Agoura Hills will improve Palo Comado


City’s third and final bridge update to begin soon Agoura Hills has come a long way from its roots as a shooting location for Paramount Pictures cowboy movies. The population has boomed, and the city has expanded its infrastructure with better roads and bridges to accommodate the ever-increasing traffic. Now that the city has finished renovating the overpasses at Kanan […]

City of Calabasas dedicates new $37-million Lost Hills overpass

With three years of construction coming to a close, the City of Calabasas held a ribbon-cutting ceremony June 27 to celebrate the opening of the new 101 Freeway Lost Hills overpass. More than two dozen residents and officials attended the event, including members of the Calabasas City Council, Los Angeles County Supervisors and the California Department of Transportation, which owns […]

Jewish eruv comes in peace, but some object

The installation of a religious marker across some streets in Agoura Hills has drawn the attention of locals who are concerned about its impact on wildlife. Leaders of the local Jewish community say the controversial practice is an expression of religious faith and is respectful of the community and the environment. The eruv, a delineation of public areas where Orthodox […]

Hit-and-run leaves man critical

A hit-and-run on Mulholland Drive left a 23-year-old Calabasas man hospitalized in serious condition. The incident occurred in the early morning hours of June 23. The victim, whose name has not been released, was walking on Mulholland Drive near Viewpoint School around 3 a.m. when he was hit by a car. The driver left the scene without offering assistance or […]

Cooper free on bail, other victims sought

Calabasas resident and former city official Jeff Cooper pleaded not guilty to eight counts of child molestation and is free on bail. Cooper, 66, was arrested June 18 and charged with penetration of a child under the age of 10 and oral copulation with a minor. The alleged crimes took place between 2006 and 2016. Investigators from the Los Angeles […]

Landmark Sears store closing for good

Was a community mainstay for 50 years

A destination for two generations of Thousand Oaks shoppers, Sears announced today it is closing its store on Hillcrest Drive. Sears Holdings Corp. told employees June 28 that the Janss mall mainstay for nearly 50 years will shutter this fall. “As part of our ongoing efforts to streamline the company’s operations and focus on our best stores, the company on […]

Boat safety

The U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary’s Flotilla 7-3 will teach a one-day, in-depth boating safety course from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sat., July 7 at the Thousand Oaks Police Department, 2101 E. Olsen Road. The Coast Guard Auxiliary is the uniformed auxiliary component of the U.S. Coast Guard. The beginner boating class will give attendees the knowledge needed to obtain […]

The price of gasoline will drive you nuts

For many California voters, this is the summer of their discontent. And in the coming election, they just might do something about it. Motorists hit the road this week to celebrate the Fourth of July—and they got hit with sticker shock. Drivers shelled out a nationwide average of $2.90 per gallon for regular gasoline, the highest Independence Day price since […]


Pros and cons of the Jewish eruv

I am unhappy that the city of Agoura Hills recently permitted a new eruv. It is ugly. It can kill birds. I do not want to cross a religious boundary of any kind to walk to the grocery store. Jason AikenAgoura Hills There will always be a nitpicker who is against something in this world. The woman who wrote last […]