2017-06-15 E-Edition

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Hats off to grads

HIGH-FLYERS—Seniors celebrate at the June 8 Westlake High School commencement. See our graduation coverage starting on Page 34.

Weapons drawn in road rage incident

One man had bat, the other a knife, CHP says

A rookie Simi Valley police officer returning from court was in the right place at the right time to intercede in a potentially deadly confrontation Monday on the 101 Freeway in Thousand Oaks. According to the California Highway Patrol, CHP dispatch began receiving calls around 2:30 p.m. June 12 about a road rage incident between two drivers, one in a […]

District will install new artificial turf on high school athletic fields

Price tag to hit $1.4 million

New artificial turf is being installed on the athletic fields at Agoura and Calabasas high schools this summer. It will replace the artificial turf installed at both campuses in 2007. “ The fields are nearing their end of life,” Agoura High School athletic director Garrett Lepisto said. “We are grateful that the school district supports the safety of students and […]

Elswick resigns Boys & Girls executive post

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Conejo Valley is on the hunt for a new CEO. Mark Elswick, who headed up the local nonprofit for the past nine years, submitted his resignation May 5. The chief executive said in an email that the time was right for a change. “I decided to resign and plan on moving on to […]

The 805 no longer special

New area code introduced

Make some room, 805. Here comes the 820. It’s the new overlay area code that will be added to the territory covered by 805, which serves small portions of Monterey and Kern counties and most of San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara and Ventura counties. The 820 area code overlay will be introduced in early June 2018 because the region has […]

Worker killed while stopped on Reyes Adobe Road

Alan Mulder, a 68-year-old landscape contractor and family patriarch, sustained fatal injuries Sat., June 10 when a passing car struck him while he was standing next to his work truck on Reyes Adobe Road in Agoura Hills. Mulder was working on a landscaping job for the City of Agoura Hills along the north side of the road near Rainbow Crest […]

Sheriff’s Blotter

Agoura Hills A $500 golf set was stolen from a vehicle parked on Colodny Drive June 3. A burglar smashed a window and stole a $ 1,200 laptop computer from a car parked near Islands Restaurant on Agoura Road June 2. A second vehicle at the location was also burglarized and the culprit stole a $600 suitcase and a $500 […]

This Father’s Day, think outside the box

Another holiday, another retail bonanza. For Father’s Day, it’s plaid ties, electric shavers, wallets, hatchets and drones. Those beer micro-brew kits are the latest trend. Truth be told, most dads have little interest in another gadget that’s going to clutter the house or the garage. No bah-humbug here, just a recognition that what the old man wants isn’t necessarily stuff […]