2016-01-28 E-Edition

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Chamber dresses up

BUSINESS SAVVY—Jacqueline Souza, left, receives an award from state Sen. Fran Pavley’s representative, Sarah Tamor, for her service as chairperson of the 2015 Calabasas Chamber of Commerce. For a full story and information about the new chair, see Page 12.

Calabasas gives gym a workout

Mayor wants new Park Sorrento business to go back under review

A Calabasas official issued a rare Call for Review order requesting the City Council to reconsider approval given by the city planning commission for a fitness club at the Avanti development. At a Jan. 13 City Council meeting, a group of disgruntled residents asked the city to overturn the planning commission’s approval of a spin- focused health and fitness studio […]

Sheriff nabs computer thieves


The Ventura County Sheriff’s Office arrested two men in connection with the November computer thefts at Oak Park and Agoura high schools. Seven computers were stolen from Agoura High School on Nov. 6, followed by a break-in at Oak Park High on Nov. 18 in which 17 iMac computers with 21.5-inch monitors valued at $36,000 were stolen. The crime was […]

A ‘pawfect’ beginning: Healthy cougar kittens in Santa Monica Mountains

Biologists from the National Park Service recently found two mountain lion kittens in the western end of the Santa Monica Mountains. The female and male kittens, now known as P-46 and P-47, were implanted with tracking devices after researchers located their den in a remote area. “We continue to see successful reproduction, which indicates that the quality of the natural […]

New planning commissioners take seat in Agoura Hills

Two new planning commissioners joined Agoura Hills city government last week, sworn into office along with three other longtime members. Kate Anderson was appointed by Councilmember Illece Buckley Weber to replace Commissioner Chris Anstead, who left the commission last fall to run for the City Council. “Kate Anderson shares my vision for the future of Agoura Hills,” Buckley Weber said […]

Appointees jockey for lead

Two Agoura Hills planning commissioners last week had to come to a gentlemen’s agreement on who would serve as chair of the panel in 2016 and who would serve as vice chair. Planning commissioners John O’Meara and Curtis Zacuto both vied for the top spot. O’Meara argued that he gave up the chair post last year so Linda Northrup, now […]


Agoura Hills A shoplifter stole a glass water bong valued at $120 from a cigar and cigarette store in the 5600 block of Kanan Road Jan. 14. A resident on Lewis Road reported Jan. 12 that a $14,900 engagement ring was stolen from a bedroom dresser. A burglar stole a $300 drill and caused $500 in damage cutting a hole […]

Runnin’ down the road tryin’ to loosen our load


Few topics make us fume like high gas prices, high gas taxes and the highway robbery that goes along with it. None of it makes sense. Just a few years ago, officials implored us to drive economical cars as the oil shortage pushed gasoline prices skyward. We responded with record purchases of fuel-efficient vehicles, which helped sink the demand for […]

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