New tenants move into Oak Creek


Seven of the 42 dwellings in the first phase of the $80 million Oak Creek project on Canwood Street in Agoura Hills have been rented. Monthly leases range from $1,695 to $2,895 per month. The most expensive units are the two-bedroom, two and one-half bath townhomes. According to Karie Bobzin, community manager of the project, tenants are expected to move […]

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Residents launch preemptive strike against project in Calabasas


Residents launch preemptive strike against project in Calabasas Environmentalists are already at work attacking a development before a formal plan is even submitted in Calabasas. A developer hopes to build (among other possibilities) a hotel and restaurant complex on the "Old Farmhouse property" at 5539 Las Virgenes Road in Calabasas. The Calabasas Planning Commission and the Calabasas City Council will […]

Long-awaited library officially opens in Oak Park


During the spring of 2000, the community of Oak Park began to have a faint vision of a new library after a groundbreaking took place. Everyone expected to see the new library the following year, but instead the contractor abandoned the project and construction was delayed. Due to steadfast community leaders, the Oak Park Library conducted a Grand Opening Celebration […]

Vietnam vet named ‘Teacher of the Year’


Arthur Borgquist, a teacher at A.E. Wright Middle School in Calabasas, was recently honored as "Middle School Teacher of the Year" by the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) in California. Borgquist has been a teacher in Las Virgenes Unified School District since 1976 and a teacher at A.E. Wright since 1989. He currently teaches science classes at the school. Borgquist […]

Lecture planned on homeschooling in LVUSD

Dr. William Glasser will discuss how children can become successful learners at a special presentation scheduled at Sumac Elementary School in Agoura Hills from 7 to 9 p.m. next Thurs., Feb. 19. Las Virgenes Unified School District’s "Home Independent Study Program" is sponsoring the free event called "Every Child Can Succeed." Glasser will discuss "Choice Theory and the Competence-based Classroom." […]

For the record

David Ross is president of the Oak Park Community Foundation, not secretary. Louis Masry, vice president of government affairs of the Agoura/Oak Park Chamber of Commerce did not call for the city of Agoura Hills to pay for an economic study regarding a new hotel. The chamber would have done the study in conjunction with Pepperdine University’s School of Business. Measure […]

Libraries to be closed on Presidents’ Day

The Ventura County Library community libraries will be closed Mon., Feb. 16 for Presidents’ Day. Ventura County community libraries include Moorpark and Oak Park. Books, however, can be returned to the bookdrops at any of the community libraries on that day.

Businesses help stimulate local economy––but challenges remain


Retail sales and commercial real estate continue to drive the local economy, but lack of affordable housing for the workforce could put a damper on future expansion, experts said last week. And if local workers can’t live where they work, they’ll spend their dollars elsewhere. "This comes back to ‘buy local,’" said Cristina Bremner, marketing manager for The Oaks mall. […]

Cops urge caution after surge in armed robberies


A recent jump in armed robberies should serve as a reminder for local citizens to be cautious when they’re carrying or spending cash. Banks, convenience stores and ATM machines are normally the biggest targets of robbers, according to Dep. Shawn Brownell of Lost Hills Sheriff’s Station. While the Calabasas, Agoura Hills and Westlake Village areas aren’t frequently threatened by armed […]