2021-04-22 E-Edition

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Neighbor Turns 30

Calabasas anniversary points to eventful past, promising future

It is not part of the San Fernando Valley, nor is it in the Conejo Valley. The City of Calabasas straddles 13 square miles of mountain terrain and chaparral woodland that lies between the two broad valleys—and holds a special place in the hearts of residents who see themselves as final caretakers of Los Angeles County rural living. On April […]

Snake, rattle ‘n’ roll

Active spring keeps hikers, homeowners on the lookout

Local hiking trails are starting to see more activity as summer approaches, and not just from humans. Rattlesnakes are out and about. As temperatures rise, rattlers leave their dens to spend more time sunning themselves and hunting, which can pose a challenge for unwary hikers and their pets, or even homeowners walking into their backyards. Experts say a person is […]

Getting used to longer fire seasons

Oh, it’s pretty much always fire season in Southern California. Warmer weather and shorter wet seasons conspire to keep local hillsides covered year-round in dry scrub brush that easily catches fire. A study published in the journal Geophysical Research Letters in January found that California’s rains today start falling a full month later than they did in the 1960s. The […]

Grossman booking pic won’t be released

Sheriff: Mugshot not public record

Police booking photos make good grist for social media conversation, but not all mug shots can be released for public viewing. Despite pressure on law enforcement and the media to release the booking photo for Rebecca Grossman—the Hidden Hills resident who is facing murder charges in the 2020 hitand run death of two juvenile pedestrians in Westlake Village— the Los […]

Deputies grab guns on beach

Deputies with the Lost Hills Sheriff’s Station arrested a man April 11 for carrying and concealing multiple firearms, including handguns, rifles and several hundred rounds of ammunition. Deputies were called to Zuma Beach in Malibu after receiving reports of a suspicious man harassing women on the beach. One woman reported on Facebook that the man, later identified as Kyle Kiddy […]


Agoura Hills On April 16 a thief entered an unlocked car parked on Malibu View Court and stole a $100 jacket. On April 10 a vandal spray-painted two walls at Lindero Canyon Middle School, causing $3,000 in damage. A burglar broke into Exotic Thai Cafe on Agoura Road on April 8 and stole $20 in coins that had been left […]

Old Kmart site on Hampshire Road sells at $37 million

With fate of proposal up in the air, IMT makes deal

IMT Residential, the company behind plans to transform the long-abandoned Kmart site on Hamphire Road in Thousand Oaks into more than 400 apartments mixed with retail shops, has agreed to purchase the 10- acre property for $37 million, The Acorn has learned. Haider Alawami, the city’s economic development manager, said City Hall received word of the deal late last week. […]


Earth Day has always been a grassroots effort


Thurs., April 22 is Earth Day. What’s in your toolbox this year? A big reason why we live in our community is because of its pristine environment—and from the ground up, our citizen volunteers, land use planners, biologists and conservationists work hard to make the local spaces sparkle. It’s no secret, for one, why the myriad hiking trails and open […]