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Slowly but surely the debris gets hauled away


State contractors say they have removed burned metal, concrete, ash and debris from nearly 150 residential properties in Los Angeles and Ventura counties affected by the Woolsey and Hill fires. The homeowners are participating in the state’s Consolidated Debris Removal Program. Crews have cleared debris from 127 properties in Los Angeles County and from 21 parcels in Ventura County—and will […]

High-end store takes the low road

Vintage Grocers exits the Westlake Promenade

March 15 started out as just a normal workday for Kilie Mackey, but when the Vintage Grocers receiving manager arrived at the Westlake Promenade store, she was shocked to find it had been closed permanently. “When I showed up for work this morning, people were there painting the windows white to block them out, and there was a sign on […]

Westlake Village goes EV

City installing almost two dozen charging stations for public use

The City of Westlake Village, traveling on the road to progress, said it wants to be electric-car-friendly. At its meeting last week the Westlake Village City Council voted to install 22 electric vehicle charging stations for public use—16 at the community park on Thousand Oaks Boulevard and six at City Hall. Westlake Village Mayor Ned Davis said the stations are […]

Enough of Kanan traffic

Solutions to busy road being sought

Gnarly traffic on Kanan Road has plagued residents for years. Now, something is being done to address the problem. The City of Agoura Hills, Ventura County and two public school districts are trying to come up with a plan to ease traffic congestion on the road during peak periods. A regional study of the Kanan Road corridor was discussed by […]

Region governed by new wildlife corridors

Animal protections put into place

Ventura County made history March 12 by becoming the first county in the nation to create special zoning for the protection of wildlife. The so-called wildlife corridors hope to give threatened animals such as cougars more room to run between the mountains and the sea. Three years in the planning and comprising some 500,000 acres with more than 7,390 privately […]

Bobcat killed on LV road

An adult male bobcat, B-361, was struck and killed by a car the evening of March 15 on Las Virgenes Road in Calabasas. The male cat was collared by National Park Service biologists Nov. 6, 2018. He roamed between the burned and unburned areas of Malibu Canyon, the park service said. His carcass was collected and will undergo a necropsy, […]

A touch of kindness

POSITIVE MESSAGE—Above, Cary Trivanovich, a prominent speaker on the topic of school bullying, connects with his audience at the March 4 Champions for Kindness assembly at St. Jude the Apostle Westlake Village. Trivanovich uses his skills as both speaker and entertainer to deliver a powerful message of affirmation and compassion. At right, the students of St. Jude show off […]

Calabasas city founder and first female mayor dies

Karyn Foley was 82

Calabasas residents are mourning the loss of a city founder, cultural leader and early mayor. Karyn Foley, a member of the Calabasas Cityhood Committee and one of the first five City Council members, died on March 9 at the age of 82. A cause of death was not disclosed, but according to sources her health had been failing for some […]

Construction underway on Chesebro bridge

DIGGING IN—Workers tear up the concrete divider at Chesebro Road and the 101 Freeway in Agoura Hills on March 8 as part of the $13-million bridge and interchange makeover. The job will take two years.

Two locals snared in college cheat scandal

The FBI investigation into a college admissions scandal that led to the arrest this week of 50 high-profile entertainers and industry moguls across the country also snared a Calabasas resident and an employee of an Agoura Hills-based business. Homayoun Zadeh, 57, of Calabasas and Stephen Semprevivo, 53, of Los Angeles, were arrested March 12 and charged with conspiracy to commit […]

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