2016-03-31 E-Edition

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Calabasas celebrates 25th anniversary with yearlong activities

Self-determination was impetus behind 1991 cityhood drive

Calabasas officials are assembling a collection of historical mementos and organizing a full slate of festivities that will begin in April and continue throughout the year to commemorate the city’s silver anniversary. On March 5, 1991, voters went to the polls and approved incorporation of the city by a margin of 91 percent. A month later, Calabasas became the last […]

Fountaine named to MAC

The Municipal Advisory Council in Oak Park has announced the appointment of Drew Fountaine, a professor of accounting and fi- nance at Pepperdine University, to the five-member community governing board. Fountaine will be sworn in at the April MAC meeting. Eight people applied to fill the vacancy created when Mike Paule resigned late last year after he moved to Westlake […]

How not to save water

Hot Flashes

We heard something dripping. Not Grumps or me, thankfully. No, on this fine occasion it was the plumbing in our shower or, more precisely, a leaky valve. Considering the steep fines inflicted by Cal-UnAmerican Water when one over-serves oneself with agua—heck, it’d be cheaper to run vodka through our Conejo pipes— Grumps grabbed his wrench and watched YouTube. Yes, even […]

Gray squirrel makes perilous rescue for love

CRITTER TAIL /// Animals spring to life

A search- and- rescue operation took place in my rural Agoura backyard recently. It didn’t make the television news, not for lack of drama or emotion. Both victim and rescuer were gray tree squirrels. There’d been some crucial brush clearance performed this winter on a steep wooded slope just above my property. A worker was hacking at thick strands of […]

Events will honor the area’s storied past

Special events marking Calabasas’s 25th anniversary will begin next month and continue throughout the year. On Tues., April 5, Mayor James Bozajian will speak about the history of Calabasas during an annual mayoral luncheon hosted by the Calabasas Chamber of Commerce at the Calabasas Country Club. Bozajian is the longest-serving member of the City Council. At 6:30 p.m. Thurs., April […]

Westlake council turns eye toward future

A recent study session by Westlake Village officials looked at ways to expand healthy living opportunities and citizen involvement in the community. The city’s current focus is the new 19-acre community park at the northwest corner of Lindero Canyon Road and Thousand Oaks Boulevard. As work on the project nears completion, the City Council wants to develop policies for the […]

Calling all poets to enter a haiku contest

In honor of National Poetry Month, library system invites submissions

The Ventura County Library system will commemorate National Poetry Month with a county-wide Haiku Poetry Contest from April 1 through 17. Participants can submit their own original haiku at the Oak Park Library or online at www.tiny.cc/vclhaiku. Ventura County Poet Laureate Phil Taggart will judge the entries. The winners will receive prizes but no cash awards. Submissions should follow the […]

Pet of the week

COOL DOG—Junior is a male, cream color terrier mix about 2 years old. He is spunky and lots of fun. If you would like to adopt Junior ask for ID No. A4904867 at the Agoura Hills Animal Shelter, 29525 Agoura Road. Occasionally pets have already been adopted, so check http:// animalcare.lacounty.gov before visiting the shelter.

Historical Adobe swings into spring

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