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 […]

Family Men

Just plane crazy

I used to dream of being an airline pilot. I’m deathly afraid of flying. I’m guessing something happened to me between childhood and adulthood where flying became worse than jumping into an arena with a ferocious bull. As a kid, my parents kept me safe. They taught me that there are professionals who make sure safety protocols are followed, equipment […]

It’s a family affair at German restaurant

Jeanette’s Edelweiss Restaurant in Newbury Park offers authentic German food and music at 2160A Newbury Road. Led by German executive chef Kurt Ehrlich, the restaurant uses natural and locally sourced products, and offers German beers on tap and German wines. Some of Ehrlich’s original recipes include schnitzel, rouladen and sauerbraten as well as vegan and vegetarian dishes. Ehrlich has cooked […]


Student honor roll

Alison Knutson a graphic design major from Westlake Village, made the spring dean’s list at Iowa State University for having at least a 3.5 grade average. Oak Park High School’s Justin Tu Liu is one of eight 2015 graduates to win a scholarship from eSchoolView in a national web design competition. The Ohio-based company creates websites for schools and education […]

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 […]

A blazing start

Agoura High School athlete representing U.S. at world event

Agoura Hills resident Tara Davis is one of 49 athletes representing the USA in the World Youth Championships in Cali, Colombia. The track and field competition sponsored by the International Association of Athletics Federations began July 15 and will end July 19. The USA team—26 girls and 23 boys ages 16 and 17—embodies some of the best young athletes in […]


Principal heads to Burbank position

Christina Desiderio, longtime principal at Yerba Buena Elementary School in Agoura Hills, will not move to A.E. Wright Middle School in Calabasas as planned but will instead leave the district for a job in Burbank. Desiderio, a specialist in gifted education, was set to transfer to A.E. Wright in the fall since her speciality suited the focus of the school, […]


No more ‘Mow No Mow’ rebates

Las Virgenes Municipal Water District has announced that funding for the district’s popular “Mow No Mow” turf replacement program has been exhausted. No more applications will be accepted. The program offered a rebate of $2 per square foot of turf removed at area homes and businesses. “Since its inception, the Mow No Mow program has helped replace thousands of square […]

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