No election in Westlake

Without any challengers, council race becomes moot

The Westlake Village City Council voted unanimously on Tuesday to reappoint three city council members and forgo the city election on Nov. 8. The three reappointed council members are Robert Slavin, Mark Rutherford and Sue McSweeney. It’s the first time in Westlake Village history that there were no challengers in a city election and the incumbents had to be reappointed […]

Celebrating cultural diversity

Preeth Elango, a Calabasas High School student, joined 10,000 Asian-Indians in a celebration of India Independence Day on Aug. 13 at Cal State Northridge. Elango performed Brathanatayam, one of India’s classical dances, which she has been learning at the Thalam School of Fine Arts in the San Fernando Valley. During dance performances, Thalam students dressed up in different styles of […]

Homes at a standstill

Scenic corridor becomes an issue

Housing developer Standard Pacific Homes has been trying to build residential units on Las Virgenes Road just south of Agoura Road in Calabasas for over three years, but company officials say they still lack a specific plan. One plan includes 40 marketrate, single-family homes on a site that features 11 acres of open space. But according to Standard Pacific project […]

Mood swing

Judy Jordan stepping down from board of education

Judy Jordan, a 16-year membeof the Las Virgenes Unified SchooDistrict Board of Education, announced last week she will not run for reelection. Jordan said that although she’s enjoyed her tenure on the school board, it was “time to move on.” Other board members, including Pat Schulz, expressed theigratitude to Jordan for her dedication to education. Schultz said, “will miss (Jordan) […]

Chemical fire strikes Calabasas

Two 55-gallon barrels containing titanium shavings caught on fire early Monday morning at a machine shop at 27030 Malibu Hills Road in Calabasas. The name of the machine shop wasn’t available. Six people were taken to the hospital for smoke inhalation. The Los Angeles County Fire Department extinguished the fire within a few minutes. Employees were evacuated so the building […]

City offers cell phone disposal

Cellular phones contain toxic materials and local officals want to make sure that when the old phones are discarded, they’re done so properly. The city of Calabasas is now offering 11 locations where old cell phones can be thrown away without harming the environment. Designated cell phone collection sites include the following: Agoura Hills/Calabasas Community Center, 27040 Malibu Hills Road […]

Local law enforcement officials help bust nine-state crime ring

Endless rows of stolen leaf blowers, lawnmowers, nail guns, weed whackers and piles of tool belts stood on the floor of a giant warehouse in Thousand Oaks on Tuesday. The display was the result of a four-month, in-depth investigation by a network of local law enforcement agencies into commercial burglaries that have plagued business owners across the Conejo Valley. The […]

Agoura Hills to host regional hearing on watershed pollution

Las Virgenes district facing expensive new regulations

Controversial new water regulations regarding the Tapia Water Reclamation Facility and how the Calabasas sewer plant treats local wastewater will be discussed at what may be the only public hearing on the subject. The Los Angeles Regional Water Quality Control Board will conduct the meeting at 9 a.m. Thurs., Sept. 1 at the Agoura Hills City Hall. However, the hearing […]

Calabasas joins the fight to save clean water

Lost Hills urban runoff will be filtered

Calabasas Mayor Barry Groveman said he plans to tackle the city’s clean water issue and fight the trash and other toxic debris that is finding its way to the local beaches. Groveman said he would bring the issue of clean water to the Calabasas City Council meeting Sept. 7 to gain council member support. “(Watershed pollution) happens in every city […]