2012-06-21 E-Edition

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Permit fees on the rise in Calabasas

Application for a home renovation project will jump from $150 to $850

Property owners in Calabasas soon will have to pay higher fees to the city’s planning division for permission to build new structures or improve existing ones. The City Council voted to increase the permit fees at its June 13 meeting. The city’s fees for planning applications have not changed in 21 years. But the cost to process the construction requests […]

Calabasas business wins United Chamber award

Ask the Arborist

After writing my column about tree topping, several readers wrote to thank me for addressing the issue. I also received several questions on the topic. The majority of the questions were, to paraphrase, “When you hire a tree company, how do you know they won’t top your trees or do some other horrible thing to them that may destroy the […]

Catching summer fever once more


Cory and I threw a baseball two Saturdays ago. As we did, I remembered the time of tiny dancers, when we all swayed to a beautiful, pointless tune. Summer is a dance. The end of school opens the warm floor of the Conejo Valley for kids to learn, play and live. There’s no structure and restraint as they flow with […]

NetSol Tech moves to Calabasas

Calabasas-based NetSol Technologies, a provider of global IT and enterprise application solutions, recently expanded its operations and moved into new offices at 24025 Park Sorrento, Ste. 410, near The Commons. The company’s new e-commerce division, Vroozi, which sells software solutions designed to improve the procurement efficiency of companies, recently signed multiple agreements with Fortune 500 companies. Officials at Vroozi said […]

School’s out, give a shout!

Some schools follow alternative path

The journey to graduation was not easy for the 17 students who received their diplomas at the Indian Hills High School commencement ceremony on June 12, but the trip to culmination was worth the effort. Students were praised and encouraged by teachers, counselors and school leaders as they received their diplomas at the Agoura High School football stadium. “We’re incredibly […]

Oak Park’s history glimpsed through movies filmed locally

The Oak Park area has been immortalized in films from the 1930s to the present. Residents can see clips from some of those films and learn about the history of their community at a free event at 5:30 p.m. Sun., June 24 at Oak Canyon Community Park. The free event, “ Oak Park in the Movies,” is cosponsored by Rancho […]

Vet hospital cares for wildlife

Doctors and staff at Conejo Valley Veterinary Hospital are dedicated to taking in and treating injured and orphaned wild animals that are brought to them by members of the public. On June 12, Mayor Pro Tem Claudia Bill-de la Peña presented a certificate of appreciation from the City of Thousand Oaks to the animal hospital. For more than five decades, […]

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