2015-09-03 E-Edition

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Precautionary bag checks begin at Regal theater in Calabasas

Nation’s biggest movie chain says it is concerned about patron safety

The days of sneaking candy and other goodies into movie theaters may be coming to an end. Regal Simi Valley Civic Center, Edwards Calabasas and Edwards Camarillo Palace Stadium are just three of more than 500 theaters nationwide that have established bag checks as an extra security measure set forth by its parent company, Regal Entertainment Group. The Knoxville, Tenn.-based […]

Public gets first glimpse of new YMCA sports park

COMMUNITY TREASURE—Above, Thatius Clay of Agoura Hills rides the rails at the recently opened skate park in Westlake Village, part of the new 18-acre city sports park at Thousand Oaks Boulevard and Lindero Canyon Road. The site also includes a 60,000-square-foot YMCA building, shown left, in thefinal stages of construction. The public received tours of the facility Aug. 30. Below, […]

Smart-meter company goes bankrupt

Water district invested $1.3 million

As the Las Virgenes Municipal Water District prepares to roll out its new monthly billing system, the agency is having to backpedal and replace more than 8,000 smart meters that were designed to save manpower and help ratepayers conserve water. The snafu will cost the water district and its customers more than $1 million. Customer Martin Jansen of Agoura Hills […]

Actor guilty of sex with minor

A Los Angeles County court found Agoura Hills acting coach Cameron Thor guilty of sexually assaulting a 13-year-old girl six years ago. Jurors deliberated for the day and returned an Aug. 26 verdict that said the 55-year-old Thor was guilty of one count of lewd act upon a child with “substantial sexual contact.” Thor faces up to eight years in […]

Three dogs seized and one is euthanized

A routine probation check that led to a skirmish with sheriff’s deputies and injuries to an Agoura Hills couple also resulted in the death of the family dog. The July 22 early morning probation check on Robert Lowe for a DUI conviction five years earlier caught Lowe and his wife, Christian, by surprise. When Lowe resisted arrest, a scuffle with […]

Local schools make the grade at Newsweek

Newsweek magazine’s annual ranking of the top high schools in America includes four local campuses. The magazine named Oak Park High School the best in Ventura County, and out of the 500 schools on the nationwide list, OPHS ranked No. 120. In California, Oak Park ranked 18th out of 4,500 high schools. Oak Park ranked higher than all schools in […]

How could it have gone so wrong, so fast?


And just like that, the whirlwind Haggen invasion is coming to its end. Only four months ago, in what felt like a blink of an eye (most changeovers happened in less than 48 hours), 146 Vons, Pavilions, Albertsons and Safeway stores in California, Nevada, Arizona and Oregon became Haggen markets, including Westlake Village on Lindero Canyon Road and Woodland Hills […]

Political Cartoon

Calabasas hotel development

As residents of Calabasas we must express our serious concerns regarding the planned development at Agoura and Las Virgenes roads in Calabasas. Upon learning the planned development (Canyon Oaks) will include a four-story hotel along with 114 single family homes along the edge of the mountains on Las Virgenes at Agoura Road, we shudder at the thought of the enormous […]