2015-11-12 E-Edition

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The shaping Calabasas

WEST SIDE DEVELOPMENT—Above and to the right, workers knock down a hillside on Las Virgenes Road to prepare for an 80- home condo development. Also being planned for the gateway to Malibu Canyon are two new hotels. Below, grading gets underway for the new $30-million Lost Hills freeway interchange.

Competing interests complicate lab cleanup

Level of field lab remediation continues to be a point of contention

Part two of a three-part series While nearly all agree that a toxic cleanup is necessary at the Santa Susana Field Laboratory, what constitutes an appropriate level of remediation continues to be the major point of contention among the property’s owners, government agencies, activists and other interested groups. Today, the 2,850-acre field lab in the southern hills of Simi Valley […]

Gaines safe in final vote count

Late ballots not enough to put Roseman in front

The final provisional and vote-by-mail counting that took place one week after the Nov. 3 Calabasas City Council election showed incumbent Fred Gaines defeating challenger Steve Roseman by 73 votes for one of the two contested seats. Challenger Alicia Weintraub maintained her first-place lead and finished with 2,289 votes, or 35 percent, in the final tally that took place Nov. […]

Cancer group in financial difficulty

Donations drop, chief executive leaves office

Running a nonprofit organization and surviving the fierce competition for donations isn’t easy. But for one local organization that helps thousands of individuals impacted by cancer, the work must go on. Cancer Support Community Valley/ Ventura/Santa Barbara reports it is having financial difficulties and facing possible program cuts. Executive director Jim Campbell recently resigned his post for undisclosed reasons. He […]

Calabasas, paparazzi don’t click

‘Out of control,’ city manager says

There is a growing problem with paparazzi on Parkway Calabasas, City Manager Tony Coroalles told the Calabasas City Council at a recent meeting. After listening to a public safety report provided by the sheriff’s department, Coroalles asked police to ramp up patrols along the thoroughfare that leads in and out of The Oaks, a gated community where many celebrities live. […]


Agoura Hills A burglar stole $800 worth of tools and caused about $100 in damage breaking into a truck parked on Agoura Road Nov. 3. A thief stole a $600 laptop computer and caused $100 in damage to a car parked in front of a home on Agoura Road Nov. 3 Vandals caused $ 700 in damage to two vehicles […]

Crime victims can make their report online

A new online reporting and tracking system called SORTS allows residents to file crime and incident reports through the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department website. Once the report is reviewed and accepted, the resident will receive a copy of the complaints through email. All cases filed within the system will be reviewed. A deputy may follow up by email, telephone […]

Mike Paule leaving the Oak Park MAC

Mike Paule, a member of the Oak Park Municipal Advisory Council for the past nine years, announced he will be stepping down from the five-member governing board. The council makes recommendations to the Ventura County Board of Supervisors on issues that affect Oak Park. Paule’s resignation from the MAC will take effect at the end of December. Ventura County Supervisor […]

Body-worn cameras can’t come soon enough


There are very few places these days that don’t fall under the shadow of a camera lens. Because images can be uploaded and shared with millions via social media and the Internet, the ubiquitous nature of cameras has changed our perception of the nearly 700,000 police officers who patrol the U.S. A Gallup poll published in June indicates that 52 […]