2019-01-31

FIRE & WATER

Malibou Lake residents worried about wandering Woolsey debris


With the Woolsey fire long-extinguished and repair efforts well underway, it’s hard to believe that more damage is possible. But some residents are worried. People who live at Malibou Lake, which lost several homes in the November fire, are especially concerned. They believe the lake, which is fed by the Malibu Creek Watershed, is becoming a dumping ground for sediment […]

WLV welcomes new chief

Rob de Geus replaces Ray Taylor


The Westlake Village City Council announced last week it has found a replacement for city manager Ray Taylor, who stepped down Dec. 21 after serving the city for 26 years. The top Westlake city government post will be taken by Robert de Geus, who was selected after a lengthy search that drew interest from candidates from around the country. De […]

Weapons scare forces grocer lockdown



Reports of a man with a shotgun in the parking lot of Erewhon Market in Calabasas led to a 45-minute lockdown at the Agoura Road grocery store on Jan. 24. Victor Grenner, vice president of Erewhon, said the store’s manager called 911 at 6 p.m. after an employee said they saw a man get out of a vehicle carrying a […]

New twist in molestation case



Calabasas resident Jeff Cooper, a one-time city official, is facing a further indictment on the heels of the child molestation charges for which he was arrested last year. Cooper, 66, had pleaded not guilty to the molestation charges in June 2018 and was released on $5 million bail. But rather than pursue the case against Cooper in open court, the […]

LVMWD’s Pure Water Project on the move



It’s commonly known that local communities rely on water imported from the north, but part of the supply that travels hundreds of miles to get here often winds up going down the drain. Now, the Las Virgenes Municipal Water District is working to put the area’s recycled wastewater back to work. LVMWD and its partner agency, Triunfo Sanitation District, have […]

Family still searching for missing son



A private investigator hired to find a Simi Valley man last seen in the Santa Monica Mountains said he doesn’t believe there’s a connection between his client and Anthony Rauda, the man charged this month in the death of a camper at Malibu Creek State Park. Jayden Brant, speaking on behalf of the family of Matthew Weaver, said there’s no […]

Human remains found in Malibu Canyon

Fourth body found in past year


The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department is investigating human remains that were found Jan. 21 in the mountains near Malibu. The sheriff did not release information about the condition of the remains or how they were discovered. The L.A. County coroner has not identified the victim. The body was found at the intersection of Latigo Canyon and Calicut roads late […]

Park employees back to work as shutdown ends

With the ending of the federal government shutdown last week, staff at the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area have resumed regular operations, officials announced. Some areas of the park remain closed due to impacts from the Woolsey fire. Paramount Ranch, Rancho Sierra Vista/Satwiwa, Cheeseboro/ Palo Comado canyons and the Santa Monica Mountains Visitor Center are open. The popular Sandstone […]

Super Rams are hit in the local community

We hate to tell you which team to root for come Sunday, but let us at least make the case for why we think local residents—sports fans or not—ought to be pulling for the Los Angeles Rams. For starters, a Super Bowl victory would go a long way toward convincing the franchise that staying in the L.A./Ventura county area long-term […]

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