2019-09-19 E-Edition

No ‘fresh eyes’ on Richardson case

Cause of woman’s death remains a mystery

A highly anticipated news conference with Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva and Malibu Mayor Jefferson Wagner at the Lost Hills Sheriff’s station Sept. 17 that brought promise of further scrutiny into Mitrice Richardson’s disappearance has left friends and supporters still looking for answers. Villanueva inspired hope that there might be closure in the case when he said at a […]

Lost Hills introduces new mental evaluation team

But too late for Mitrice

Not only does the Lost Hills Sheriff’s Station have a new captain in the house, but it recently added a mental health evaluation team to the station roster. The two-person team is comprised of a deputy sheriff and a clinician from the Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health. Capt. Matthew Vander Horck said the Mental Evaluation Team, or MET, […]

Stand up for kids

HELPING YOUTH—Boys & Girls Clubs Greater Conejo Valley founders Cal and Marjorie Johnston, center, receive thanks for their contribution to the organization during the clubs’ annual dinner gala Sept. 14 at Four Seasons Hotel Westlake Village. Presenting the award are the couple’s son and board chairman, Jeff Johnston, and Boys & Girls chief executive Crystal Naone. See full story on […]

Family raises funds for motorcycle accident victim

The family and friends of a man killed in a Sept. 1 motorcycle accident in Agoura Hills have started a GoFundMe account to raise money for his funeral. Oak Park resident Stephen Richman was killed the evening of Sept. 1 when his motorcycle collided with a Ford Escape automobile at Kanan Road and Eagleton Street. Richman was pronounced dead at […]

Agoura Hills opens first EV charging stations

The City of Agoura Hills celebrated the installation of its first publicly-accessible electric vehicle charging stations last week. The two chargers are available at the city’s Recreation and Event Center at 29900 Ladyface Court. The mayor and city council members held a Sept. 10 ribbon cutting ceremony for the two stations. The EV charging stations were constructed with the help […]

Case with a happy ending

When a thief broke into John Ambrosio’s car recently and stole important personal property, the Agoura Hills resident never expected he would get his belongings back. Ambrosio is a coach for the Agoura-Oak Park youth football league and he left valuable team equipment inside the car when it was robbed the night of Aug. 27 in Agoura. The vehicle was […]


Agoura Hills Someone broke into a car parked on Roadside Drive on Sept. 8. The thief stole a suitcase that contained makeup and an ID badge. The items were worth $200. A vandal damaged a wood gate and post of a home on Rock Tree Drive on Sept. 5, causing $300 in damage. Three men broke into a home on […]

Childhood cancer too cruel to bear

Cancer is the leading cause of disease death among children, yet only 4% of key federal funding for the illness goes toward the study of pediatric cancer, research shows. September marks Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, and organizations nationwide are working to shed light on the scourge. Three leading U.S. pediatric cancer research funding groups—the American Childhood Cancer Organization, the Pediatric […]