City puts final touches on Calabasas Civic Center

Remaining open space will be made into a park

The Calabasas City Council wants to turn undeveloped land at the civic center into a new park. Plans call for a 20-acre park utilizing 5 acres of Calabasas Civic Center property and 15 acres of open space between the center and Park Granada. It will be used for passive recreation such as hiking, picnicking and sightseeing. The larger parcel was […]

Schools brace for ‘Pink Slip Friday’

High school courses will be cut

Tomorrow is Friday the 13th, a fitting day for “Pink Friday,” the last day school districts can issue preliminary pink slips to California teachers telling them they may lose their jobs. Parents, teachers, administrators, students and others will speak out against the notices at a rally scheduled for 4 p.m. at Agoura High School. The precautionary layoff notices will be […]

Mexican restaurant stretches fiesta to the limit

Owner seeks to avoid 'trouble'

At Senor Carlos Grill and Tequila Lounge in Agoura Hills, go-go will be a no-no if the Agoura Hills Planning Commission has its way. Commissioners debated Feb. 19 whether the owner of the Canwood St. restaurant, Carlos Orozco, should be allowed to keep his conditional use permit— which allows live entertainment such as go-go dancers—after he repeatedly violated city ordinances. […]

Neighborhood spouting off

City takes note of economy’s bad signs

Agoura relaxes advertising laws

The Agoura Hills City Council is once again reviewing ordinances covering banner signs, sandwich board advertisements, outdoor displays and other types of signage in an effort to ease restrictions on businesses that are facing tough economic times. Starting in December, businesses were allowed to display banner signs for up to three months. With the economy continuing to dive, council members […]

Workshop good for environment

The Triunfo Sanitation District is looking for landscape designers, contractors and other professionals interested in displaying their products and services at a Water-Wise Landscaping Workshop from 9 a.m. to noon Sat., March 21 at the Oak Park Community Center, 1000 Kanan Road, Oak Park. The event will include a presentation by award-winning landscape designer Owen Dell. The workshop is free […]

Oak Park hosting disaster preparedness clinic

Officials will go through the paces

Planning makes all the difference in surviving a disaster, and to educate residents on how to protect themselves, Oak Park High School will host an emergency preparedness clinic from 7 to 9 p.m. Mon., March 16 in the school’s pavilion. Ventura County fire Capt. Brian Dilley will discuss how to prepare home and family for a fire, earthquake or other […]

Reyes Adobe explores Native American roots

Westlake Village shows it really cares

The city of Westlake Village has launched a new program, CityCare, which gives residents the opportunity to report any maintenance or service concerns at any time, day or night. Some of the services covered by CityCare include the ability to report broken sprinklers on public property, street light outages, street repairs, graffiti and information on general cityrelated services. CityCare can […]

Wanted — candidates to run for Ventura County Sheriff

Deputies union sending out feelers

For the first time in more than 30 years, there might be a race for Ventura County Sheriff. The yearlong campaign, expected to start this summer, has many in the department predicting it will be one of the most politically charged races in the 2010 election. Last week, the Ventura County Sheriff’s Deputies Association— the union that represents 750 deputies […]