2005-09-08

Residents do their part for Katrina relief



As the record devastation wrought by Hurricane Katrina continues to unfold, local communities are reaching out to help. People are assisting in many different ways, from volunteering to travel to the affected areas, to raising money for food and water and for the clean-up and rebuilding efforts. Government officials have listed the best organizations to contribute money to and have […]

Still no plan to clean up local water pollution

Fingerpointing is easy, but solutions are not

After hours of conflicting testimony and presentations from the Los Angeles Regional Water Quality Control Board, the Las Virgenes Municipal Water District, and other public agencies and environmental groups meeting last week at Agoura Hills City Hall, officials decided to postpone the implementation of strict new water quality standards meant to clean up the pollution in Malibu Creek. The regional […]

Affordable housing under fire



In the city of Calabasas, where the median home price is $1 million and climbing, local officials are taking action to find more affordable and senior housing and to expand opportunities for housing assistance. The city will address the issue of housing affordability by holding a workshop from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Sat., Oct. 1 at Calabasas City […]

A weekend made for kids



PARTY TIME—The residents of Smoketree Avenue in Oak Park host a Labor Day block party and, above, front to back, Zach Moskowitz, 12, Adam Kane, 12, Devin Gortner, 11, Becky Moskowitz, 11, and Eric Makitalo, 10, frolic on the Slip ’N Slide. And biting into a pair of dangling donuts is no easy task for 4year-old Rebecca Armstrong, left, and […]

New stop signs coming to Oak Park intersection



The Ventura County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved the installation of two stop signs at the intersection of Deerhill and Deerbrook roads in Oak Park. The intersection is now a fourway stop. According to county officials, the additional signs will cost about $1,000. Installation will be sometime in early October. Although the Ventura County Transportation Department said the stop signs […]

Air unit keeps area safe

Helicopters make good medicine

For hikers lost in the Los Padres National Forest, there’s no sweeter sound than the unmistakable roar of an incoming search helicopter. And when the bright yellow and blue chopper flown by the Ventura County Sheriff’s Department Search and Rescue Air Unit comes into view, wayward backpackers know everything’s going to be okay. With a fleet of three “multimission” helicopters […]

Woman jogger hit by car



An elderly woman driving Aug. 31 on Thousand Oaks Bouelvard near Corsa Avenue in Westlake Village hit and killed a jogger, police said. A 75-year-old driver reportedly went into a diabetic coma as she drove home from a doctor’s appointment around 3 p.m. Her car hit Irma Guerrero, 32, from Canoga Park, who was taken to Los Robles Hospital in […]

City proposes measure to protect vital open space



Calabasas residents will be asked on the Nov. 8 ballot just how far they’re willing to go to protect open space in the city. Measure D asks whether the city should adopt an ordinance requiring two-thirds voter approval before any existing open space in the city can be re-zoned for another use. The city feels the ordinance would encourage the […]

American Legion post to host Law and Order dinner



The public is invited to attend the 20th annual Law and Order Dinner hosted by American Legion Post 826 on Sat., Sept. 10 at the American Legion Hall, 5320 Fallbrook Ave., Woodland Hills. The event starts at 5 p.m. The evening will honor special representatives from the Los Angeles Police Department, the L.A. County Sheriff’s Department, the Los Angeles Fire […]

Agoura couple renews vows for eighth time



In the last four years, Lori Justice-Shocket has been married eight times. But it’s not a fickle heart that has led the Agoura Hills resident to say “I do” in various countries throughout the world. In fact, Lori has exchanged her numerous nuptials with only one man—her husband Neil. The couple took their love for each other and married it […]