2016-01-07 E-Edition

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Two faces of winter

WET‘N WILD—Above, a look at soggy Liberty Canyon south of Agoura Hills and, right, an 18-wheel truck loses control on the slick 101 Freeway during Tuesday’s downpour. The accident snarled the southbound lane near Reyes Adobe Road. The Tuesday-Wednesday storm dumped over 2 inches in Agoura Hills. While the prospects for El Nino seem daunting, remember that average rainfall to […]

Hoverboards, earbuds and cheerleaders part of new legislation


Sacramento politicians passed more than 700 pieces of legislation in 2015, from obscure regulatory changes aimed at specific industries to mandates impacting the daily lives of ordinary people. The total is down from 2014, when approximately 1,000 bills passed the Legislature. Among the potpourri of new state laws: Cheerleaders in California who work for professional sports teams must receive minimum […]

Open and shut case at Agoura apartments

According to city, gates leading to homes should not remain locked

Agoura Hills, a city known for its opposition to gated communities, will require the gates to remain open at the Avalon Apartments despite concerns about safety for the residents of the 336-home complex. When Agoura Hills incorporated in 1982, its leaders chose to prohibit gated communities in order to promote friendly, open neighborhoods within the city. Residents in the apartments […]


Calabasas A pizza delivery person reported that two robbers stole $45 in cash and a cellphone from him on Ceanothus Place Dec. 21. The two men used a stun gun to demand the goods from the victim. A vandal caused $200 in damage throwing eggs at a car parked on Cottonwood Grove Trail Dec. 19. A thief stole a package […]

Junk in trunk could save your life


Ever since a landslide wiped out 13 homes and killed 10 people in La Conchita in January 2005, Ventura County Fire Department Capt. Michael Weisenberg makes sure his family members keep an extra set of clothes in their car emergency kits. As in the TV commercial that asks, “What’s in your wallet,” emergency preparedness experts like Weisenberg say residents should […]

No better time than the present to say thank you


It’s the dawn of a new year, and with it comes infinite possibilities. It’s a fresh slate. A new beginning. You get the idea. Granted, we live in very uncertain times. War, terrorism and global warming were some of the major themes of 2015. Yet, by many measures, it is an amazing time in human history. We can communicate with […]

Political Cartoon

Use less, pay more

Can someone please help me out here, because frankly I am lost. A few months ago, the Las Virgenes Municipal Water District cut down our watering days from three days to two We complied. Nothing else has changed and our bill has stayed the same or has gone up. Now we’re being forced to cut down to one day a […]

At Mae Boyar Park, bigger may not be better

A larger community center building than the current one at Mae Boyar Park—that is what Rancho Simi Park District wants. Why? Could the reason be to get more building rental income? As RSRPD explains in an email survey sent out to their list of Oak Park residents, “a larger building . . . could offer an improved rentable location for […]