2017-05-04

2017-05-04 E-Edition

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Morrison got their goats



HAVE YOU HERD?—The Morrison Ranch Estates Homeowners Association in Agoura Hills has once again called in the cavalry or, in this case, the goats. Each year, the HOA hires a goat herd to gobble up the heavy scrub that grows on an 80-acre swath around the perimeter of Morrison Ranch. These are some of the more than 500 goats that […]

Students quarantined following chickenpox outbreak

Some Mariposa parents oppose vaccinations


The Las Virgenes School District told 90 unvaccinated students at the Mariposa School of Global Education to stay out of class for three weeks starting May 1 due to a chickenpox outbreak at the Agoura Hills school. The students who hadn’t been vaccinated were told to stay home for 21 days to avoid catching and spreading the disease. Las Virgenes […]

Man killed in Agoura freeway crash




A Moorpark resident was killed and two other men seriously injured the morning of April 28 when a pickup truck crashed into an embankment off the northbound 101 Freeway in Agoura Hills. According to a California Highway Patrol report, 41-year-old Juan Manuel Castro was seated in the right front passenger seat of the truck, which hit a guardrail and concrete […]

Cold case of the hot guitars

Public storage thefts are not uncommon


Michael Hand is an avid guitar player who loves to not only strum fine instruments, but to collect them, too. Hand, a 59-year-old lawyer and a professional player in his spare time, kept his rare and exceptional guitars under lock and key at the climate-controlled, Public Storage warehouse on Agoura Road in Westlake Village, but on Halloween night in 2015, […]

Women honored for their commitment to protecting the environment



The importance of open space in the area and the achievements of the many women who have campaigned for the preservation of the Santa Monica Mountains will be the focus of a May 7 recognition ceremony at King Gillette Ranch in Calabasas. The Santa Monica Mountains Fund’s Spring Celebration begins at 4 p.m. Sunday at the Anthony C. Beilenson Interagency […]

SHERIFF’S BLOTTER



Agoura Hills A shoplifter stole two drones valued at $180 from a display table at the Radio Shack store in the 5800 block of Kanan Road April 23. Someone took a $1,500 cement fountain from the patio of Grissini Ristorante Italiano in the 30100 block of Agoura Road. The incident occurred between April 22 and 24. The fountain was heavy […]

Freeway closed



The 101 Freeway in Calabasas was shut down this week as work intensified on the Lost Hills interchange improvement, Caltrans said. The closures were necessary to place girders for a new bridge structure. The $24-million project involves replacing the Lost Hills Road bridge, providing improvements to the US-101 on/off ramp and enhancing safety for pedestrians. The partial closures began at […]

Dealer who sold deadly dose gets 2 years




A Simi Valley man involved in selling drugs to a Conejo Valley resident who died of an overdose last year has been sentenced to two years in jail plus two years’ probation. Paul Markas, 26, has also been barred from possessing any controlled substances or drug paraphernalia, unless prescribed by a doctor, according to Ventura County Superior Court records. Markas […]

Bicycle safety awareness is everyone’s responsibility

editorial

May is Bicycle Safety Month, and motorists and cyclists are reminded that roadway safety is everyone’s responsibility. The California Highway Patrol and other public safety agencies are taking time this month to promote helmet awareness and encourage all users to share the roads safely and respectfully. Motorists are advised to expect bicyclists on the roadway at all times, to be […]