2013-10-24

2013-10-24 E-Edition

Fall fun for everyone



COLORFUL KIDS—The community was abuzz with fall activity last weekend. Autumn-related festivals were held in Calabasas, Westlake Village and Oak Park. Clockwise from top, 6-year-old Graham Rosenfinds a pumpkin he likes at the Oak Park Community Garden Pumpkin Patch on Oct. 19. Also last Saturday, Kevin Farrell and his 8-year-old daughter, Maegan, dress as crayons while running in the Triunfo […]

Split vote gives OK to Westlake water tank

Bids will go out


The Las Virgenes Municipal Water District board of directors voted 3-2 on Tuesday to seek bids for its proposed new water tank in Westlake Village, a move that all but assures the 5-milliongallon tank will be built in the city’s Three Springs neighborhood, despite ongoing protests from some board members and residents who feel the tank is too costly and […]

Calabasas nixes school cross guard




Despite pleas from parents, the City of Calabasas chose not to reinstate a crossing guard at the intersection of Lost Hills Road and Cold Springs Street. Statistics show the need for a guard isn’t warranted, the city said. In 2010, the city built a footbridge linking A.E. Wright Middle School to Lost Hills Road to encourage students who live on […]

Effort fails to dissolve Oak Park special committee

Rancho Simi said community didn’t need representation on park panel


The Oak Park Recreation and Park Planning Committee voted 4-1 against a recommendation that their group be dissolved. The committee represents the interests of Oak Park residents in the Rancho Simi Recreation and Park District. Established in 1976, the com- mittee comprises seven elected representatives from Oak Park who oversee park facilities and programs in the community. The group meets […]

Edison to roll out time-of-use billing plan for commercial customers




Starting in 2014, all businesses served by Southern California Edison will transition to a so-called time-of-use billing plan. Under the new plan, when electricity is used will be just as important as how much is used. The switch is part of a statewide initiative intended to improve the reliability of the energy grid so all users will have enough power […]

Agoura hosts annual State of the City



The City of Agoura Hills, in partnership with the Greater Conejo Valley Chamber of Commerce, will host the annual State of the City Address from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Wed., Oct. 30 at the Sheraton Agoura Hills Hotel, 30100 Agoura Road. Mayor Denis Weber will discuss the current state of the city of Agoura Hills and the accomplishments that […]

Sheriff’s Blotter



Agoura Hills Someone stole a $600 bicycle from an underground parking structure in the 28900 block of Oak Creek Lane Oct. 15. A thief stole a $3,500 saxophone from the side of a practice field at Agoura High School in the 28500 block of Driver Avenue Oct. 4. Calabasas A thief stole a $100 jacket, $100 briefcase containing miscellaneous papers […]

Ex-sheriff goes for the gold



Apparently, $283,000 doesn’t go as far as it used to. How else to explain former Ventura County Sheriff Bob Brooks’ lawsuit against the county seeking a supplemental $75,000 pension benefit? (See story on page 13.) When Brooks retired in January 2011, he began collecting a $283,000 pension, one of the largest in the entire state. Now, the same man who […]

Share the road



Just this morning two cyclists whipped a right turn just as I stepped off the curb with the walk signal at Lindero Canyon and Agoura roads. Did they not see me? I’m 6 feet tall wearing neon green shirt and bright blue shoes. Adding to the insult, a motor cop was turning left and didn’t note anything wrong, despite me […]