2015-12-10 E-Edition

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Old Agoura sues city to keep Chesebro Meadow as open space

Pitched battle between homeowners with concerns and landowners with rights

Save Open Space and the Old Agoura Homeowners Association have filed suit to halt construction of the 20-acre housing project planned for Chesebro Meadow on the city’s eastern border. The lawsuit was filed Nov. 17 against the City of Agoura Hills and Equine Estates, the Long Beach-based developer of the 15 luxury home project. The city’s Sept. 9 decision that […]

New Agoura Hills council takes office

Agoura Hills Councilmember Harry Schwarz took the gavel as the city’s new mayor during a Dec. 1 government reorganization ceremony at the Agoura Hills Recreation and Event Center. Former Agoura Hills Councilmember Dan Kuperberg administered the oath of office to Schwarz and new Councilmember Linda Northrup. Northrup is the first Agoura High School alumnus to be elected to the City […]

Safety tips for Christmas trees

Ventura County firefighters will share holiday safety messages at local Christmas tree lots from 3 to 5 p.m. Friday, Saturday and Sunday through Dec. 20, as follows: Home Depot at 401 W. Ventura Blvd., Camarillo, 575 Cochran St., Simi Valley and 2745 Teller Road, Thousand Oaks; Stu Miller’s at 1898½ Simi Valley Town Center and 450 Thousand Oaks Blvd., T.O.; […]

Menorah lights up Agoura Hills

BRIGHT SPIRIT—Above, Agoura Hills Councilmember Illece Buckley Weber lights a candle during the menorah kindling ceremony Dec. 8 at Agoura Hills City Hall. Chabad of the Conejo sponsored the event that celebrates the Jewish festival of Hanukkah (see story page 37). Below, Esther Engel, 7, of Granada Hills and a student from Lamplighters Jewish Academy in Camarillo, participates in the […]

Title town, Calabasas

WE’RE NO. 1—Calabasas High School football players celebrate after their team’s 42-3 win against Palos Verdes in the CIF-Southern Section Western Division championship game Dec. 5. After winning its first major football title, CHS will play for state. See page 38.

Holiday golf tournament for the troops

In the spirit of the holiday season, the Greater Mulwood Homeowners Association in Calabasas will host a charity golf tournament benefitting wounded soldiers. The tournament will take place Mon., Dec. 14 at the Calabasas Country Club at 4515 Park Entrada. All net proceeds from the inaugural event will go to the Wounded Warrior Project. The nonprofit, based in Jacksonville, Fla., […]

New resources for seniors with limited income

Other Side of 50

There are new resources available in our community for adults age 55 and older who are struggling financially. Surprisingly, the current federal poverty guideline—an individual making $29,425 or less or a couple earning less than $39,825—does not reflect healthcare costs. If it did, the older adult poverty rate would be considerably higher. Increased medical costs for older adults greatly reduce […]

Hanukkah marks ancient victory

Rabbi Aryeh Lang of the Chabad of Camarillo said lighting candles on a menorah—a candelabrum used in Jewish worship— symbolizes the practice of bringing light, or goodness, into the world through good deeds. The rabbi said it is common for Jewish children to light their own menorahs during the eight nights of Hanukkah to learn an important lesson about being […]

Local wildlife threatened by rodenticides


When people use anticoagulants to get rid of unwanted critters, they don’t just kill rats and mice. They also imperil wildlife, pets and children. After the death of P-34, a young female mountain lion that was found dead on a trail in Sycamore Canyon Sept. 30, local animal advocates and park agency representatives are renewing their efforts to educate the […]