Lowe’s special election to be on November ballot

In a move reminiscent of the Home Depot battle in Agoura Hills, the Westlake Village City Council approved a special election to determine the fate of the proposed Lowe’s Town Center in a commercial zone north of the 101 Freeway. As the result of a citizen’s initiative introduced by former Westlake Mayor Kris CarrawayBowman, the issue that has divided the […]

Local creek restoration underway

In heavy rains, Dry Canyon Creek near the Calabasas intersection of Old Topanga Road and Mulholland Highway could flood, causing serious damage to power, gas and water infrastructure unless the creek bed is restored, environmental officials said last week. This summer, the State Department of Water Resources, Urban Stream Restoration Program and the United States Army Corps of Engineers will […]

Jury decides Kanan lawsuit

Dispute caused by interchange work

A jury told the city of Agoura Hills to pay $637,000 to a pair of property owners as the result of a lawsuit against the city over construction of the Kanan Road/101 Freeway interchange. The case brought by Kanan Properties over the value of a sliver of land needed to build the interchange was decided earlier this month. The settlement […]

Butterflies in flight during hospice ceremony

A WING AND A PRAYER-A butterfly replica rests on a tree where it represents the more than 100 real ones that were released during a remembrance ceremony for loved ones who have passed on. The event, held last Saturday at Triunfo Canyon Park, was hosted by the staff at Buena Vista Hospice Care. The memorial included music, prayer and poetry. […]

Longtime water district employee retires

While the operations and scientific undertakings of the Las Virgenes Municipal Water District sometimes confound the general public, Arlene Post managed to take complicated information on water issues and make them understandable to the public, even to children. Post, 58, has been the water district’s director of resource conservation and public outreach for 11 years. Post has announced her retirement, […]

Candidates sought for council

Three seats on the Oak Park Municipal Advisory Council are open for election in November. The seats belong to Ron Stark, Bonnie Biddison and Jay Kapitz. Registered voters residing in Oak Park can qualify to run for the Oak Park council. The Oak Park council meetings are on the fourth Tuesday of the month at 7 p.m. in room G-9 […]

Residents miffed about crowded homes

Delores Davis has lived in her Hillrise neighborhood for 29 years, but lately she doesn’t feel quite as safe. Davis is feeling the effects of a growing problem in many California cities: too many people living under one roof. Davis and other Agoura Hills residents filled the city council chambers last week seeking a solution to what they perceive as […]

Grieving parents speak against the war

As dozens filed in to the Thousand Oaks Library to hear the parents of a 20-year-old Marine speak about his death in Iraq, Carlos Arredondo, the father of the soldier, was busy taping poster-sized color photos of his lost son on the front wall of the library. There was a picture of Marine Alex Arredondo in full uniform, another of […]

Glass artist hopes to donate 9/11 piece to New York City

The terrorist attacks of 9/11 affected Americans in similar but unique ways. Calabasas resident Paul Greenfield, a glass artist, created a fragile memorial. He donated the 4-foot glass pentagon with its Twin Towers to the Los Angeles County Fire Department two years ago. Dedicated to emergency workers, the memorial is displayed at the fire department’s Los Angeles headquarters. Then Greenfield […]

National Cowboy Day suited for Agoura Hills

The steadfast lives of cowboys and cowgirls have been glorified in television, film and books for decades, but an act of Congress has transformed the rough and ready cowboy into an American icon that should be admired, celebrated and acknowledged. Agoura Hills Mayor Denis Weber read a congressional resolution at last week’s city council meeting that proclaimed July 22 as […]