2006-07-06

Agoura Hills to appeal Heschel West construction



No school wanted next to Old Agoura The Agoura Hills City Council voted unanimously last week to appeal the county’s approval of Heschel West, a private Jewish day school which is being proposed just east of Old Agoura. The city has 15 days to file an appeal, which will be heard by the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors. The […]

Calabasas entertains inaugural July Fourth parade



PATRIOTIC THEME-Above, the color guard kicks off Tuesday’s parade near The Commons. Below, Megan (left) and Ashley Kurtz of Calabasas show off their pink-eared poodle, Tiffany, at the city’s annual Fourth of July pet show at the Tennis and Swim Center. City events filled the day.

Calabasas growth is scrutinized



More homes and businesses coming Calabasas still expects about 20 percent more growth before the city’s build-out is complete, Calabasas Development Director Maureen Tamuri said. But the additional development has some residents concerned, especially those who live in the Highlands, a rural area on Mulholland Highway in the eastern part of town. Calabasas adopted its city General Plan in 1995. […]

Triangle Ranch put on hold



Developer ‘surprised’ that custom homes aren’t desired A decision on Triangle Ranch, a custom home development proposed for an area off Kanan and Cornell roads, was indefinitely postponed last week by the Los Angeles County Department of Regional Planning. The Cornell Preservation Organization (CPO) took a lead role in opposing the project, which neighbors Agoura Hills, and sent a bus […]

Westlake Village celebrates America’s birthday



ALL TOGETHER-Cub Scout Pack 3785 from White Oak Elementary School leads the Westlake Village Fourth of July Parade, sponsored by the Westlake Junior Women’s Club. The parade meandered down Agoura Road and Lakeview Canyon Road and finished at Bennett Park.

Spirit of Calabasas Foundation welcomes Louisiana official



HONORED GUEST-Benny Rousselle, left, president of Plaquemines Parish in Louisiana, visits with Calabasas City Councilmember Jon Wolfson, Spirit of Calabasas Foundation members Lou Malone and Red Godfrey, and City Manager Tony Coroalles at a reception Monday. Rousselle thanked the foundation for delivering muchneeded supplies and donations to his parish, which lost more than 60 percent of its homes, schools and […]

Public misled about facts on Agoura Village



With regard to your June 22 article, I am disappointed you have parroted certain statistics about the just-approved Agoura Village Specific Plan without verifying them. The AVSP area comprises 135 acres, parts of which are currently vacant, and parts of which include existing businesses that are slated for eventual redevelopment. The maximum allowed development for the entire area, under old […]

Shuttle service rolled out for the public



GET ON BOARD-Andrew Nusbaum, 3, of Encino, pulls his father on board the brand new ParkLINK Shuttle during a July 1 dedication ceremony at Malibu Creek State Park in Calabasas while his sister, Erica, cheers him on. This new transit links the San Fernando Valley, the Santa Monica Mountains and the beaches. Each bus can carry up to 20-seated riders […]

Local water meets state, federal mandates



The Las Virgenes Municipal Water District has released its 2005 Water Quality Report, which summarizes the yearround testing and monitoring of local drinking water. “Again this year, the water we serve met or was better than all federal and state drinking water standards,” district General Manager John Mundy said. “The 2005 report shows that water served by Las Virgenes is […]

Stream restoration underway



Mountains Restoration Trust has announced that a stream restoration project will begin this summer at Headwaters Corner at Calabasas to help improve the natural riparian habitat along Dry Canyon Creek. The State Department of Water Resources, Urban Stream Restoration Program, and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will also be working on the project to preserve, improve and increase the […]