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Plastics on the way out



As the early impacts of climate change begin to unfold, people are taking bold steps to care for the environment. One of the biggest dangers to land and sea is plastic—and minimizing the use of singleuse plastic bags, straws and containers has become a call to arms for those who worry that the planet is becoming choked with its own […]

All in the family

New cougar cubs found in mountains could be product of inbreeding

National Park Service researchers recently discovered a litter of four mountain lion kittens—two males and two females— in a remote area of the Santa Monica Mountains. The 4-week-old kittens are being called P-70, P-71, P-72 and P-73. National Park Service biologists took tissue samples, conducted a general health check and marked the kittens with ear tags. Although the blue-eyed, spotted […]

Triunfo board looks for new member

Paule’s departure creates vacancy

The Triunfo Sanitation District board of directors seeks to appoint an eligible member of the public to fill the seat formerly held by Michael Paule, a Westlake Village resident who resigned from the board in August and moved to Texas. With an operating budget of $15 million, the agency’s service area covers about 50 square miles and serves a population […]

Remembering 9/11

Calabasas movie extravaganza rolls out the indies, shorts, classics

Fifth annual film festival runs through this weekend

The curtain is up for the Calabasas Film Festival, which continues through the weekend. Founded in 2014 by Natalie Khoury and Kelley Fries, the festival is heading into its fifth year with a new lineup of diverse and potentially award-winning films including, “Song of Back and Neck,” “Colette,” and “What They Had.” This year there will be major industry executives, […]

As summer winds down, kids cool off

City just got bigger

Calabasas completes 57-acre annexation


A move by the Calabasas City Council to annex new property on the west side of town will generate up to $600,000 in annual tax revenue and add 57 acres of land to the city. The council approved a deal Aug. 8 with the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors to annex unincorporated county territory on Agoura Road between Liberty […]

Water board will have a new member



Elections only work when voters have multiple candidates from which to choose, but when the number of office-seekers matches the number of openings, there’s no need to cast a ballot. Such is the case with the Las Virgenes Municipal Water District, which has three seats up for election this November and only three candidates in the running. Mike McNutt, public […]

Westlake close call raises questions about bike safety



On Aug. 21, North Ranch resident Matt Singley was riding his road bike on Westlake Boulevard near the intersection at Thousand Oaks Boulevard when a driver to his left made a dangerous lastsecond move, zipping across two lanes of traffic in an attempt to turn right. The vehicle swerved in front of Singley, who was traveling 20 mph, forcing the […]

Agency aquires open space near bridge

The Mountains Recreation and Conservation Authority announced it has acquired 98 acres of Santa Monica Mountains open space south of the 101 Freeway and west of Liberty Canyon Road. The land widens the amount of protected open space south of the freeway and near the proposed Liberty Canyon wildlife bridge in Agoura Hills. It abuts open space to the west […]


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