2016-05-19

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County cracks down on gawkers watching Mulholland Highway races

Situation ‘out of control’


As a result of persistent problems with unsafe driving and loitering, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors voted to prohibit vehicles from stopping at any time along both sides of Mulholland Highway in an unincorporated area south of Agoura Hills between Seminole Drive and just east of Kanan Road. The restrictions affecting a two-mile stretch of the curvy canyon […]

Crime no laughing matter, but could be




Dogs are a good crime deterrent, even if you don’t have one. Place a big dog dish on your back porch, whether you have a pooch or not, and burglars will be less inclined to invade your home, said Byron Walls, a crime prevention adviser and comedian who kept early risers entertained at a monthly breakfast meeting hosted by the […]

Calabasas industrial building proposed instead of hotel

Marriott was deemed too big


One week after the Calabasas City Council said it would not allow a four-story hotel in the Las Virgenes Road scenic corridor, the hotel’s developer, Richard Weintraub, filed a new application to build a self-storage building on his 4-acre property next to the 101 Freeway. The three-story building with Monterey-style architecture is Weintraub’s alternative to a 127-room Marriott-brand hotel, which […]

Agoura’s Thomas seeking state Senate seat




The fifth in a series of stories profiling candidates in the June primary election. George Christopher Thomas is the long shot in the field, but the 39-year-old Agoura Hills resident remains committed to his bid for the state 27th District Senate seat, a post held by Fran Pavley for the past eight years. Thomas is one of five Democrats in […]

When antidevelopment goes too far



Advocates for slow growth do many good things. These government watchdogs make sure the environment remains protected and our local elected leaders keep the best interests of the community at heart when new development is proposed. But the watchdog group that convinced the Calabasas City Council into thinking a beautiful, luxurious, four-story hotel at Las Virgenes Road and the 101 […]

Political Cartoon



Time for kickoff



As a lifelong Los Angeles Rams fan, I was very happy to hear that the Rams are moving their offices to California’s greatest city. They must have figured out what we have known since 1989, that Agoura Hills is a great place to work and live. Over the years I have heard that we call Agoura High School the Chargers […]

Loss of Carden Conejo school



Both of my daughters attended Carden Conejo through to eighth grade. They are still enjoying the benefit of a small, focused environment. My younger daughter, Emma, in particular is a product of Carden. She is in her junior year of college with double majors in French and biology. Bob Fleming was the catalyst for her love of science. He is […]

Readers support Henry Stern



Our state Sen. Fran Pavley’s term limited out. During her time in office she obtained an international reputation for clean air and clean water legislation. Now all her work is in danger as Chevron Oil is channeling huge amounts of money through PACs with benign-sounding names to Chevron’s choice candidate. Voters should look for the candidate whose flyers are paid […]