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 […]

Day of the dead is alive and well

Oxnard resident Javier Gomez remembers the frustrating time he had trying to convince local cemetery operators to host Dia de los Muertos. Cemetery directors he approached in Ventura and Los Angeles counties didn’t know what to make of the foreign-sounding holiday and its unique traditions when Gomez first began looking for a burial place to hold a Dia de los […]

College funds for STEM majors

Edison International officials are encouraging high school students who plan on majoring in science, technology, engineering or math (STEM disciplines) in college to apply for one of the utility company’s 30 annual scholarships to help finance their education. Students who live within the Rosemead-based utility’s service area, which includes Ventura and Los Angel es counties, have until Dec. 1 to […]


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 […]

WALKING to end mesothelioma

Las Virgenes school board president gets leadership award

Angela Cutbill, president of the Las Virgenes Unified School District Board of Education, received an Alumni Achievement Award from the Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership organization. Cutbill was honored at HOBY’s Albert Schweitzer Leadership Awards Gala on Nov. 1 in Los Angeles. Other local award recipients included Los Angeles District Attorney Jackie Lacey and L.A. County Sheriff Jim McDonnell. Hugh O’Brian […]

Last week’s top performers

Westlake’s Hail Mary duo: Warrior QB Jake Kaplinski threw a 40-yard desperation heave with no time on the clock to WR Michael Carner for winning TD in a 23-19 win against Camarillo. Sean Hesen, WR/CB, Agoura: The senior captain snagged two interceptions while hauling in eight receptions for 122 yards in a win against Simi Valley. Keith Mowatt, LB/RB, Oak […]

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. […]

Hike offers angel’s-eye views

ACORN SERIES /// The Trail Less Traveled

Got your head in the clouds? The Rosewood Trail is a route for hikers looking to get above it all. The trail provides access to a hilltop picnic spot with sweeping views of the Conejo and beyond. The 4-mile round-trip hike travels through the Ventu Park Open Space, a 141-acre open space preserve off of S. Ventu Park Road. Covered […]