2017-08-10 E-Edition

… Oops! An active online subscription is required to access this content. Please login below or Subscribe today! Username or E-mail Password Remember Me     Forgot Password Username or E-mail Password Remember Me     Forgot Password

Rogue coyote a threat in Old Agoura

Animal said to have killed dogs

Patti Merrill, a longtime resident of the south Old Agoura community, says she has tried everything to scare away the coyote that had made its home under her porch. The predator reportedly killed four dogs in a two-week period and created unease among the residents of the tight-knit neighborhood that is next to open space. “There are many coyotes in […]

Short-lived, man-made geysers erupt in Calabasas and Agoura

Hydrant smashed and a pipe breaks

A main water pipe broke and released 365,000 gallons of water near Calabasas Country Club golf course on Parkway Calabasas Aug. 3. The water inundated the street but did not damage property, said Jeff Reinhardt, spokesperson for the Las Virgenes Municipal Water District. Water service was halted to some nearby homes, but service was restored by 2 a.m. last Friday. […]

Burglar arrested after leaving receipt at scene of the crime

    A receipt left at the scene of a home break-in led to the arrest of a Westlake Village man on suspicion of burglary, police said. The Thousand Oaks Police Department said Craig Barnikel, 39, of Westlake Village dropped a receipt from CVS pharmacy while he was robbing a home on Bear River Circle, Thousand Oaks, in July. The […]


Local lottery winner bought 8 tickets for herself and a son with special needs

A local woman won $3 million in a California Lottery Scratchers game after buying a lucky ticket July 31 from a liquor store in Westlake Village. The winner can collect the lump sum or receive $10,000 a month for 25 years. She reportedly opted for the latter. Yani Shon—whose family has owned Village Spirits Shoppe at the County Line shopping […]

Home-invasion robbers strike midday in Calabasas

Three men forced their way into a home in the Greater Mulwood area of Calabasas Aug. 6 and attacked two young adults who were inside. The incident on Charlestown Drive occurred in the middle of the afternoon, Sgt. Michael Maher of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department’s Major Crimes Bureau said. The men knocked and rang the doorbell, and when […]

Paying attention

Last week’s Critter Corner article was excellent (“Dogs give unconditional love and deserve undivided attention”). Carla Ondrasik has a beautiful soul. I, too, have seen people walking their dogs in my lovely treelined neighborhood without a thought regarding the experience that the dog is having. The dog walkers have their heads down, totally involved with their little machines and far […]


Agoura Hills A thief stole a $200 car alarm, an $80 suitcase, a $30 backpack, $400 worth of clothing and an air mattress from an unlocked car parked in the 29200 block of Agoura Road July 28. The culprit also caused $100 in damage to the ignition of the car. A person stole a purse containing $400 in cash, a […]

District of choice

Life has been great in Oak Park for the last month or so. A little warm, but I get up, go to work and come home without living my life around traffic. But starting this week we will again be besieged by the traffic and pollution created by Superintendent Tony Knight’s aggressive pursuit of District of Choice students. If a […]

Tax legacy

Has there ever been a governor in California’s history more detrimental to the working class than Jerry Brown? Although Grey Davis came close, at least he was recalled. As journalists continue to debate Trump and whether he’s psychologically fit to serve as president, there is no debate when it comes to Jerry Brown. He’s now proven twice that he’s unfit […]