2020-03-12

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Sheriff in town to address leadership flux

Villanueva discusses constant change at Lost Hills


Local residents have expressed dismay about the ongoing personnel shake-up at the Lost Hills Sheriff’s Station after the unannounced removal of Capt. Matthew Vander Horck in late February. At a town hall meeting hosted by Sheriff Alex Villanueva last week in Calabasas, they demanded answers. Villanueva spoke to several dozen audience members at the March 3 City Hall gathering about […]

Courts bring Cornerstone to an end

Earlier ruling against the development is upheld


Builders of the Cornerstone residential and commercial development in Agoura Hills have reached the end of the road in their quest to keep the Agoura Road project alive. The California Supreme Court on June 24 upheld an appeals court ruling that called for a halt to the mixed-use development on the city’s south side. Both the Supreme Court and the […]

Whistleblower complaint filed against Calabasas

Manager raised concerns about spending ethics


Discord at management’s top level has rattled the city government of Calabasas. Jeff Rubin, a 24-year employee of Calabasas and currently its community services director, recently filed a complaint against the city alleging so-called whistleblower retaliation. City Councilmember David Shapiro and City Manager Gary Lysik created a hostile work environment for Rubin after he reported instances in which he believed […]

These students dig Arbor Day

Run on masks a symptom of the virus



In an area with more than 10 million people, there have been 27 documented cases of the coronavirus in Los Angeles County and one in Ventura County. One L.A. County person has died. The small number is still enough to send people into a panic—exactly what experts have been warning against. Making matters worse, local medical personnel say they are […]

Area schools take wait-and-see approach as disease spreads

Pepperdine closes, local districts on edge



The spread of the coronavirus has left area school district officials with the difficult task of planning for possible campus closures, a move that could create a ripple effect of sending thousands of students home and forcing parents to miss work. School officials are faced with the problem of ensuring lost class time is minimized and, if it is, that […]

Arts company alleges embezzlement



Five-Star Theatricals, one of three resident arts companies at Bank of America Performing Arts Center, has filed a police report concerning a case of embezzlement. The 25-year-old nonprofit that produces Broadway-style musicals at Thousand Oaks’ two publicly owned theaters approached authorities in late February to say they believed a female office employee was stealing funds. No arrest reportedly has been […]

Caltrans announces final Westlake Boulevard striping

This week’s rains have pushed back plans by Caltrans to put the finishing touches on a long-awaited effort to repave Westlake Boulevard from the 101 Freeway south to Carlisle Road this month. Crews were originally slated to put down permanent striping, pavement markers and green-painted bike lanes between March 9 and 21, but Caltrans delayed the work ahead of this […]

Man charged with attack on local teen



A Woodland Hills man suspected of attacking a 16-year-old female hiker in Oak Park last week has been charged with false imprisonment by violence, a felony punishable by up to three years in county jail. Edgar Rodriguez Ruelas, 37, appeared in court March 10, three days after he was arrested in the San Diego area by members of the Ventura […]


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