2011-07-28

Malibu Inn reopens



Calabasas Chamber mixer



The Calabasas Chamber of Commerce and Big Media USA Connections Event will be from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. today, Thurs., July 28 at Lavaggio car detailing, 30205 Canwood St., Agoura Hills, at Reyes Adobe and 101 Freeway. Business professionals can network at a reception. The event will have fine wine tasting, hors d’oeuvres, and music. The Sports and Refresh Corner […]

Sheriff’s Blotter



Agoura A thief stole a $200 cellphone from a patron at a fast-food restaurant in the 5700 block of Kanan Road July 7. A $500 gun and $450 gaming console were stolen from a home in the 1900 block of Olivera Drive July 7. Calabasas A burglar stole a $1,000 laptop computer and $400 leather suitcase from a car parked […]

It’s magic



Marijuana growers under fire




Park rangers announced the seizure of more than 3,500 marijuana plants over a 9-acre swath in the heart of Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area. The pot discovery was one of three in the region during past month. Last week, authorities reported finding a pair of pot cultivation sites in the Los Padres National Forest in Ventura and Santa Barbara […]

Social host ordinance helps to curb drinking




Since the Ventura County social host ordinance went into effect in 2006, authorities have issued 83 citations to property owners in unincorporated areas who allowed underage drinking on their premises. Twelve of the citations were issued in Oak Park, including one given in May to a 19-year-old male on Bryndale Lane. Residents in unincorporated Ventura County can be fined $1,000 […]

Water district prepping public for upcoming capital improvement projects



The Las Virgenes Municipal Water District is moving forward with several large capital improvement projects that will increase the region’s drinking water system capacity and reliability. On Sat., July 30, the LVMWD board of directors will host a special public workshop at the Las Virgenes reservoir and filtration plan to share information and gather community input concerning a new 5-million […]

Put the brakes on bicycle road rage



With summer in full swing and bicyclists riding longer hours, both sides in the battle over cycling etiquette need to exercise some spin control. Man-versus-machine encounters invariably occur as the roads become more crowded. To keep it safe, pedestrians and cyclists should understand their special responsibilities in traffic. Proper bicycling involves more than wearing cool clothes and keeping equipment in […]

Cartoon



Coyotes more dangerous than led to believe



Before you pile on to the coyote “love train” (“Coyotes seen as friends” opinion piece July 21), and spread the word that these skilled and clever hunters are no threat to humans, my daughter was the baby attacked in our backyard on Cardoza Drive in Westlake Village and rescued by my wife, my little son, and neighbors who fought off […]