2013-10-31

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Haunted adobe brings out believers and skeptics




The ghost hunt at the historic Reyes Adobe in Agoura Hills didn’t have the scared-out-of-your wits wow factor found at some theme parks and specialty haunted houses, but the small-town hunt for otherworldly existence that took place Oct. 5 had its own set of charms. This year, a group known for tracking paranormal activity came to town and examined the […]

Construction underway for new Agoura Hills rec center

$10-million facility ready next year


Dark clouds unleashed rain on Monday morning during the groundbreaking for a new recreation center in Agoura Hills. But a rainbow appeared during the ceremony, perhaps reflecting the joy felt by city officials and residents that the long-awaited center is finally coming to fruition. The groundbreaking took place at the site of the new center on Ladyface Court, just up […]

Trick or Treat



Agoura Road property falls under eminent domain




The Agoura Hills City Council last week exercised its right to acquire private property on Agoura Road through the power of eminent domain. Assistant City Manager Nathan Hamburger said in a report to the City Council on Oct. 23 that Agoura Road must be widened from two to four lanes to reduce traffic congestion and provide an emergency bypass road […]

Sheriff’s Blotter



Agoura Hills Two armed robbers stole $300 from the Shell gas station in the 5100 block of Chesebro Road Oct. 22. A thief stole a $3,100 bicycle from a parking structure on Medea Lane Oct. 16. Calabasas A resident on Federalist Road reported that a man entered her home Oct. 21. After seeing him standing in her kitchen, she ran […]

Candidate carries vision of sustainable growth in city




Maintaining the small-town feeling in Agoura Hills is one of several goals that Councilmember Harry Schwarz has outlined for the new year if he is elected to a third term on the council. Schwarz is on the Nov. 5 ballot with incumbents Denis Weber and Bill Koehler and challengers Meril Platzer and Chris Anstead. “I want to ensure that there […]

Local elections most important



Tues., Nov 5 is election day for the cities of Agoura Hills and Westlake Village and the Las Virgenes Unified School District. Democracy at the local level is the purest form of democracy. The results of Tuesday’s election will decide local laws and regulations that will have a direct impact on residents for the next two years. But it seems […]

Anonymous Animal Shelter donors thanked



Recently our organization, Healthcare for Homeless Animals, formerly Malibu Pet Companions, received a very generous cash donation of $700 from some very kind and enterprising youngsters who set up a lemonade stand to raise money for the animals at the Agoura Animal Shelter. The day they proudly brought in their donation, the shelter front office was packed with customers. Though […]

Poor planning?



Who appointed the imbeciles on the Calabasas Planning Department? Is there anyone on that board or at the Building and Safety Department with an ounce of common sense? We have five schools within a one- mile radius on a twolane stretch of Mulholland Highway. We have one developer currently excavating the hillside of the Calabasas Highlands for additional single family […]