2021-09-09 E-Edition

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Patriotic memorial flagged in Agoura

13 Old Glories displayed by resident, but quickly removed

It was an inspiring, if momentary display of American patriotism last weekend along the 101 Freeway corridor in Agoura Hills. Atop a pedestrian bridge that crosses the freeway near Chesebro Road stood 13 bright red, white and blue flags facing southbound travelers, each representing one of the 13 American service members who died Aug. 26 during the tragic evacuation operation […]

Little buddies

GOOFY SMILE—Dr. Jennifer Cola embraces a chihuahua that needed care and was treated by the Little Angels Project, a nonprofit animal welfare organization based in Agoura Hills. Since 2017, Little Angels has taken in and treated more than 1,300 dogs, cats and other animals, with many of them adopted by members of the public. See Page 17 for more photos […]

Calabasas names new parks director

Replacement for Jeff Rubin

The City of Calabasas named Erica Green its new Director of Community Services effective Oct. 4. Green is currently the acting director of Parks and Community Services with the City of Moreno Valley, California after initially being hired by that city in 2018 as the department’s deputy director. In 2020, the Moreno Valley Parks and Community Services Department received the […]

Death on the trail for experienced hiker

Sitting among the straw-colored grass on a hillside in Lang Ranch open space, a small white cross stands as a testament of love. The cross is a memorial to James Ledbetter, a 60-year-old Thousand Oaks resident who died after a fall while hiking last week. On Facebook, his daughter, Tanith Ledbetter, posed with her arm around the cross where she […]


Agoura Hills A burglar entered a home on Canwood Street on Sept. 5 and stole a Rolex watch, a wedding ring and a wallet with a driver’s license and credit cards. The items were valued at $16,000. There was no sign of forced entry. One of the cards was used at a McDonald’s in Camarillo. A thief stole a catalytic […]

9/11, Afghanistan still open wounds for U.S.

20th anniversary of Sept. 11 attacks

On Sept. 11, 2001, nearly 3,000 people lost their lives when two hijacked planes crashed into the World Trade Center in New York and a third hit the Pentagon in Washington, D.C. A fourth hijacked plane crashed into a field in Pennsylvania after passengers aboard made the ultimate sacrifice to prevent terrorists from reaching their intended target, which remains unknown […]

With homelessness just around the corner

Calabasas to limit unwanted camping

In the San Fernando Valley, sidewalk encampments for people who are without homes have become a common sight. Keeping an eye on its neighbor to the east, the City of Calabasas is taking steps to prevent the unhoused from camping inside its city limits. City officials are discussing a Right of Way ordinance that would ban camping near parks, schools […]

‘Fiction’ back for 12th year


All topics are invited. Fiction only (no memoir or real life tales). This is the contest’s 12th year, and popular genres include science fiction, romance, comedy, adventure and even horror. Each year our themes include animals, humor, emotions, danger and despair—and surprise endings that leave us amazed. Your story must be a completely original work; only one entry per person. […]