2015-07-23 E-Edition

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Stop the hotel projects

As a 25-year resident of Calabasas, I am concerned about the water shortage and drought we are facing. The mayor, Fred Gaines, and his city council seem not to care at all. Where will the water come from for the proposed two, 200- room-plus hotels that equal over 500 rooms, the 99 condos being built across from La Paz and […]

Pet of the week

Outlaws get ready for puck to drop

Local ice hockey prep squad will play its first game in September

Traditional sports, including football, basketball and baseball, dominate the Acorn country landscape. The Los Angeles Kings want to give area athletes another option with the creation of the Los Angeles Kings High School Hockey League. “Before, we didn’t have teams that would directly tie hockey to the local hockey community or to specific high schools,” said Chris Crotty, the director […]

Traffic fatality in Westlake Village

A man was killed Sunday in a suspected drunk-driving accident on Lindero Canyon Road in the city of Westlake Village, the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department said. The name of the deceased is being withheld pending the notification of family. The single-vehicle accident occurred after 1 p.m. on Lindero Canyon between Whim and Hedgewall drives, Detective Michael Raines of the Lost […]

Water waste is disturbing

I am an Agoura High School student who is very disturbed by the amount of water wasted in my community. I understand laws have already been put in place to control the use of water in Agoura Hills, but a particular street in my neighborhood sees an extreme waste of water on the nights allowed for watering lawns. This street, […]

Hundreds of animals available for adoption

Find a pet this weekend at the Camarillo shelter

Ventura County Animal Services will hold its 11th annual Adopt-athon from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sun., July 26 at the Camarillo Adoption Center, 600 Aviation Drive. Attendees can choose from more than 250 animals, including dogs, cats, rabbits, reptiles, rodents and livestock. Adoption counselors will be on hand to help families decide which animal is best for them. The […]

Chargers tab boys’ soccer head coach

Jayro Martinez is the new head coach of the Agoura High boys’ soccer team. Martinez played NCAA Division II soccer at Cal State University Los Angeles, where he also earned a degree in criminal justice. He recently assisted at Westlake High. “I am grateful to Mr. (Scott) Foli, Mr. (Garrett) Lepisto and all the other staff members for giving me […]

NASA takes note of online petition

A movement asking President Barack Obama to designate a portion of the Santa Susana Field Laboratory as a national monument has the attention of NASA, which has deferred the impending demolition of a historic rocket test stand at the site in the hills above Simi Valley and the San Fernando Valley. A petition, “Designate Santa Susana Field Laboratory as a […]

Going native: a lesson in leaving lawns behind

Mandated water cutbacks caused by the state’s ongoing drought have many residents looking for creative ways to conserve, especially when it comes to landscaping. One of the many options is to create a native plant garden that is not only drought-tolerant but inexpensive to maintain, said Simi Valley resident Lorraine Jones. In 2008, Jones, 69, began an experiment with native […]

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