Family’s history has strong ties to Calabasas

The Gensley family tree has deep roots in the land of Calabasas. Robin Gensley-Mitchell, 64, daughter of the late John and Juliana Gensley of Calabasas, knows the history of the area well and that history, she says, is the story of her family. The Gensley-Mitchell saga begins in 1942 when members of the family bought property in Calabasas to be […]

Westlake defends ‘Great Wall’ of Dole

Appearance helped by landscaping

A wall is much more than a vertical structure. Whether constructed from masonry, plaster, wood or mud, walls can be seen as guardians from the elements or defenders against the unwanted. They are also symbols of social stratification. Whatever their purpose, one thing is certain about walls: people who are on the outside feel different from those on the inside. […]

Town center Public looks at plans for Agoura Village

Dense traffic and dwindling natural resources were just a few of the concerns expressed by the public as they submitted official comments on the proposed Agoura Village development in Agoura Hills. The project on Agoura Road between Kanan and Cornell roads calls for a mix of retail, commercial and residential uses. The Agoura Hills Planning Commission recently discussed the 122-page […]

Brrrr . . . It’s been cold enough to snow

Calabasas goes postal over mail delays

Problem shows improvement

Neither rain, sleet, snow nor hail stops the United States Postal Service from delivering the mail- except in Calabasas, it seems. Several Calabasas residents complained recently that they’re receiving their mail as late as 11 p.m. on delivery days. Some residents say they’ve even received other people’s mail. The disruption in service has infuriated many. “As far as I’m concerned, […]

Melody makers

Pavley will assist child safety seat inspections

California State Assemblywoman Fran Pavley (DWoodland Hills) will be joined by the California Highway Patrol and the Los Angeles County Sheriff ‘s Office conducting inspections of child safety seats from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sat., March 18 in the parking lot of the Ralph’s Shopping Center, 23841 Malibu Road, Malibu. Safety inspection stations will be set up and staffed […]

Contact your local Sheriff’s Department

From area code 818 (Agoura Hills, Calabasas, Chatsworth, Hidden Hills, West Hills or Westlake Village), please call (818) 878-1808. From area code 310 (Malibu or Topanga), call (310) 456-6652. Oak Park is located in Ventura County and is serviced by the Ventura County Sheriff’s Department at (805) 494-8200.

Tips on crime prevention

Residents can learn how to protect themselves from crime by following these simple, common sense suggestions. Share these tips with your neighbors and friends too, and make it tough for criminals to work in your neighborhood. While You Are at Home Always keep your doors and windows locked. Install deadbolt locks on all your doors. Keep your home well lit […]

Bond measure gets school board approval

The Las Virgenes Unified School District has voted unanimously to place a $128 million bond measure on the June ballot. The cost to voters will be no more than $25 per $100,000 property valuation, the school district said. Each school in the district outlined projects that were needed over the next 10 years. According to the school board’s Terilyn Finders, […]