2015-07-09 E-Edition

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This land is your land

Martin reelection creates squabble on Calabasas council

Mayor’s State of the City timing questioned

With the November election looming, tensions emerged at a June 24 Calabasas City Council meeting when Councilmembers Fred Gaines and James Bozajian questioned the timing of Mayor Lucy Martin’s upcoming State of the City address. The annual event highlighting the mayor’s accomplishments was initially set to take place Oct. 8, just weeks before the 2015 municipal election. Last year, the […]

Business owners feel impact of recent burglaries

Westlake is hit hard

When burglars broke into John Henry Frahm’s work truck about 4 a.m. June 18, they didn’t just violate his personal space. They stole valuable tools the craftsman needs for his livelihood. Frahm, 61, is one of four contractors who were targeted by burglars that day. The business owners on La Baya Drive and Via Colinas in Westlake Village lost about […]

Fourth of July, family-style

Westlake on-ramp open

The southbound 101 Freeway’s Westlake Boulevard on-ramp has reopened after a monthlong closure in conjunction with the expansion of the 101/23 interchange in Thousand Oaks. The ramp, which reopened June 30, was realigned to accommodate the wider freeway, said Lauren Wonder, Caltrans chief of media relations and public affairs. The two-year, $40-million freeway expansion effort aims to ease congestion by […]

Sheriff’s Blotter

Agoura Hills A thief stole a $45 leather notepad and caused $700 in damage shattering the window of a vehicle on Tarrytown Lane June 29. Someone reported that an intruder entered a business in the 28700 block of Roadside Drive June 28. Nothing appeared to be stolen. A vandal caused $5,000 in damage to a garage door and stole an […]


The Harriette Wilson letter to the editor last week contained several inaccuracies. The City of Calabasas is not developing two hotels on Las Virgenes Road; private builders are. The hotels are not 200 rooms each; they are 127 and 120 rooms. Fred Gaines is not the Calabasas mayor, but rather a City Council member. Gaines, a land use attorney, does […]

Parking closed

Starting July 13, the back parking lot south of the Calabasas Civic Center will be closed and fenced off due to the construction that is underway on the Calabasas Senior Center. The drive-up book drop for the Calabasas Library will be removed during construction. A book drop at the library’s front door remains open, however. The parking lot on Civic […]

Life sentence

A 27-year-old woman was sentenced last week to a pair of consecutive terms of 25 years to life in state prison for the fatal shooting of her mother in Woodland Hills, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office said. On Feb. 13, 2013, Laura Purviance lured her 61-yearold mother, Caroline Purviance, into her bedroom and then shot her in the […]