2008-01-03

Calabasas looks for new development sites



An updated land-use map was presented to the Calabasas City Council late last month with recommendations on how to build additional housing and businesses- without developing the city’s hillsides. The land-use maps are part of the city’s current move to update its General Plan. The Calabasas Planning Commission received a preliminary land-use plan recommended by the General Plan advisory committee […]

Annual pass makes exploring national parks fast and easy



Visiting America’s national parks and other federal recreation sites has just gotten more convenient, due to an annual pass that can be purchased in advance of a trip via the Internet or by calling a tollfree telephone number. The America the BeautifulNational Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Annual Pass is a yearly entry pass to nearly 2,000 federal recreation sites, […]

Warriors on right path



For Tom Donohue, the formula for success is simple. “If we play hard and we shoot well, then we are very, very tough,” said Donohue, Westlake High School boys’ basketball coach. “If we don’t bring energy, it seems like we can lose to anybody.” So far the Warriors, at 9-6 overall and 1-2 in the Marmonte League, have been playing […]

Break out the shovels for 2008



In Agoura Hills, Calabasas and Westlake Village- where local land use issues are never far from the public debate- 2008 begins with a set of fresh questions about where our homes and businesses should be developed. You know the new construction is coming. It never seems to stop. The current focus is on Calabasas, which is in the middle of […]

A New Custom-Built Home In The Hills Above Ventu Park



This new custom-built home is in the hills above Ventu Park. The home features granite counter tops, custom cabinets, professional-type appliances, view balconies, large master bedroom and high ceilings. For more information on this property listed at a reduced price of $899,900, call the Reznick Group at (805) 418-2555.

Red Cross plans local expansion

Area tends to be 'disaster-prone'

Donning hard hats and swinging sledgehammers, county officials knocked holes in a symbolic Wall of Disaster at the new headquarters of the American Red Cross of Ventura County last week to begin the agency’s 2008 expansion campaign. The Red Cross’ $2million Disaster Action Team initiative will create a centralized training and communications center in Camarillo and expand the number of […]

Relay for Life hosts two meetings



•A team captain meeting for the 2008 Relay for Life Agoura will be held at 7 p.m. Wed., Jan 9, in room A-1 at Agoura High School, 38545 Driver Ave., Agoura Hills. Ideas for fundraising will be presented, as well as food, games and prizes. Relay for Life is sponsored by the American Cancer Society. For more information, call S. […]

SPARQ baseball camp coming to Agoura



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Cellphone users are driven to distraction, law says

After July 1, all car phones must be hands-free

California drivers face a variety of new road rules in 2008, including a requirement for handsfree cellphone devices and a ban on products that obscure license plates. California Highway Patrol Commissioner Mike Brown said the new laws will make roads safer and strengthen the ability of law enforcement “to crack down on those who try to skirt the law.” Most […]


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