2015-06-04 E-Edition

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Drilling for water

Lake running low, new source needed

Drilling is underway along Triunfo Canyon Road in Westlake Village to find a new water source for depleted Westlake Lake. Built in the late 1960s, the man-made lake relies on underground water during dry months. The freshwater lake has eight miles of shoreline and contains about a half-billion gallons of water when full. It is surrounded by more than 1,300 […]

Markers tell a story about development

But Calabasas not using the story poles enough, critics say

Residents who spoke at a Calabasas City Council meeting last week said only story poles can accurately demonstrate the impact a proposed development will have on a neighborhood. Story poles—wooden shafts with red ribbons strung between them—are used by planners to illustrate the bulk and height of a structure before it is built. A few prominent examples can be seen […]

Oil spill works its way down to Malibu

Tar clumps spotted on local beaches

The command group in charge of the Refugio oil spill cleanup has extended its shoreline watch into southern Ventura and northern Los Angeles counties in response to hundreds of tar balls spotted on beaches as far south as Malibu. Shoreline teams are especially looking at beaches identified as environmentally or culturally sensitive, the command said. Nesting season is underway for […]

Man’s body found at the WLV Landing

The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department says there is no evidence of homicide or foul play in the death of a 75-year-old man whose body was found floating near the dock at the Westlake Lake Landing Wednesday morning. A fisherman called authorities after he saw the Caucasian male floating in the water by the marina on Lindero Canyon Road shortly […]

Water, water everywhere, yet . . .

Breakdown at Tapia plant

An equipment malfunction on May 28 allowed between 500,000 to 1 million gallons of partially treated sewer water to spill into Malibu Creek near the Tapia plant in Malibu Canyon. According to the Las Virgenes Municipal Water District, there was no threat to public safety and health officials were notified, LVMWD said. Due to dry creek conditions, the spill was […]

If it’s dry, it’s fire season

Sheriff’s Blotter

Agoura Hills A vandal caused $ 100 in damage to a mailbox on Laro Drive May 24. Someone caused $ 750 in damage writing graffiti on the canvas of a pool cabana at an apartment complex in the 29100 block of Oak Creek Lane May 23. A thief stole a $200 navigation system and snow chains valued at $50 from […]

Agoura vandalism

The vandal shown at left is being sought by the Lost Hills Sheriff’s Department for damage to an Agoura Hills car wash on May 23. The suspect reportedly came to the Driven Smog, Lube and Wash business on Roadside Drive and tampered with a spigot, which caused water to leak from a pipe.