2017-09-07 E-Edition

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Westlake dog park unleashed

New venue could open next summer

Westlake Village began construction Aug. 28 on a new city dog park. Located at the corner of Oak Crest Drive and Agoura Road, the 1.2-acre bark park has been in the planning for more than three years, City Manager Ray Taylor said. After consistently hearing citizens say the city should have a dog park, city staff presented the project to […]

Sheriff’s Blotter

Agoura Hills On Aug. 19, a thief stole two boxes of cigarettes from the Cigars and Cigarette Shop in the 5600 block of Kanan Road. A burglar broke into a home on Timberlane Street Aug. 18, entering through a back window. The thief took two laptops valued at $550, a $500 revolver and a 2003 Chevrolet worth $15,000. A thief […]

Fiction in a Nutshell marks 10th anniversary

This is the age of fast content—short and sweet, quick and dirty, in and out. If you can’t make an impact in 140 characters, hit delete and try again. The digital media notwithstanding, there’s still a place for good writing in today’s world. But in order for intelligent composition to survive, students need to be challenged both in the classroom […]

Sacramento tax grab has gotten out of control

Would any sensible person hand over their credit card to a complete stranger? What about your ATM card that included your PIN number? No, there’s no sane person that would ever do that. Yet for some strange reason, voters have given a supermajority to a state party in Sacramento that allows them to arbitrarily raise your taxes without so much […]

Bike lanes are for safety

The writer of last week’s letter opposing Potrero Road bike lanes seems to feel that the lanes are not justified because, in his words, they “would be exclusively for recreational purposes without any commuting value.” He goes on to analogize the bike lane with a recreational park project, and states that the project “benefits too few, for recreational purposes only” […]

Teen charged in Oak Park home and vehicle burglary

A 15-year-old boy was arrested in connection with a burglary and vehicle theft that occurred last week in the area of Rosehedge Lane and Conifer Street in Oak Park. On the morning of Aug. 27, deputies responded to a report that a burglar entered a home during the night through an unlocked door and took car keys and a wallet […]

Get active to end hunger in the Conejo

Guest opinion

September marks nationwide Hunger Action Month, a time when food pantries and food banks, like Manna, mobilize across the country to help end hunger in their communities. It is a time to inspire people to take action and raise awareness of the fact that hunger does exist in their community—including the more than 15,000 households right here in the Conejo […]

Kanan traffic continues to get worse

Now that school is back in, the traffic in the morning on southbound Kanan is ridiculous. It should not take 25 minutes to go less than 2 miles. The traffic pattern to enter the southbound 101 Freeway is nothing more than a bottleneck. We used to have two lanes to enter the freeway. Having to deal with the multiple vehicles […]

Drought’s lingering effect on farmers markets

The drought has taken a toll on cities and individuals, especially those in farming, and farmers with the Ventura County Certified Farmers’ Market Association recently shared their perspective on the long-lasting drought. Greg Mitchell with Blue Ridge Honey says that even with a substantial amount of rain this past season, certain types of sage, buckwheat and chaparral habitats used in […]