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Four new bobcat kittens tagged in local mountains

A young bobcat captured and collared a day before the Woolsey Fire started last November gave birth to four kittens recently: B-364, B-365. B-366 and B-367. Using VHF radio-telemetry and GPS points from B-362’s collar, biologists from Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area located the young female bobcat in a dense area of vegetation in a large residential backyard in […]

Follow-home robbery proves costly in Westlake

Two thieves committed a strong-arm robbery at a home April 8 on Country Lane in Westlake Village. A couple had just returned to the home and were in their car in the garage when one of them saw a white sedan pull up in front of the house. According to a sheriff’s report, two men got out of the sedan, […]

Longtime community center boss resigns

Replacement search underway


Annemarie Flaherty said her best memories of the Agoura Hills/Calabasas Community Center will be the smiles. “The community center is really unique, and the overwhelming theme of it is people’s happiness when they’re here,” said Flaherty, the community center’s executive director for the last 11 years. “It’s because of the staff there, the care and commitment that they have. It’s […]

Shapiro named SCAG rep

Calabasas Mayor David Shapiro has been elected as the Southern California Association of Governments, Regional Council District 44 representative. SCAG is the nation’s largest metropolitan planning organization, representing six counties, 191 cities and more than 19 million residents. SCAG undertakes a variety of planning and policy initiatives to encourage a more sustainable Southern California. “I am honored to have been […]

How one city weathered Woolsey’s cost



Reports show the Woolsey fire caused an estimated $6 billion in damage to the region. Local cities will be on the hook for damage to parks and other public property unless they can obtain FEMA insurance reimbursement, just like the owners of private property. Even though Westlake Village was mostly spared by the flames in last November’s huge blaze, the […]

More trouble

HOT BED—Also on April 11, a pickup truck caught fire and pulled off to the side of the freeway near Reyes Adobe Road in Agoura Hills. There was no report of injury. The incident occurred just hours following the fatal crash that happened up the road at the Lindero Canyon Road exit.

City of Agoura Hills at crossroads with multiple projects pending

In 10 years the heart of the city will be Agoura Village, but how the buildings will position remains unclear



Commercial real estate construction goes in spurts, and when the economy improves the floodgates often open. In Agoura Hills, almost half-a-dozen new retail and residential building projects are in various stages of planning. Cornerstone, The Ave, West Village, AN Investments and Utopia Hills are the first constituents poised to give life to Agoura Village, a 98-acre stretch of prime real […]

Her Majesty meets feisty femme pirate

GAME OF THRONES?—No, but visually stunning and almost as fun. Actors Anna Demaria as Elizabeth I (left) and Bridget De Maria as Grace O’Malley star in “The Pirate Queen,” a swashbuckling tale about a real-life pirate. The show went on stage last week at the T.O. Civic Arts Plaza. See our story on Page 30.

‘Bright, shining star’ dies in fiery Westlake crash



The woman who died April 11 when the SUV she was driving crashed into a tree and caught fire at the Lindero Canyon Road exit off the 101 Freeway in Westlake Village has been identified as 66-year-old Susan Chevalier of Westlake. Chevalier was driving a Ford Expedition north on the 101 in the far-right lane at an unknown speed around […]

Calabasas mulls new projects both eastside and westside

Four construction sites in the pipeline



Agoura Hills isn’t the only city that continues to grow. New development in Calabasas is proceeding on a variety of fronts. In addition to the Paxton homes under construction, and the West Village mixed retail and housing development under planning— both on Las Virgenes Road—local residents can expect to see two additional building projects breaking ground within the next year: […]


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