2010-12-30 E-Edition

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Year in review

Agoura Hills in transition

The city of Agoura Hills experienced a fruitful, if not fretful, 2010. As the year began the city severed ties with the Agoura Hills/ Oak Park/Conejo Valley Chamber of Commerce after five years of discord. Agoura Hills became a member of the Greater Conejo Valley Chamber of Commerce, which includes the cities of Thousand Oaks and Westlake Village. Early in […]

Triunfo calls for rate hike

belmond@theacorn.com Triunfo Sanitation District officials plan to increase the cost of reclaimed water that is used to irrigate local parks and open space. The board will review the rate increase again at a public hearing Jan. 24. If approved, the change will affect commercial users such as homeowners associations, schools, public agencies and golf courses in Oak Park and Lake […]

Code crackdown in Calabasas

The year in Calabasas began with a bombshell proposal to build a lavish $8-million aquatics complex at Juan Bautista De Anza Park. The concept quickly fell apart as residents on the west side of town feared their neighborhood park would become too commercialized. Early in the year, the city began its crackdown on property owners whose lots have septic tanks. […]

Progress at Westlake park

A slaying stunned the community in March when Steven Honma, 54, was charged in the shooting death of Norman Schureman, 50, of Altadena. The incident occurred in the backyard of a home in the 31700 block of Kentfield Court during a Persian New Year’s party. In recent months the city made progress on Westlake Village Community Park, an 18- acre […]

Squirrel of the Year

Ring in the new . . . again, and again

Chabad compromise needed for 2011

Twice, Ventura County officials have told Chabad that it cannot double the occupancy of its Oak Park synagogue, yet efforts to expand the neighborhood “shtibl” still persist. Chabad leaders are planning another appeal, and a court battle looms. Unable to refute the planning commission’s logic that an increase from 70 to 145 people for services is disruptive to the neighborhood, […]