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City’s new Civic Center set to open

Calabasas library and city hall will be pride of the community

Calabasas residents and city dignitaries are gearing up for a series of events that will celebrate the grand opening of the new Civic Center. The $41-million government complex has been built on a 7.7acre site adjacent to The Commons shopping center and includes a twostory, 27,700squarefoot city hall, a 25,700square-foot public library, a 3,000-square-foot assembly hall, an outdoor amphitheater and […]

Make your July 4th a brighter day

Tomorrow, on Independence Day, local residents will be free to choose from a variety of parades, fireworks and other activities. •The Westlake Village Junior Women’s Club will present the 39th annual Westlake Village Community Fourth of July Parade starting at 10 a.m. Fri., July 4. The parade will assemble at 9:45 a.m. at the Los Robles Urgent Care parking lot […]

Board wants water rationing

The Las Virgenes Municipal Water District’s board of directors put a water conservation resolution into effect July 1, requesting that residents cut back on watering their lawns and refrain from hosing down driveways and streets. Among other measures, the watering of lawns and gardens is only permitted between the hours of 5 p.m and 10 a.m. Instead of issuing fines […]

Woman’s body found in Agoura

An investigation continues into the discovery of an 18yearold woman’s body July 1 in a ravine off Lobo Canyon in rural Agoura, according to the homicide division of the Los Angeles County Sheriffs Department. Lt. Dan Rosenberg said deputies from Malibu/Lost Hills Sheriff Station were contacted Tuesday by a person who said they found the body of an adult Caucasian […]

Agoura Hills okays shops at Oak Creek

A dispute between Adler Realty Investments Inc. and the city of Agoura Hills over the design of the Shops at Oak Creek development has been resolved. The Canwood Street commercial project, which the City Council approved on June 25, is adjacent to the 336-unit Oak Creek Apartments at Kanan Road and the 101 freeway. The Mike Adler investment firm purchased […]

Westlake Village approves biggest budget ever

The Westlake Village City Council approved its largest budget ever last month. At $23.1 million, the 200809 operating budget, effective July 1, is nearly $5 million more than the previous budget. The higher figures are the result of inflation, rising program costs and capital improvement projects, city officials said. The city expects sales tax revenue to be about $3.5 million […]

History preservation group formed

The Calabasas City Council approved the final nomination to the newly created Historic Preservation Committee. The majority of the council members had appointed their nominees- Judy Jordan, Kim Lamorie, Victor Pesiri, Taryn Wayne and Debra Bruschaber- in May. Councilmember Barry Groveman made his nomination- Jason Peirce- and it was approved at last week’s meeting. The committee will identify and protect […]

Calabasas mayor turns spotlight on city

After three months as mayor of the city, Mary Sue Maurer last week gave Calabasas Chamber of Commerce members more insight into her personal goals and what residents can expect from her in the coming months. Maurer was the Chamber’s guest speaker at a June 26 Calabasas Country Club luncheon. “Being a mayor is ceremonial for the most part,” Maurer […]

New Yorker moves to the coast for TV

Many residents of Calabasas are known for their wealth and success, a large number of them working in the entertainment industry- either in front of or behind the camera. Adam Freeman, executive producer for Gene Simmons’ reality show “Family Jewels,” operates behind the scenes, yet, without him, the busy rock ‘n’ roll life of the KISS front man might remain […]