2019-07-11 E-Edition

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Fire recovery slow at Oak Canyon Park

Concerned citizens urge Rancho Simi district to act

Nearly eight months after the Woolsey fire was extinguished, much of the damage has been repaired and the denuded landscape has mostly grown back. But that’s not the case everywhere. In Oak Park, some community spaces still show signs of damage, especially Oak Canyon Community Park. Rancho Simi Recreation and Park District in Simi Valley manages the Oak Park park, […]

HOA catches heat over lake fishing

Tangled line dangerous to health

Catch-and-release fishing seems harmless enough, but some Calabasas residents believe the hook, line and sinker that goes along with the practice can be damaging to both wildlife and the environment. Randi Feilich, a resident of Calabasas Westridge Estates, has been circulating a petition to stop all fishing at Calabasas Lake. She was scheduled to give the petition to the board […]

Calabasas project under fire

Vocal Calabasas residents are speaking out against what they believe is the latest threat to the city’s rural ambience: West Village. The commercial and residential development, which was scheduled to go before the city’s planning commission this week, calls for 180 condos and a 5,800-square-foot retail center on a 77-acre lot at Las Virgenes and Agoura roads in west Calabasas. […]

Cause of death is pending

Teen star came from Oak Park

The Los Angeles County coroner’s office has completed its autopsy in the death of Cameron Boyce, the 20-year-old Disney Channel star from Oak Park. The coroner’s office declined to announce the cause of death pending further investigation. A statement from Boyce’s family said he died of a seizure that resulted from epilepsy. He was found at his North Hollywood home […]

Las Virgenes hooks into L.A. water

To ensure a safe supply in times of need, the Las Virgenes Municipal Water District board of directors approved a new emergency pipeline connection between its water system and that of neighboring Los Angeles County. L.A. County Waterworks District No. 29 in Malibu provides water to about 7,500 customers in the City of Malibu and incorporated area of Topanga, relying […]

Sheriff’s Blotter

Agoura Hills A burglar broke into a home on Laro Drive on June 25. The thief smashed the rear glass door, causing $500 in damage, and ransacked several rooms in the house. Five wristwatches, three sets of cufflinks and a handbag were reported missing. The stolen items were worth $32,000. A thief broke a $10 lock on a locker and […]


Take a summer vacation in your own backyard


Staying home for the summer doesn’t mean your well-earned vacation time has to go to waste. Just step outside. In addition to beautiful mountains, scenic valleys and stunning coastline dotted with parks and beaches, the northern Los Angeles and eastern Ventura County region offers myriad attractions that will keep your family busy throughout the summer. Out-of-towners travel far and wide […]

Restless about Oak Canyon Park

When Oak Canyon Park opened to the public it was a beautiful space. The design won awards for creating a recreational space in harmony with nature. The centerpiece of the park was the peaceful lagoon. Our families fed the ducks, fished and observed blue herons, snowy egrets and cormorants as regular visitors. Following the devastating fire and rains, our park […]