2015-10-22 E-Edition

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Fall frenzy

OFF THEY GO—Above, runners begin the 1-Mile Fun Run at Triunfo YMCA’s fourth annual Goblin Gallop Oct. 17 at the Westlake Village Civic Center. The fun was all part of the 13th annual Westlake City Celebration last weekend. At right, families take a giant selfie during the Calabasas Pumpkin Festival at Juan Bautista de Anza Park, also last weekend. For […]

New candidates aim for Klessig seat in Westlake

Davis hopes for another term

One incumbent and two challengers are running for two open seats on the Westlake Village City Council. One of the seats, previously occupied by Councilmember Philippa Klessig, has been vacant since March. Davis Council members are caretakers of the city, said Westlake Village City Council incumbent Ned Davis. If elected to a third term, Davis said, he would continue to […]

Beach access hard to define

It’s a perfect day for the beach. The sun is shining, the ocean is calm and there’s not a cloud in sight. You lie back on the sand and shut your eyes, ready to relax and enjoy the tranquility . . . until a security guard appears and asks you to leave. That’s what happened to Noaki Schwartz when she […]

Old Calabasas oak tree down, almost

Trunk saved in hopes of a comeback

A large oak tree more than two centuries old was recently cut down in Old Town Calabasas, but not all the way. Arborists from the City of Calabasas and a private firm determined that the valley oak tree in the 23500 block of Calabasas Road was dying and presented a hazard to the public. The tree grew in front of […]

Commission considers membership fees for new Calabasas senior center

As construction continues on a new senior center behind the Calabasas Civic Center, officials are discussing different financial options for the 9,500-square-foot, city-owned enterprise. The $4.5-million building will include activity and multipurpose rooms, a kitchen, a sports and game room and an outside deck. It will provide a gathering place for the city’s older residents. At a meeting last month, […]

Write-in candidate enters Calabasas City Council race

For the first time in Calabasas history, a write-in candidate has joined the race for City Council. If elected, tax attorney Haleh Naimi said she will do everything in her power to balance the economic growth in the city with the preservation of its environment. Public safety is also one of her concerns. “I will bring new and dynamic energy […]

Sheriff’s Blotter

Agoura Hills A thief stole $ 50 in cash and several gift cards from an unlocked car parked on Colodny Drive Oct. 5. A vandal caused $ 200 in damage to a mailbox on Laro Drive Oct. 3. Someone stole $620 in cash from a hollow book at a home on Tackaberry Court Oct. 1. Calabasas A vandal caused $1,000 […]

Jobs are coming back, but who can afford to live here?

The Chicken Littles who want to take a sky-is-falling approach to the state’s September jobs report should take a deep breath and relax, says one of the region’s top economists. The report shows California’s unemployment rate declined to 5.9 percent in September, bringing it below 6 percent for the first time since November 2007. That is good news. The bad […]

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