2019-05-30 E-Edition

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2019 graduates see promise ahead

Malibu Creek reopens to the public

After nearly a year of being shuttered, state officials have reopened the Malibu Creek State Park campgrounds to visitors. The area was closed in June last year after a camper was shot dead in the early morning hours. Irvine resident Tristan Beaudette, 35, was camping on June 22 with his two young daughters, ages 2 and 4 at the time, […]

Residents want guidelines on group homes

Objections to some properties raised at meeting

Community care homes in residential neighborhoods come in many stripes. Senior citizen group homes are nestled in neighborhoods throughout the Conejo Valley, while some group homes house foster children or disabled children and adults. Other homes help people deal with alcohol and drug abuse. The law doesn’t treat all community care homes the same. Large rehabilitation facilities must obtain a […]

Oak Park pond repair proves costly

Was fire ravaged

The night the Woolsey fire descended on Oak Park, the flaming hills behind the community center made it seem almost certain the structure would be gone come morning. In the end, it received mostly cosmetic damage But the fire and subsequent rainstorms created problems for a lagoon on the property that became filled with mud and silt carried off the […]

Area’s oldest Memorial Day event revisited

SOLEMN MOMENT—Weapons Company 2nd Battalion, 23rd Marines shoots off a 21-gun farewell salute during the 29th Conejo Valley Memorial Day service held Monday at Pierce Brothers Valley Oaks Griffin Memorial Park in Westlake Village. It’s the area’s longest running memorial service in honor of deceased veterans. See more photos from the event on Page 12.

City puts brake on e-scooters

The Calabasas City Council voted 3-2 last week to ban rentable, on-demand scooters that are growing in popularity—but also giving some cities headaches. The Calabasas move follows a growing feeling statewide that e-scooters can be a nuisance and a safety hazard. The cities of Ventura and Beverly Hills have banned the scooters. Other cities are keeping a close eye on […]

Troutdale bridge up and running

Caffeine-fueled residents put on the boxing gloves


One good thing about our local city governments: They require developers to place “story poles” in the ground that show the size and scope of proposed developments so passersby—presumably concerned neighbors—can envision and discuss what’s being planned. Story poles are good in theory. People can see where a building is being proposed and how big it will be. But the […]