Author: Neil Ticktin

Fire Watch

Current Fire Map Reload to update. Red Outlined Area is the mandatory evacuation area. Ventura County evacuations not included on this...

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Search and Rescue Details

For those who saw the search and rescue efforts near Triunfo and Lindero Canyon roads, here are the details from the Ventura County Sheriff (yes, the search and rescue was just in Los Angeles County, but the missing person lived in Thousand Oaks)… Nature of Incident: Missing Person Located Location: Pentachaeta Trail, Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy, Westlake Village, CA Date & Time: June 23, 2017 Unit(s) Responsible: Ventura County Sheriff’s Search & Rescue Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Search & Rescue Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy National Park Service Sierra Madre Search & Rescue On June 22, 2017, Clyde Miller, 65 years old, from Thousand Oaks, was reported missing to the Ventura County Sheriff’s Office.  Mr. Miller had not been seen since June 17, 2017.  Investigation led detectives to the trailhead for the Pentachaeta trailhead in the Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy located near Triunfo Canyon Road in Westlake Village. Deputies located a vehicle belonging to Mr. Miller near the trailhead. Multiple search and rescue resources immediately began a search of the backcountry in the surrounding areas.   Today, the cooperative search with multiple agencies continued. This search included the use of trained search and rescue volunteers, helicopters, mounted horse units, and unmanned aerial vehicles. Sheriff’s investigators also utilized social media to solicit help from the public in locating Mr. Miller.   Late this afternoon a private citizen provided information that led...

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Three Local Favorite Events Coming up this Week

Relevant to anyone in the local area, two quick local calendar highlights for the coming week Fri, Apr 21: Cabrillo Music Theatre opens “Sister Act” at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza on Friday for nine performances. First show of the year for Cabrillo, live, Broadway-quality productions of musical theatre. See for single show or season ticket information. Sat, Apr 22-23: 43rd Home Remodeling Show & Gourmet Food Truck Event in Westlake Village, 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM, Hyatt Westlake Plaza, 880 South Westlake Blvd, Westlake Village, California 91361. $4 entry or bring a can of food for FREE Entry. Sun, Apr 23: Westlake Village Rotary Street Fair, 10am-4pm. On Lakeview Canyon Road between Agoura Road and Watergate Road, Westlake Village, CA 91361. Free to attend but multiple vendors are there for purchases. See...

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Storm update: Lindero Canyon, First-Time Dam Spillway Release

As of 5:30pm tonight, City of Westlake Village released the following updates: Southbound Lindero Canyon Road: Lanes 2 & 3 are closed on southbound Lindero Canyon Road due to a mudslide between TO Blvd and Russell Ranch Rd. Lane 1 is open but moving slowly- different traffic patterns are encouraged. Three Springs Park (entrance & park): Closed throughout the weekend As of late this afternoon, LVMWD management confirms about the Las Virgenes Reservoir dam: Sometime late tonight or early tomorrow, Las Virgenes Reservoir will likely get full enough that we will see a first-time release through the reservoir’s spillway, which is designed specifically for this purpose. However, this is entirely depending on the intensity and duration of the rain. If the level reaches the spillway, the water would then flow through the northern edge of Three Springs Park, where an underground storm drain conveys it to Westlake Lake. See flow path. It is important that everyone stay clear of the park, and the spillway path – it is not safe to go near any of the drainage systems anywhere during this storm. The spillway elevation is 1048′.  The spillway is not actually “opened” like a gate; instead the water just flows on its own over a weir once it reaches 1048′. You can follow the reservoir elevation here: As of Friday, February 17, 2017, 6pm, the level was at...

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TO Blvd Closed from Lindero to Lake Lindero Road

Newsflash from City of Westlake Village: TO BLVD CLOSURE FROM LINDERO CANYON ROAD TO LAKE LINDERO ROAD The lake has overflowed and has flooded the road. Please plan your routes to avoid taking Thousand Oaks Blvd between Lindero Canyon Road and Lake Lindero. Please be safe on the...

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