2017-03-16 E-Edition

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First Agoura Village project gets final OK

City Council turns down an appeal

The Agoura Hills City Council denied a request to stop the Cornerstone retail and residential development following a contentious eight-hour meeting that began March 8 and spilled over into the next day. The vote was 3-2. The city planning commission approved the 8-acre project on the southeast corner of Agoura and Cornell roads Jan. 5, but Snowdy Dodson, chair of […]

Joshua Thai selected as Lost Hills Sheriff’s captain

Replaces the retired Pat Davoren

Joshua Thai of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department has been promoted to captain of the Lost Hills Sheriff’s Station, replacing Pat Davoren, who recently retired. Thai is one of three sheriff’s lieutenants who were interviewed by local city managers and representatives of the third and fifth L.A. County supervisorial districts that contract with the sheriff ’s department for law […]

Woman is 105 years young

In 1939, on the eve of World War II, Marta Broido, 27, did her part to help 650 Jews escape Nazi-occupied Czechoslovakia. Last week, she celebrated her 105th birthday at Sunrise Senior Living in Thousand Oaks. Broido was born Marta Steiner on March 6, 1912, in central Europe. She grew up in Czechoslovakia and enjoyed a comfortable childhood in an […]

Conservancy adds iconic Conejo Mountain to its open space ‘wish list’

An 1,800-foot peak between Newbury Park and Camarillo known as Conejo Mountain is the newest addition to what the Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy calls its open space “wish list.” On Monday, SMMC’s board voted to amend its land acquisition work program to include the area, which is threatened by grading and mining. The recommendation was made by Ventura County Supervisor […]

Oak Park council sides with weekend gardeners

Panel says leaf blowers OK for now

The Oak Park Municipal Advisory Council decided it will not ban commercial gardening on Saturdays and Sundays in residential neighborhoods. The issue arose after several residents expressed concerns about the noise and disruption that professional gardeners cause when they begin work as early as 7 a.m. on some weekends. At a meeting Feb. 28, about a dozen residents provided feedback […]

Detective outlines popular scams

Message is clear: ‘Don’t be fooled’

P.T. Barnum might have been right about a sucker being born every minute—but that doesn’t mean you have to be one of them. Teaching the public about the latest and greatest con jobs is a favorite pastime of Ventura County Sheriff ’s Detective Tim Lohman, who knows the best way to avoid falling prey to scammers is to learn the […]

Tanning-bed tycoon looking at 5 years

The Ventura County district attorney’s office says it will seek the maximum penalty for a local businessman found guilty of molesting a minor 15 years ago. Tan LA founder Gary Haw, 54, was convicted Feb. 28 of committing lewd acts on a male employee from 2000 to 2002. The employee was 14 when the crimes began, Senior Deputy District Attorney […]


Agoura Hills A shoplifter snatched a $40 bottle of vodka from the Vons store in the 5600 block of Kanan Road March 2. Electronic equipment worth $1,000, including a laptop computer and two iPods, were stolen from a home on Castlehill Drive Feb. 25. A thief stole a $200 portable power pack and caused $190 in damage breaking into a […]

Agoura Village gives city the identity it deserves

After more than 10 years of planning and enough debate and discussion to last a lifetime, Agoura Village has finally been given the green light. The Agoura Hills City Council last week denied an appeal to delay Cornerstone, the first Village project, meaning everything is now a go for the 8-acre development at Agoura and Cornell roads just south of […]