2016-03-17

2016-03-17 E-Edition

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Happy Holi-day!

Indian festival a celebration of spring

BRIGHT AND SHINY DAY— Above, Tina Sankar of Oak Park enjoys a dab of face paint, one of the colorful traditions at the annual Holi festival hosted locally by the Indian Cultural Society. This year’s Holi celebration was March 12 at Oak Canyon Community Park in Oak Park. At left, Bethany Reinbolt and Kailey Brzezinski, two 16-year-olds from Simi Valley, […]

Hit-and-run driver sought in Agoura Hills



Lost Hills detectives are seeking the public’s help in identifying a driver who allegedly struck a cyclist in Agoura Hills and fled. The incident occurred on Argos Street near the Agoura High Football field and Chumash Park at about 11 a.m. Sun., March 13. According to authorities, a woman bicyclist who was traveling south on Argos was struck by a […]

Judge takes tougher stand against student data sharing

IDENTITY PROTECTION


A recent ruling giving nonprofit groups access to millions of California student records has been modified to make the data acquisition more difficult. U.S. District Judge Kimberly Mueller pivoted and changed her Feb. 17 ruling that gave the Morgan Hill Concerned Parents Association and California Concerned Parents Association the right to examine some 10 million student records for information that […]

Westlake Sports Authority saved




Sports Authority at the Westlake Promenade has been spared in the company’s recent Chapter 11 filing, but the store that opened just last year at the Janss Marketplace in T.O. will close. It’s yet another setback for the Janss mall following the closure of its movie theater in January due to a change in ownership and a planned renovation. Sports […]

Oak Park town hall meeting sparks debate over park acquisition




A recently completed Rim of the Valley study by the National Park Service that recommends adding 170,000 acres to the Santa Monica National Recreation Area triggered angst among some of the residents who attended a March 9 town hall meeting in Oak Park. The meeting hosted by Rep. Julia Brownley (D-Thousand Oaks), Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Los Angeles), park service superintendent […]

Dog park on residents’ wish list, but not City Council’s




When it comes to what they want to see in their city parks, Agoura Hills residents have spoken and say that a dog park tops their list. The dog park was one of many needs that were identified in a survey sent to city residents following a Park Needs Assessment Workshop in January. In addition to a dog park, residents […]

SHERIFF’S BLOTTER



Agoura Hills A thief stole a $425 purse containing a $400 digital voice recorder, a $300 camera lens, $175 in cash, a driver’s license and bank cards from a vehicle parked on Lake Vista Drive March 4. A thief took a bag containing clothing and other personal items valued at $300 from a winery in the 32100 block of Mulholland […]

Card skimmer convicted



A Studio City man was convicted of possessing more than 1,400 credit card profiles stolen from skimmers he placed at gas stations in Moorpark and Palmdale. There is no indication that he is connected to the skimming incident in February at a Chevron in Agoura Hills. A federal jury convicted Koren Robert Kechedzian, 24, on two counts of credit card […]

Diamonds in the rough give area rich history



Put me in coach, I’m ready to play today Look at me, I can be centerfield —“Centerfield,” by John Fogerty The rock ballad of baseball has become so much a part of America’s pastime that the National Baseball Hall of Fame honored the song in 2010 and made Fogerty the only musician to be inducted into Cooperstown. Not even Jack […]