2019-06-13 E-Edition

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Don’t hide your pride

TWO SIDES TO THIS STORY—Fashion designer and author Evey Rosenbloom wears a half-tux, half-dress outfit to her kids’ book signing June 8 at Barnes & Noble in Westlake. June is LGBTQ Pride Month and her two paperbacks,“You Were Born To Be You”and“Let Yourself Sparkle,” are books that promote kindness, diversity and freedom of expression through the clothes people wear.

Cop claims public wasn’t warned

Says he was told mayhem was ‘state park’s problem,’ not the sheriff’s

A former Lost Hills Sheriff’s Station lieutenant has come forward with allegations that his superiors repeatedly ignored requests to go public about a series of unsolved shootings in and around Malibu Creek State Park in the years leading up to the June 2018 death of camper Tristan Beaudette. In a claim filed last week with the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department […]

Cities take notice of homeless spike

Local cities are watching carefully as the Los Angeles County homeless count continues to rise despite myriad efforts to keep it in check. The county’s homeless population spiked last year, catching officials off guard who were under the impression the problem was being kept under control. A report last week showing the number of homeless people jumped 12% from 2018 […]

When dogs bark, residents bite

Open almost a year, the Westlake Village Dog Park has proven to be a popular stomping ground for local canines. While dog owners appreciate the convenience of the 1.2-acre park at Oak Crest Drive and Agoura Road, some nearby residents aren’t as amiable. The park, which is open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. during the summer months, is separated […]

With properties prepped, rebuilding begins

The state’s fire debris removal headquarters in Calabasas has submitted final inspection reports to officials in Los Angeles and Ventura counties for more than 600 of the 932 properties affected by the Woolsey and Hill fires, officials announced Monday. Submission of the reports to Los Angeles County Public Works and Ventura County Environmental Health Division clears the way for 547 […]

Prof gets convicted

A former Moorpark College professor was found guilty Tuesday of sexually battering one of his students at the community college campus, the Ventura County District Attorney’s Office announced. Sylmar resident McKale Antonious, 51, is expected to be sentenced July 5. The incident occurred March 2, 2017 when Antonious sexually battered a woman who was a student in one of his […]

Felony charged against teen who kicked and killed 3-year-old Chihuahua

A Thousand Oaks man has been charged with felony animal cruelty after police determined he kicked a 3-year-old Chihuahua so hard the animal died. The alleged incident involving 19-year-old Devon Joelson happened May 8 at a home in the 700 block of Hartglen Avenue in the Westlake portion of T.O., police said. Joelson was taken into custody today, jail records […]

Sherwood man not guilty of attempted murder

Craig Noell left a Ventura County courtroom in handcuffs last week, but his time behind bars is not expected to be long. The 56-year-old Lake Sherwood investment banker was acquitted June 4 of trying to kill his estranged wife in a November 2015 altercation on the third floor of a Westlake office complex. Jurors, who deliberated over the course of […]