Smart water meters in Oak Park

Smart water meters will be coming to Oak Park soon. Triunfo Sanitation District officials voted to obtain a $ 2.5- million loan to begin installation of automated water meters at homes and businesses throughout the community, in spite of the fact that the district’s potable water subsidiary, Oak Park Water Service, is facing low fiscal reserves. Total reserves for Triunfo […]



THURS., APRIL 17 Channel Islands Gulls 11 a.m. at Wedgewood Banquet Center, 5880 Olivas Park, Ventura. Bring a plant to auction ofi to raise funds for local charities. $25 prepaid for lunch. Contact: Shirley. Phone: 805.273.6062. Labyrinth Walk 5 to 6:30 p.m. outside at Prince of Peace Episcopal Church, 5700 Rudnick Ave., Woodland Hills. Chantel Zimmerman leads walk. Free to […]

Former NFL star Keyshawn Johnson arrested at Calabasas home

Former Southern Cal football All-America and NFL player Keyshawn Johnson was arrested early Monday morning on charges he assaulted a girlfriend at his Calabasas home. The arrest occurred at about 1 a.m. on April 21 after the Lost Hills Sheriff’s Station received a call concerning a fight at the Johnson home. When deputies arrived, they determined the 41-year-old Johnson and […]

Westlake Plaza tree removal stirs anger among residents

Amid fallout over the removal of scores of protected trees at Westlake Plaza in the Westlake portion of Thousand Oaks, the plaza owner has agreed to save up to four landmark sycamore trees scheduled to be chopped down as part of a $25-million renovation at the shopping center. The City of Thousand Oaks asked Patrick Conway, vice president and regional […]

Calabasas wireless law tuned

In response to a recent court ruling, Calabasas city officials have agreed to remove certainrules for radio-frequency emissions from the city’s books. An ordinance created in 2012 required businesses that want to install cell towers in Calabasas to prove that the antennas won’t expose members of the general public to high levels of radiofrequency emission. The city did not impose […]

Itty Bitty Gamm makes big impact with Calabasas

Senior catcher is last of four sisters to play softball for CHS

An era is rounding third base and heading home. Shayna Gamm is putting the finishing touches on her senior season with the Calabasas High softball team. Gamm, a four-year varsity standout at catcher, is the youngest of four sisters to play softball for the Coyotes. Twins Briana and Veronica Gamm suited up at third base and catcher, respectively, before graduating […]

Salsas add spice to Cinco de Mayo

The Spanish tres salsas means “three sauces” in English. Cinco de Mayo translates as “fifth of May.” To commemorate Cinco de Mayo, I’m offering three different salsa recipes you can use for your celebrations. Cinco de Mayo, a national holiday in Mexico, is celebrated throughout our Southwest. When I was growing up, I used to think Cinco de Mayo was […]