2016-09-22 E-Edition

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Let’s paint the town

Reyes Adobe artist drawing big attention

Tracy Lee Stum’s unique style of street art jumps right out at you. Stum, a 55-year-old chalk artist from Saticoy who specializes in 3-D interactive art known as trompe l’oeil (a French term meaning “fool the eye”), will be a featured talent at the Reyes Adobe Imagination Gallery during Reyes Adobe Days Oct. 6 through 9 in Agoura Hills. Stum […]

Lake at Westlake hits record low level

Wells aren’t productive enough

The scenic, 125-acre lake in the heart of Westlake Village has long been a source of pride in community, but as the drought drags on and calls for conservation increase, the water level in the lake has dwindled to a record low 17.5 inches below normal. Ed Jefferson, president of the Westlake Lake Management Association— which operates the man-made lake—is […]

Calabasas mentor Ed Edelman dies at 85

Ed Edelman, a longtime Los Angeles County supervisor and human rights visionary, died Sept. 12 due to complications from Parkinson’s disease. He was 85. During his 20-year tenure on the county panel, Edelman represented the 3rd district comprising Los Feliz, West L.A. Santa Monica and parts of the San Fernando Valley. Following redistricting in the early 1990s, his supervisor area […]

Local experts weigh in on heavyweight debate

In today’s polarized political landscape, at least there’s consensus on one thing: The 2016 presidential election season has been unlike any other. So it stands to reason that the upcoming Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton presidential debates—slated for Sept. 26, Oct. 9 and Oct. 19—promise to be riveting. “The Sept. 26 debate will be the most important event of the […]


Agoura Hills A resident on Hempstead Drive reported that someone broke into her home and ransacked through some drawers and other areas while she and her family were away Sept. 9. A woman reported that the driver of a tow truck caused $500 to her side mirror. The Sept. 2 incident happened after she and the truck driver argued about […]

New law legalizes lane splitting

California motorcycle riders score big victory

California is the first state in the nation to legalize lane splitting, a controversial practice by motorcyclists that advocates say decreases the likelihood of a fatal accident. Gov. Jerry Brown signed Assembly Bill 51 into law last month, spelling out the do’s and don’ts of lane-splitting in the California Vehicle Code. Lane-splitting involves “driving a motorcycle . . . that […]

Take the new lane-splitting law in stride

The number of registered motorcyclists in California continues to grow at a steady pace, and anybody who’s ever driven a street bike, a sport bike or a cruiser knows the flat-out thrill that goes along with it. Revving up and hitting the open road brings an utter exhilaration that’s hard to describe. Problem is, much of the motorcycling that’s done […]

Political Cartoon

Opposed to District of Choice

Our school district is a model of successful education in California, but that education only applies to the well-to-do surrounding communities. While offering a first-class educational opportunity to all may have been the heart of SB 1432, it has turned into district fight for state dollars. The number of out-of-district students in the Oak Park Unified School District runs close […]