Cameron brings movie studio to Agoura Hills

New site to make ‘Avatar’ sequels

Now starring in Agoura Hills, a new movie studio. “ Avatar” creator James Cameron is proposing to build a high tech movie studio at 29901 Agoura Road, near city hall. The Lightstorm Entertainment movie studio will serve as a production facility for two more “Avatar” films and other high tech movie-making projects, according to applicant Douglas Jacobsen of Realty Bancorp […]

For the record

A headline last week incorrectly stated that Agoura Hills lost its Heschel land purchase. A judge did not void the sale. Even though the judge ruled the city took possession of the 71-acre site east of Old Agoura without extinguishing both liens on the property, Agoura Hills remains the title holder of record pending an appeal. The judge did not […]

Country club hosts bridal fair

Country Club Receptions will present a free Bridal Show from 5 to 8 p.m. Thurs., Feb. 24 at Sunset Hills Country Club, 4155 Erbes Road, Thousand Oaks. Those shopping for a wedding location can view the grounds and learn about options available when planning a wedding, including the latest in ballroom design, catering and entertainment choices. To be added to […]

Dispatch from Gopher Gap

Meep! Meep! Meep! We interrupt this column to sound the warning of enemy trespass. Yes, he’s back: Jaws Without Fins! Hewho yanks-bristling-agaves into the nethermost reaches! Attila the Hun with buck teeth and cute furry little ears. The satanic shanghaier of my flower beds. Oh, I feel faint, it’s an attack of gopheritis! There was never a gopher problem around […]

Sumac to start dual language classes

A new L- STEM Program (Language, Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) will debut at Sumac Elementary School in the 2011-2012 school year. Parents interested in learning more about the language component of the program can attend a parent information night from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thurs., Feb. 17 at Sumac Elementary School, 6050 Calmfield Ave., Agoura Hills. Sumac’s first English/Spanish […]

City under scrutiny at candidates’ election forum

Calabasas vote coming March 8

Many of the seven candidates vying for two open seats on the Calabasas City Council agree that the city leaders have done a good job preserving local quality of life, but some of the men and women running in the March 8 election feel otherwise. Appearing at a Feb. 2 forum hosted by the city and the Center for Government […]


Agoura A thief stole $3,400 worth of gardening tools from a business in the 29400 block of Agoura Road Feb. 1. The items were stored on company trucks. Burglars stole a $300 iPod, $250 navigation system and $350 photo camera and caused $250 in damage to a car parked in the 30000 block of Trail Creek Drive Jan. 29. Someone […]

Bella Vita to meet

Bella Vita Italian Social Club will meet at 6 p.m. Fri., Feb. 25 at St. Jude Catholic Church Hall, 32032 Lindero Canyon Road, Westlake Village. A Chinese dinner with ice cream for dessert will be served. Bingo Bash will be played after dinner. Guests are welcome. Call Marie at (805) 230-9945 for reservations.

Pet of the Week

Vegetarian class hits the spot