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Dueling pix give mixed impression

Opponents show Ladyface obscured by new development

While the prospect of several new residential, commercial and retail developments between and Kanan and Cornell roads has frightened some, the builders of the projects remain convinced that the new part of town, known as Agoura Village, will eventually come to life. The community groups STACK (Save the Agoura/Cornell Knoll), PRISMM (Protectors and Residents in the Santa Monica Mountains) and […]


Locals share memories of WWII’s most epic battle

Seventy-five years ago today, the tides of World War II turned on the beaches of northern France. Operation Overlord, known to civilians as D-Day, sent over 5,000 ships and landing craft to the Normandy coast while 11,000 aircraft flew missions overhead in the largest amphibian landing in history. Around 150,000 Allied troops participated in the effort to wrest France back […]

Chabad celebrates 40th anniversary

There are those who say birthday celebrations are only for kids, that after a certain point the cake and party hats bring diminishing returns. But some birthdays just have to be celebrated. Chabad of Conejo is turning 40 years old on June 12 and will host a grand gala that features a musical performance, stand-up comedy, and presentations from important […]

City’s holiday party bashed

calabasas budget concern

The Calabasas City Council met last week to begin work on their annual budget, and while a staff report showed the city is expected to continue on its path of fiscal stability, one item on the expenditure side of the ledger stood out as excessive in the eyes of the council majority. Calabasas spent $49,450 on a holiday and awards […]

2019 graduates see promise ahead

Malibu Creek reopens to the public

After nearly a year of being shuttered, state officials have reopened the Malibu Creek State Park campgrounds to visitors. The area was closed in June last year after a camper was shot dead in the early morning hours. Irvine resident Tristan Beaudette, 35, was camping on June 22 with his two young daughters, ages 2 and 4 at the time, […]

Residents want guidelines on group homes

Objections to some properties raised at meeting

Community care homes in residential neighborhoods come in many stripes. Senior citizen group homes are nestled in neighborhoods throughout the Conejo Valley, while some group homes house foster children or disabled children and adults. Other homes help people deal with alcohol and drug abuse. The law doesn’t treat all community care homes the same. Large rehabilitation facilities must obtain a […]

City puts brake on e-scooters

The Calabasas City Council voted 3-2 last week to ban rentable, on-demand scooters that are growing in popularity—but also giving some cities headaches. The Calabasas move follows a growing feeling statewide that e-scooters can be a nuisance and a safety hazard. The cities of Ventura and Beverly Hills have banned the scooters. Other cities are keeping a close eye on […]

Area’s oldest Memorial Day event revisited

SOLEMN MOMENT—Weapons Company 2nd Battalion, 23rd Marines shoots off a 21-gun farewell salute during the 29th Conejo Valley Memorial Day service held Monday at Pierce Brothers Valley Oaks Griffin Memorial Park in Westlake Village. It’s the area’s longest running memorial service in honor of deceased veterans. See more photos from the event on Page 12.

Oak Park pond repair proves costly

Was fire ravaged

The night the Woolsey fire descended on Oak Park, the flaming hills behind the community center made it seem almost certain the structure would be gone come morning. In the end, it received mostly cosmetic damage But the fire and subsequent rainstorms created problems for a lagoon on the property that became filled with mud and silt carried off the […]

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