Surviving a brush with disaster

Three homes lost, but thousands saved

All that is left of the fire is the telltale evidence that it passed through here, the blackened hillsides, the light dusting of ash on the sidewalks and the scent of burned brush still lingering in the now-cleared air. That, and the stories of hundreds of families who loaded their children and pets into cars along with a few personal […]

$28 million pot bust at Malibu State Park

In what authorities are calling one of the single largest marijuana plant seizures in Los Angles County history, over 28,000 marijuana plants found growing in the Malibu Creek State Park were destroyed by the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department earlier this month. Lt. Pete Fosselman, a member of the Sheriff’s Marijuana Enforcement Team, said he estimates the street value of […]

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Calabasas Polachek’s robbed

Three armed and masked men held up Polacheck’s Jewelers at the Calabasas Commons during a late morning robbery on Wed., Sept 28, police said. Although no customers were in the jewelry store, it was open for business and five employees were inside at the time of the burglary. The men, described by witnesses as young black males, were accompanied by […]

In Agoura Hills council race, Thomas says third time’s a charm

Letters Having unsuccessfully run for the Agoura Hills City Council in 2001 and 2003, George Christopher Thomas hopes that his third bid for a city seat will be the charm. The city council election is Nov. 8. Three seats are open and only one incumbent—Denis Weber—is vying for another term. Agoura Hills Mayor Ed Corridori and Councilmember Jeff Reinhardt are […]

Ordeal in Oak Park

As fire approached the homes in Oak Park last week, pockets of residents gathered outside and shared information about the frightening ordeal. Jackie Beuzieron said she had been watching news reports since Wednesday evening. At 4:30 a.m., she said her family packed and were on stand-by for evacuation. “We could see the flames from the porch,” Beuzieron said. “We’ve been […]

Frightened horses escape fire’s wrath

Many Agoura Hills residents had more to evacuate than photos and sentimental keepsakes during last week’s wildfires. For local equestrians, the fires that raged throughout the region meant that their horses and other large animals were in danger and had to be moved to safer grounds. Mayor Pro Tem Denis Weber was in the middle of a city council meeting […]

Agoura Village meeting set

Agoura Hills residents have been invited to a public open house to review the Agoura Village Specific Plan on Tues., Oct. 11. The open house will be at the Agoura Hills City Council Chambers starting at 6 p.m. City officials say that the development of Agoura Village will transform Agoura Road between Kanan and Cornell Roads into a mixed use, […]

Calabasas website, CTV inform both city and nation about pending danger

The recent hurricanes proved many Americans were unprepared for a major disaster. But when last week fire struck, Calabasas was more than ready, officials said. The city immediately set up a command center at Calabasas City Hall. City staff, council members and fire officials manned the building. Workers kept current on events and opened the lines of communication between the […]

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