2020-02-27 E-Edition

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The color red has heart

Local women’s luncheon also features health expo

Sheriff merry-go-round continues

Department reassigns Lost Hills chief to Men’s Central Jail

Capt. Matthew Vander Horck is no longer the captain of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Lost Hills station. Vander Horck was reassigned Feb. 21 and replaced by Lt. Salvador “Chuck” Becerra, who had served as acting captain at the station on Agoura Road in Calabasas before Vander Horck was appointed. Vander Horck was the Lost Hills chief for only […]

Senate primary race a redundancy

Though voting for local issues and candidates generally has a strong impact on day-to-day life, the March ballot will feature one local contest that is but a mere formality: the race for California’s 27th Senate District, which includes Westlake Village, Calabasas, Agoura Hills, Thousand Oaks, Moorpark and Simi Valley. Proposition 14, legislation passed in 2010, changed the California primary election […]

Game change: Developer seeks to turn old Kmart into housing

Proposal: 388 apartments, 71 townhomes

The most debated piece of commercial real estate in the city may not be commercial for long. IMT Residential has put forward plans to transform the former Kmart property on Hampshire Road in the Westlake portion of Thousand Oaks into 388 apartments, 71 townhomes and 15,000 square feet of retail space. The site—and the giant building that occupies it—has been […]

DA rules no fault in freeway shooting

Man appeared armed, report says

The Los Angeles County district attorney has cleared law enforcement of any wrongdoing in the shooting of a man on the 101 Freeway over a year ago. The Jan. 12, 2019 shooting resulted when a Santa Barbara resident, 43-year-old Dimas Diaz Jr., led Ventura County sheriff’s deputies on a pursuit that started in Camarillo and ended when Diaz crashed the […]

Historic March 3 primary has something for everyone

On March 3, local voters will take part in a primary election of the utmost importance. While there are no city council candidates on the Calabasas, Agoura Hills or Westlake Village ballot, a pair of school bonds will be up for vote in all three jurisdictions. In Calabasas, there is also the highly controversial Measure N affordable housing initiative. And […]


No on N

The 80 local AvalonBay families need to face the fact that it’s AvalonBay Communities that’s responsible for their plight. The affordable housing units haven’t existed since Jan. 31, 2018 when AvalonBay paid off their housing bonds 10 years early, effectively ending their affordable housing program in Calabasas. That shows how little AvalonBay cares about them. AvalonBay has fed misleading statements […]

Yes on V

As student board members, we know just how much school fa- cility improvements cost. That’s why the passing of this bond is imperative to student success in the coming years. At Agoura and Calabasas high schools, there are many improvements that need to be made to our aging infrastructure. For example, on many occasions during August and September the air […]