2015-03-12 E-Edition

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Hotels and homes planned for scenic Calabasas corridor

Pair of developments are targeting Las Virgenes Canyon

Two hotels being proposed for Las Virgenes Road in Calabasas will provide a boost to the city and its business economy, proponents of the project say; but the two, fourstory hotels—along with about 70 homes that are also part of the plan—have already ignited critics who worry about the growing urbanization of this scenic western part of town. One project, […]

Surprise: You’re an academic superstar

The highest academic achievers at Agoura High School were surprised to find out that their hard work and determination has earned them a place of honor on June 11, graduation day. Without being told why, students were asked to leave class and attend a March 6 meeting in which their counselors called each one up and gave them a letter […]

Wildlife crossing proves to be complicated puzzle

A narrow tunnel under Liberty Canyon Road in Agoura Hills is the only place left in the area where mountain lions and other wild animals can move safely past the 101 Freeway as they roam the Santa Monica Mountains. Wildlife corridor advocates have turned their attention toward acquiring parcels of Liberty Canyon property and converting them to open space so […]

Westlake, Time Warner hooking up free Wi-Fi

Westlake Village wants to dial up free Internet access for its residents—in public places. At a meeting last month, the City Council authorized City Manager Ray Taylor to sign a letter of intent with Time Warner Cable to begin looking at where the public Wi-Fi should be installed. Assuming an agreement between the city and the company is reached, the […]

Sheriff’s Blotter

Agoura Hills A student at Agoura High School reported that someone stole a $150 cellphone from her book bag Feb. 27. A vandal caused $40 in damage to the lock of a gate at a winery in the 2700 block of Triunfo Canyon Road Feb. 26. Someone took a bag containing checks, credit cards and items valued at $61 from […]

Western Calabasas looks at more growth ahead

In Calabasas, one of the biggest commercial developments to come along in quite some time calls for a pair of four-story hotels and almost 70 homes to be built in the city’s western gateway at Las Virgenes Road and the 101 Freeway. It’s a calculated move that, if approved, will give a boost to the local economy and add about […]


Sign pollution

This past week, red-and-white signs have appeared on both sides of Reyes Adobe advertising a Friendship Circle event. What an eyesore. Is there no community pride? Do the residents along this street even realize that these signs have been placed on their property? Did they give their permission? If they did, I hope they like them because they will be […]

Support the Red Cross

It’s Red Cross Month and we would like to recognize our everyday heroes who reach out to help their neighbors when they are in need. These everyday heroes are our volunteers who help disaster victims get on the road to recovery. They give blood to help someone in the hospital. They brighten the day of an injured service member in […]