2006-02-23

Oak Park schools and taxpayers to have a bonding experience

$106 million needed for class upgrades

The Oak Park Unified School District Board of Education approved a pair of bond measures for the June ballot that would provide $106 million for campus upgrades. The money raised by the two bonds, known as Measure A and Measure B, plus $9 million of state funds, will pay for the district’s new $115 million facilities master plan. Two bonds […]

Public safety workers honored in Calabasas

Annual event expanded to include firefighters

The city of Calabasas honored Sheriff’s deputies, firefighters, animal care workers and citizen volunteers at its annual Public Safety Appreciation Day Feb. 15. Formerly reserved for Sheriff ’s deputies only, the event at the Agoura Hills/ Calabasas Community Center was expanded this year to include all local public safety employees. “We don’t take them for granted,” said Dennis Washburn, Calabasas […]

Agoura Hills objects to Triangle Ranch homes

71 luxury homes

Opposition continues to mount against Triangle Ranch, a custom home development planned for the area off Kanan and Cornell roads next to Agoura Hills. Local environmental groups —and now the city of Agoura Hills—have publicly renounced the project. City officials unanimously voted to oppose the project that is being planned in an unincorporated area of Los Angeles County. “The proposal […]

Snow collects on Mulholland



Bridge at Malibou Lake finally open



After delays caused by heavy rain and construction problems, the Lake Vista Bridge at Malibou Lake is finally finished. Last Saturday at the Malibou Lake Mountain Club, Los Angeles County officials and local community representatives dedicated the new bridge on Lake Vista Drive just south of Mulholland Highway. Most residents welcome the new bridge, according to Julie Smith of the […]

Calabasas passes no smoking law 5-0

Questions about controversial new ordinance are addressed

Ending a debate that has sparked interest nationwide, Calabasas City Council passed its secondhand smoke ordinance in a final 5-0 vote last week. Beginning March 17, smokers will be prohibited from smoking in all public places in Calabasas where nonsmokers can be exposed to the secondhand smoke. The city’s new law, however, will allow smoking in the following places: •Private […]

Campaign fundraising exceeds $1 million

Candidates build war chest in race for 41st District

Half a dozen candidates are expected to be on the ballot in the June Democratic primary for the 41st California Assembly District. The seat is currently held by Agoura Hills resident Fran Pavley. The heavily Democratic district includes Calabasas, Agoura Hills, Westlake Village, Oak Park, Hidden Hills, Malibu, Woodland Hills, Oxnard, Tarzana, Encino, Pacific Palisades and Port Hueneme. At the […]

Mid-year budget changes benefit Morrison



Agoura Hills officials recommended several mid-year changes to the city’s budget. Morrison Park and the Old Agoura Equestrian Trails received a boost in funds. The city’s mid-year budget was adjusted to include $250,000 to complete the design and construction of Morrison Park and $20,000 to improve the Old Agoura Equestrian Trails. City officials tried unsuccessfully to obtain partial funding for […]

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Interchange construction gets underway