2015-09-17 E-Edition

Flags over Pepperdine

THE RED, WHITE AND BLUE—Continuing an annual tradition, nearly 3,000 flags are displayed on the lawn at Pepperdine University in Malibu in honor of the victims of the 9/11 attacks. At right, 18-yearold Kaymen Walters of Mississippi, a student at the university, has her photo taken Sept. 13. The Waves of Flags display includes 2,977flags in total—2,887 U.S.flags for each […]

City Council approves Chesebro homes report

Split vote certifies EIR, battle not over

It’s not easy fighting city hall as open space proponents who have waged a 15-year battle to preserve Chesebro Meadow well know. They suffered another setback last week when the Agoura Hills City Council voted 3-2 to certify an environmental report that paves the way for 15 luxury equestrian homes in the meadow. The council also approved annexation of the […]

Animal lovers show support for Wildlife Center

FUN WITH FUNDS—Victoria Harris, president of the board at the California Wildlife Center, places an auction bid at the organization’s Wild Brunch fundraiser Sept. 13 in Malibu. The event raised more than $250,000 for programs and services at the rural Calabasas facility. In its 17 years of service to the community, the Wildlilfe Center has rescued and rehabilitated more than […]

Roadwork snarls traffic in Calabasas

In Calabasas, the driving could get worse before it gets better. City officials are asking drivers to be patient while multiple public and private road-construction projects take place throughout the city. The work includes street widening in the Mulholland Highway and Las Virgenes Road corridors, and construction of a new freeway overpass at Lost Hills Road. Some of the work […]

City pitches emergency expo

BETTER SAFE THAN SORRY—Left, Simona Kreitsman displays a checklist and shows emergency items that should be stored in case of a disaster during an Emergency Preparedness Expo sponsored by the City of Calabasas Sept. 12. The city’s public safety commission hosted the event. Above, Mariela Balam from the L.A. County Office of Emergency Management provides informative literature to the attendees.

Calabasas gets a raise

The Calabasas City Council agreed to a 1.3 percent cost-ofliving increase for all full-time municipal employees, excluding City Manager Tony Coroalles, who has a separate contract. Calabasas employs 90 fulltime workers at City Hall and other municipal facilities, such as the Tennis and Swim Center and Creekside School. The city also employs more than 100 part-time workers, such as lifeguards […]

Sheriff’s Blotter

Agoura Hills A vandal caused $300 in damage breaking into a file cabinet at Agoura High School Sept. 9. A thief stole a $400 laptop computer and $100 navigation system from a car parked on Willow Court Sept. 7. The culprit caused $ 1,000 in damage smashing two windows to get into the vehicle. A thief took two mountain bikes […]

Vacationers show us what they’re made of


Summer is over and vacations have come to an end. Welcome back to town, you brave world travelers. Now it’s time to talk turkey and show us where you went and all the fun you had. September, actually, is when the fun just begins. For those of you who like to vacation vicariously through the annual Take Your Acorn on […]

Political Cartoon