2019-06-06

Oak Park family night a success

I want to give a big thank you to everyone who came out to Oak Park High School on Saturday night and attended the Oak Park Community Game Night and Drive-in Movie, making this such a successful event. It was amazing to see so many neighbors and families together and having fun playing the many games, happy to see so […]

Sheriff’s Blotter

Agoura Hills On May 28 a thief stole items from a car parked on Pisces Street. There were no signs of forced entry. The thief took two pairs of prescription glasses, a can of pepper spray, a dashboard figurine, a magnetic cellphone holder, cash and an organizer folder. The stolen items were worth $137. Someone stole a $1,000 cellphone from […]

Calabasas decries gun violence

The Calabasas City Council passed a resolution demanding state and federal representatives to adopt stricter controls governing the sale, transfer, possession, manufacture and distribution of firearms and ammunition. The resolution calls for an outright ban on semi-automatic weapons, high-capacity magazines, armor-piercing ammunition, bump stocks and other equipment increases a firearm’s rate of fire. The resolution asks for reasonable waiting periods […]

Big wheels keep on turning



Most teens who set their sights on glory think school is an obstacle to achieving greatness. Tydeman Newman isn’t most teens. The Agoura High School junior is a successful competitive mountain bike racer, and while the 17-year-old is on his way to becoming a household name in the sport, he also knows that all races eventually come to end and […]

Safe disposal of home waste

The Countywide Household Hazardous and E-Waste Roundup Program will take place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sun., June 9 at the Calabasas Landfill scale area, 5300 Lost Hills Road, Agoura. Los Angeles County residents can safely dispose of household hazardous waste such as antifreeze, unused pharmaceuticals, car batteries, used motor oil, paint and pesticides. Residents can also dispose of […]

Jon Dobbin Sutcliffe

Jon Dobbin Sutcliffe, 79 died in his home in Agoura Hills, CA on May 29, 2019 after a brief illness. Jon was born on February 29, 1940 in New York City to Harry Sutcliffe and Lois Muller. He has a younger sister Jill Knox and two cousins Joy Sparkman and Faith Marshall. He earned a bachelor’s degree from Williams College […]

Ground squirrel and shrub form an unlikely alliance

Pyracantha shrubs invade neighbor’s yard


Like an abominable snowman groping for a victim in a blizzard, the pyracantha shrubs that grow through a neighbor’s 10-foot-high chain-link fence extend fluffy flower-laden branches through and over fence links. “They’re trying to escape the neighbor’s yard and invade mine,” my friend Tiller said jokingly. He pinches his nose at the malodorous scent of the shrub’s spring flowers. Around […]

The trash is in the bag, thanks to mothers and daughters

Community united on league’s opening day

commentary /// Youth sports


Every baseball fan loves opening day. Hearing “play ball” for the first time in months brings joy to the ears. Baseball is in the Conejo Valley DNA. Numerous Major League players got their start on the local baseball fields from Calabasas to Thousand Oaks— enjoying the first crack of the bat as spring gave way to summer. Opening day at […]

Brushing up