2015-07-16 E-Edition

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Campfire fun with critters

Filing period opens for seats on city councils, school board

Election season is upon us, and candidates vying for seats in the cities of Calabasas, Agoura Hills and Westlake Village as well as Las Virgenes Unified School District must abide by some deadlines. The filing period for potential city council candidates in all three cities and the school district opened July 13 and will close Fri., Aug. 7. If an […]

Annexation delay costly to Calabasas

Development in Liberty Canyon triggers debate

Despite resistance from some officials and residents in neighboring Agoura Hills, the City of Calabasas will move forward with a plan to bring 43 acres of unincorporated territory at Liberty Canyon into its borders. The normally warm relationship between the two cities hit a hurdle last year when Calabasas filed an application with L.A. County to annex six properties adjacent […]

Selleck offers to settle water dispute

Tom Selleck has offered to settle a dispute with Calleguas Municipal Water District over thousands of gallons of water allegedly taken from the district for use on the actor’s 60-acre ranch in the Hidden Valley area of Thousand Oaks. The allegations against the star of the 1980s television series “Magnum, P.I.” and CBS’s current drama “Blue Bloods” drew worldwide media […]

Heroes in our midst

Doctor, lawyers lauded for their rescue efforts

Three members of the Malibu Search and Rescue Team received awards for heroism last week from the Mountain Rescue Association, an organization that offers training and certification to search and rescue teams. The awards were given for team members’ efforts to rescue four hikers who were stranded at Malibu Creek State Park on a rock in a rushing river during […]

Sheriff’s Blotter

Agoura Hills A thief stole $190,000 worth of computer equipment and caused $6,200 in damage breaking into a business on Derry Avenue July 5. A burglar caused $ 550 in damage breaking into Padris restaurant in the 29000 block of Agoura Road July 1. The victim was not sure whether anything was stolen when the report was filed. A vandal […]

NPS designation will further protect open space

A U.S. National Park Service study that’s been seven years in the making is nearing its conclusion. And the likely end result is that some of the mountains encircling neighboring Simi Valley will soon become part of the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area, a unit of the NPS. The study, launched in 2008 at the bequest of Congress, focuses […]


Trail safety is a serious matter

Thank you very much for publishing the article on trail etiquette on June 25. It seems that Mark Langton has taken the situation seriously, and I am thankful for his contribution to make the trails better for everyone. As a hiker, road cyclist and equestrian, I know how to act on the trails. Unfortunately, most of the mountain bikers I […]