2019-08-15 E-Edition

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Stars and planets aligned

Old school, new school

LVUSD campuses boast renovation, improved parking

Las Virgenes Unified School District students return to class Aug. 21, and at two of the campuses the parking situation will be a whole lot easier. The expansion and renovation of Lupin Hill Elementary School in Calabasas is still underway, and when it’s completed later in the year, the school on Adamor Road will have new classrooms, administrative offices and […]

Kimball to jail for three years

An Agoura Hills resident and former detective with the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department was sentenced to a maximum three years in state prison for unlawful sexual intercourse and committing a lewd act on a child. Neil Kimball, 46, was working as an investigator with the Special Victims Unit of the Sheriff’s Department when he met his 15-year-old victim in […]

Recycling goes in the dump

China fallout affects local efforts

As environmental awareness continues to grow, more cities are answering the call to ban plastic utensils and replace shopping bags with single-use bags. Plastic straws are on their way out as well. On social media, comments about the gross amount of plastic polluting the ocean are commonplace. Not to recycle is almost considered a crime. But despite the awareness, recycling […]

Why did the lion cross the road? (Because it’s a mane highway)

Cougar survives perilous 405 crossing

For the first time in 17 years, biologists have recorded a collared mountain lion successfully crossing the 405 Freeway. On the morning of July 19, a 4-year-old male mountain lion known as P-61 traversed the busy highway in the Sepulveda Pass from west to east. P-61 is the first mountain lion to successfully cross the freeway, one of the nation’s […]

Mall proposal includes rooftop pool

In the face of a rapidly changing retail landscape, Thousand Oaks’ signature shopping mall is looking to expand in a new direction: health and fitness. Macerich Oaks LP, the owner of The Oaks, has filed plans to construct a 92,000-square-foot, two-story building on the east end of its property that would contain a gym and spa plus roof-top swimming pool. […]

Sheriff’s Blotter

Agoura Hills Someone entered the open garage of a home on Colodny Drive on Aug. 4 and stole four bicycles, a suitcase and 150 pairs of sunglass frames. The owner was unaware they’d left their door open. The stolen items were worth $33,860. On Aug. 1 a thief stole a purse from an unlocked car parked on Conejo View Drive. […]

Contest limits words, not imagination

What do Charles Dickens, J.K. Rowling, Mark Twain, Jane Austen, James Joyce and Virginia Woolf have in common? Yes, they’re some of the greatest storytellers ever and their books have sold millions of copies. And, yes, their works have stood—and will continue to stand—the test of time. Literary lions though they may be, none of these famed authors were ever […]