Lost Hills sheriff warns against holiday drunk driving

The Lost Hills Sheriff’s Station wants motorists to know it will conduct multiple DUI checkpoints during the holiday season. The checkpoints have proven to reduce the number of people killed and injured in alcohol- or drug-involved crashes, the sheriff’s department said. Research shows that crashes involving an impaired driver can be reduced by up to 20% when well-publicized DUI checkpoints […]

Color fast

CHANGING OF THE SEASONS—A group of cyclists ride underneath trees on Triunfo Canyon Road in Westlake Village that have turned yellow and orange with the autumn chill. Sunny, mild and dry conditions are forecast through the weekend. See related story on Page 8.

2020-12-03 E-Edition

Calabasas domestic dispute results in two injured

A Calabasas resident was arrested Nov. 25 in connection with a domestic dispute that involved gunfire in the toney Mountain View Estates neighborhood on the city’s north side. James McLane was taken into custody five hours after Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department deputies were called to a home on Villawood Circle in the gated Calabasas community. He was booked at […]

Agoura Hills ban on cannabis delivery upheld

Landmark decision involved 25 municipalities

Agoura was one of 25 municipalities that filed a lawsuit protesting an earlier order that permitted cannabis deliveries across the state. The cities argued that the 2018 regulation adopted by the Bureau of Cannabis Control—the state agency that oversees the cannabis production, sales and delivery—was a violation of the local oversight cities had been promised as part of the legalization […]

New rules slam local eateries

Outdoor dining banned as daily virus cases hit record levels

A revised Los Angeles County stay-at-home order went into effect Monday, a follow-up to last week’s prohibition on outdoor dining that closed restaurant patio service for a second time since the pandemic began. Restaurants in the western county cities of Agoura Hills and Westlake Village—where the pandemic isn’t as severe as in other parts of the county—feel the local health […]

By land, air . . . and sea? Meth movers increasingly turning to coast

It was a foggy morning in late September when deputies arrived at the scene. Surfers in the water watched from a distance as Ventura County Sheriff’s Capt. Brian Slominski investigated the slate-blue fishing vessel, or panga boat, abandoned on the rocky, pebbled shoreline at County Line beach in Malibu near where Los Angeles and Ventura counties meet. Its fiberglass hull […]


Agoura Hills Someone broke into a car parked on Yankee Drive on Nov. 21. The culprit smashed one of the vehicle’s windows, causing $660 in damage, and stole a wallet full of cash. The stolen property was worth $205. On Nov. 17 a thief stole the catalytic converter off a car parked on Acadia Avenue, causing $1,000 in damage to […]


Take out, eat at home, and shop locally


It’s been a rough time lately on the coronavirus front. Two weeks ago, the state announced that Ventura County had slid back into the most restrictive purple tier. This week, Los Angeles County, which never left the purple tier, shattered records with more than 7,500 new daily cases. Outdoor dining is once again prohibited and restaurant owners cannot catch a […]