2011-04-07

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Mayor wants fresh take on Calabasas septic law

Feels ordinance is too punitive


A new City Council responding to its disgruntled constituency could bring about a shift in the ongoing battle over Calabasas septic tanks. Hours before the changing of the guard on the Calabasas council March 23, city workers conducted a code enforcement operation at a rural property in Old Topanga that rekindled lingering hostilities between the city and its residents. Critics […]

Opponents tangle in fight over lake fishing




Residents are worried that the uncontrolled fishing on Calabasas Lake is leaving hazards for pets and other wildlife and should be banned. Many birds, including American coots, ducks, egrets, Canadian geese and blue herons, use the 21- acre lake to feed and rest. Catch-and-release fishing is a popular activity on the private waterway, which is stocked with bigmouth bass. Only […]

How good are you at singing without an instrument?



City and its residents in a foul mood



California’s environmental laws are not forgiving. Among other things, they’re meant to keep the state’s waterways clean, something we all support. But the compliance always comes at a cost. Last year, the City of Calabasas required 130 homes with septic tanks to have their systems inspected and, if necessary, to make the sometimes expensive repairs. To be sure, the city […]

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Apathy among the homeowners



How many Morrison Ranch residents are aware that there hasn’t been an official Morrison Ranch Estates Homeowners’ Association annual meeting since 2005? And the reason for this, simply put, is that there hasn’t been a quorum reached to authorize such a meeting. A quorum is achieved when 51 percent of homeowners either mail in a ballot or attend in person. […]

Sending the city a clear message



In the March 10 article regarding cell towers, Ms. Tamuri was quoted stating that “In Mulwood, cell coverage is very difficult for providers. That is why now controversial antenna requests are popping up.” However, in the Adamsville tank file, it was placed in both spoken testimony and written substantial evidence that T-Mobile does not have a significant gap in coverage, […]

Mixed signals



Things aren’t quite right at the Calabasas Planning Department. While the new Communication Technology Commission’s recommendations offer greater protections for the residents of Calabasas, the staff recommendations are clearly favorable to the best interests of the telecom industry and would serve to negate any of the current and recommended added measures of protection to the residents. At the Nov. 10 […]

Stop the speeding



Unfortunately, as an 18-year resident of a home on Lake Lindero Drive, I can attest to the speeding that takes place on a daily basis. I have also called the city, the police and even The Acorn to report this situation on numerous occasions to no avail. Does someone have to get killed to get some attention? With the warm […]