Oaks mall couple had troubled past

Cops previously confiscated gun used in shooting, but later released it

The gun Kevin Crane used last Saturday to kill his ex-wife and the mother of his two children at The Oaks mall had been ordered to be destroyed three years earlier following a domestic violence arrest, the Ventura County Sheriff’s Office said in a March 21 statement. But the 2014 order from a Ventura County judge wasn’t received by staff […]

Feds take car-wash king to the cleaners

Agoura Hills car-wash magnate David Delrahim stands in the middle of a two-year court battle facing charges that he has failed to pay minimum wage and overtime to more than 700 employees who work at his Southland enterprises. The United States Department of Labor charged Delrahim, 58, and his managers with cheating workers out of their wages at a dozen […]

Las Virgenes schools founder Alice C. Stelle dead at 95

District matriarch a leader in education

Alice Condee Stelle, a founding member of the Las Virgenes Unified School District, died March 14, but her legacy of activism and love for children lives on in the hearts of many. Stelle died of a stroke at her home in University Village, a retirement community in Thousand Oaks. She was 95. One of Stelle’s five children, Betsy Blum said […]

Agoura day care owner charged with lewd conduct

The owner of an Agoura Hills day care was arrested March 7 for lewd or lascivious acts on a minor and penetration of a foreign object on a minor. Paul Lopez, 72, was booked at the Malibu/ Lost Hills Sheriff’s Station and later released after posting $100,000 bond. Lopez and his wife own and operate The Small Wonder Academy, an […]

COG sinks teeth into county road funds

The governments of the five Las Virgenes-Malibu area cities met this week to discuss the distribution of massive new Los Angeles County funds earmarked for local road improvements. The cities have $57.9 million to divide among them over the next five years for various road-related projects. Agoura Hills will put its portion toward widening the Palo Comado 101 Freeway overpass. […]

Calabasas sees power in green energy

Calabasas is one step closer to becoming a green city. In 2017 the City Council decided it wanted to steer businesses and residences toward the use of electricity generated by clean energy sources. On Feb. 28 the council voted on exactly how much of the power generated by wind, solar and hydro-electric will be made available to customers in the […]

Sheriff’s Blotter

Agoura Hills On March 13 a thief stole a vacuum cleaner and two toolboxes from a carport on Skyview Way. The carport was reportedly left open and unlocked. A bottle containing six Adderall pills, worth $10, was stolen from a home on Lake Lindero Drive on March 9. Someone had searched through the drawers in the kitchen and master bathroom. […]

Welcome to Calabasas, Tree City U.S.A.

The City of Calabasas has been named a 2017 Tree City USA by the Arbor Day Foundation, a nonprofit conservation and education organization that encourages people to plant, nurture and celebrate trees. Calabasas was named a Tree City USA because of its commitment to effective urban forest management. According to the foundation, trees provide many benefits to a community when […]

Domestic violence is here and it must be stopped

To say we are a country on edge is an understatement. When word broke last Saturday on social media of a shooting at The Oaks mall, many immediately assumed the worst: There was a person at the popular shopping center armed with a gun and seeking to kill indiscriminately. Several who were there at the mall have relayed stories of […]