Lowe’s proponents say build it, they will come

As feisty campaign comes to a close, opponents stress the project's shortcomings

Westlake Village residents will come to a parting of the ways Nov. 7. People on both sides of the Lowe’s campaign say they support the creation of a new town center on Russel Ranch Road near the freeway, but Measure Z on the ballot asks voters to decide what form the center should take. Residents will be asked if they […]

Pumpkin patches make community spirit grow

Las Virgenes teacher talks break down

Impasse reached over wages and benefits

Contract negotiations between the Las Virgenes Educators Association and Las Virgenes Unified School District continue to deteriorate, with union representatives from 14 schools staging a demonstration at last week’s board meeting to show the depth of their discontent. The teachers’ union is battling the district for higher teacher wages and added benefits. Dan Stepenosky, LVUSD assistant superintendent of personnel, said […]

Residents believe new home is for the birds

Plans to build a new home in Calabasas’ exclusive “bird streets” enclave of Meadow Lark and Bluebird drives and Black Bird Way have neighbors clamoring that construction would threaten several oak trees on the property. At a recent planning commission meeting, residents argued that the large three-story home would not fit the ambience of the longtime artisan community near Calabasas […]

Free flu clinic offered at hospital

Los Robles Hospital and Medical Center, in conjunction with the Ventura County Health Department, will host its annual free flu clinics for the public from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Fri. and Sat., Nov. 10 and 11 at Los Robles Westlake Campus, 4415 S. Lakeview Canyon Road, Westlake Village. The flu clinics are for healthy people 60 years of age […]


+Normal Callero, chairwoman of the Triunfo Sanitation District, is not an active member of the Conejo Future Foundation at the present time. She was in the past, however. +Judi Fields, who wrote a letter to the editor last week, has no affiliation with the Triunfo Sanitation District. She lives in Oak Park. +A photograph promoting last weekend’s Oak Park High […]

Pedestrian hit on Halloween

A 13-year-old Oak Park boy was hit by a car on Halloween night after attempting to cross Kanan Road, south of Tamarind Street. The boy, whose name was not released, suffered a head wound and was taken by ambulance to Los Robles Hospital, according to California Highway Patrol Officer Robert Arauza. The injured teen was one of three boys attempting […]

Prop 86 draws support from Calabasas

Not surprisingly, the Calabasas City Council has given its support to a state ballot proposal favoring new tobacco taxes. Council members voted in favor of Proposition 86, which would increase taxes on tobacco products. The measure includes a $2.60-per-pack levy on cigarettes. The city earlier this year banned secondhand smoke in all public places. Mayor Pro Tem James Bozajian stated […]

Vintner enjoys position on water board

Facing no opposition in the upcoming election, Glen Peterson will be appointed to the Las Virgenes Municipal Water District board of director’s seat to serve another term. Peterson has represented District 2 (Agoura Hills) on the board since 1987. He would have been a tough candidate to challenge. Over the years, Peterson has gained a solid reputation in the water […]

Developer finally wins approval to build homes in Agoura Hills

After being sent back to the drawing board several times, Riopharm USA Inc. finally received approval by the Agoura Hills City Council last week to build a small housing project in Agoura Hills. The developer heeded the advice of council members and made enough changes to secure 2-to-1 approval of the project. Bill Koehler and Harry Schwarz recused themselves from […]