 35 percent of businesses will hire seasonal workers, a recent report issued by the employment website Career Builder […]


Coyotes and pets do not mix

As I am reading Gloria’s Glasser’s story about her encounter with a coyote in her backyard, it reminded me of last week when a coyote was near my front door around midnight, looking under the car parked there. I was at the window looking at him and making noise to scare him but he looked at me as if to […]

Mae Boyer Park aging gracefully

It is truly wonderful to read Mr. Toomey’s letter about the Mae Boyer Pavilion in Oak Park. He has nicely captured the spirit of our cherished family community, shared by many others, I am sure. As a newly-elected member of the Oak Park Committee of the Rancho Simi Recreation and Park Department, I look forward to addressing the needs of […]

Mulholland gets more dangerous

Every Saturday and Sunday morning, the Mulholland Highway between Lakeshore Drive and Troutdale becomes a miniature speedway for a large number of motorcycle riders. There is a 25 mph limit clearly posted as all drivers approach this stretch of road. One week ago I waited at a stop sign on Careful Avenue with the purpose of making a right turn […]