2015-12-10 E-Edition

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Old Agoura sues city to keep Chesebro Meadow as open space

Pitched battle between homeowners with concerns and landowners with rights

Save Open Space and the Old Agoura Homeowners Association have filed suit to halt construction of the 20-acre housing project planned for Chesebro Meadow on the city’s eastern border. The lawsuit was filed Nov. 17 against the City of Agoura Hills and Equine Estates, the Long Beach-based developer of the 15 luxury home project. The city’s Sept. 9 decision that […]

Title town, Calabasas

WE’RE NO. 1—Calabasas High School football players celebrate after their team’s 42-3 win against Palos Verdes in the CIF-Southern Section Western Division championship game Dec. 5. After winning its first major football title, CHS will play for state. See page 38.

Local wildlife threatened by rodenticides


When people use anticoagulants to get rid of unwanted critters, they don’t just kill rats and mice. They also imperil wildlife, pets and children. After the death of P-34, a young female mountain lion that was found dead on a trail in Sycamore Canyon Sept. 30, local animal advocates and park agency representatives are renewing their efforts to educate the […]

Ranch built with a golden heart

Former Sunny Skies Camp retooled as special-needs venue

On a quest to secure a safe and thriving future for her disabled son, Rose van Wier Hein is watching her dream come to life. She’s founded a residential community for young adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities in the heart of the Santa Monica Mountains. Once improvements at the site are completed, Golden Heart Ranch will be a place […]


Agoura Hills A thief stole four cellphones and a package containing $86 worth of dog food from a home on Fairhaven Court between Nov. 19 and 26. Someone stole three couch cushions from the patio of a home on Skyview Way Nov. 23. A resident on Greengrass Court reported that someone entered his home and stole prescription medication Nov. 23. […]

Bakersfield crime ring targets area

Detectives from the Lost Hills Sheriff’s Departments arrested one woman and two men at an Agoura Hills hotel Dec. 3 in connection with drug possession, counterfeiting and other thefts. The suspects, all in their 30s, came from Bakersfield with the intention of targeting the local area, Lt. James Royal said. In their hotel rooms the gang had credit card making […]

‘Tis the season of holiday stress—don’t forget to breathe


Imagine, if you will, a hypothetical day in the life of a local resident during the holiday season: Running behind schedule because of a worse-than-usual traffic jam at your child’s school, you remain stopped at a green light while four vehicles disobey a red light and turn left in front of you. The packed parking lot at the shopping center […]

Political Cartoon

Seems freeway work won’t end

When, oh when, will they ever finish the construction on the northbound 101 Freeway between Hampshire Road and the 23 Freeway? It seems like we have had to deal with the concrete K-rails in that stretch of highway for over a year now. The work seems to be mostly done, but they do not seem to want to open the […]