2011-05-12 E-Edition

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Our 101 Freeway on road to getting better

Improvements from Calabasas to Camarillo and beyond

Although major improvements on the 101 Freeway have only just begun, the work is already testing the patience of some local drivers who are worried about how the repairs will affect their daily driving habits over the coming months. But according to Caltrans, good things come to those who wait. The California Department of Transportation is repaving U.S. Route 101 […]

Calabasas Lake Fishing allowed to continue

Despite a request from residents who want to discontinue the catch-and-release fishing program at Calabasas Lake, a local homeowners association has decided to allow the lake fishing to continue. Last month, a group of Calabasas Lake residents who are worried that discarded hooks and fishing lines pose a hazard for pets and other wildlife proposed a ban on the recreational […]

Driving range re-opens

The Lindero Country Club will re-open its 24-stall nightlit driving range this weekend with new mats, range balls, an increased target area, and all-new netting and lights. Severe winds and rains of March 20 destroyed the netting and some light fixtures. For more information, call (818) 889-1158.

Benefit for VBS

St. Paul Lutheran Church will host a fundraiser for the 2011 Vacation Bible School from 5 to 9 p.m. Sat., May 14 at the church, 30600 Thousand Oaks Blvd., Agoura Hills. Dinner will be served, and a silent auction of gift baskets will take place from 5 to 7 p.m. Karaoke will be from 6 to 9 p.m. Bingo will […]

Supervisors uphold occupancy cap for Chabad

The Ventura County Board of Supervisors voted 4-1 on Tues., May 4 to partially increase the number of congregants allowed at the Oak Park Chabad. The synagogue inside a residential home in the 5900 block of Conifer Street has been operating since 1994. Chabad leaders wanted to increase occupancy from 70 to 145 people for Saturday services and from 10 […]

Sheriff’s Blotter

Agoura A person stole a $2,300 laptop computer during a private party in the 31500 block of Agoura Road May 2. Someone stole diving gear from the patio of a home in the 5600 block of Foothill Drive April 30. The items were valued at about $700. A burglar stole a $2,000 photo camera, $1,500 lens and other accessories valued […]

Saving lives

Dance helps student recover after devastating fire

Four years ago, Agoura High School junior Matilda Sakamoto and her mom, Tamara Noland, lost everything they owned in a fire that swept through Malibu and claimed the homes of many neighbors in that small, tight-knit community. “There wasn’t time to save anything,” said Noland, an photographer who lost a lifelong collection of antique cameras in the fire. “Everything we […]

Development for U2 guitarist gets nod from Conservancy

Local representatives on the Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy board are crying foul over the agency’s decision to stay quiet on a controversial plan to build a cluster of mansions in the mountains above Malibu. David Ross, Thousand Oaks representative to the conservancy’s advisory committee, was one of two board members—the other was Ventura County Supervisor Linda Parks—who voted against adopting […]