2021-10-21

Agoura housing plan turns to Kanan Road

Homes at the shopping centers?


With visions of the Woolsey fire fresh in their minds, residents of Oak Park are expressing concern that several sites among the two dozen identified as viable for new housing in Agoura Hills could impair a main evacuation route for thousands. In early September, the Agoura Hills City Council voted to include in its general plan housing update three shopping […]

Head of LA animal control disputes figures in lawsuit



  The head of Los Angeles County Department of Animal Care and Control has disputed figures in a lawsuit filed by two rescue groups accusing the agency of allowing too many sheltered pets to die. The lawsuit accuses the Agoura animal shelter of euthanizing 64% of its impounded animals over the last 12 months, “in contrast to adopting out only […]

2021-10-21 E-Edition

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Parents push back against vaccine

Governor’s mandate for students and teachers criticized


Waving signs, pumping fists and vowing to oust school board members who turn a blind eye to their concerns, some 200 parents and children rallied Oct. 18 at Westlake Village’s Foxfield Park against Gov. Gavin Newsom’s recent order requiring students ages 12 and older to receive a COVID-19 vaccine for in-person learning. Some were spurred by government overreach or a […]

Report says fire released Santa Susana toxins



A new study alleges that radioactive contamination migrated off the Santa Susana Field Lab site following the Woolsey fire in 2018, calling into question state officials’ reports that no hazardous materials were released into surrounding communities. Located in the hills south of Simi Valley, the 2,850-acre field lab is a former rocket engine and missile test site that began operating […]

Did pandemic knock down student volunteerism?



For the third school year in a row, the Las Virgenes Unified School District will not require high school students to perform community service. The district’s board members may at some point consider dropping the requirement altogether. The unanimous vote at a recent board meeting came after student representatives told school officials that teens are having trouble finding volunteer opportunities […]

City celebration marks 40 years

SHERIFF’S BLOTTER

Agoura Hills A sleepover may have been the scene of a crime. A woman told Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department deputies that her daughter’s used Space Gray Apple MacBook was taken from the girl’s room on Rainbow View Drive. The incident occurred sometime between 12:30 and 11 a.m. Sept. 16. The victim’s mother reported that, besides her daughter, there was […]

Calabasas doctor jailed for pill fraud

A Calabasas physician received 14 months in federal prison for accepting nearly $800,000 in bribes and kickbacks as part of a conspiracy to bill health insurers for unlawful drug prescriptions, U.S. District Attorney Poonam Kumar announced. Dr. Amir Friedman, a 56-year-old anesthesiologist, pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to commit mail and wire fraud. Friedman wrote prescriptions for compounded […]

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