2019-10-17 E-Edition

Helping Paramount Ranch grow again

Fire stirs 2018 fear

Nerves jangled as Wendy blaze erupts

National Park Service officials are investigating the cause of the brush fire that scorched just over 80 acres of Newbury Park open space. As of Mon., Oct. 14, bulldozer tracks marked the perimeter of the blaze, which started around 7 p.m. on Oct. 10 in the open space area in the hills south of western Newbury Park known as Satwiwa. […]

Oak Park mother arrested for sex with high school teens

Alleged activity took place at Shadow Ridge

A 47-year-old woman was arrested last week on suspicion of having sexual relations with two 14-year-old high school students, police said. Amalia Marie Utz is due in Ventura County court Oct. 25 to answer to charges of committing lewd or lascivious acts with a minor and oral sex with a minor under the age of 16, according to a statement […]

Celebrating Reyes Adobe

PRETTY PARADE—Jocelyn Ochoa, 9, of Ballet Folklorico Cielito Lindo de Simi Valley participates in the annual Reyes Adobe Days

Calabasas official lauded for inmate work

One of the biggest criticisms of the prison system is that inmates find it hard to obtain good-paying jobs once they’re released. A program in Camarillo aims to change that. Offenders who trained as wildland firefighters during their incarceration have a chance to pursue a career in firefighting through the Ventura Training Center, a training and certification program at the […]

Area experts attend 10×10

Ten experts in fields such as human genetics, robotics, clean water and alternative housing will speak at the fifth annual Conejo/ Las Virgenes Future Foundation 10×10 Speaker Event Thurs., Oct. 24 at the Thousand Oaks Library. The goal of the event is to foster new ideas and create a spirited dialogue about the future of the Conejo/Las Virgenes region. Among […]

B of A heist

Deputies from the Lost Hills Sheriff’s Station arrested a man last week on suspicion of robbing a Malibu bank earlier in the day. Bank of America at 23717 Malibu Road was robbed at 10:30 a.m. Mon., Oct. 7. A sheriff’s spokesperson said the suspect was arrested a short time later. “Apparently, he was tracked all the way down (Pacific Coast […]

Openings on WLV board

The Cultural Recreation Advisory Board in Westlake Village is seeking new members. The deadline for submitting applications is 5 p.m. Fri., Oct. 25. The board was established in 2003 to advise the City Council on cultural and recreational programs, special events and city parks. It consists of 12 adults and three youth members, all of whom are appointed by the […]

Don’t take the bait, kill rodents safely

      The headlines are repetitive, the news, quite frankly, repulsive: Another mountain lion in the Santa Monica Mountains dies from anticoagulant rodent poisoning. The latest death was discovered Sept. 9 when National Park Service biologists hiked into Topanga State Park and found an otherwise healthy 6-year-old male cougar, known as P-30, dead from what was later said to […]