2013-05-16 E-Edition

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Federation applauds environmentalists

Group aims to preserve richness of mountains

Top government and environmental leaders once again gathered at the Malibou Lake Mountain Club May 10 for the annual Las Virgenes Homeowners Federation dinner. The gala marked the federation’s 46th year of service to the Santa Monica Mountains communities. Kim Lamorie, president of LVHF and Woman of the Year for Los Angeles County Third District, saluted “the warriors” who have […]

Calabasas prepares for new fiscal year

Options to boost revenue explored

Calabasas officials are taking a fresh approach to avoiding cutbacks in municipal programs and services in the coming fiscal year and beyond. Instead of just gauging anticipated expenses needed to run the city, council members are examining all possible revenue sources to determine how they can boost proceeds. The revenue overview will help officials to maintain quality programs and services […]

Bank robbers strike again in T.O.

The robbery at First Bank and Trust in Thousand Oaks last Friday marks the fourth in the city since February, but authorities are reluctant to say whether the heists are related. At about 2:30 p.m. on May 10, a man entered the First Bank at 2797 Agoura Road, south of Westlake Boulevard. He jumped over the counter, opened the money […]

Pot shops lose in high-court battle

Medical marijuana cooperatives in California have lost their battle against cities that have used zoning laws to outlaw the businesses. Local governments in California were granted legal authority to ban medical marijuana dispensaries by the California Supreme Court on May 6. The state high court ruled unanimously in favor of a dispensary ban enacted by the city of Riverside in […]

Quick response

City Council awards grants to local nonprofits

Westlake Village officials awarded $90,500 in grants last week to 26 organizations that provide community and cultural programs benefiting the residents of the city. Recipients of the 2013 grants include the Cancer Support Community Valley/Ventura/Santa Barbara, Conejo Free Clinic, Triunfo YMCA and programs at Agoura High, Lindero Canyon Middle and White Oak Elementary schools. A community service fund advisory committee, […]


An article last week contained the wrong dates for two upcoming concerts hosted by the City of Westlake Village. The Elvis Tribute performance featuring Raymond Michael will take place on Sat., June 15 and the Queen Nation Tribute will take place on Sat., July 20. Both concerts are part of the Westlake Village Saturdays in the Park summer series. They […]

Local residents drowning in water fees

Villains are being cast in the recent Malibu Creek watershed wars, and one of them is Heal the Bay. The longtime guardian of our beaches and streams deserves credit for cleaning up Malibu Surfrider—the beach and lagoon are as pristine today as they’ve ever been, thanks to Heal the Bay—but critics are now admonishing the environmental group for the financial […]

Kudos to The Acorn

I cannot imagine Thursday morning without the arrival of The Acorn. This morning, it was no surprise to see the headline on page 18 “Acorn Newspapers win multiple awards in 2012 Newspapers Contest.” I have the good fortune to also read the Camarillo Acorn and it too is grand. I would like to compliment all the staff: editorial, advertising, photo, […]