2019-05-02

Build housing in overgrown Agoura Hills lot

Colodny Drive in beautiful Old Agoura is my home street. We are blessed to live a third of a mile from the entrance to Chesebro National Park. On my daily runs in the neighborhood, the eyesore of undeveloped land overgrown with weeds at the intersection of Colodny and Driver Avenue catches my attention. This vacant lot touches some part of […]

School should be ‘gateway’ to mountains

The land designated as Agoura Village is one of the last open, buildable sites along the 101 corridor. What if a local elementary school was relocated to this acreage and designed as a STEM magnet school? What if the school was integrated into a world-class environmental research and demonstration campus to study the impact of wildfire, recovery and how to […]

Ventura County Fire reminds area citizens to clear perimeters of brush

Deadline is July 1

Ventura County Fire requires homeowners and property managers to clear brush away from nearby buildings and maintain 100 feet of defensible space. Letters have been sent in this regard to remind citizens in Ventura County to clear brush by June 1. More than 18,400 parcels will receive Fire Hazard Reduction Program notices advising people to remove dry brush near open […]

Sweeping up after Woolsey fire



Nearly six months after the Woolsey fire tore through Oak Park, state cleanup crews have started to remove the debris the destructive fire left behind. Last week workers were clearing a property on Myrtle Court that was destroyed by the fire, one of more than 1,600 structures consumed by the flames. There are 15 Oak Park properties participating in the […]

Locals fight against plastic pollution



Awareness about plastic pollution is trending, and among those doing something about it is the City of Calabasas, which recently joined Malibu and other municipalities in passing legislation that bans plastic cutlery, straws and drink stirrers in restaurants. The local ordinances go above and beyond the California ban against restaurants offering plastic straws that went into effect earlier this year. […]

Sheriff’s Blotter

Agoura Hills On April 23, someone entered an unlocked car parked on Conejo View Drive and stole cash and a pair of sunglasses that had been left inside. The items were worth $510. A thief entered an unlocked vehicle parked on Agoura Glen Drive on April 22 and stole a power drill, notebooks, CDs, a gift card and a spare […]

Celebrities offer hope at gala for Cancer Support Community



While a diagnosis of cancer often shocks and scares people to their core, patient survival rates depend on many factors, including the emotional support they receive during treatment and beyond. Members of the Cancer Support Community Valley/Ventura/Santa Barbara attested to the power of support, sharing many tales of hope at the annual gala on April 27 at the Four Seasons […]

Bushes take command at school benefit

Air Force One at the Reagan Library served as a backdrop for more than 800 guests attending the Oaks Christian School annual fundraising gala April 6 in Simi Valley. Special guests were former president George W. Bush and former first lady Laura Bush. The Bushes occupied the White House from 2001 to 2009. The 17th annual Gala Dinner Auction for […]

Sugar shack attack hits ball field

Hot Flashes

Like yours, most of my Saturdays are spent schlepping frisky kids to some type of youth sports event. Baseball, softball, basketball, soccer, football . . . wherever there are balls and dirt, you’ll find this cranky old bat. As for my rotten kids, I’m done schlepping. So these grand ones fill my dance card today. You know, the ones who […]

What’s black and white and green?

On the Trail

Barefoot in the park got a new twist on a recent Sunday when a bunch of shoeless guys dressed in white and black garb were spotted on the lush lower lawn area of Bennett Park in Westlake Village. There were grunts and exhortations emanating from the group. One gray-haired, bearded fellow with an ample gut appeared to be providing instruction […]


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