2018-08-09

WAGS win Western National Championship

The Westlake-Agoura Girls softball teams have a long history of big victories and stellar accomplishments, but rarely do the girls win a USA Softball Western National Championship. Last Sunday, the WAGS U-10 Gold team won the coveted title and reached the end of the rainbow with a 7-0 victory over Placentia-Yorba Linda. The action took place all last week in […]

Hot days, cool water

Officials in town to examine delivery capability


The Las Virgenes Municipal Water District is celebrating its 60th anniversary this year amid one of the hottest summers on record. How the district keeps the tap open and manages the resource that allows every person to stay alive has become a topic of utmost concern. Last week, U.S. Rep. Ted Lieu (D-Los Angeles) and state Sen. Henry Stern (D-Calabasas) […]

Calabasas incumbents seek return



In 2015 Calabasas moved its municipal election from March to November to stay on the same election calendar as neighboring city councils and school boards. The purpose of the change was to maximize voter turnout. This year, the move expects to pay off as the November Calabasas ballot will coincide with the U.S. midterm elections and other key state and […]

Extra board seat open at Triunfo



The Triunfo Sanitation Board has three seats up for election this November, but with the retirement of board Chairman Mike Paule, an additional seat is available. Paule, a Triunfo board member since 2008, retired and moved to Texas. His seat will be filled by appointment after the election. Vice chair Janna Orkney is the longest serving member of the sanitation […]

New bridge for Old Agoura

A new bridge over Chesebro Creek in Old Agoura opened Monday amid an eager gathering of equestrians, residents and officials from the City of Agoura Hills. The bridge allows horseback riders and pedestrians to safely cross the dry creek and enter Old Agoura Park. After several horseback riders tested the bridge’s footing, members of the City Council christened the structure […]

Sheriff’s Blotter

Agoura Hills A person broke into a car parked outside Yamato Japanese restaurant on July 29. The owner of the car, an employee of the restaurant, parked outside the business and returned several hours later to find the driver’s side door lock had been pried open, causing $200 damage. The vehicle was ransacked but nothing was taken. On July 27 […]

Woman charged with murdering her husband

A woman accused with the murder of her husband was arraigned in Los Angeles County Superior Court on Monday. Patricia Farran, 76, was being held on $3-million bail after allegedly shooting her husband, 75-year-old Arnold Farran at their home in the 500 block of South Westlake Boulevard, about two miles south of Lake Sherwood. The shooting occurred the night of […]

Man’s body dumped at Piuma identified

The Los Angeles County Medical Examiner-Coroner has identified the body that was found in early July at the 12000 block of Piuma Road south of Calabasas. He is Roger Eli Chavez Barahona, a 19-year-old Latino man from Compton. The coroner said Barahona died of multiple gunshot wounds. Los Angeles County Sheriff’s detectives are investigating the death as a homicide. The […]

Bill mandates earthquake prep

Paying attention in Calabasas


All parts of the country face natural disasters of one kind or another. Most—hurricanes, blizzards and tornados—come with some advance notice, even if it’s brief. But an earthquake strikes without warning and can range from being a mild surprise to a major shakedown that can leave buildings in ruins and families without hope. To help prepare for the next high-magnitude […]

New community pump station gets okay

Dispute with local residents comes to an end


The Rancho Simi Recreation and Park District board of directors has given final approval to plans for a new water pumping station on Lindero Canyon Road in Oak Park. The $15-million project developed by the Calleguas Water District calls for construction of a pumping station in the Wistful Vista open field just north of Yerba Buena Elementary School, and the […]