Calabasas Council cautious about developing farmhouse property


Any plan for the "Old Farmhouse" property will get close scrutiny from the Calabasas City Council. Council members discussed last week possible development of the site at 5539 Las Virgenes Road. The landowner recently approached the city and requested planning commission and city council feedback regarding potential projects, according to Calabasas Community Development Director Steve Craig. Since then, environmentalists have […]

Woman survives drive off cliff

A female motorist, Amy Heckinger, 26, of Malibu drove her vehicle over the side of a cliff around 10 p.m. last Thursday on Malibu Canyon Road two miles north of Pacific Coast Highway in Malibu. Heckinger was the only party involved in the accident. "Initially, we thought this was a possible suicide attempt and that the Lost Hills Sheriff’s Department […]

Remodeling project goes to planning commission

Topic to be discussed tonight

Tonight, the Calabasas Planning Commission will discuss a request to remodel the existing Calabasas Motorcars facility at 24181 Calabasas Road in Calabasas. The proposal calls for new signage, landscaping, lighting, painting and other site interior and exterior upgrades, according to Calabasas Community Development Director Steve Craig. The planning commission can approve or deny this project. If the planning commission’s recommendation […]


Tribute band revisits legend Bob Dylan


It may be the new millennium, but tribute bands to the stars of the last century are as popular as ever. Take the acclaimed Bob Dylan tribute band, Highway 61 Revisited, for example. Named after Dylan’s monumental 1965 album by the same name, the seven-member band, lead by Joel Gilbert as Bob Dylan, looks and sounds like the real thing. […]

A hotel would ruin the ‘Old Farmhouse’ site

A hotel would ruin the ‘Old Farmhouse’ site I’m writing this letter in regard to the proposed hotel development on Las Virgenes Road in Calabasas. The commercial zoning is a debatable issue. Living on Ruthwood for a decade or more, we had a view of the farmhouse, hills and a country ambience. Not for long though. Our view was blocked […]

History comes alive at Paramount Ranch

For the record

In 2002, Calabasas City Council Members Janice Lee and Dennis Washburn—not City Councilman Michael Harrison (as indicated in a story last week)—voted to appoint City Councilman James Bozajian as mayor instead of Mayor Pro Tem Lesley Devine. Harrison, in fact, presented the motion that called for Devine to take her position as mayor (in compliance with the rotating procedure). After […]

Here’s an event just for mutt lovers

New Leash on Life Animal Rescue will "celebrate the beauty and perfection of mutts" with the third annual Nuts for Mutts, a Mutts Only Dog Show and Pet Fair from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sun., March 14 in Shepard Stadium on the campus of Los Angeles Pierce College, 6201 Winnetka Ave., Woodland Hills. Actress Kim Basinger will host the […]

Agoura Hills

In the 27400 block of Country Glen Road the night of Feb. 3, a convertible top was torn open and a car stereo was stolen (a total loss of $1,400). The loss was $1,000 after a Honda Civic was jacked up and its tires and rims were stolen on Feb. 8 or 9 in the 5900 block of Dunegal Court. […]

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