2019-09-12 E-Edition

Canwood stores hit

Burglars target Agoura small businesses

The sound of breaking glass shattered the early morning quiet of Agoura Hills last week when four businesses on Canwood Street were broken into on separate nights. Nail Blvd and Urbane Cafe were burglarized early on Aug. 30. A few nights later, on Sept. 4, thieves broke into Wildflour Bakery and Cafe, and Currying Flavors. The four businesses are in […]

Bud Marley, education leader, dies

His personal touch appreciated by those who knew him

Albert “Bud” Marley, an educational pioneer in the Las Virgenes community who nurtured a lifelong love for kids in the classroom, died on Sept. 4. The former Agoura Hills resident who moved to Thousand Oaks in his later years was 87. He had suffered from heart failure and pulmonary fibrosis. With his homespun style and personal connection to students, parents […]

Team follows in wake of boat tragedy

Local divers assist recovery operation

Thousand Oaks scuba instructor Tim Coates was already awake when the news broke at 4:30 a.m. Labor Day morning. He watched in horror as images of a dive boat ablaze off the coast of Santa Cruz Island flashed across his TV screen. “I went, ‘Wait a minute, wait a minute, back that up. The Conception? The Conception burned?’ And then […]

New sheriff embraces the community

Matthew Vander Horck, a captain with the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, believes he has the best job in the world. Not just because he’s the new chief at the Lost Hills Sheriff’s Station in Calabasas, although that’s an accomplishment in itself. The law enforcement veteran says he loves his work because it gives him the chance to affect the […]

Man shot mountain lion, DA says

The Simi Valley man charged with the fatal shooting of a mountain lion in the Santa Susana foothills was an employee of the Brandeis-Bardin Campus of American Jewish University in Simi Valley, where the shooting took place, the Ventura County district attorney’s office said. Alfredo Gonzales, 60, worked as a caretaker for the animals at the Jewish camp that covers […]

Renovations in store for 23 Freeway

State commits more than $100 million

The state says it’s investing about $100 million over the next four years to improve the 23 Freeway between Thousand Oaks and Moorpark. The job was listed this month along with 132 other projects Caltrans says will be paid for with $1.1 billion from SB 1, the state’s 2018 gas tax and vehicle registration hike. Work on many of the […]

Aerial tracking strengthens fire prevention

In the 10 months following the Woolsey fire, Southern California Edison remains Southern California’s whipping boy, a wounded company caught in the crosshairs of an angry public still seething over SCE’s purported role in starting the horrific fire. Already facing a bevy of lawsuits charging that it failed to keep equipment and infrastructure properly maintained, Edison was sued again two […]


A community becomes divided

What is happening to our community? Since the introduction of the gender diversity lessons by the Oak Park school district at the elementary schools, our community has become divided. Families in opposition of the lessons; families in favor of them. Everyone has a right to their opinions, feelings, beliefs. So why can’t we all say our part without being harassed, […]