2011-06-23 E-Edition

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Water district increases rates second time this year

But hike in sewer rates is postponed

The board of directors of Las Virgenes Municipal Water District adopted a $61-million budget last week that includes increases for both drinking and recycled water. The higher rates will take effect July 1. Water revenues dropped significantly during the recent drought, and with the wetter than normal winter, water sales remained low. The latest price increases will allow LVMWD to […]

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Gotta know when to fold it

Samurai sushi wars

Zen squirrel

Softball squad strikes gold in West Hills

WINNERS—The Westlake-Agoura Girls Softball U-12 Gold All-Star team finished in first place at its second tournament of the season in West Valley. Pictured in the front row, from left, are Karissa Garza and Taylor Burns. Middle row: Hannah Adler, Amanda Schwartz, Morgan Melito, Ally Spooner, Hannah Balke, Sam Drucker, Charlotte McBride, Annalia Guttierez, Lauren Bernstein, Dani Guerrero and Julia Noskin. […]

Calabasas: File civil, not criminal cases against pot dispensaries

Ordinance revision

The Calabasas Planning Commission said last week it would reinforce regulations against marijuana dispensaries in an attempt to prevent lawsuits against the city. Medical marijuana dispensaries are prohibited in Calabasas. Dispensing cannabis as a home occupation also is illegal. But criminal charges that are filed against medical marijuana users run counter to the California Compassionate Use Act of 1996, which […]

Sheriff’s Blotter

Agoura Burglars stole a $ 10,000 diamond ring, $3,000 opal ring and $4,000 watch, as well as a laptop computer worth $1,000 and a $700 iPad from a home in the 5400 block of Fairgrange Drive June 14. A thief took a $200 cellphone from an unlocked car at a Chevron gas station in the 5000 block of Kanan Road […]

Drivers should watch out for trucks

Do you have questions about general driving-related requirements like registration and insurance? Are you unclear about laws and restrictions related to driving? The California Department of Motor Vehicles has answers. “Save Time by Going Online” at www.dmv.ca.gov. Q: I am only 5 feet, 1 inch tall, so I sit very close to my steering wheel. Should I deactivate my air […]