Padgett quits water board

Cites pollution policies, but harassment also alleged

Dr. Vernon Padgett abruptly resigned from the Las Virgenes Municipal Water District board of directors last week, district officials announced. Padgett, who announced his resignation following the Sept. 13 board meeting, was the director of Division 3, which includes Calabasas and the nearby unincorporated areas of Los Angeles County. Padgett claims that his resignation was based on a difference of […]

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Water rates under fire

Residents of Oak Park unhappy

Officials with the Triunfo Sanitation District said they will present several new rate options for recycled water when the district’s board of directors meets again on Sept. 26. Mark Lawler, Triunfo’s district manager, said the presentation is in response to some residents who are concerned that homeowners in the Lake Sherwood area are paying less for recycled water than those […]

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Sign vandals apprehended

By Michael Picarella pic@theacorn.com

Two juvenile vandals will pay the price for knocking over traffic signs in Calabasas. In early August, the city of Calabasas reported that a motorist ran over eight traffic signs in the Thousand Oaks Boulevard and Parkmor Road area. After an investigation, Lost Hills Sheriff’s deputies found two suspects who admitted to the crime. “We take this (type of crime) […]

Carpool parking installed

As a solution to heavy early morning and afternoon traffic on the streets and to promote carpooling in Calabasas, the city and Calabasas High School have designated a carpool parking area on campus. The carpool parking signs have been installed already, said Tom Gdala, Calabasas Associate Transportation Planner. “This project was initiated after many months of (city) task force meetings […]

Hop aboard Rideshare Week

The city of Calabasas has announced its support of Rideshare Week and requests residents to support and participate in the campaign aimed at reducing traffic and smog in the city. Rideshare Week will be observed from Mon., Oct. 3 through Fri., Oct. 7. During the week, commuters throughout California will be urged to leave their vehicles at home and instead […]

Oak Park gets new patrol officer

Oak Park residents tempted to make an illegal U-turn or to hit the gas to beat a yellow light may want to think twice before they do so. The Moorpark California Highway Patrol Station has assigned Officer Randy Hosking, a 10-year veteran with the CHP, to patrol the streets of Oak Park and Santa Rosa Valley. Hosking is Oak Park’s […]

Town hall meetings proposed for Lowe’s

If Westlake Village officials can overcome several logistical hurdles, the city may be able to host two town hall meetings and present information on the proposed Lowe’s development in a public forum. Mayor Mark Rutherford said the point of the town hall meetings is for city staff to give residents unbiased information about the proposed development. Rutherford said the meetings […]

Worker’s compensation is low in Agoura Hills

The California Joint Powers Insurance Authority presented the city of Agoura Hills with an award for the lowest average workers’ compensation costs for the past five years. The annual Risk Management award recognizes cities that have demonstrated superior risk management programs in workers’ compensation. Claims are analyzed to determine which agencies have the lowest average cost of claims per $100 […]