2019-09-05 E-Edition

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Motorcycle fatality hits troubled Agoura Hills intersection

Drivers believe Kanan, Eagleton not safe

Sheriff’s deputies are investigating the cause of a Sept. 1 traffic fatality at an intersection on Kanan Road in Agoura Hills—the same spot where previous accidents and close calls have been reported. A 56-year-old male motorcycle rider was killed at around 5:40 p.m. when his bike ran into a Ford Escape automobile at the intersection of the city’s Kanan Road […]

Over-under discussed for Liberty Canyon wildlife crossing

Bridge favored instead of tunnel

Until a wildlife bridge is built over the 101 Freeway in Agoura Hills, possibly within the next decade, an existing path and tunnel underneath Liberty Canyon Road remains the only place in the region where mountain lions and other wild animals can safely cross the highway as they roam the Santa Monica Mountains. The decades-old underpass gained notoriety in early […]

Ethnic studies curriculum viewed as anti-Semitic

Plan promotes Jewish stereotypes, critics say

Stung by accusations of anti Semitism, the California Board of Education announced that its ethnic-studies curriculum will be dropped in favor of a new model that is more sensitive to the Jewish experience. The state’s Ethnic Studies Model Curriculum that was awaiting approval as a potential high school graduation requirement came under heavy criticism by multiple cities, public school boards […]

Helping hand for coyote

A young girl in Thousand Oaks saved the day for a sick coyote that is now recovering in the wild from a severe case of mange. Daphne Berry is an 8-year-old who lives with her family in the unincorporated Lynn Ranch area. She attends Red Oak Elementary School in Oak Park. A lover of animals since she was an infant, […]

Sheriff’s Blotter

Agoura Hills On Aug. 22 a thief stole six bottles of laundry detergent from the Ralphs on Kanan Road. The stolen items were worth $18. A person broke into an unlocked car parked on Acacia Glen Street the night of Aug. 19. The thief stole a briefcase that had been left inside, along with a wallet that contained the owner’s […]

Answer to recycling woes is not to stop recycling

There’s been a lot of news coming out of the recycling world in recent months. Don’t throw it away, it’s important. As you’ve probably heard, China has stopped accepting all kinds of plastics, papers and other products, leaving America’s waste haulers without a place to sell their reusable items. With nowhere else to turn, millions of tons of discards with […]


School district decries ‘anti-Semitic’ proposal

GUEST OPINION /// Ethnic studies curriculum

Recently the Las Virgenes Unified School District Board of Education unanimously approved a resolution to denounce not only California’s new Ethnic Studies Model Curriculum content, but also the method by which the state was allowed to bring forward such a deeply flawed proposal. The ethnic studies draft fails to comply with its primary mission to “include accurate information based on […]

Likes the Mayor’s Table

I want to give a big thank you to our mayor of Agoura Hills, Linda Northrup, for holding the Mayor’s Table events that she has been doing for the past several months. They are held at local restaurants to give us an opportunity to get acquainted with the restaurant as well as our mayor. It gives one a chance to […]