2015-04-02

2015-04-02 E-Edition

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A Great Time at the Great Race



Oak Park residents say crime not being reported

Sheriff responds


Concerned about a March 20 home invasion in which four armed men tied up a 73-year-old woman and robbed her home in Westlake Village, a group of residents in Oak Park told the sheriff they are worried about crime in their community as well. The residents called for a community crime prevention meeting at Oak Park High School on March […]

David Shapiro out, Lucy Martin in




David Shapiro’s year as mayor of Calabasas ended on an upbeat note, echoing the spirit of a man who carved frequent time out of his schedule to be with the citizens he represented. Shapiro, an attorney, was appointed to the City Council in 2012 to fill a vacancy. He was elected to his first four-year term in 2013. His rise […]

Chesebro EIR released




The battle to preserve Chesebro Meadow in Agoura Hills continued last month with the city issuing an environmental impact report about a proposed housing development in the meadow, followed by public comments on the matter. Twenty of the 70 acres just east of Old Agoura, called Agoura Equestrian Estates by developer Benjamin Efraim, will be used to build 15 custom […]

District OK with new water regulations



David Pedersen, general manager of the Las Virgenes Municipal Water District, issued a statement saying the district plans to comply with new water conservation measures adopted by the State Water Resources Control Board as soon as the regulations become effective. “As we enter the fourth year of an unprecedented drought, every resident in the LVMWD service area has a role […]

Sheriff’s Blotter



Agoura Hills A shoplifter stole two bottles of beer valued at $6 from a liquor store in the 5200 block of Kanan Road March 19. Calabasas A thief stole a $40 teapot and a coin pouch containing about $20 in change from an unlocked car parked on Mulholland Highway March 19. Someone stole a checkbook from an unlocked car parked […]

Passover and Easter: days of rebirth and joy



This weekend marks two holy days celebrated by millions around the world. Passover, or Pesach, for Jews will begin Friday at sundown. Sunday will be the Easter celebration for most Christians (Orthodox Christians, who follow a different calendar, will observe Easter on April 12). Passover and Easter, both moveable holidays, rarely land so close together. The gospels state that Jesus […]

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Says annual race a big success



On behalf of Danny and Traci Greenberg, the Great Race directors, all the vendors and runners, a big thank you to the over 500 volunteers who helped make this event even possible, and the 30th year so memorable. Your community spirit, enthusiasm and thoughtfulness were appreciated by the runners as they passed by or were helped at the expo prior […]