Calabasas officials raise appeal fee and set public workshop guidelines

Red tape becoming costly, city says

The Calabasas City Council has voted to increase the fee it charges opponents for appealing a development decision from $150 to $300. An appeal allows an individual or group to ask the City Council to review projects approved by the planning commission that involve a variance or conditional-use permit. Initially, the city proposed raising the fee to $500, but critics […]

Sheriff’s Blotter

Agoura Hills A burglar s tole a $ 200 navigation system and caused $200 in damage breaking into a car parked on Willow Court Jan. 15. A resident on Lake Lindero Drive reported that someone ransacked his vehicle and took his wallet. The wallet was found Jan. 14 by a neighbor and returned to the resident. A car parked next […]

In Loving Memory of Carol Elaine Ferrante

Dec. 15, 1944 - Jan. 16, 2017

Carol Elaine Ferrante, born Dec. 15, 1944 passed away peacefully at her home in West Hills, CA on Jan. 16, 2017. A Celebration of Carol’s life will be held on Thurs., Jan. 26, 2017 at Oakwood Memorial in Chatsworth, CA. Carol is survived by her husband, Ed, of 40 years, her daughter, Marla and her mother, Dorothy. Carol loved to […]


FRI., JAN. 27 Newcomers-Encore Club Of Conejo Valley 8:30 a.m. meet in parking lot between senior center and Grant Brimhall Library, 1401 E. Janss Road, Thousand Oaks. Walk and talk event. After walking, go to The Oaks mall, on Hillcrest Drive, outside of food court for coffee and to learn about club activities. Contact: Bonnie Northcott. Phone: 805.374.2815. Bella Vita […]

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Favorite holiday of the year? We say Valentine’s Day

Love makes the world go ‘round—and it also makes Valentine’s Day one of the happiest holidays on the calendar. When Feb. 14 arrives, that silly thing called love is celebrated, gifts are exchanged and hearts grow fonder. But there’s nothing silly about it. Our ability to show love and affection toward others marks the very essence of human DNA. From […]

Benefit has nuns on the run

Race proceeds support Sisters of Notre Dame’s world ministry

The Sisters of Notre Dame and La Reina high and middle schools in Thousand Oaks will host the third annual Nun Run 5K and one-mile Fun Run at 8 a.m. Sat., Feb. 4. The course will start on Dover Avenue and finish in the front of the La Reina campus at 106 W. Janss Road. The event is open to […]

Eatery offers winning recipe for success

Acorn Epicurean

What do you get when you take a thriving, decades-old restaurant that serves tasty comfort food and add two new motivated owners and a loyal clientele? You get the Country Harvest Restaurant in Newbury Park—a recipe for success that keeps on keeping on. Even the back story is as warming as the freshly made muffins, soda bread and down-home country […]

Peter Pan backstory is magical

play review /// ‘Peter and the Starcatcher’

There’s method to the madness in Rick Elice’s “Peter and the Starcatcher,” a prequel that attempts to explain the back story of J.M. Barrie’s ages-old “Peter Pan” tale. Based on a novel by humorist Dave Barry and thriller writer Ridley Pearson, the 2009 play is quickly becoming a popular presence on community theater stages thanks to its deliberately low-budget production […]


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