Parcel subdivision adds to frustration over Liberty Canyon development

Both ends of the road hit with construction

The Agoura Hills Planning Commission approved a request to subdivide a 4.2-acre commercial parcel at the northwest corner of Liberty Canyon and Agoura roads into three separate lots. An existing office on the site was built in 1989. The change will allow the property owner, Strategic Acquisitions LLC, to obtain funding so it can complete two new buildings that are […]


Agoura Hills A thief stole a duffel bag containing $180 worth of skateboarding gear and a $150 jacket from a car parked on Skyview Way May 8. Someone stole $$600 worth of goods, including a radar device and an empty gun case, from an unlocked car parked on Rondell Street May 7. A thief snatched three propane tanks and a […]

Woman sought in Oak Park burglary

The Ventura County Sheriff’s Office is looking for a person who broke into an Oak Park home last week and stole items while the family inside slept. Around 2 a.m. May 15, deputies responded to a report of a residential burglary on Basswood Avenue. The homeowners said someone came into their residence during the night and removed several items. A […]

Commercial pot sales won’t be happening in Oak Park

Officials remain adamantly opposed

The Oak Park Municipal Advisory Council rejected the possibility of a marijuana dispensary opening in its jurisdiction, with MAC members saying that a pot shop would be inconsistent with the community’s family values. In November 2016, Californians approved the use of recreational marijuana. Previously, the state allowed dispensaries to sell marijuana for medical purposes only. Several Conejo Valley cities have […]

Scifres named LVUSD director of instruction

The Las Virgenes Unified School District Board of Education announced that Steve Scifres will be LVUSD’s new director of instruction effective July 1. Scifres has served the school district in various roles for the past 12 years and is currently the principal of Bay Laurel Elementary School in Calabasas. He also served as an assistant principal at Calabasas High School […]

County unveils Community Choice green energy plan

Edison greets news with caution

A new government-run, utility purchasing collective that promises to lower bills and give consumers more clean-energy choices will soon be available to residents in unincorporated Los Angeles County—and local cities if they decide to opt in. Last month, Los Angeles County Supervisors voted to launch the community choice initiative that will offer businesses and residents an opportunity to pool their […]

Ways to rest easier while traveling

Flying Squirrel

After returning home from a trip, there’s one thing I can count on: the comfort of my own bed. There’s nothing like sleeping in your own room, with your own linens, comforter and pillow. There are occasions where I sleep in a nicer bed while traveling, with a plushier mattress, higher-thread count linens and an actual menu of pillows from […]


National Charity League Inc., Conejo Valley Chapter, introduced its 2017 graduating seniors May 7 at its 45th annual Tea and Senior Ticktocker Recognition Ceremony at the Four Seasons Westlake Village. NCL Conejo Valley has been proudly contributing to the community since 1970. The chapter serves 23 philanthropies and provides over 10,000 service hours to the local community each year. In […]

Create a masterpiece

The Westlake Village Library will offer cartooning for kids ages 6 to 12 at 4 p.m. Wed., May 31 at the library, 31220 Oak Crest Drive. In addition, adults ages 18 and up can take part in an artist-led acrylic painting workshop at 11 a.m. Sat., June 3. Attendees will learn technical and creative techniques to help create a masterpiece. […]

These rockers ready to rock

“Ventura Rocks the Nation,” the national rock/gem show of the American Federation of Mineralogical Societies, will run the weekend of June 9 to 11 at the Ventura County Fairgrounds, 10 W. Harbor Blvd., Ventura. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Fri. and Sat., June 9 and 10, and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sun., June 11. The sponsor is […]