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 […]

Wings, prayers and a hope for cancer-free tomorrows

Calabasas decries gun violence

The Calabasas City Council passed a resolution demanding state and federal representatives to adopt stricter controls governing the sale, transfer, possession, manufacture and distribution of firearms and ammunition. The resolution calls for an outright ban on semi-automatic weapons, high-capacity magazines, armor-piercing ammunition, bump stocks and other equipment increases a firearm’s rate of fire. The resolution asks for reasonable waiting periods […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Troutdale bridge up and running

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