2020-01-16 E-Edition

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California Strong makes a hit

HOA struggle intensifies

FREE Lake Lindero fraud alleged

HOA meetings by and large are mundane affairs. Some homeowners attend, perhaps to discuss a barking dog or the unsightly new paint on a neighbor’s home. The business of the community is discussed, and all usually ends well. Then there’s Lake Lindero. A meeting for the 459-member homeowner’s association in Agoura Hills was scheduled for Wednesday, and the gathering at […]

Cities worried about new voting system

Computerized ballot might put some candidates at a disadvantage

In the March election Los Angeles County will launch a new method of computerized voting to replace the system that citizens have used for more than 50 years, but some officials are saying the new method has shortcomings and isn’t fair to all candidates on the ballot. The Los Angeles County registrar began rolling out the new program, Voting Solutions […]

Mulholland bridge underway

County, state and federal government officials broke ground Jan. 11 on the construction of a new bridge near Mulholland Highway and Troutdale Drive. The structure was destroyed by the Woolsey fire in November 2018. A temporary single-lane bridge was erected alongside the ruined bridge. Traffic must use the temporary bridge while crews build the replacement, expected to cost $7 million […]

Hateful graphics placed on Calabasas home

A condominium on Park Sorrento in Calabasas drew the ire of passersby this week who spotted signage with a swastika and the words “Jewish” and “death to America” hanging from the home’s balcony. Deputies with the Lost Hills Sheriff’s Station responded to calls complaining about the home in the 23000 block of Park Sorrento around noon on Tuesday. Sgt. Nicole […]


Agoura Hills On Jan. 3 a vandal used an unidentified device to burn the exterior of a car parked on Rondell Street. The damage was estimated at $2,000. On Jan. 2 a thief broke into a car parked on Roadside Drive by smashing the rear window, causing $700 in damage, and stole two purses that had been left inside. One […]

Suspected mushroom dealer gets arrested

A bad trip just got worse for a Westlake Village man. Following an investigation into what police described as a nonfatal overdose of psilocybin mushrooms that occurred Dec. 4 in the city of Thousand Oaks, authorities have arrested 21-yearold Andrew Cooper on suspicion of drug dealing. Police say Cooper supplied the hallucinogenic fungi that led to the overdose. A statement […]

Threat made against CHS

The Lost Hills Sheriff’s Station last week reported a teen living in Jackson, Tenn. was arrested as the suspect who issued a social media threat suggesting there might be a shooting soon on the campus of Calabasas High School. The Madison County, Tenn. Sheriff’s Department followed up on information provided by Lost Hills and confronted the 17-year-old on Jan. 8. […]

A life lesson from the baseball diamond

“That’s not fair.” It’s a refrain you hear often from kids when they’re not happy with the way things are going. Adults have come to realize that life is many things, and fair isn’t one of them. A recent finding by Major League Baseball that the Houston Astros and Boston Red Sox used video technology to steal pitching signs and […]