2017-08-31 E-Edition

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Reward offered in Calabasas home invasion robbery

Attackers tied up victims and used a stun gun

The City of Calabasas is offering a $5,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of three men who forced their way into a home in the 22500 block of Charleston Drive and attacked two residents Aug. 6. The home invasion and robbery occurred in the middle of a Sunday afternoon. The attackers knocked on the door and […]

Suspect nabbed in stabbing

Ventura County sheriff ’s deputies arrested a man on Monday who was sought in connection with a fatal stabbing in the San Fernando Valley. Aurelio Teran was identified at Los Robles Hospital and Medical Center in Thousand Oaks on Aug. 28 after he was taken there for injuries suffered in an accident with a car in Camarillo. The 38-year-old is […]

The hurricane hit hard, but you can help

As the rain fell in thick fat sheets, a small aluminum boat motored slowly across the murky water. At the wheel was a man dressed in a rain jacket and waders. Sitting on the bow was another man wearing a hard hat and slicker. Huddled between them was a woman clutching three small girls, each outfitted with a life vest. […]


Community bids farewell to UPS driver

Congratulations and a fond farewell to UPS driver Steve Krein on his upcoming retirement after 30 years of above and beyond service and friendship to us and our dogs. It was a delight to see all the neighbors and their pets turn out on such a hot day to show their gratitude and to wish Steve well. Huge thanks to […]

Wash our hands of the statewide water tax

COMMENTARY /// California’s water

As the Sacramento legislative session reaches the home stretch, state lawmakers are pushing for a sweeping new tax on tap water that would affect all Californians. The Las Virgenes Municipal Water District board of directors has had a long-standing policy of opposing any statewide “water tax” and other legislation that would transfer local ratepayer funds to Sacramento, which is the […]

Not so fast with those Potrero bike lanes

The proposed bike lanes through Potrero Valley (page 3) would be exclusively for recreational purposes, without any “commuting” value. This is of course true for most of the bike lanes throughout the area as well. So let’s say we look at this as a proposed Ventura County park or a Thousand Oaks CRPD site project. Six miles of 3-foot-wide lanes […]

Keep the cameras rolling, Agoura Hills says

It’s take two for the city once known as “Picture City” because of its prolific movie and television production. Filming (and taping) in Agoura Hills got a reboot last month as city leaders revised the permit regulations that guide the industry in all its permutations: movies, television programs, commercials and newer forms of digital media. When Agoura Hills incorporated in […]

Marijuana legal, but won’t be sold in Agoura Hills

City’s strict pot laws remain in effect

With the legalization of marijuana across California last year, and the rollout of retail pot stores next year, the Agoura Hills City Council has taken a closer look at its municipal code and where it stands on how, when and where residents can use marijuana products. Proposition 64, the Adult Use of Marijuana Act, was passed by voters in California […]