2013-10-17

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Fields OK’d for Westlake sports park

City to begin ballfield construction at YMCA site


Westlake Village city leaders are moving forward with improvements at the new YMCA sports complex and community park on the north side of Thousand Oaks Boulevard, west of Lindero Canyon Road. At a meeting Oct. 9, the City Council approved a plan to build two sports fields with surrounding trails and amenities. Offi- cials estimate this phase of the park […]

Branch office in Calabasas



Dave Brown, Calabasas pioneer, dies at 79




David Brown, a Calabasas pioneer who helped to create balance between development and preservation of open spaces in his city and throughout the Santa Monica Mountains, died Sat., Oct. 12 at his home following complications from an illness. He was 79. When Brown moved to Calabasas in 1966, the area was mostly undeveloped. His contributions on committees and advisory boards […]

Feeling blue about flu



WLV council candidates tackle issues




City Council incumbents Susan McSweeney and Mark Rutherford, and challengers Brad Halpern, Don Rosenberg and Kym Horner agree on one thing: They all promise to be collaborative leaders who will work to maintain the quality of life in Westlake Village while allowing the city to move forward into the 21st century. About 120 people attended a candidates forum on Oct. […]

Ready to play ball in Westlake Village



It’s only a couple of ball fields, but it’s a start. The City of Westlake Village last week approved a plan to build two sports fields with surrounding trails and amenities for the sports park at the northwest corner of Thousand Oaks Boulevard and Lindero Canyon Road. The fields and play areas are the first signs of real progress at […]

Give the lions their share



Regarding the mountain lion killed near the canyon freeway crossing, perhaps it’s time to think about how we can better accommodate these poor creatures. We’ve obviously taken much of their territory and used it for our own purposes—freeways, housing, parks, etc.. What if we actually gave something back? We can look into building “nature” bridges that allow the mountain lions […]

Defending the ‘cranky cop’



This is in response to the letter titled “Angry motorcycle cop at school?” (Oct. 10 Acorn) When police officers are parked in front of an elementary school, as they do at Willow Elementary and other schools in Agoura Hills and Calabasas, they are there to make sure your child is not struck and killed by a car. A police officer […]

Tank warfare



I must say, the little fiefdom that has been created around the LVMWD is kind of scary and demands everyone’s protest. These guys—yes, guys—are elected officials. Therefore, they represent the residents of this community. Water is a precious commodity in our region and we all must be mindful of what it takes to have it whenever we want it. For […]