Westlake crash victim tied to murder in Los Angeles

Auresh Sahebi, a 22-year-old Calabasas man suspected of murdering his girlfriend earlier in the day, crashed his black Mercedes nto a retaining wall in front of St. Jude Catholic Church in Westlake Village around 10 a.m. Sat., Sept. 24, police said. According to witnesses, Sahebi was driving at a high speed when he smashed into the wall in an apparent […]

Inn and spa developer scores early victory

By Michael Picarella pic@theacorn.com

A Superior Court judge ruled in favor of Calabasas resident Brian Boudreau, developer of the Malibu Valley Inn and Spa, in his lawsuit against local resident Mary Hubbard, who wrote an argument against the project that will appear on a sample ballot prior to the November election. The Calabasas City Council placed a referendum known as Measure C on the […]

At long last, Agoura Village

A specific plan for the Agoura Village concept in Agoura Hills has been completed and released for public review. At last week’s Agoura Hills City Council meeting, officials unveiled a 122-page document that outlines details of a revitalization project that will transform the area along Agoura Road east of Kanan Road into a pedestrianfriendly development that mixes retail, office space, […]

Shofar, so good

TRADITION—Students visit Westlake Chabad to learn about the shofar, a symbol of Rosh Hashanah. Usually made from a ram’s horn, the shofar is blown during the Jewish High Holidays as a spiritual wake-up call. Below, entertainer Benny Friedman blows the shofar in Calabasas. See story on page 33.

Through the air with greatest of ease

Water hearing is postponed

The Los Angeles Regional Water Quality Control Board has postponed the continuation of a public meeting on the Tapia Water Reclamation Facility operating permit to Nov. 3. The regional board meeting was continued from Sept. 1, and initially scheduled to reconvene on Oct. 6. According to Las Virgenes Municipal Water District officials, the regional board needs more time to sort […]

Linda Parks will seek reelection

Focus continues to be the environment

Linda Parks announced her decision last week to seek reelection as Ventura County Second District supervisor. Parks, who first took office as a supervisor in January 2003, defeated Randy Hoffman with a little over 53 percent of the vote to take the seat. Parks is a well-known environmentalist and slow-development advocate. She began her political career working on the Thousand […]

Chamber greets JRP

Agoura man victim of drunk driver

Suspect is three-time DUI offender

Marilyn Jonte thumbs through the pictures of her son, Robert Lee Jonte, remembering his unmistakable laugh, the love he showed his own 15-year-old son, Daniel, and the way he let life’s little problems simply roll off his back. Alternating between smiles and tears, Marilyn sits in the backyard of her Agoura Hills home, where Robert—her only child— had lived for […]

Watershed tour Sunday

The Malibu Creek Watershed Advisory Council will host “From the Headwaters to the LagoonThe Malibu Creek Watershed Tour” from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.mSun., Oct. 2 beginning and ending at Malibu City Council Chambers23815 Stuart Ranch Road, MalibuAmong the topics guest speakers and tour leaders will address are: What is a watershed? Why do we have a Watershed Council? How […]