No on N

Measure N is not about affordable housing: It is about a large development expansion. AvalonBay is the big 600-unit apartment complex on the west side of Las Virgenes, south of Meadow Creek Lane just north of Lost Hills Road. Formerly called Archstone, it was bought in 2013 by AvalonBay, a multi-billion-dollar Arlington, Va. company that owns apartment complexes in 12 […]

Yes on V

In 1992, my husband and I moved our family to Agoura Hills for the outstanding schools and the strong sense of community. Since then, we have watched our school district and its governing board tackle tough issues, create new and progressive programs and launch the students to the next level of life. On March 3, it’s time for us to […]

Sleeping bag charity thanks community

The outpouring of monetary donations for 2019’s Santa Comes to Agoura to help the homeless in Los Angeles and Ventura counties was incredible. Over 235 brand new sleeping bags were purchased. Also thanks to those who donated socks or underwear or books or the 267 turkeys, and to those who wish to remain anonymous. Thank you to: DIY Home Center […]

HOA looks at bank theft, employee fraud

FREE Illegal funds transfer alleged

Lost Hills Sheriff’s deputies arrested the former manager of the  Lake Lindero Homeowners Association Feb. 12 for violating a temporary restraining order that required him to keep away from the HOA tennis and swim club at Thousand Oaks Boulevard and Lake Lindero Drive. Bail for the 45-year-old Chris Barone of Agoura Hills was set at $5,000, according to a sheriff’s […]


Agoura Hills A vandal entered Sumac Elementary School the night of Jan. 31, tore a hole in a canopy awning and spray painted the glass coverings for eight light fixtures, causing $100 in damage. On Jan. 30 someone broke into a car parked outside Adobe Cantina on Agoura Road. The thief smashed both the front and rear passenger windows, causing […]

Young local resident rocks the climbing scene

10-year-old competes in nationals

When both your parents are professional rock climbers it’s hard not to be a chip off the old block yourself. Juliet Campbell, a 10-year-old Westlake Village resident, has been climbing rock walls since before she was born, sort of. Juliet’s mother, Tiffany, climbed with her the entire time she was pregnant. From a young age Juliet was encouraged by her […]

Actor Gary Sinise to discuss his career

Golden Globe- and Emmy winning actor and director Gary Sinise will speak to theater arts students and the public at 7 p.m. Fri., Feb. 28 at Cal Lutheran University in the Preus-Brandt Forum, 135 Chapel Lane, Thousand Oaks. The Calabasas resident will be the featured guest in the next event in the free “Conversations With . . .” series. Actor, […]

Super kid meets Super Bowl

All ages gather for the big game

Nature storyteller, photographer to focus on his (mis)adventures

Andy Mann to share his journey, summits to seas

Award-winning filmmaker and photographer Andy Mann will share stories, film and photos at 8 p.m. Fri., Feb. 28 at the Fred Kavli Theatre, 2100 Thousand Oaks Blvd., Thousand Oaks. Mann’s journey from rock climber to ocean storyteller involves detours and misadventures, proving that field science can be as thrilling as the climbing adventures of his past. He has dived alongside […]

Special agent speaks on tracking down the bad guys

The Special Speaker Series of Calabasas will present Razmik Madoyan discussing “Art and Antiquity Smuggling: Tracking Down The Bad Guys” at 7:30 p.m. Fri., Feb. 28 in Founders Hall, behind the Calabasas Library. Doors open at 7 p.m. Madoyan will talk about his role as a special agent for Homeland Security, and the undercover investigations he has conducted into arms […]