2016-10-27 E-Edition

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Calabasas Canyon Oaks developer promises to go big if measure fails

Las Virgenes Road project would more than double

In a final attempt to gain support for the Calabasas Measure F development referendum on Nov. 8, the New Home Company, an Aliso Viejo builder, has proposed an alternate project consisting of 205 residential units and 150,000 square feet of commercial space on a Las Virgenes Road parcel where the contested Canyon Oaks construction is slated to go. Measure F […]


Agoura Hills A woman reported that a thief stole a purse from her vehicle while it was parked on Reyes Adobe Road and Lake Lindero Drive Oct. 14. The culprit then tried to use the stolen bank cards to make purchases at nearby stores, but the transactions were denied. A thief stole a patio gliding chair valued at $600 from […]

Witchy tree doesn’t spook wildlife

There’s a rather witchy looking old pine tree that towers high above my rural Agoura backyard. It’s on a slope near our community’s lake, and when I recline in my chaise lounge I look up into its uppermost branches, which stick out like—well, like witch’s hair. Occasionally we do encounter witches flaunting stylish coiffures. There were the girl-witches on “Charmed” […]

‘Girl’ movie plays differently than book

“The Girl on the Train”

This movie is based on the fastest-selling adult novel in publishing history, so chances are good you’ve read the book. Still, you should see the movie. See “The Girl on the Train” for the direction, the writing, the performances, the way everything is staged and put together. Even if you think you know “who dun it,” it wouldn’t be the […]

Boys & Girls Clubs earn big financial boost

The community held out a generous hand to the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Conejo Valley on Fri., Oct. 22. The Agoura Hills-based organization received a pair of $1-million gifts from local benefactors, plus thousands of other dollars in live and silent auction donations during its 14th annual Stand Up For Kids gala event at the Four Seasons Hotel […]

Tortuous freeway construction finally comes to an end

Almost $40 million later—worth it?

It took nearly a year longer than anticipated, but Ventura County’s largest freeway improvement in recent history is finally coming to an end. The construction took 32 months. Caltrans, along with the City of Thousand Oaks and Ventura County Transportation Commission, will host a dedication ceremony Nov. 1 to mark the completion of the Route 101-23 Interchange Improvement Project, a […]

How does your garden grow?

PLANTING SEEDS—Above, Roseanne Parine, Oak Park Community Garden president, helps Jon Lague of Oak Park choose a garden plot during an Oak Park Community Garden Open House Oct. 22. At right, Darrin Maris waters plants for Julie Cristiano, both of Oak Park, at the open house. Residents can plant vegetables and fruits in the garden that is open to everyone.

Top chef at food, wine fest

FABULOUS FOOD—Chef Kimmy Tang serves up her recipes at the Oct. 15 Malibu-Calabasas Food and Wine Festival in Woodland Hills. The renowned L.A. chef announced she has sold her 9021Pho restaurant at the The Lakes in Thousand Oaks and is pursing other opportunities. The T.O. restaurant has since closed. Tang opened her first Southland restaurant in 2001

Burglars have taste for crime


Detectives are seeking the public’s help in identifying two men who were caught on surveillance cameras breaking into Lal Mirch Indian Restaurant in the 5100 block of Kanan Road in Agoura Hills overnight between Oct. 12 and 13. According to a sheriff’s report, the men caused $7,000 damage in the process of breaking in. They stole 20 bottles of wine, […]

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