2021-07-22

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Summer of Love

Restaurant’s defiant stand on COVID-19 divides community

Strong support for Cronies at meeting


The first Agoura Hills City Council in-person meeting in more than a year, held last week, kicked off with nearly three hours of comment from members of the public who called on the city to drop its criminal lawsuit against Cronies Sports Grill. The city filed the suit earlier this year in response to the restaurant’s disregard for public health […]

Fryhoff makes bid for top cop post

SHERIFF’S RACE


While sitting sheriffs have traditionally run unopposed in Ventura County, it appears Bill Ayub will face an opponent from within his own ranks in the 2022 race for sheriff. Monday, Cmdr. Jim Fryhoff submitted candidate paper- work to the county. Among the forms filed is one establishing a fundraising committee, allowing him to start collecting campaign contributions immediately. Fryhoff, a […]

Lagoon repair underway soon



It’s been nearly three years since the Woolsey fire tore through Oak Park. Most of the damage has been repaired, but there’s still one big fix left: the Oak Canyon Community Park lagoon. Dan Paranick, district manager for the Rancho Simi Recreation and Park District that oversees the community’s open space, said he expects the 1.25-acre pond on Kanan Road […]

Warrant says Borderline owner stole from Rotary

Businessman accused of charity grand theft


The music has stopped for OakHeart Country Music Festival. After a multiyear run as one of the area’s most popular summer fundraisers—earning over $100,000 for the Rotary Club of Westlake Village’s charitable foundation—OakHeart’s future is in doubt, its co-founder accused of taking $43,000 for costs pertaining to the 2020 show and not returning the money after the concert had to […]

Warning of H2O shortage as drought persists

Las Virgenes Municipal Water District, the drinking water supplier to 75,000 residents in the region, upped the ante in the fight against drought and announced that the district’s Water Shortage Contingency Plan has been changed from stage one to stage two. The higher level warning comes in response to Gov. Gavin Newsom’s request Tuesday for voluntary statewide water use reductions […]

Agoura looks to Dorothy Drive for housing



Agoura Hills, like all communities in the Conejo/Las Virgenes region, is in the midst of an affordable housing dilemma. Some might call it a crisis. With home prices and rents at record highs, cost-effective housing in the city and throughout the Conejo-Las Virgenes region is all but non-existent. The state has required Agoura Hills to build 318 new homes over […]

SHERIFF’S BLOTTER

Agoura Hills A thief stole the catalytic converter from a car parked on Cambridge Street on July 12, causing $1,500 damage. On July 8 someone stole a $890 bicycle from a home on Conejo View Drive. Someone broke into two lockers at the LA Fitness on Roadside Drive on July 8. The culprit broke a $10 lock and stole a […]

Wanted: couch with a view

UNSIGHTLY MESS—Rangers with the National Park Service were dismayed to find a six-piece sectional sofa abandoned at an overlook above Deer Creek in southern Ventura County. “This land is your land, but it’s not your living room,” NPS said in a July 16 social media post. “It took some human muscle, hand carts and two trucks for five federal employees […]