First fire, then rain

Recent downpour creates headaches for Old Agoura

When the almost 100-year-old Chesebro Road bridge was destroyed in the Woolsey fire, Old Agoura residents had plenty of reason to be concerned. When emergencies threatened, the trusty bridge provided one of the few escape routes for residents in the north part of the community. But fire wasn’t the only issue in town. Last week’s heavy rainfall brought a new […]

Fire believed to have killed second lion

‘Culvert Cat’ known for his ability to navigate the freeways

National Park Service researchers have discovered the remains of P-64, a male mountain lion who survived the flames of the Woolsey fire only to die a short while later. Although the cause of death isn’t certain, P-64’s paws were found to be visibly burned, the park service said. The California Department of Fish and Wildlife will conduct a postmortem examination. […]

Judaysia offers haircut that can make hair thicker, fuller and healthier

COMMENTARY /// Hair treatment

Millions of women and men suffer from fine, thin, hair leaving their scalp to be visible and vulnerable to the sun. Women often experience a thin looking hairline, or a balding flat spot in the back of the crown. Hair that was once thought hopeless can now be cut to be thicker and fuller. Improper haircutting is one of the […]

Car dealership gathers steam in Calabasas

Calabasas residents are weighing in on a potential new development coming to the city. AutoNation, a Florida-based car dealer, is looking to build a Land Rover/Jaguar car dealership at 24460 Calabasas Road, near the city’s existing car dealerships. The site was formerly home to Sperling Nursery, which closed in 2015. Representatives from AutoNation held a community development forum at Founders […]

Housing advocate on council


At its government reorganization meeting last week, the Westlake Village City Council welcomed a new member to the dais. Ray Pearl, 49, was sworn in to the council on Dec. 5. He was one of two challengers who competed to fill the seat vacated by longtime Councilmember Mark Rutherford, who announced his retirement earlier this year. Pearl garnered 1,955 votes, […]

Surviving the inferno

While hundreds of homes were burned in the Woolsey fire, leaving families displaced and communities reeling, many are thankful the flames mostly stuck to the mountains where trees and chaparral scrub were the main targets. But that open space was home to another community that’s been displaced: wildlife. The burned hillsides were home to a rich ecosystem, which is beginning […]

Health system is at head of the class with ‘A’

Los Robles Health System was awarded an “A” from the Leapfrog Group’s fall 2018 Hospital Safety Grade. The designation recognizes the health system’s efforts in protecting patients from harm and meeting the highest safety standards in the United States. The Leapfrog Group is a national organization that strives to improve healthcare quality and safety for consumers and purchasers. The Safety […]


Coroner identifies Woolsey fire victims

Son was from Oak Park

The Los Angeles County Coroner released the identity Tuesday of a man and a woman who perished in the Woolsey fire. Oak Park resident Anthony Noubar Baklayan, 57, and his mother Shoushan Baklayan, an 82-year-old Malibu resident, died Nov. 9 on the second day of the fire when a blaze trapped them in their car in the 33000 block of […]

Forum will offer resources for residents

Los Angeles County Supervisor Sheila Kuehl, whose district includes much of the Woolsey fire-affected areas, will host two town hall meetings to provide resources for residents and answer questions that have arisen following the fires. The meetings will take place from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thurs., Dec. 13 at King Gillette Ranch, 26800 Mulholland Hwy., Calabasas, and also from 1 […]