Serene scene

SERENE SCENE—Kids play soccer at Agoura High with Ladyface Mountain in the background. Triangle Ranch lies at the foot of the mountain, and open space advocates want the property permanently protected.

Rural Agoura Triangle Ranch could remain open space

Conservancy eyes $35-million property

The Triangle Ranch property that was once destined for a custom home development at the base of the Santa Monica Mountains in rural Agoura is being looked at by the Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy as a possible permanent open space purchase. The 320-acre property in the unincorporated area of Los Angeles County at Kanan and Cornell roads near Ladyface Mountain […]

Spook-tacular Halloween

NOT FOOLING AROUND—Creepy clowns wait for the arrival of guests at a spectacular Halloween night haunted house at the home of Matt and Crystal Alexander on Ridgebrook Drive in Agoura Hills. Holiday Lighting by John Williams provided the inspiration for the always popular Alexander home decor.

Law targets pet stores

Puppy-mill purchases prohibited

Earlier this month, Gov. Jerry Brown signed a bill designed to help thousands of rescue animals across the state find homes. But the new law might also put pet store owners out of business. Assembly Bill 485, the Pet Rescue and Adoption Act, requires that any store selling puppies, kittens or rabbits must obtain the animals through animal shelters and […]

Mayor touts ‘good life’

Residents come to Agoura Hills to enjoy “the good life,” Mayor Denis Weber told guests at his Oct. 25 State of the City address. And the City Council has delivered, he said. The noontime speech and luncheon were at the Agoura Hills Recreation Center. Weber, a six-term council member and six-time mayor, said the city strives to offer residents an […]

Suspected pill dealer apprehended in Conejo Valley

Officers seize over 10,000 Xanax pills

A Santa Monica man is accused of selling large amounts of Ecstasy and Xanax to customers in Los Angeles and Ventura counties. Ryan Tallmadge, 31, was stopped by detectives Oct. 4 in Thousand Oaks following a twomonth investigation by Ventura County’s prescription drug task force, police said. According to a police report, Tallmadge had 1,700 Xanax pills and about a […]

Sheriff’s Blotter

Agoura Hills A car parked on Old Mill Creek Lane was broken into the night of Oct. 21. The owner reported that someone stole a backpack containing his bank cards which were later used to buy nearly $1,700 of goods at a Target in Los Angeles. Deputies couldn’t determine how the thief entered the vehicle, which had no visible damage. […]

Eyes open

Residents living in Agoura Hills, Calabasas, Hidden Hills, West Hills or Westlake Village who see suspicious activity should call the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Lost Hills Station at (818) 878-1808.

Wildlife bridge tiptoes through the opposition

America’s favorite pet project has been given the environmental green light, at least for now, but opposition to the wildlife bridge might still have its say. Frankly, we’re a little surprised that an expected $60-million development in the heart of the Conejo-Las Virgenes Valley is sailing by as smoothly as it is. Required under the California Environmental Quality Act, a […]