Meeting on pickleball dispute

The Rancho Simi Recreation and Park District announced a meeting for 6:30 p.m. Thurs., May 2 at the Oak Park Community Center to hear further input from the public regarding the shared usage of tennis and pickleball courts in the community. The Rancho Simi Recreation and Park District voted Feb. 21 to convert two tennis courts at Deerhill Park into […]

Snake season right on track

FRIENDLY REMINDER—Hiker Karen Loesing of Agoura Hills trekked with a group into Paradise Falls at Wildwood Park on March 26 and saw this large rattlesnake crossing the trail. The Southern Pacific and Western diamondback rattlers, and the occasionally seen and highly venomous Mojave rattlesnake, hibernate through the winter and come out in the spring to eat and to mate. The […]

Rebuilding Westlake North

Report outlines environmental impact due to business park redevelopment

The City of Westlake Village released a preliminary environmental report March 29 that examines the impact of a major redevelopment being considered for the city’s north side next to Thousand Oaks. The report spelled out at the potential for environmental damage that could result from the rezoning of 200 acres of commercial real estate that lies north of 101 Freeway, […]

Area’s oldest shopping center reinvigorated

Business update

Whizin Market Square in Agoura Hills is a well-known shopping center, but it’s more than just that. The city’s oldest retail venue has been around for decades, longer than the city itself. Eight years ago the more than 100,000-square-foot center received a major face-lift, and while most of the work is finished, efforts to modernize, yet maintain the property’s historical […]

Crash site remains belong to animal

Deputies from the Lost Hills Sheriff’s Station have recovered what was thought to be human remains from a previously undiscovered plane crash west of Calabasas. The Los Angeles County Coroner was called to the scene, and later determined the remains were not human. A group of hikers found the wreckage early in the afternoon of March 31 north of the […]

Calabasas construction accelerates

Municipal development seems to move at a glacial pace. Between study, design, permitting, funding and public comment, it can be years before new construction ever gets off the ground. In Calabasas, several developments are inching toward completion. The most visible are the West Village and Paxton commercial real estate developments on Las Virgenes Road. Story poles—a series of tall stakes […]

Las Virgenes Creek repairs finalized

Restoration’s phase two showcased on Tuesday

The City of Calabasas cut the ribbon April 2 on its latest restoration work at Las Virgenes Creek. The $3.5-million job brought improvements to a mile-and-ahalf of the previously overgrown and concrete-restricted creek between Agoura and Lost Hills roads on the west side of the city. The work, which started in February 2018, took just over a year to complete. […]

Second-story burglaries on the rise

The Lost Hills Sheriff’s Station is encouraging residents to make more of an effort to protect their homes from robbery. During a recent string of burglaries throughout the area, criminals have been able to get past home alarms and window sensors and enter locked homes via the second floor, the sheriff’s department said. Lt. Greg Minster of the Lost Hills […]

Deputy hurt in crash

A California Highway Patrol officer was taken to the hospital with injuries following a motorcycle accident that tied up traffic for several hours last Sunday morning. Officer Jeffrey Royal, 29, was riding northbound on the 101 Freeway at 7:30 a.m. when the motorcycle he was riding experienced an uncontrollable wobble. Royal was attempting to pass a vehicle at the time. […]

Sting targets tobacco sale

Sheriff, school district worried about use by minors

Electronic cigarettes, also known as vaping products, are touted as a safe alternative to tobacco. Vape juice comes in flavors that leave behind a more pleasant smell than cigarettes. Also, there’s no secondhand smoke, And while the new way to ingest nicotine appeals to minors, it remains a concern for school and law enforcement officials who are worried about the […]

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