Fake snow, real joy

SNOW DAY–Madison Gaynor, 6, and her brother Timothy, 3, of Westlake Village enjoy sledding down a gentle slope at Gates Canyon Park in Calabasas. The city of Calabasas Community Services Department imported about 40 tons of artificial snow for kids to enjoy–and, if these smiles are any indication, enjoy it they did.

Local school bond measures are met with different results

Oak Park will not try to pass another two-thirds bond

Neighborhood Focus In a tale of two bond measures, it is the best of times for one school district and perhaps the worst of times for a neighboring district. While Las Virgenes Unified is busy putting taxpayer money to work on plans for a pair of dazzling new high school performing arts centers and other renovations and improvements, the Oak […]

Planning for the future

City's annual message is upbeat

Agoura Hills City Councilmember Dan Kuperberg took the oath of office as the city’s new mayor at Monday night’s reorganization session. Councilmember John Edelston was sworn in as mayor pro tem. Judge Barry Taylor presided over the ceremony. Outgoing Mayor Denis Weber presented the state of the city address to a roomful of family and friends and dignitaries from neighboring […]

State of the city looks strong

Lowe's behind us, mayor says

In a speech that called for celebration, unity and vision, Westlake Village Mayor Sue McSweeney gave her end-of-the-year State of the City address on Tuesday before an audience of nearly 200 people. The annual event, sponsored by the Thousand Oaks-Westlake Village Regional Chamber of Commerce, gives the mayor an opportunity to review the year’s accomplishments and look at future challenges […]

New hotel all decked out

TREE TRIMMING–Westlake Women’s Club members Jule Hopkins, left, and Claudette Davies, Westlake Village residents, are caught checking the ornate tree decorations before the start of the Westlake Women’s Club luncheon at the Four Seasons Hotel. See story on page 24A.

Drug paraphernalia found at crash site

WRECK-A car with three boys said to be from Agoura Hills lands upside down just off the 101 Freeway on Canwood Street at about 7 p.m. on Mon., Dec. 4. There were no apparent injuries. Firefighters called to the scene discovered smoking pipes and other drug paraphernalia in the car.

Community Foundation announces new trustees

The Community Foundation for Oak Park has appointed Oak Park residents Mary Pallant and David Solo to serve as foundation trustees. Pallant is on the Ventura County Commission for Women and has served in a variety of volunteer positions. Solo is executive director of the Foundation for Camp Max Straus and was formerly an executive with the Boys & Girls […]


In a photo last week of the tree-lighting festivities at The Commons in Calabasas, Madeline Freeman of Calabasas was incorrectly identified as Morgan Freeman. Nan Cano will sign her book “Acts of Light” at the Westlake Barnes & Noble on Mon., not Sat., Dec 11. Fifteen percent of any purchase at the store on that day will be donated to the […]

Beloved pets no match for hungry coyotes

Attacks are well-documented

Newbury Park resident Jennifer Reed sensed something was wrong when she returned home from work. She looked out the kitchen window that afternoon and saw her dog Dakota lying in the middle of the lawn in the backyard of her home on Thunderhead Road. The family pet was barely recognizable. “It was just a heap of fur with bloodstained grass,” […]

Oak Park residents want students off their street

Southridge Drive the scene of many parking abuses

Residents of a cul-de-sac on Southridge Drive appealed to the Oak Park Municipal Advisory Council, the sheriff’s department and the county to help them deal with rude and messy Oak Park High School students who park on their street. Apparently the message got through as the parking abuses seem to be declining. At the MAC meeting on Nov. 28, Southridge […]