Las Virgenes Creek restoration in Calabasas nears completion

Workers are close to completing the $1.24-million restoration of Las Virgenes Creek near the Albertsons Shopping Center on Agoura Road in Calabasas. When the 400-foot portion of the creek is liberated from its concrete shell- installed more than three decades ago as a flood control measure- passersby will see green plants and wildlife instead of graffiti and trash. Starting in […]


Save Open Space is the only organization named as the plaintiff in the lawsuit against the Triangle Ranch development in Agoura. Cornell Preservation Organization is not a coplaintiff in the lawsuit.

Agoura Hills City Council puts business sign ordinance back on display

Garish business lighting, temporary notices plastered on windows and walls, “opening soon” signs displayed for months and other issues related to business signs once again came under the scrutiny of the Agoura Hills City Council at its Jan. 9 meeting. Most commercial businesses in Agoura Hills have complied with the city’s sign ordinance since the planning department embarked on an […]

Diesel generator planned near Westlake High

Plans are moving forward to install a new Verizon emergency diesel engine at 112 N. Lakeview Canyon Road, near Westlake High School. The machine will provide backup service in the event of a power failure that could affect up to 3,000 Verizon customers in the Westlake area, according to Jon Davies, a Verizon representative. To ensure that the engine is […]

Oak Park center loses Re/Max name

Re/Max Plaza in Oak Park will now be called Oak Park Plaza. Effective Dec. 31, the real estate firm moved out of the 4,300squarefoot space it occupied in the retail center at Kanan and Lindero Canyon roads. “We’re scaling down. There’s no need anymore for such a large office,” said Re/Max Realtor Cris Epstein. “I’ve never worked from the office. […]

Historical site ordinance underway

The Calabasas City Council approved an ordinance last week that will begin the process of establishing historical sites and areas in the city. The city’s new historical preservation ordinance will go into effect Feb. 2. Members of the community are asked to apply for a spot on the commission that will help run the preservation process. “This sort of sets […]

State wants easier tax returns in 2008

As local residents prepare to file their 2007 income tax returns, state and federal officials unveiled new programs, promised better service and reminded taxpayers to be aware of commonly overlooked credits. Customer service from the State Franchise Tax Board will be improved this year, said California Tax Board Chairman and state Controller John Chiang. “Filing taxes is now easier then […]

Patricia Doroshow’s memory will be preserved in book

Patricia Doroshow was a fighter- and an inspiration. Doroshow, 56, was a member of the board of directors at Heschel West Day School in Agoura Hills and a resident of Calabasas. She died on Nov. 14 after an 18month battle with colon cancer, but her memory will live on, thanks to family, friends and colleagues who are creating a special […]

New clothes for elementary kids

Assistance League of Conejo Valley helped provide new school clothing and shoes to 1,160 elementary school children. Assistance League volunteers helped the children and their families make their selections, stay within the limit of their shopping vouchers, and get through checkout with all their purchases. Assistance League of Conejo Valley is a chapter of the national philanthropic corporation National Assistance […]

Character building conference set for Jan. 21

Pepperdine University and the Boy Scouts of America present a conference on “Character Perspectives: The Role of Character in Our Society” from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Mon., Jan. 21 at Pepperdine University, Drescher Graduate Campus, 24255 Pacific Coast Hwy., Malibu. Guest speakers will discuss the vision of a world in which people make ethical and moral choices over their […]