2016-08-11 E-Edition

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Bell rings early in Oak Park

District gets a jump on the new school year

Students went back to school in the Oak Park district on Tuesday, more than two weeks earlier than other school districts. The early start means the school year ends in May. The Oak Park Unified School District Board of Education moved the calendar up last year to reduce student stress over the winter holiday and give teens more time to […]

Toilet to tap?

Unsavory name for a new project that has clear consumer benefit

Drought, and the increasingly strict controls placed on reclaimed water discharge, have local officials thinking outside the tank. The directors of Las Virgenes Municipal Water District and Triunfo Sanitation District—working as a joint powers authority—agreed Aug. 1 to investigate the possibility of building an advanced water treatment plant that would turn reclaimed sewer water into drinking water. The plant would […]

New stir in Old Agoura over apartment construction

Residents redouble efforts to save Chesebro Meadow

An apartment complex under construction at Chesebro and Palo Camado Canyon roads is raising new concerns about the future of Old Agoura and whether a coveted open space nearby called Chesebro Meadow might be next in the city’s development plans. The 18-unit Old Agoura Apartment project was denied by the city’s planning commission in 2012, but later approved by City […]


Agoura Hills A burglar stole a $150 toolbox and a paycheck worth $ 900 from a car parked on Thousand Oaks Boulevard July 26. The culprit caused $250 in damage shattering a window to get into the vehicle. A resident reported that someone entered her locked vehicle parked on Hillrise Drive July 25 and stole items from the glove compartment. […]

Accident has upside-down ending

CRASH LANDING—A two-car collision Aug. 4 at the intersection of Thousand Oaks Boulevard and Lake Lindero Drive in Agoura Hills resulted in one of the vehicles, driven by an elderly lady, landing upside down. The woman’s injuries reportedly were not serious.

Furry friend finds new home locally

These are the bear facts

There’s a new king of the wild in the Santa Monica Mountains, and residents might have to learn to live with it. The National Park Service reports that a black bear is living at Malibu Creek State Park, much to the surprise of wildlife biologists who are trying to find out how the animal pushed its way southward across the […]

A deeper look into minds, feelings of students

Schools are getting underway and the California Department of Education has released the results of its biennial California Healthy Kids Survey. As with any such survey, there was good news and bad news. Students in fifth, seventh, ninth and 11th grades were asked to anonymously answer questions concerning school safety, drugs, drinking and other health-related topics. Taken every two years […]


Ditto on development

Thank you for the editorial on Thurs., Aug. 4. The apartments on Driver Avenue and Chesebro are an abomination—a perfect example of poor planning. I am a proponent of land rights both for the individual and the government. I am also an environmentalist. They can go together. Governments need careful planning. They need to think of the cumulative effect of […]