2016-02-04 E-Edition

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Calabasas teen saves elderly man from fire

Heroic action in the face of danger

The smell of ash still lingers, even though the fire that destroyed 82-year-old Ron Lallone’s Calabasas home occurred two months ago, a few days after Thanksgiving. Though he lost his home, he’s kept his sense of humor. He placed a sign in front of his scorched property that asks, “So how did your deep-fried turkey turn out?” “People have to […]

Handmade bears bring comfort to others

Woman sews the seeds of solace

With a compassionate heart and skilled hands, Harlene Roen of Agoura Hills transforms worn clothing into huggable stuffed bears that carry special meaning. Each handcrafted bear is made out of one or more articles of clothing that belonged to a person who died, to provide a lasting memory for their families. “I love to give back at this time of […]

Agoura Hills City Council approves L.A. Fitness club

Irvine-based health club L.A. Fitness received permission Jan. 27 to open a franchise in Agoura Hills. The Agoura Hills City Council held a public hearing last week to consider an appeal of the planning commission’s approval of the project proposed by Selleck Development Group of Westlake Village. Rather than appeal the project, the council approved the project with several caveats. […]

Storm causes power outage

A pair of power outages Sunday affected nearly 2,000 Edison customers in Agoura Hills and Calabasas. The incidents occurred when strong winds coupled with rain caused trees to fall on power lines. There were two separate, major outages, said Lauren Bartlett, spokesperson for Southern California Edison. The first began shortly before noon and affected 878 customers in the western portion […]

Hawk sculpture comes in for a landing

An 18-foot sculpture featuring a red-tail hawk inside the letter C will grace the Calabasas Civic Center plaza in the near future. The City Council allocated $75,000 to purchase the “Soaring Above” public art piece, which will commemorate the city’s 25th anniversary. The sculpture will be installed between the city hall and library at the Civic Center. An arts in […]


Agoura Hills A vandal caused $ 150 in damage to the tire of a car parked on Via Amistosa Jan. 16. Calabasas Someone caused $ 700 in damage prying into several mailboxes on Mulholland Highway Jan. 20. A thief stole $2,000 in cash, a $500 GoPro video camera and a purse containing two Australian passports and bank cards from a […]

Story poles tell tale of development

The Calabasas Planning Commission has approved a plan to use poles to outline the height and width of some of the structures proposed for the Canyon Oaks development on Las Virgenes Road. The buildings include a 120-room four-story hotel, 67 single-family detached homes and a duplex with four affordable units at the eastern end of Agoura Road. At the planning […]

What you need to know when love comes knocking


It’s doubtful that Saint Valentine, for whom the upcoming special day of love was named, could ever have imagined the extent to which the early liturgical celebration has grown over the centuries. What most likely began as a simple day of religious celebration has exploded into a commerce-driven uberfest of love— claimed, proclaimed and exclaimed in as many different ways […]

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