2016-04-28

2016-04-28 E-Edition

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Back to nature

Unsightly concrete removed from Medea Creek


The mossy, meandering creek that flows amid the trees and rocks adjacent to Chumash Park in Agoura Hills belies the fact that for decades it was simply a concrete water channel built for the utilitarian purpose of transporting water. But the City of Agoura Hills has long desired to see Medea Creek in its natural state and recently spent $1.7 […]

Agoura Hills doubles down on medical cannabis law

With statewide legalization looming, city bans home pot deliveries


Like many cities across California, Agoura Hills does not allow medical marijuana dispensaries, and at a meeting last week the City Council tightened its 2008 anti-pot law even further to comply with the new state regulations. Gov. Jerry Brown recently signed into law the Medical Marijuana Regulation and Safety Act, which gives the state of California more regulatory control over […]

Sitting down on the job is a good thing, court says

Ruling affects local banks and drugstores


Two local bank branches are abiding by the recent California Supreme Court decision that governs sitting and standing on the job, but other banks and retail drugstores are still studying the high court ruling to see how it affects them. The ruling The California Supreme Court decided April 4 that the same rules allowing clerical, professional and mercantile workers to […]

Candidate well-versed in property rights, women’s issues

Janice Reznik one of six in local Senate race


The second in a series of stories profiling contenders in the June California primary election. An attorney and women’s rights activist, Janice Kamenir- Reznik is turning to politics for the first time with an eye on improving the quality of life in California’s 27th Senate District. Reznik and five other candidates are vying for the top two spots in the […]

SHERIFF’S BLOTTER



Agoura Hills A thief stole a $100 wallet, a $135 U.S. passport, a $250 pair of sunglasses and a pair of shoes valued at $45 from a car parked in the 30400 block of Mulholland Highway April 8. A culprit took $250 in cash, a box containing $10 worth of items, lipstick valued at $10 and a fake pearl necklace […]

Rancho Simi to decide Mae Boyar plan




Recommendations about the design of the new Oak Park Community Center at Mae Boyar Park have been placed in the hands of Rancho Simi Recreation and Park District board of directors. Members of an Oak Park committee looking at the center approved their recommendations on April 14 and sent them to Rancho Simi Recreation and Park District, which governs Oak […]

State Senate race kicks election season into high gear

editorial

When Fran Pavley campaigned for her California 27th Senate seat in 2012, little did anyone expect that her Republican challenger, Todd Zink, would win more than 46 percent of the final vote in the presumptively Democratic district. In the primary election, Zink beat Pavley 51 to 49 percent. (Admittedly, Zink ran unopposed as a Republican while Pavley’s vote was split […]

Political Cartoon



Fire response



That was no Chinese fire drill I witnessed directly across Triunfo Canyon on Saturday afternoon. Westlake Fire Station 144 and friends executed a textbook save, stood vigil overnight and evacuated early Sunday morning. Award the fire guys a 10 for speed, diligence and professionalism. Thank you. Earl DuryeaWestlake Village