Calabasas to begin restoration of Las Virgenes Creek

City banks on hope that the changes will bring Mother Nature back

The California Coastal Conservancy has approved a $327,000 grant application submitted by the city of Calabasas to finance the Las Virgenes Creek Restoration project. These funds, coupled with $187,000 from the Department of Water Resources and $515,000 from the State Water Resource Control Board, will allow the city to go forward with the long-planned creek restoration. In 1977, more than […]

Oak Park nixes cell tower

After hearing from concerned residents, the Oak Park Municipal Advisory Council agreed unanimously not to support a proposed 80-foot communications tower with 12 T-Mobile cellular antennas at Fire Station 36 on Deerhill Road. As a result, T-Mobile is exploring other nearby potential sites including the water tower above the Regency Hills neighborhood and a hill adjacent to the Shadow Ridge […]

Mission accomplished, Blum retires

END OF THE ROAD– Mark Blum must close his Mission With Bikes charity due to declining health. See story in Community section. 

Fatal accident in Westlake

An Agoura Hills man out for his regular morning walk was struck and killed by a Cadillac Escalade driven by a Westlake Village resident, according to Traffic Sgt. Philip Brooks of the Lost Hills Sheriff’s Station. The accident occurred at 9:40 a.m. on Sun., June 3. Hua Zhang, 52, was walking north on Lindero Canyon Road about 200 feet north […]

New offices dig in on Agoura Road

A large project under construction across from the Agoura Hills city hall and library will become the new home for several high tech companies, communication groups and research and development firms, according to the developers. The Agoura Hills Planning Commission approved the 76,710squarefoot, twostory office building in 2002. Brian Poliquin of Poliquin Kellogg Design Group in Woodland Hills said the […]

Death of Westlake Village man at LAX said to be suicide

Suicide was determined to be the cause of death of 57year-old Westlake Village resident Robert Lee Scoville, whose body was discovered in Parking Structure 3 at Los Angeles International Airport. At around 2:45 a.m. on May 1 an airport custodian on a break noticed a man slumped over the steering wheel of a late-model BMW parked at LAX, said Marshall […]


+Nick O’Toole, a member of the winning Agoura South Mustang baseball team, had his name spelled incorrectly. +Elisa Feldman, a 13year-old girl who last year died from a rare heart disorder, was an Agoura Hills, not a Simi Valley resident. +The Las Virgenes Unified School District invited the Las Virgenes Community Learning Center to open the school as an option […]

Popular Joe Nardo retires after 41 years

Bellbottom pants, male teachers required to wear ties to class, girls forbidden to wear pants to school, break dancing, shrinking school budgets, serious educational reform and technological breakthroughs that promise to revolutionize education. Joe Nardo has experienced it all during his lifetime career with Las Virgenes Unified School District. Nardo, the LVUSD assistant superintendent of education, recently announced his retirement […]

Gittens receives year in jail for traffic death of 18-year-old

SUV with teenage passenger crashed into a tree in 2005

Sean Michael Gittens of Thousand Oaks was sentenced last week to one year in jail and five years’ probation in connection with an auto accident that killed Krystin Shank, 18. Shank, who was a passenger, died on Oct. 17, 2005, when Gittens lost control of his SUV and it crashed into a tree. In May, Gittens, 19, pleaded guilty to […]

Trails in the Santa Monicas receive a funding boost

Lindero, Topanga, Cold Creek among those that are marked

Open-space acquisition grant funding in the amount of $2.32 million has been approved for Santa Monica Mountains trail projects, according to Zev Yaroslavsky, chairman of the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors. The money will help purchase six parcels of open space in the Santa Monica Mountains to expand the county’s hiking and equestrian trail system. The money comes from […]