2005-08-11

Las Virgenes School District must pay $300,000 to molestation victim



A settlement has been reached between the Las Virgenes Unified School District and Calabasas resident Alison Baker, who filed a negligent supervision lawsuit against the district on behalf of her son, a special education student who was sexually abused by another student on the campus of Agoura High. The case was scheduled to go to trial in a week. A […]

Repairs at Malibou Lake

Condemned bridge coming back to life

Malibou Lake area residents will soon be able to access their community again via the Lake Vista Bridge on Lake Vista Drive. The bridge, just south of Mulholland Highway, will be replaced with construction beginning this month at a cost of $1.2 million. Los Angeles County condemned the Lake Vista Bridge over a year ago due to storm damage. But […]

Summer at Peter Strauss



NATURAL BEAUTY—A canopy of mature trees provides deep shade to hikers exploring the Peter Strauss Ranch in rural Agoura. Below right, docent Stephanie Westfall leads the group on a hike through the grounds while, left, a stately peacock living at the ranch stands guard. The property, known for its oak woodlands, was home to the Chumash people for thousands of […]

Remembering the gentleman



It took a battle with cancer— and ultimately death—to finally move Frank Farmer out of Old Town Calabasas. A resident of the area since the 1920s, Farmer passed away on Aug. 3 at the age of 81. He and his wife Betty-Jeanne had lived in the same house longer than anyone can remember. “Where would I go?” Frank used to […]

Calabasas offers bus incentive



Traffic is a problem in Calabasas and to decrease the number of vehicles on the streets, on Aug. 31, the first day of school, the city will offer incentives to students of Lupin Hill Elementary School and Calabasas High School to ride school buses. The city will test a new bus incentive program this school year to see if it […]

New shuttle service available



Area residents are invited to ride the new fixed-route shuttle in Calabasas. The city of Calabasas Transportation and Intergovernmental Relations Department has launched “Line 1,” a new shuttle route that runs weekdays from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. and from 2 to 7 p.m. along the east side of the city. There is no charge for the shuttle service. For […]

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Agoura Hills welcomes new office complex



Alesco Development, a Woodland Hills corporation, hosted a ground-breaking ceremony last week to launch the construction of the Agoura Hills Corporate Center, an eightbuilding, Tuscan-styled office complex south of the 101 Freeway. The office center will be located at the intersections of Agoura Road, Chesebro Road and Palo Comado Canyon Road in Agoura Hills. The development, which planning commissioners hailed […]

In Calabasas, efficiency pays



Waste not, want not, says the Calabasas City Council. The council recently adopted a program that will recognize city employees who offer ideas that save the city money, increase productivity, improve customer service, or eliminate an existing safety hazard. An Efficiency and Innovation Program Award Committee has been established to reward those employees who make suggestions. “(The award) is not […]

MAC looking for police volunteers to help community of Oak Park

Crime is low and officials want to keep it that way

Deena Parry, a member of Oak Park’s Municipal Advisory Council (MAC), wants to bring the Thousand Oaks Volunteers in Policing program to Oak Park. Barbara D’Anjou, a Thousand Oaks city employee who helps manage the volunteer program, recently presented the council with a proposal outlining the duties performed by a police volunteer, as well as the associated costs. Parry has […]