Calabasas project under fire

Vocal Calabasas residents are speaking out against what they believe is the latest threat to the city’s rural ambience: West Village. The commercial and residential development, which was scheduled to go before the city’s planning commission this week, calls for 180 condos and a 5,800-square-foot retail center on a 77-acre lot at Las Virgenes and Agoura roads in west Calabasas. […]

Cause of death is pending

Teen star came from Oak Park

The Los Angeles County coroner’s office has completed its autopsy in the death of Cameron Boyce, the 20-year-old Disney Channel star from Oak Park. The coroner’s office declined to announce the cause of death pending further investigation. A statement from Boyce’s family said he died of a seizure that resulted from epilepsy. He was found at his North Hollywood home […]

Las Virgenes hooks into L.A. water

To ensure a safe supply in times of need, the Las Virgenes Municipal Water District board of directors approved a new emergency pipeline connection between its water system and that of neighboring Los Angeles County. L.A. County Waterworks District No. 29 in Malibu provides water to about 7,500 customers in the City of Malibu and incorporated area of Topanga, relying […]

Petition wants cougars listed as endangered

A pair of environmental groups has petitioned the California Fish and Game Commission to list mountain lions as an endangered species, arguing that six genetically isolated cougar populations throughout the lower half of the state are threatened by extinction. The petition is co-sponsored by the nonprofit organizations Mountain Lion Foundation, based in Sacramento, and the Center for Biological Diversity, based […]

Longtime B&GC supporters stand up for kids

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Conejo Valley will recognize longtime supporters of the clubs, Cal and Marje Johnston, as honorees during the 17th annual Stand Up for Kids Gala Dinner and Auction from 5 to 9 p.m. Sat., Sept. 14 at the Four Seasons Hotel in Westlake Village. The gala, themed “Believe,” will showcase the clubs’ programs and […]

Autopsy complete in Cameron Boyce death

The Los Angeles County coroner’s office has completed its autopsy in the death of Cameron Boyce, the 20-year-old Disney Channel star from Oak Park, but what killed the young celebrity at his North Hollywood home on July 6 still isn’t known. “An autopsy was performed (Monday) and a cause of death was deferred pending further investigation,” the coroner’s office said […]

Lake cleans up for the Fourth

Water balloon trash no longer tolerated

“As American as apple pie,” the saying goes. When it comes to celebrating Independence Day, the fruity reference goes hand in hand with flags, fireworks, barbecues— and water balloon fights. In Westlake Village, the balloon tradition is about to stop. A fine will be levied this year against party-goers on Westlake Lake who throw the balloons and leave a big […]

Sex ed guidelines spark debate

Curriculum should be ‘age-appropriate,’ law says

California’s new health education guidelines— which include age-appropriate lessons about sex— were approved by the state’s board of education in May and will introduce children to concepts such as gender identity, contraception and healthy sexual practices. While the state provides a guideline for the sex education, as it does for all subjects, school districts are not required to follow the […]

Reality check for CalPERS

CalPERS, the California Public Employee Retirement System that manages pension and health benefits for more than 1.6 million California public employees, retirees and their families, continued to promise a healthy return on investment for its members during the recession, even though retirement accounts in the private sector had shrunk dramatically. Today, the retirement group is having to make up lost […]

Two new eagles have landed

A pair of golden eagle chicks, a fully protected species in the state of California, have been found in a nest in a remote area of the western Santa Monica Mountains. It is the first confirmed golden eagle nest seen in the area since the late 1980s, when one was spotted in Lobo Canyon in the central portion of the […]

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