2008-09-04

Manslaughter charged in jogger’s death

Woman struck by motorist

Family, friends and members of a saddened community attended funeral services Tuesday to remember the life of Karey Marsh, 46, who was jogging on Lindero Canyon Road near Oak Park last week when she was struck and killed by a motorist. The 100-seat chapel at Pierce Brothers Valley Oaks Memorial Park in Westlake Village was filled to capacity. Others viewed […]

Calabasas, ACLU reach accord on public grant ordinance

Law allegedly discriminated

Criticism and the threat of legal action from the American Civil Liberties Union has prompted the city of Calabasas to alter a city resolution on the awarding of public grants after the ACLU claimed the law was unconstitutional. The ACLU sent a letter raising constitutional concerns and threatening possible litigation last month after hearing that the Calabasas City Council had […]

A little taste of Hawaii



ISLAND CELEBRATION —From left, Westlake Village residents Danny Chambers, Jennifer Guess, Lauren Guess and Florida resident Michael Kinney enjoy island cuisine and warm weather at the Westlake Village Four Seasons Hotel’s annual Labor Day weekend luau. The event, presented in conjunction with Four Seasons Resorts of Lana’i, included Hawaiian food, live music and performances by hula dancers.

Thieves target Oak Park



Police are investigating a rash of automobile burglaries and thefts that occurred in Oak Park between Aug. 20 and 27. Reports show there were 18 incidents including 13 burglaries in which cars were broken into and valuables stolen. There was also one attempted burglary and two thefts from cars that were unlocked. Two cars were also stolen from the 6300 […]

Liberty Canyon office development finally okayed



The Agoura Hills City Council approved a commercial development on Liberty Canyon Road after several public hearings and an appeal resulted in the saving of an ancient oak tree that was slated to be removed. In May, the City Council appealed the planning commission’s approval of the office development at Liberty Canyon and Agoura roads. Rather than deny the project, […]

Garage mishap opens the door to change

Neighborhood speeding causes motorist to crash into a home

A stretch of Sunnycrest Drive in Oak Park has long been a source of concern for residents who live on the road’s connecting culdesacs. After a speeding motorist crashed his car through the garage door of one of the homes, the residents decided they needed to make their streets safer. The Jones family returned to their home on Summit Knoll […]

Reach out to Calabasas



The Calabasas City Council generally meets the second and fourth Wednesday of every month at 7.30 p.m. at the Civic Centerl near The Commons. Meetings are telecast live on CTV cable Channel 3. Broadcasts are repeated the following Thursday at noon and on Saturday at 10 a.m. To contact the city of Calabasas and the City Council: Calabasas City Hall […]

California will test its earthquake readiness

Part 1 of two parts

Although the earthquake that measured a magnitude 5.4 in Chino last month did not cause widespread damage, it served as a wake-up call for local residents who could face an even larger temblor in the future. According to the United States Geological Survey (USGS), the scientific research center that studies earthquake trends, there is a 46 percent chance that a […]

In a Nutshell

Shake, rattle, roll

The Great Southern California ShakeOut begins Nov. 12. The weeklong event will be the largest earthquake drill in U.S. history, hoping to inspire Southern Californians to be prepared for the big one. Visit www.shakeout.org for more information.

Man hits bump in the road with electric car



An Oak Park man found a way to reduce auto emissions and the amount of money he pays for fuel, only to learn that he was breaking the law. Richard Ardi has been driving his two children from the family’s Chambord home to Brookside Elementary and Medea Creek Middle schools, as well as to soccer practice, in a neighborhood electric […]