2016-07-14 E-Edition

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Petitioners want vote on new Calabasas hotel

Developer defends project

A group of Calabasas residents is gathering signatures for a petition to overturn the Canyon Oaks hotel and housing development at Las Virgenes and Agoura roads on the western side of the city. If they succeed, the 16-acre project that was approved by the City Council last month could be placed on the November ballot. A dispute between residents who […]

Fire runs close to freeway

AIR ASSAULT—A helicopter helps ground crews extinguish the 30-acre Rancho Fire Monday in Thousand Oaks. The blaze behind the Bay Club at Willow Lane just south of the freeway broke out at 11 a.m. and was contained by 1 p.m. Both Willow and Conejo Ridge Road had to be closed. About 125 firefighters assisted.

Grandson’s betrayal threatens couple’s home


Sitting on a hillside under towering pine and eucalyptus trees is the home Hank and Helen Kawecki have lived in for 56 years. But it might not be theirs for much longer. The Kaweckis, both in their late 80s, have received foreclosure notices on the 2,000-squarefoot, mid-century post-and-beam house they bought directly from the builder. In what they call the […]

Busy campaign season coming to Oak Park

The filing period opens July 18 for candidates interested in representing the unincorporated community of Oak Park on several local and regional public panels. The election is Nov. 8. Two seats will be wide open on the Oak Park Municipal Advisory Council (MAC). Positions are also available on the boards of Triunfo Sanitation District, Oak Park Unified, Rancho Simi Recreation […]


Agoura Hills A thief stole a photo camera and four lenses valued at more than $4,000 from an unlocked car parked on De Vore Court June 29. A burglar caused $1,600 in damage breaking into a video and audio business in the 28500 block of Canwood Street June 29. The person who reported the crime was unable to determine whether […]

Contact your local sheriff’s office

Residents who live in Agoura Hills, Calabasas, Chatsworth, Hidden Hills, West Hills or Westlake Village may contact the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Lost Hills Station at (818) 878-1808. Oak Park residents should call the Ventura County Sheriff’s Office at (805) 494-8200.

Voter turnout weak in June—better in November, we hope

Ventura County elections officials recently released the final results of the June 7 presidential primary election. The results, to say the least, were disheartening. Less than 52 percent of the county’s nearly 413,000 registered voters cast their ballots. In 2008—the last time an incumbent president was not on the ballot—there was a 62 percent voter turnout for the June primary […]


More school tax opposition

Right on, Brusius and Toomey. Senior voices need to be heard with a no on any new taxes. Let the students stay in their own districts. We seniors have supported them for too many years. When LAUSD has a decline in enrollment, they close or sell off the excess property. Anybody remember the aerospace industry in Southern California: Doulas Lockheed, […]