Agoura Hills wins grant for Kanan interchange

$4 million will allow work to proceed

President Bush signed a federal highway bill last week that ends a two-year funding delay for the Kanan Road/101 Freeway interchange project. The Transportation Equity Act will provide $4 million of federal money towards the $25 million project, Agoura Hills officials said. Although Agoura Hills had hoped to received $5 million, city officials said they were pleased. “It’s unbelievable,” said […]

Organization’s mission is protection of local wildlife

The Nature of Wildworks is a friend to anima

Organization’s mission is protection of local wildlife The protection of open space is critical to the safety of Southern California wildlife. The Nature of Wildworks in Topanga is a nonprofit organization that’s on a mission to get that point across. Besides offering a variety of educational programs about the local wildlife, Wildworks provides lifetime care for non-releasable animals that serve […]

Westlake Village people approve new YMCA

Fundraising still an issue

The Westlake Village City Council last week approved construction of the city’s new longawaited YMCA. The 35,000-square-foot sports complex will be built on a 33-acre parcel located on the north side of Thousand Oaks Boulevard just west of Lindero Canyon Road. Last week’s vote didn’t include approval for a sports field, but a separate vote to rezone the land makes […]

Ravin’ over Raven

Ravin’ over Raven

Triunfo Sanitation District offeralternative sites for water tank

The Triunfo Sanitation District, at a meeting last week, presented seven alternative sites for the 2.1 million gallon water tank to replace the current water tank above Conifer Street in Oak Park. For nearly a decade, water officials have said the 35-year-old Conifer tank is unsafe because it’s deteriorating. A geological survey of the site in the late 1990s also […]

More candidates file for Agoura Hills council

A photography student, a NASCAR marketing specialist, an attorney, a human resources consultant, a small business owner and other local business executives have filed papers to run for the three seats on the Agoura Hills City Council this fall. Mayor Ed Corridori and Councilmember Jeff Reinhardt earlier announced that they would not run for reelection. With two seats open, seven […]

Sheriff’s captain warns of rising fees

In a presentation last week to area business owners, Capt. Tom Martin of the Lost Hills Sheriff’s Station warned of a possible rise in fees that the local contract cities pay for their law enforcement services. He also praised the cooperation and communication that exists between his department and the Sheriff’s counterpart in Ventura County. Martin told several dozen members […]


A report last week said the city of Calabasas expects the final environmental report for the proposed Malibu Valley Inn and Spa development to go before the planning commission and city council in August and an oak tree report to go before the environmental commission, also in August. Following the Calabasas City Council’s decision to put an initiative on the […]

Officials play around with new look for Mae Boyer Park

The Simi Valley Recreation and Park District Board of Directors voted unanimously at their meeting earlier this month in Oak Park to update the playground equipment at Mae Boyar Park on Kanan Road. District officials said the facelift at the six-acre park is being done to meet new safety standards and make the playground more accessible to the handicapped. Built […]

Chamber hosts school official

The Agoura/Oak Park/Conejo Valley Chamber of Commerce will host a networking breakfast at 7:30 a.m. Thurs., Aug. 11 at Terri’s Café, 30135 Agoura Road, Agoura Hills. The cost of the event, which features a gourmet breakfast, is $10 but new members can attend for free. The morning’s guest speakers are Dr. Sandra Smyser, the new superintendent of the Las Virgenes […]