2016-07-28 E-Edition

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Petition to halt Calabasas Canyon Oaks development goes forward

Opponents appear to have gathered enough signatures on a petition against Canyon Oaks, halting the hotel and homes development in eastern Calabasas for the time being. If the petition circulated by opponents becomes validated, city officials must decide whether to reverse their earlier approval of the development on Las Virgenes Road just south of the 101 Freeway or hold a […]

Happy birthday, Leonis

Parents and children came to the Leonis Adobe Museum in Old Town Calabasas on a recent Tuesday morning to feed farm animals and participate in a variety of hands-on activities mirroring what life was like on a California homestead in the late 1800s. Founded in 1966, the Leonis Adobe Association is dedicated to restoring and preserving the ranch that was […]

Agoura Hills to align local election with state

Future City Council elections will be in even, not odd years

The November election is coming and voter turnout will again be under the microscope. The state is hoping a new law that consolidates city, state and federal elections will help boost civic involvement. A 2015 law signed by Gov. Jerry Brown says that cities experiencing a “ significant decrease” in voter turnout must hold their municipal elections when the state […]

Transit tax headed for vote

The Ventura County Board of Supervisors has taken the final step to put a half-cent sales tax hike on the upcoming ballot. Shoppers in Oak Park will be paying higher retail prices if the tax passes. On Tuesday, the five-member board voted unanimously to ask voters on the November ballot whether they’d like to raise the current sales tax rate […]

Oak Park’s Valley View Park gets new playground

The playground at Valley View Park in Oak Park is about to undergo a major overhaul. The Rancho Simi Recreation and Park District last week approved a $200,000 renovation project that will include demolition of the park’s old play equipment and concrete play area. The new playground will include a tot lot, pre-teen play structures, two swing sets and a […]


Agoura Hills A vandal caused $ 200 in damage shattering the window of a car parked in the 28900 block of Marlies Street July 11. A thief removed fuses from the engine of a car parked on Oak Creek Lane July 7. A burglar stole a $2,000 Louis Vuitton purse containing a $2,000 Bottega Veneta wallet and an $800 deck […]

Violent attack

A 23- year- old man was charged with trying to kill his former girlfriend with a machete last week in Agoura Hills, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office said. The incident occurred just before 7 a.m. on July 18 when Travis Anthony Hunter allegedly entered the woman’s home on Via Amistosa and attacked her while she was still in […]

District says supplies adequate, for now

Las Virgenes Municipal Water District announced it has complied with the State Water Resources Control Board’s new requirement to meet a three-year water supply “stress test” without adopting additional water conservation measures, provided its customers continue to practice efficient water use. The new state requirement replaces emergency water conservation regulations that were adopted in 2014 and renewed in May 2016. […]

Augmenting one’s reality can be risky

Like all cities in the United States, ours have become an augmented reality playground. For almost a month, the neighborhoods, parks, shopping centers and just about everywhere else in Calabasas, Agoura Hills, Westlake Village and Oak Park have become the new stomping ground for smartphone users trying to catch those cute little virtual creatures known as Pokémon. Since game developer […]