2019-05-16 E-Edition

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Firefighters seek public’s support

Neighbors get the treatment

special report /// Agoura halfway house

As the opioid epidemic persists, the market for treatment options grows, a trend that has led to an increased number of sober-living facilities, halfway houses and addiction centers across the region. The facilities aren’t always what they seem. Many treatment centers operate out of single-family homes in residential neighborhoods. Often there’s no sign there’s even a business there. Some of […]

Contract cities concerned about sheriff

Villanueva meets town hall constituents in Agoura

Issues such as local crime and the recent dispute over deputies who were fired but then given their jobs back were addressed at a May 9 Agoura Hills town hall meeting led by Alex Villanueva, Los Angeles County Sheriff. Villanueva spoke to a crowd of about 150 people at the Agoura Hills Event Center—his first major local appearance since being […]

California Strong makes second Woolsey fire distribution

California Strong, a nonprofit organization created by California professional athletes to provide financial support to victims after disasters, distributed its second round of funding to over 60 families who were impacted by the Woolsey fire. More than $250,000 was distributed May 10 at the Yarrow Family YMCA in Westlake Village. Two of California Strong founders, Jared Goff, Los Angeles Rams […]

Sheriff’s Blotter

Agoura Hills On May 7 someone broke into a car parked on Carell Avenue. The thief stole two pairs of sunglasses, a flashlight, cash, two pairs of headphones and the key to a motorcycle. The stolen items were worth over $1,580. The vehicle showed no signs of forced entry. Several department store credit cards were stolen from a car parked […]

Shots fired at landfill dump truck

Investigators with the Lost Hills Sheriff’s Station are asking for the public’s help in tracking down the owner of a white van who shot at a dump truck in Calabasas late last month. Detective Steven Colitti said that on the afternoon of April 27 a dump truck driver spotted a white van parked outside the Calabasas Landfill on Lost Hills […]

Together we can stop the bleeding


What’s the point of building a $60-million wildlife bridge over the 101 Freeway to save the area’s mountain lions if we’re just going to poison them all before it’s completed? An exaggeration? Maybe. But there’s no denying this region has a big rodenticide problem, and if something doesn’t change, Southern Californians could one day be talking about all pumas in […]


Fallout from rodenticides

It’s simply unconscionable that 20 out of 22 cougars studied, including one 3-month-old kitten, have been affected by our stupidity and laziness in stopping the use of vile rodenticides. We should be ashamed of ourselves for allowing it to go on this long. It’s too bad we still have people like the Thousand Oaks pest control operator mentioned in your […]