2011-01-20 E-Edition

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Redevelopment near Agoura High School under fire

Build affordable homes or put up a parking lot?

Is student parking at Agoura High School more important than affordable housing for teachers who work at local schools and supposedly can’t afford to live in the area? The question has put the city and school district at loggerheads with local residents. On Jan. 25, Agoura Hills officials will host a workshop to unveil plans for a 16-unit townhome project […]

Last rites for Westlake oak tree

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Heroin creeps into the community

Enforcement, education needed

After a brush with death nearly three years ago, Reginald Potts became committed to a balanced and positive lifestyle. But recovering from heroin addiction is never easy. Potts, 25, grew up in West Los Angeles and moved to Simi Valley during his junior year in high school. He started experimenting with marijuana and alcohol in middle school, and by the […]

Workshop addresses building codes

Calabasas residents attended a recent workshop to ask questions and obtain answers regarding the new building codes that regulate construction, modifications and repairs to all structures in the city. The state revises the codes every three years. The rules went into effect on Jan. 1 and cities were allowed to make local amendments to the regulations. In November, Calabasas approved […]

Sheriff’s Blotter

Agoura A thief stole $75 in cash from a woman’s purse at the Albertsons supermarket in the 26500 block of Agoura Road Jan. 11. Someone stole a $ 100 navigation system from a car parked in the 28900 block of Bardell Drive Jan. 6. A Ford Explorer valued at $4,000 was stolen from a home in the 29600 block of […]

Calabasas City Council meeting rescheduled

The Calabasas City Council meeting announced for Wed., Jan. 26 has been rescheduled. The meeting will take place at 7 p.m. on Tues., Feb. 1 at the Calabasas City Hall Council Chambers, 100 Civic Center Way.

Redevelopment at a crossroads

At a glance, the idea seems sound. The Las Virgenes Unified School District would lease a parcel of land near Agoura High to the city, whose redevelopment agency (RDA) would use the site to build 16 affordable housing units for teachers. (See story on page 1.) But two questions about the deal are being raised. Number one: Is it prudent […]