2017-06-08 E-Edition

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Calabasas father, son perish in plane crash

Aircraft accident is one of two that occurred in county

High- flying adventure turned to tragedy in the clear skies over the Santa Rosa Valley when a plane crash Sunday claimed the life of a Calabasas man and his 15-year-old son. James Harlan, 57, and his son, Dylan, were inside the cockpit of a single-engine Piper PA28 that went down around 3:30 p.m. June 4 in a horse arena in […]

Honored at last

Last week, nearly 50 years after he was wounded by grenade shrapnel in the Vietnam War, David Stull got his Purple Heart. The award—presented to Stull on May 31 at the Thousand Oaks Elks Lodge—recognized the 76-year-old Westlake Village resident for the injury he suffered battling communist forces on a dark night in 1968, deep in the jungles of Southeast […]

Exhibition of Titanic artifacts sets sail at Reagan Library in Simi

As it was lifted off the back of a truck and into a room at the Reagan Library, the heavy titanium sphere known as Alvin shimmered under the sun. The roughly 6,500-pound submersible, which arrived on May 24, is one of the largest pieces on display in the new “Titanic at the Reagan Library” exhibit. In 1986, Bob Ballard of […]


Agoura Chargers Sat., June 10: ACT Mon., June 12: Senior brunch/9 a.m. Charger Club meeting/A1/7 p.m. Football meeting/A1/7 p.m. Tues., June 13: Senior picnic/9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wed., June 14: Last day of school TAB meeting/faculty dining room/7 p.m. Thurs., June 15: Graduation/ stadium/7 p.m. Calabasas Coyotes Fri., June 9: Freshman service learning due NHS meeting/lunch Civil Waves band/ […]

Brush clearance backfires

Six of the 11 brush fires that were sparked in the Santa Monica Mountains and Los Angeles region over the past three weeks were accidentally started by gas-powered weed trimmers, which were being used to prevent such fires. According to fire officials, the 55-acre Mandeville Canyon blaze in the eastern Santa Monica Mountains on Memorial Day weekend was caused by […]

Cougar trading cards are kid-pleasers

Raising money for the Liberty Canyon wildlife corridor may be serious business, but that hasn’t stopped the fundraisers from tapping into a tried-and-true collecting craze. Beth Pratt-Bergstrom, California director of the National Wildlife Federation, recently completed a long-awaited mountain lion trading card project to raise funds for the proposed $50-million Liberty Canyon wildlife corridor in Agoura Hills. When completed, the […]


78, passed away on Saturday, May 20th at his home of 47 years in Agoura Hills following a brief battle with cancer.

He leaves behind his wife of 54 years, Judy Arnsen Spicer, his sons Bryan and Kyle, his sisters Judy Hammer and Sandy Durham, grandchildren Jaden and Angelina Spicer and many other close friends and family. The son of Mary Farmer, he was born and raised in Ohio where at the age of 16 he joined the U.S. Marine Corps (he […]

Oaks graduates “roar” into the future


Community steps up to help family in aftermath of blaze

Fire destroys Agoura Hills condo

Everything can change in an instant. Sorting through the charred remains of his home on June 3, Luis Sosa was trying to come to terms with what had transpired the previous day when fire engulfed his family’s condominium on Conejo View Drive in Agoura Hills. The blaze ignited in the kitchen around 3 p.m. June 2. One person and a […]

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