Mall women say no to breast cancer

PAMPERED AND PROUD—Top photo from left, Kayo Matsumoto, program director for the Cancer Support Community; Tish Cabezas, marketing manager for The Oaks mall; and Amy Commans, vice president of community relations at the Los Robles Regional Medical Center, serve as organizers for the 2018 Paint the Town Pink fundraiser and awareness event hosted by the Cancer Support Community inside the […]

Arrest made in canyon burglaries

FREE Man also a suspect in shootings

The Los Angeles County Sheriff confirmed Wednesday evening that detectives arrested a man earlier in the day suspected of a string of burglaries that have rocked the upper Malibu Canyon area in recent months. Sheriff Jim McDonnell said after several hours searching the hills, detectives with the Major Crimes Bureau arrested Anthony Rauda, 42, on suspicion of burglary. Rauda has […]

2018-10-11 E-Edition

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Cops and collars

The Lost Hills Sheriff’s Station took steps to improve its relationship with the communities it serves by connecting with important religious leaders in the area. The station is in the early stages of developing a Clergy Advisory Council, an association of the area’s spiritual officials that will meet regularly with sheriff’s officials in the hopes of improving community oriented policing. […]

Problem clears up, swim school reopens

Members of a Thousand Oaks swim team who were exposed to toxic chlorine gas Oct. 3 returned 24 hours later to the same location where the headline-making episode took place. The boys and girls, ages 11 to 15, came to Daland Swim School on Oct. 4 not for lap time but to meet with counselors to discuss their ordeal and […]

Agoura council challenger says time for incumbents to ‘move on’


Jan Gerstel says he dislikes politics and isn’t thrilled that people perceive him as a politician just because he’s running for the Agoura Hills City Council. Gerstel, 64, is in the hunt for one of three seats on the council, one of which became vacant when Mayor Bill Koehler announced he would not seek reelection. He’s facing fellow challengers Chris […]

Westlake’s McSweeney says experience an asset


Mayor Mark Rutherford holds the record as the longest-serving member of the Westlake Village City Council, 21 years. But he may have to share that title with Councilmember Sue McSweeney if she’s reelected this November. McSweeney, who has served on the council for 17 years, is running for one of the three seats on the ballot this year. She’s joined […]

Join the board

Westlake Village residents interested in applying for appointment to the Cultural Recreation Advisory Board can submit an application form by 5 p.m. Fri., Oct. 26. The appointment is for a two-year term. Meetings are monthly. The Cultural Recreation Advisory Board was established in 2003 to advise the City Council on cultural and recreational programs, special events and city parks. Application […]

With crime on the upswing, we need to be vigilant

Crime is no longer the purview of the San Fernando Valley streets and Oxnard barrios. We know firsthand that burglars, thieves—and those who conspire to do even worse—operate right here among us in the Conejo and Las Virgenes valleys. Reports of petty theft, shoplifting and residential break-ins are nothing new in the Acorn Sheriff’s Blotter. The weekly cavalcade of crime […]