Walk to school

GROUND GAME—Above, Lupin Hill Elementary School principal Scott Foli huddles with the school mascot and students Shannon Sirody (left) and Madison Rios during national Walk to School Day Oct. 4. Below, the kids make their way to class—on foot. More than half of the student body took part.

Unsafe driving habits near campus, study says

App info exposes alarming trend

A report card about traffic conditions near schools gives low marks to several Las Virgenes and Conejo Valley campuses included in the national survey. San Francisco-based Zendrive, a traffic analytics company, examined drivers’ cellphone data from April 2017 and ranked the nation’s elementary, middle and high school campuses according to the number of unsafe driving practices that were observed. The […]

Calabasas unveils new Las Virgenes Road

Improvements accommodate growth

After nearly two years of construction, the Las Virgenes Road widening in Calabasas is complete. Mayor Mary Sue Maurer presented the finished project with a public ribbon-cutting on Sept. 26. The 1.5-mile stretch from Lost Hills Road to Agoura Road now has two traffic lanes in each direction to accommodate the additional cars and trucks from several new development projects […]

Weber addresses Cornerstone issue

Agoura Hills Mayor Denis Weber hosted a town hall meeting Sept. 26 and gave an update on the city’s planned Cornerstone project at Agoura Village, a retail and multi-family housing development that has come under fire by slow-growth advocates in the city. Speaking to two dozen residents of the Meadowbrook Senior Living facility in Agoura, Weber discussed plans for the […]

‘We’ve got to catch this guy,’ girl’s grandfather says

A man believed to have exposed himself to two young girls in separate occurrences Oct. 4 is still on the loose. “At this point, we’ve had the public give us some tips and we’re following a few leads, but we don’t have a suspect yet,” said Detective Tim Lohman of the Thousand Oaks Police Department. “It’s an active investigation.” Driving […]

Sheriff’s Blotter

Agoura Hills A vehicle parked on Trailway Lane was vandalized on Sept. 29. Someone left deep scratches in the vehicle, causing $8,000 in damage. A drone worth $1,000 was stolen from Sumac Park on Sept. 25. The drone was left on a table while the owner used the restroom. When he returned the drone was gone and there was nobody […]

CMATO loses exclusive rights to arts plaza

In a major blow to supporters hoping to place a privately funded art museum on the grounds of Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, the city decided last week not to renew a development agreement with California Museum of Art Thousand Oaks. A 2014 agreement gave the museum exclusive rights to a 2.8- acre property to the west of City Hall […]

C’mon, kids, put down the phone and pick up a pen

The Conejo Las Virgenes Future Foundation—a community think tank that examines the important issues of the day— hosted its third annual 10×10 Speaker Event Tuesday at the Thousand Oaks Library. Ten speakers, 10 topics, 10 minutes each. Simple, profound and informative. An audience of almost 200 people came away impressed. One issue touched upon: While the younger generation is bright, […]


Fix Cal WaterFix

So the water district wants us to back a project called California WaterFix. For those that aren’t paying enough to our local water delivery districts, Cal WaterFix is an infrastructure project that will address the efficiency of delivery from northern California. Rate-payers will foot the bill for a pair of four-story pipes that travel 30 miles at an estimated cost […]