2015-03-26 E-Edition

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New Lost Hills bridge a ‘safe’ alternative

$30-million public works project biggest ever in Calabasas

When it’s completed in about two years, the new Lost Hills bridge will have five traffic lanes, two bike paths and a sidewalk, making the passage across the 101 Freeway safer for pedestrians, cyclists and drivers. The Lost Hills interchange is a main access point for drivers traveling to western Calabasas and Malibu. The bridge carries almost 30,000 vehicles each […]

Concours d’Elegance rolls into Westlake

Elderly woman victim in home invasion robbery

Four armed intruders forced their way into a Westlake Village home last Friday, tied the hands of a 73-year-old female resident and stole more than $50,000 in valuables, the sheriff’s department said. The home invasion occurred at about 1:50 p.m. on March 20. One of the assailants carried a handgun and pressed it against the woman’s neck as the gang […]

Not so Fresh & Easy in Oak Park

Shoppers flocked to the Fresh & Easy grocery in Oak Park Monday to take advantage of the store’s closing sale. Everything on the shelves was 50 percent off. The neighborhood market is one of three in the region that will close their doors for good on April 3. “We wanted to take advantage of the deals,” said shopper Robert Menz, […]

To the rescue

Westlake bids farewell to Philippa Klessig

City council member moving to New Mexico

The best thing an elected representative can do is listen and lead, said Westlake Village City Councilmember Philippa Klessig, who practiced what she preached. Klessig is retiring from city service after 12 years on the job. Local officials, residents and city employees gathered at Stonehaus restaurant in Westlake Village on March 18 to bid farewell to Klessig. The council member […]

Sheriff’s Blotter

Agoura Hills A burglar caused $ 500 in damage to wooden front door on Ridgeway Drive March 10 and stole seven Starbucks gift cards valued at $300. One man said he saw another man rummaging through a vehicle March 3 on Davids Road. When he asked the man what he was doing, the person ran away. Nothing was reported stolen […]

The (mostly) good news economy

A report released just today by the Cal Lutheran University Center for Economic Research and Forecasting predicts 2015 will be a watershed year for the state and national economies. (The water is a figure of speech. Locally, the drought could be a drag on economic growth.) According to all the numbers, the outlook for the economy is the brightest it’s […]