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Former Major Leaguer ID’d as second driver in Grossman case

Scott Erickson reportedly raced with woman accused in WLV pedestrian deaths



Rebecca Grossman’s white Mercedes-Benz was not the only vehicle heading down Triunfo Canyon Road on Sept. 29 as Mark and Jacob Iskander stepped off the curb and into a crosswalk. Police have said a second car that Grossman was racing factored into the collision that left the two brothers, 11 and 8, dead, and Grossman charged with murder. Multiple sources […]

Promise made to vaccinate seniors

Officials hope muddled rollout finally gets on track


Encouraged by an announcement from the state last week that they would be next in line to receive the coronavirus vaccine, local senior citizens are now learning it will likely be days, if not weeks until people over 65 receive the shot. How quickly seniors can become vaccinated depends on when the vaccine arrives at doctors’ offices, pharmacies and other […]

Trailmaster’s final journey

Webster helped build Backbone Trail


The term “trailblazer” is used multiple ways, but not often literally. Ron Webster, on the other hand, was a trailblazer in every sense of the word. Webster is the person who helped build many of the trails seen winding through the Santa Monica Mountains. He died on Jan. 7 from complications relating to a stroke he suffered several years ago. […]

Classrooms virtually stuck

Winter surge keeps schools shut


Elementary and secondary school campuses in the Las Virgenes Unified district will remain closed for at least more three weeks as the number of coronavirus cases in Los Angeles County continues to soar. Students will keep doing distance learning. District Superintendent Dan Stepenosky said there are tentative plans to reopen Las Virgenes on Feb. 1, but the date depends on […]

Bloom announces run for Kuehl’s supervisor seat



Assemblymember Richard Bloom, whose district includes the cities of Agoura Hills and Malibu, announced he will seek election to the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors in 2022. The seat is held by Sheila Kuehl, who said she intends to retire from the position at the end of her term. She is 79. “I am running for L.A. County Supervisor […]

SHERIFF’S BLOTTER

Agoura Hills A thief stole a satellite dish off the roof of a home on Argos Street on Jan. 5. The owner reported that before the incident someone claiming to be from the community’s HOA had twice visited him to say the dish was out of compliance and a fine was forthcoming. The culprit caused $250 in damage to the […]

Solar farm powered up at LVMWD

The Las Virgenes-Triunfo Joint Powers authority, the region’s drinking water and sewer service provider, announced the opening of its new 5-megawatt solar power generation facility. The $6-million solar farm— located on a 20-acre site adjacent to the Las Virgenes Municipal Water District headquarters on Las Virgenes Road in Calabasas—was originally designed to generate peak power of approximately one-megawatt that is […]

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Uncovering new details in the plastic bag debate

EDITORIAL

It’s possible you’ve got a stash of plastic shopping bags taking up space in your home and you’re not sure what do with them. Recycle? Reuse? Or just throw away? The Golden State prohibited the thinner, single-use plastic bags in 2014 to reduce litter, but with health restrictions due to COVID-19 many stores are giving out the cheap bags again. […]