2021-06-03 E-Edition

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No injuries, damage reported as pilot makes emergency landing on 101 Freeway

For residents of Agoura Hills, the news Monday that a small aircraft had made an emergency landing in their city sounded oddly familiar. It was the second time in recent years that a private airplane was forced to land on the 101 Freeway running through town A Cessna single-engine, four-seater plane was forced to land on the southbound 101 Freeway […]

Go lean go green, city says

Agoura Hills Climate Action plan under review

Following a commitment by Agoura Hills officials to help build a greener future for residents, the twin issues of clean air and clean water led the discussion at a city Climate Action and Adaptation Plan workshop May 10. The purpose of the public forum was to review the document intended to guide the city in reducing its carbon footprint. The […]

No-contest plea from jailer accused of misconduct with female inmate

  A former Ventura County sheriff’s deputy accused of sexual misconduct with an inmate while she was in custody has entered a plea in the case. Leonard Herrera Lopez, 49, of Fillmore pleaded no contest last week to two misdemeanors stemming from a September 2019 incident at the pretrial detention facility in Ventura, the district attorney’s office said. Because the […]

Local woman caught in abuse scandal

An Oak Park woman pleaded not guilty to charges she failed to report instances of elder abuse while serving as director of the Royal Gardens Assisted Living facility in Camarillo. Lisa Cohen, 54, kept authorities in the dark regarding an Oct. 15, 2020 incident in which a Royal Gardens caregiver had allegedly committed sexual acts against residents at the home, […]

Grads enjoy big day

Agoura’s Roadside bridge widening begins

City of Agoura Hills last week began its Roadside Drive Bridge Widening Project between Kanan and Cornell roads. The $2.5-million project will expand the 30-foot long bridge over Medea Creek by an additional 12 feet, making room for a full-size sidewalk. “We’ll have a sidewalk where pepper trees are now so people don’t have to walk in the street,” Agoura […]

All local Los Angeles County libraries now open

The Los Angeles County Public Library system added Westlake Village to its list of libraries that have reopened or plan to reopen. The county named 21 additional libraries and three bookmobiles for in-person services beginning the week of June 7 as it continues to operate in the yellow tier of the state’s Blueprint for a Safer Economy. The scheduled reopening […]


Newest graduates at the head of Gen Z class


High schools and colleges are all aflutter again with graduation—altered this year due to the pandemic, of course. That didn’t stop students and families from celebrating the hard work and accomplishments of the young people who took hold of their diplomas and took a step into their futures. To the 2021 millennial grads, we salute you. But hold on a […]