Sheriff’s deputies say ‘bonjour’ to out-of-town guests

Consul General Philippe Larrieu beamed with delight as he observed his polished troops standing in front of their motorcycles outside the Lost Hills Sheriff ‘s Station Monday morning. A delegation of 30 French National Police officers and their superiors had come to the Calabasas station on a mission to learn how their American counterparts enforce the law. “The goal is […]

Agoura Whizin’s sold to local investment group

Area's oldest shopping center goes for $26.2 million

The landmark Whizin’s Shopping Center has been sold, marking the end of an era for the Whizin family and the city of Agoura Hills. Bruce Whizin, president of the Whizin Foundation, sold the property in December to Tucker Investment Group of Calabasas for $26.2 million. To safeguard the legacy of the center, Whizin stipulated in the deed that the mall […]

Calabasas Civic Center underway

Construction began this week on the $41-million Calabasas Civic Center, slated to be completed in the summer of 2008. About 200 people, including dozens of local dignitaries, planners and volunteers connected to the project gathered last Saturday at the 7.7-acre site behind The Commons shopping center for an official groundbreaking ceremony. The complex will include a two-story, 27,700-square-foot city hall, […]

Poll to study why school bond lost

Oak Park school officials are considering conducting a poll to determine why voters did not support the H6 school bond measure in November. The bond, which would have helped pay for repairs and renovations to school buildings, failed to generate the two-thirds vote needed to pass. A poll proposal is expected to be presented at the next Board of Education […]

Deputies practice Columbine-like scenario

As students, teachers, administrators and other personnel were taking their winter break, the Agoura High School campus was transformed into a stage for an “active shooter” training exercise by the Lost Hills Sheriff’s Station. According to Lost Hills Sgt. Jim Royal, the school is used each year to train officers how to react if an armed student or intruder enters […]

Take proper measures before the rains come

Malibu has seen the fire- now get ready for the rain. Although significant rainfall has yet to occur this season, public safety officials say it’s still time for residents to prepare their homes for potential flood hazards- whether or not they live in a fire-damaged area. Property owners shoudl tak responsibility to minimize rain and flood damage.officials say. Owners can […]

Most trends support the hybrid vehicle, but don’t jump to conclusions yet

Following decades of stops, starts and misfires, those technologically advanced vehicles that lower carbon dioxide emissions and reduce the nation’s dependency on foreign oil are starting to gain ground. Automakers began to build smaller, fuel-efficient vehicles in the 1970s- some created functional electric vehicles in the 1990s- but the industry didn’t strike a balance until after the turn of the […]

Affordable housing meeting held

A presentation and discussion about affordable housing in Ventura County will take place from 7 to 9 p.m. Mon., Feb. 5 in the Meeting Room at Esseff Village, 1423 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd., across from Gold Coast Plaza. The American Association of University Women is hosting a panel of speakers and will screen the short documentary film “Mi Casa es […]

Canyon club owner welcomes sale of Whizin’s Shopping Center

'It was time,' Lance Sterling says

Lance Sterling, owner of The Canyon club in Agoura Hills, bowed out of the battle to buy the Whizin’s Shopping Center, deferring to the real estate expertise- and deeper pockets- of the Tucker Investment Group. “We basically had the first right of refusal,” Sterling said regarding the center’s sale and an offer extended to him to match the price submitted […]

Pageant emphasizes volunteerism among young women

CHEERFUL GIVERS- The young ladies who compete in the Miss and Miss Teen California International pageants actively volunteer in the community and speak on behalf of a nonprofit group of their choice. Shown here, some of the local contestants attend state orientation in Bakersfield last year. Back row, from left, Hilary Gushwa, Jessica Hartman, Loretta Toso and Sami Riddle. Front […]